The Alabama FBLA State Officer team got the chance to join with all the CTSO’s in Alabama to learn many new leadership skills and styles. Leadership skills such as the “Be honest Scale” a scale in which we know how much criticizing we can each take or give out, we even learned our leadership style; I am an “Actor” the one who keeps everyone on their toes. We gained an experience many of us had never experienced before by meeting all the amazing people and making memories that will truly last a lifetime. I can say that I made new friends that week that I am still in contact with. Not only did we meet new people and get close to them, we all grew closer as a state officer team, a team whose bond will not be broken no matter where life takes each of us.
SOLTS is a week for the Alabama State Officers to come together with our state adviser, Ms. Weeks, and our executive board to create our Program of Work, Calendar of Events, and the Blueprint for Success. Many new ideas were brought about this year to help us to create a strong connection to our state’s chapters.
I would highly recommend that you run for state office. This has been an amazing experience and it has barely started! This would be one decision you would truly never regret. My fellow state officers and officer advisers have become my second family and I could not be happier to call them family! So if you have even had a slight thought of what being a state officer is or if you want to become one I recommend you put that plan into action and start following your dreams that will lead to a brighter future through FBLA!