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. Information for the 2022-2023 conference is coming soon! 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

2023-2024 Conference Details      
Building Excellence is open to ALL junior Texas FFA members.

When and Where: 
October 2, 2023- West Texas A&M University
Registration Close: September 22, 2023 @ 11:59pm
October 16, 2023 - Midwestern State University
Registration Close: October 6, 2023 @ 11:59pm
November 13, 2023 - Texas A&M University-Commerce
Registration Close: November 3, 2023 @ 11:59pm
January 5, 2024 - Stephen F. Austin State University
Registration Close: December 20, 2023 @ 5:00pm
January 22, 2024 - Texas A&M University-College Station
Registration Close: January 12, 2024 @ 11:59pm

Facilitators (varies by location): 
Bryce Fisher, Gunnar Griggs-Bell, Emilee Sanderson, Cade Conrad, Emily Dreyer, Laura James

Official dress

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

Advisors register students for the conference through the Texas FFA roster system. Cost for attendance is $60 per student. 

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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  Slate Group  

  Ziglar Certified


If you have any questions, please contact the Texas FFA office, at 

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