This event provides recognition for PBL members who are familiar with organizational behaviors and leadership competencies that affect organizations.

The objective test will consist of questions on conceptual and problem-solving skills; organizational strategy and corporate culture; leadership traits and characteristics; motivational theories and practices; individual and group behavior in organizations; power and influence; organizational communication; teamwork; organizational ethics and social responsibility; global perspectives in organizations; and multicultural and gender perspective in leaders and organizations.



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

State          Each charter may enter six participants.

National    See national guidelines:



State          When it has been determined that a student will represent the charter at state competition, the appropriate entry form must be sent to the state adviser received by the date specified in the SLC registration packet. 

National    See national guidelines:

•    Participants must be selected in accordance with the regulations of the FBLA district, state chapter, and the national association.  
•    Participants must not have entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference or placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in this event at a previous State Leadership Conference.
•    Participants failing to report on time may be either disqualified or permitted to begin late with no extension of the time as scheduled. 
•    Participants must furnish their own No. 2 pencils and erasers.  Nongraphing calculators will be provided.  No electronic devices may be brought to the event.   No reference materials or other items are to be brought to the event.
•    Participants must adhere to the dress code established by the Board of Directors or they will not be permitted to participate in the competitive event.


Tests will be machine graded.  In the event of a tie, the students’ performance on the final ten questions of the exam will be evaluated.  After that, if necessary, the order in which the tests were received will be used.


State          State awards for the top five places are presented at the State Leadership Conference.
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.