The Source – 9/2/2021

Welcome to the New BPA Membership Year!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Membership Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing summer. It’s going to be an exciting year and there is so much to look forward to – from new partner competitions and opportunities to an amazingly engaging program of work from our National Officer team – we just can’t wait. For many, the last few years have tested our limits, but this is a new year. This year, we challenge you to Go Beyond Your Limits. Throughout this year, reach for a future that is more than you ever dreamed possible. 

We look forward to seeing how each and every one of you will embrace this year’s membership theme and Go Beyond Your Limits!

Membership Theme Artwork Released

Let’s get ready to “Go Beyond Your Limits” this membership year!

Following the reveal of the 2021-2022 Membership Theme Artwork by our National Office Team on social media, the National Center is excited to announce that the artwork is now available for download and use by all chapters and members. The artwork has been posted to the BPA Member Gateway under “Advisor Resources“. 

This identity has been handcrafted to resemble a futuristic yet retro look! The past and present play an important role in the theme. Only the future will show how we push our limits; but if we let those limits own us, we can find ourselves stuck in the past. To know your limits, you need to go beyond them.
 
The font is retro yet electric and full of motion, almost as if it is launching into space. It glows vibrantly and screams “look at me.” Energetic lines and dots fly beside it as a faint aura of space and stars glows in the back. Finish it off with some old torn paper, complimented by deep purples, vivid blues, and eye catching pinks, and you have yourself a logo nobody can miss!

The sky is no longer the limit because we are pushing far past that with this 2021-2022 theme for Business Professional of America. Pack your bags and leave your limits behind because we are on a journey to surpass them!
  
You have more potential than you think, but you will never know your full potential unless you keep challenging yourself. Push harder, strive for greatness, and GO BEYOND YOUR LIMITS!

2021-2022 WSAP Now Available for Download

The 2021-2022 Workplace Skills Assessment Program is now live and available for download in the BPA Member Gateway at: https://members.bpa.org/download-center/. Start planning now for competitions and find out all the new programs and events that have been added. Also, don’t forget to register for the September 22nd Competitive Events/WSAP Update Webinar with our Director of Education and Technology Integration, Patrick Schultz, as he takes a closer look at this year’s program offerings.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the WSAP, please contact Patrick Schultz at pschultz@bpa.org

BPA Member Program Guide Available for Download

The digital version of the 2021-2022 BPA Member Program Guide and NLC Poster are both now available for download in the BPA Member Gateway with a print resource and NLC Poster currently in production and scheduled to be mailed to chapters by the end of September.

The National Center is pleased to announce that the Member Program Guide and NLC Poster will once again return to being made available as a print resource to local member chapters. Currently in production, chapters should receive their poster and program guide in the mail by the end of September.

In advance of the mailing, these resources can be downloaded in the BPA Member Gateway by both students and advisors. To gain access to the BPA Member Gateway, students and advisors must be registered members that have submitted their membership invoice online through the BPA Membership Registration System. Once officially registered, the BPA Member Gateway can be accessed at: https://members.bpa.org and the Member Program Guide can be found at the following link: https://members.bpa.org/advisors/resources/

New Program Activities Added to Torch Awards Program

The BPA Torch Awards Program is designed to promote professionalism and leadership in both career development and personal growth for students. An active participant in the Program has the opportunity to complete various activities that enhances the BPA experience and facilitates soft-skills development.

For those familiar with the Program, there are several new additions to the Torch activities, as well as a few revised activities:

 

More information on the Torch Awards Program, as well as a full listing of the Torch activities, can be found in the Torch Awards Handbook. For questions regarding the Torch Awards Program, please contact Jonathan Smith, Director of Strategic Programs & Experiences, at jsmith@bpa.org.

Save the Date for These Upcoming BPA Webinars
Make plans to join us for our BPA Webinar series this September More information on how to access and participate in each webinar will be made available by no later than September 7th on the BPA Member Gateway at: https://members.bpa.org/advisors/webinar-series/

National Center Welcome: September 8, 2021
National Officer Team Welcome: September 15, 2021
WSAP Updates: September 22, 2021

BPA Partner Webinar – CISCO Cybersecurity Awareness Month: September 22, 2021
BPA Cares & Torch Awards Program Highlights: September 29, 2021

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Virtual Events: Mark Your Calendar for These Key Dates

  • November 15, 2021 – Virtual Events Registration Deadline | 12:00 PM Midnight ET
  • January 15, 2022 – Final Project Submission Deadline | 12:00 PM Midnight ET
  • March 1, 2022 – Virtual Events Finalists (Top 10) Announcement Deadline