DISTRICT OFFICER TRAINING (DOT)

Held each year in July, DOT is a 3-day planning and training retreat for newly elected District Officers.  An opportunity to learn about each other, the agriculture education profession, as well as gain key career skills from industry professionals, DOT is a unique and uniting leadership opportunity hosted and planned by the state officer team.

DOT 2018 is scheduled for July 30-Aug. 1 in Bellingham/Lynden, WA. 

--> Registration information has been emailed to the Washington FFA Advisors.

The following forms must be completed by all 2018 DOT participants:

2018.DOT Waiver Form

2018.DOT Conduct Form

2018.DOT Photo Opt-Out Form

DOT.2017 Agenda (as of 7.11.17)  -- a 2018 agenda will be posted in early July 2018


Evergreen Leadership Tour

(formerly Blue & Gold or BGLT)

The state officer team travel around our great state and helping kick off the new FFA membership year.  We appreciate the various chapters that are planning to host this year's tour stops!  The 2018 schedule is still being worked out (will be a east-to-west travel schedule), so for reference please see the 2016 schedule below for general ideas:

2016.Evergreen Leadership Tour

Monday, September 19:  9am D6 @ Colton; 5pm D4 @ Kiona-Benton

Tuesday, September 20:  9am D9 @ Quincy High School; 5pm D5 @ Davenport

Wednesday, September 21:  9am D7 @ Chelan

Thursday, September 22:  9am D1 @ Stanwood-Camano Community Fairgrounds, 5pm D2 @ Enumclaw

Friday, Septmeber 23:  9am D8 @ (TBD); 5pm D3 @ Rochester

Our tentative event agenda is set to last no more than 3 hours and includes the following items:

  • Welcome and Opening Ceremonies: Completed by the State Officer Team (15 min)
  • Workshop Rotations – tailored to 9/10th grade and 11/12th grade options (2 x 50+10min= 120 min)
  • National Officer Remarks (15 min)
  • Closing Comments & Ceremonies by State Officers and State Staff (5 min)
  • Closing Ceremonies (5 min)
  • OPTIONAL - After Closing Ceremonies: CDE demo(s) by state teams that will be competing at National Convention

The agenda will vary based on district location/time constraints.

 
 Infographic by Studio 5 Design.

Infographic by Studio 5 Design.


212°/360° Leadership Conferences

360º takes students full circle in chapter leadership development. The conference covers every angle for developing action plans for their chapters. Themes for this conference include: Vision and Influence. 360º conferences focus on chapter development. The following precepts from the organization’s leadership initiative, LifeKnowledge, align with the 360º curriculum at the mastery level:

  • Vision
  • Seeing the Need
  • Creating the Path
  • Leading the Way*
  • Staying on Track
  • Tracking Our Progress

The overarching objectives for the 2017 360° Vision conference include:

  • Define vision and compare/contrast leaders with and without vision
  • Discover the vision cycle and create a vision
  • Discover the value of setting goals
  • Identify strategies to recruit followers to execute a vision
  • Define persistence and identify the steps of the persistence cycle
  • Discover strategies used in evaluation of a vision

212º – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211º water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level, the boiling point. These conferences focus on the development of the individual student. Students will be challenged to push the limits in their leadership. Themes for this conference include: Virtues and Growth. The following precepts from the organization’s leadership initiative, LifeKnowledge, align with the 212º curriculum at the mastery level, the highest possible level:

  • Action*
  • Passion
  • Core Virtures
  • Decision Making
  • Character
  • Goals

The overarching objectives for the 2016-2017 212° Virtues conference include:

  • Identify personal passions and network with those who have shared passions
  • Define virtues and commit to leading a virtuous life
  • Describe the decision making process and apply it to better manage time and relationships
  • Explore how decisions build or define character
  • Set SMART goals to live out passions and virtues
  • Create a personal pledge and identify a mentor
Action* is a key theme for every 212º and 360º conference, as the goal is to provide students the tools, ideas and time to develop action plans for their chapters, communities and personal lives.

2018.WASHINGTON FFA 212 & 360 CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

Who: There will be 90 spots for the 212 conference (9th/10th grade members) and 90 spots for the 360 conference (11th/12th grade members). First come, first serve as space is limited.  Pre-registration is required due to limited spots in each conference. Early Bird registration will close when all spots are filled or Dec. 16 at 3pm, whichever occurs first.                                                                The 212 conference is for 9th & 10th grade students.                                                                                                                           The 360 conference is for 11th & 12th grade students.

Where: TBD - there will be two locations in 2019.

When: There will be two dates in 2019.

Registration: CLOSED.  Registration for the 2019 conference will be available starting in November. The online registration information will be emailed to WA FFA advisors -- only advisors may submit a chapter registration. 

Cost: The conference fee will be approximately $100/student. This includes lunch & dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, housing Saturday night, snacks, and curriculum. A $50 non-refundable deposit will be due no later than January 10. 
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Advisors will receive an invoice from Washington FFA once registration is confirmed.

212 is for 9th & 10th graders.
360 is for 11th & 12th graders.


WA FFA Legislative Engagement & Advocacy Days (WAFFA LEAD)

FFA Legislative Engagement & Advocacy Days are 1-3 days in late January or early February. They are typically held concurrently with the Washington State Farm Bureau, as well as the other Washington Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).  FFA members receive education about the legislative process and key message training on how to respectfully and concisely communicate about FFA to busy legislators.  They then spend time meeting with their legislative representatives and hosting displays in the Capitol Rotunda.