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The Conduct of Chapter Meetings Leadership Development Event (LDE) introduces FFA members to parliamentary procedure as they learn how to conduct efficient meetings and build their communication skills.

Designed for FFA members in seventh, eighth and ninth grade, this LDE challenges a team of seven students from one chapter to demonstrate correct use of FFA opening and closing ceremonies. Students will learn to communicate and participate effectively as a team while growing skills in effective decision making.


Members assume various officer duties (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, sentinel and advisor) during the event presentation that is evaluated by a team of judges. Additionally, each participant is challenged by a written exam about officer duties, meeting room preparation and parliamentary procedure.

Expectations at Convention for Conduct of Chapter Meetings
  • Official Dress is required.

What SHOULD students bring? (Tools/equipment/materials)
  • A timer should be provided by each chapter for their demonstration

  • Two pencils

  • Gavel for president

What can students NOT BRING for themselves? 
  • Any written materials

What will get a team disqualified? 
  • Using notes or cell phones during the event.

  • Sharing answers with other participants.

  • Talking during the test or one minute prior to the presentation.

  • A teacher or coach being present during the exam.

What will be provided by the event?
  • Station markers

  • Scratch paper

Pre-Testing Information
  • The virtual exam will be provided via an online testing platform. A password to the exam will be provided to a proctor only.

  • Seeding for the state will be based on the averaged scores of the registered team of 6 members..

  • If you have an alternate who would be at the state event as a backup, their name can be submitted to the State CDE/LDE Coordinator by email prior to testing. If they substitute at state, the chapter's average score will be updated to include only the scores of those students competing for state scoring.

2024 Final Exam

2024 Conduct of Chapter Meetings Exam


For your specific questions contact:


Natasha Mortenson

Minnesota FFA LDE Coordinator

146 Ruttan Hall   

1984 Buford Ave.    

St Paul, MN 55108



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