ML CRITICAL THINKING

(Open only to members in grades 6-9 who have affiliated middle level division.)

This event recognizes FBLA members who demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking to present solutions to a challenge or opportunity in their chapter.  

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 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 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 national guidelines:  www.fbla-pbl.org.

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 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 national guidelines:  www.fbla-pbl.org.

PRELIMINARY ROUND

  • Fifteen minutes will be allowed to prepare, and five minutes will be allowed for the presentation.

  • Students will receive a case study related to a challenge or opportunity within their chapter.

  • Two 4"x6" note cards will be provided to each competitor and may be used during event preparation and performance. Information may be written on both sides of the note cards. Note cards will be collected following the presentation.

  • No additional reference materials will be allowed.

  • Individuals/teams should introduce themselves, describe the situation, make their recommendations, and summarize their cases.

  • If participating as a team, all team members are expected to actively participate in the performance.

  • All questions raised in the case must be addressed during the presentation.

  • Judges may ask up to three questions following the presentation.

FINAL ROUND

 

If a final round is needed, the same number of finalists will be taken from each preliminary group.  All criteria from the preliminary round will apply in the final round.

 

JUDGING

Participants' speeches will be evaluated by a panel of judges.  All decisions of the judges are final.

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 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 two.