Washington FFA Leadership Events
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 2017 is scheduled for July 16-18 in Yakima, WA.
--> Registration information has been emailed to the Washington FFA Advisors.
The following forms must be completed by all 2017 DOT participants:
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 2017 schedule is still being worked out (will be a west-to-east travel schedule), so for reference please see the 2016 schedule below:
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.
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.
212°/360° Leadership Conferences
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:
- Core Virtures
- Decision Making
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
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:
- 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
WASHINGTON FFA 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: Cispus Learning Center - Randle, WA
When: Feb. 10-11, 2018
Registration: CLOSED. Registration for the 2018 conference will be available starting November 6. The online registration information will be emailed to WA FFA advisors -- only advisors may submit a chapter registration.
Cost: The conference fee will be $75/student. This includes lunch & dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, dorm Saturday night, snacks, and NFFA curriculum. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due no later than January 10.
The online registration information will be emailed to WAFFA advisors and then posted to the Washington FFA website. Advisors will receive an invoice from Washington FFA once registration is confirmed.
212 is for 9th & 10th graders.
360 is for 11th & 12th graders.