The Source – 10/15/2021

Registration Now Open for the Advisor Professional Development Conference

November 5-6, 2021: Back by popular demand, BPA is proud to announce our 2nd annual Advisor Professional Development Conference as part of our continued education enrichment and year-round development offerings. The BPA Advisor Professional Development Conference will also offer advisor attendees the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

  • Friday, November 5, 2021: Access 1.5-hour hands-on workshops from Certiport, Stukent, Adobe, and Dobyns Patterson Learning throughout the day. View the full description of workshops by clicking the registration link below.
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021: Engage in 45-minute sessions that are dynamic and informational across three learning tracks: Leadership Cultivation, For Student Leaders by Student Leaders, and Professional Growth.

Registration fee: $75 – (fee includes choice of one of two BPA swag bag choices {$30 value}) and free lifetime access to Coursenvy’s modMBA online course collection {valued at over $5,000 retail}. Register here:

Registration Now Open for the Student Leadership Summit

November 6, 2021: The Summit will be an engaging experience focused on networking with fellow student members, career pathway awareness opportunities, best practices for competition preparation, and awareness of resources. National BPA will host this virtual summit with a focus on multiple facets of BPA 365 (year-round) opportunities and best practices for leadership development. 

The National Center is thrilled to announce that the Keynote speaker for this event will be Sam Demma! At 22 years old, entrepreneur, youth coach, and keynote speaker Sam Demma doesn’t let his age define his drive or credibility. His goal is to provide people of all ages with the tools and strategies they need to become the change-makers in their schools, businesses, communities, and in the lives of those around them.  In a few short years, his inspiring and entertaining presentations have reached thousands of students across Canada and his High Performing Student program has made a difference for young people in 6 countries around the world. He’s delivered two TEDx talks, he is the youngest Board Director of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, and there’s no limit to where small actions will take this big thinker.

Registration Fee: $10/student (Additional $15 for BPA “Leader” Conference T-shirts). Register here:

Need Help with BPA Resources and Information?The BPA Member Gateway Has What You Need!

One of the questions we receive at the National Center throughout the membership year is “Where can I find information and resources?”

The BPA Member Gateway has been established as your resource portal and offers everything from Membership Theme artwork and the Local Chapter Handbook to numerous video tutorials on how to use the Member Registration System (, PowerPoint Presentation Templates, and more. 
Visit the Advisor Resources section within the BPA Member Gateway to find the resources and information you’re looking for. 

Student Certification Series I & II Now Available

The Student Certification Series I & II for the new membership year has officially kicked off! 

The Student Certification Series is offered for all of our students to make sure they get the most out of their membership experience. We understand participating in a Career and Technical Student Organization can raise numerous questions for students: where do we start? Who do you go to with questions? How can you take advantage of all the opportunities available? Our Student Executive Council team has put together our unique Student Certification Series to provide student members with the information and resources to become successful in BPA and in life. 

The enhanced certification covers BPA topics through the LearnBPA Learning Management System in areas such as Torch Awards, BPA Cares, member recruitment, and more. 

This series will orient the student members to assure a successful BPA journey. Visit to get started.

Chapter Social Media Week Coming Soon

The Executive Council is excited to announce that this year’s Chapter Social Media Week Challenge will take place November 8-12. Mark your calendar for the 2021-2022 Chapter Social Media Week Challenge and make plans to participate.

The Executive Officers are finalizing the daily themes which will be released on the National BPA social media platforms soon.

Advisor Certification Series Now Available

The Advisor Certification Series has returned again this membership year, and is now available for BPA Advisors.  The program covers BPA related topics through the LEARNBPA Learning Management System. The objective of the program is to train new local advisors and provide a refresher for our long-standing advisors in the areas of Torch Awards, BPA Cares, WSAP Competitions, and membership recruitment. Visit the BPA Gateway at


There’s still time to participate in the Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge!

The challenge runs throughout the entire month of October, which means, BPA Secondary Division students can still participate. This challenge invites students to test their social media marketing skills by competing in the world’s first social media marketing simulation used by top institutions around the world.

Open to all Secondary Division student members, this unique competition provides the opportunity for participants to test their social media marketing skills by managing a $50,000 budget in simulated ad dollars for a fictitious company marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest. 

The top three competitors who generate the most revenue will be recognized with the following financial awards:

  • First Place – $500
  • Second Place – $300
  • Third Place – $200

Whether your students are virtual, in class, or participating in a hybrid program this year the Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge is a great opportunity for them to test their real-world knowledge and have a chance at winning financial awards.

To learn more about the Stukent Social Media Marketing Challenge, visit:

Participants can register any time within the challenge dates, but must finish the simulation rounds no later than October 31st. Three winners will be awarded Cash Prizes and walk across the stage in Dallas, TX at the National Honor Awards Ceremony during the 2022 National Leadership Conference.

BPA LEADS: Virtual Leadership Academy

BPA is proud to partner with MBA Research to provide BPA LEADS Fall Virtual leadership Academy. The program will kick off on November 8, 2021 and run weekly for six weeks. The series will offer BPA student members the opportunity to engage in activities and discussions around ethical leadership scenarios. Members will earn a certificate of achievement by completing interactive sessions focused on the pillars of ethics provided by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative. 

Registration begins October 1, 2021 and the program runs weekly for six weeks (November 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and December 6th and 13th, 2021).

Adobe XD Licensing Offer

One (1) Year Subscription for all BPA Secondary Division Members competing in (455) – User Experience Design Using Adobe XD Team – Pilot (S).