There are several BFCL publications which we think you will find very helpful:
Download below or request copies by calling 800-292-1934, ext. 2941
- Getting Strategic — Long-Range Planning for Local Leaders(PDF)
- Presidents Planning Calendar(PDF)
- Association/Building Representatives and Stewards — Starting with the Basics(PDF)
- Association/Building Representatives and Stewards — Starting with the Basics — Higher Ed(PDF)
- Communications 101(PDF)
- Just Between Presidents – Generation Next(PDF)
- Just Between Presidents – Parliamentary Procedure(PDF)
- You’ve Been Elected. . . Now What?(PDF)
- Processing Gripes and Grievances(PDF)
- Processing Gripes and Grievances – Higher Ed(PDF)
- United We Stand . . . Coalition Building for EA and ESP Units(PDF)
- Local Self-Assessment – It all starts here!
Contact Donna Wickham at email@example.com if you would like a supply of any or all of these for your local.
A special note on the last two documents listed:
BFCL also has a Local funding program designed to provide monies to local associations interested in initiating new ideas and activities with their members or community. In order to be eligible for funds, your local must complete the local self-assessment and then the funding request form. The funding request form should be faxed to the MEA Vice President, Chandra Madafferi, who oversees this program. You can learn more about this BFCL initiative by contacting Chandra via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her at 800-292-1934, extension 5509.
Another cornerstone of the BFCL program is the Local Presidents Academy program (LPA).
As part of the LPA, participants will spend at least two years attending trainings and conferences as well as participating in experiences focused on leadership development. All academy-related expenses will be paid for the participants. This includes mileage, hotel, conference fees and the cost of substitutes. LPA will also fund five additional days for release time to use for association work. The program’s leader is Chandra Madafferi, MEA Vice President, and Donna Wickham is the BFCL/LPA Coordinator. Invitations are sent out every April. Each academy hosts 60-80 presidents. Our presidents find the program extremely enriching!
We hope this brief overview has sparked some interest in BFCL. We will be happy to help you in any way we can, so please feel free to contact us. We look forward to working with you this year.