Building Excellence: A Generation Ziglar Experience for Juniors  
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Conference Overview      

This conference is facilitated by Ziglar Youth Certified Speakers and focuses on self-image, relationship building, and goal-setting. Building Excellence is a one-day experience open to ALL Texas FFA members in their junior year of high school and will be held in conjunction with the Made for Excellence and Executing Excellence conferences. The 2018 - 2019 conference dates have now been released, see details below! The same conference will be hosted at all locations across Texas on each of the different dates.


Why should I come? 
- Called "Texas FFA's best kept secret" by advisors
- One of the few advanced, state level opportunities to ALL students!  (Qualifying it as a "state day" in local school districts) 
- Facilitated by prominent former FFA members, including state and national officers
- Rejuvenation for the chapter
- 3-in-1 stop 
- Section C of TEKS
- Texas FFA scholarship application 
- Chapter award applications

Students will be able to...
1. Describe their personality
2. Describe how they perceive themselves
3. Identify positive traits in people around them
4. Define self-image
5. Describe steps that can be taken to change the way they view their personal self-image
6. Identify how to build positive relationships
7. Describe how to effectively confront bullying
8. Discuss how pressure and influence of peers affect personal actions
9. Identify and explain ways to overcome peer pressure
10. Describe ways to build strong and healthy relationships
11. Identity the benefits of setting goals
12. Differentiate between dreams and goals
13. Describe why goals are important and necessary for success
14. Identify the characteristics of effective goals
15. Describe the steps to creating effective goals
16. Identify personal barriers to attaining goals

2018 - 2019 Conference Details      
Who:
Building Excellence is open to ALL Texas FFA members in their junior year of high school.
 
When and Where: 
2018 - 2019 Locations and Dates:
San Angelo, Texas at Angelo State University on Monday, October 1, 2018
Commerce, Texas at Texas A&M University - Commerce on Monday, October 8, 2018
Prairie View, Texas at Prairie View A&M University on Monday, October 29, 2018 
Canyon, Texas at West Texas A&M University on Monday, November 12, 2018
Kingsville, Texas at Texas A&M University - Kingsville on Monday, December 10, 2018
Nacogdoches, Texas at Stephen F. Austin State University on Monday, January 7, 2019

Check-in: 7:15 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Conference: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Facilitators: 
Taylin Antonick, Texas FFA Past State Officer 
Brice Boyd, Texas FFA Past State Officer 
Trey Elizondo, former National FFA Officer 
 
Attire:
Official dress

Materials Students Need to Bring:
None; materials and lunch are provided

Registration: 
Advisors register students for the conference through the Texas FFA roster system. Cost for attendance is $75 per student. Don't forget to download your acceptance letter after registration! 

Registration closes 10 days before the event.
Close dates: 
Angelo State University: 9/21/2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Texas A&M University - Commerce: 9/28/2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Prairie View A&M University: 10/19/2018 at 11:59 p.m.
West Texas A&M University: 11/2/2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Texas A&M University - Kingsville: 12/1/2018 at 11:59 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin State University: 12/28/2018 at 11:59 p.m.
 

 

2017-2018 Highlights      

Students grew an average of 67% in their ability to identify barriers to attaining their goals.

Students grew an average of 31% in their ability to identify how to build positive relationships. 

Students grew an average pf 74% in their ability to describe steps to change their view on their personal image. 

   
 
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