Professional Development

Virginia FCCLA is offering two comprehensive trainings and opportunities to gain the “know-how” for mastering the tools needed to establish and operate a top-notch chapter.
Boot Camp I is essential to new teachers and to those who are less experienced in FCCLA, regardless of the number of years teaching. The session provides many resources including: Adviser Handbook, National Program Guide, lesson plans, membership recruitment materials, and FCCLA logo items.
Boot Camp II is designed to assist advisers wanting greater knowledge and skills regarding National Programs, STAR Events, and opportunities to advance adviser and member involvement. Special time will be spent with culinary teachers regarding inclusion of FCCLA in the classroom, including competitions, regardless of experience. The $150 registration fee will allow participants to be in line with Perkins V and state curriculum standards. The sessions will take place from 3:00 pm on Sunday till 4:00 pm on Monday. Please register below indicating the Boot Camp that best fits your needs.

October 1-2, 2023    Waynesboro, VA      Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center

If there are questions or concerns before submitting the registration, please contact Kathleen Buchanan at

Boot Camp I and II online registration form and lodging reservation form can be found here

“What’s Up Wednesdays” were offered during the 2021-2022 school year and provided updates, tips, and information on how to have an outstanding chapter. Zoom sessions were scheduled roughly two times a month. Recordings and notes from those sessions can be found here.

Virginia FCCLA provides a form for advisers for use when obtaining school administrators’ approval of FCCLA activities outside of the classroom for professional development units. The form is attached for your use: Adviser Recertification Points Form

National FCCLA periodically offers webinars for advisers – and now several for student members. Check out their offerings here.

FCCLA Adviser Professional Standards Virginia FCCLA chapter advisers are encouraged to use the Adviser Professional Standards as a guide to demonstrating excellence in advising an FCCLA chapter. This can also be an effective tool in gaining support from administrators as you incorporate FCCLA projects and activities into your curriculum.