BUSINESS ETHICS

 

This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to present solutions to ethical situations encountered in the business world and the workplace. 
 


COMPETENCIES


The topic to be developed in this presentation will be announced in the Chapter Management Handbook that comes from the national office.  In addition, it will be announced in the State Adviser Briefings.



ELIGIBILITY


This is an individual or team event.  In the case of a team, it must be composed of two to three (2-3) members.  The individual may not have competed in this event at a prior National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.  In the case of a team, no more than one (1) team member may have competed in this event at a prior National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.

Participants must have paid state and national dues postmarked by December 15 of the current school year.

District    Number of participants governed by local FBLA District policy.

State        Each district may be represented by participant(s) based on the Florida FBLA scaled quota system found in the Fact Finder.

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.



REGULATIONS


District    Each district determines its own procedures for event registration.

State        When it has been determined that an individual or team will represent the district at state competition, the student's local adviser must send the appropriate entry form to the state adviser by first-class mail.  The entry form and the required receipt deadline are included in the SLC registration packet.

National    See publication:  National Chapter Management Handbook—current edition.

•    Participants must research topic prior to the conference and be prepared to present their findings and solutions.

•    Student members (not advisers) must prepare their presentation. Facts and data must be cited and secured from quality sources (peer review documents, legal documents, etc.). 

•    One (1) member must introduce the team and describe the ethical situation.

•    All members must participate in the presentation.

•    Participants are permitted to bring prepared notes.

•    Books, other bound materials, electronic devices, and equipment are prohibited.

•    Participants failing to report on time for the event may be disqualified.


•    Participants must adhere to the dress code established by the board of directors or they will not be permitted to compete in the event.

•    Each team has seven (7) minutes to present the ethical dilemma.

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND



Participants will be divided into groups, depending on the number of entries. The order of performance will be drawn at random by an impartial person in the event office. 

One member should introduce the team and describe the ethical situation. All team members must participate in the presentation. 

A timekeeper will stand at six (6) minutes and again at seven (7) minutes. A five (5) point deduction will be made for presentations over seven (7) minutes. A maximum of three (3) additional minutes will be allowed for questions from the judges.  Team members should be prepared to defend their recommendations and respond to questions from the judges. 

 

FINAL ROUND


A maximum of ten (10) finalists—or an equal number from each group—will be scheduled for the final round.  All other procedures as outlined in the general information and preliminary round will be followed for the final round.  The final performance is open to conference attendees, except performing participants of this event.

 

AWARDS



District    The number of awards presented at the District Leadership Conference is determined by local FBLA District policy.

State        State awards for the top five places are presented at the SLC.

National    The number of awards presented at the National Leadership Conference is determined by judges and/or number of entries.  The maximum number will be ten.