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As an integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers.
DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.
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As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.
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Recognizing the beneﬁt of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
LEADERS DECA members are empowered through experience to provide eﬀective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.
Developing emerging leaders is the core of the DECA experience. The DECA Emerging Leader Series is our new take on providing a comprehensive leadership program for our members. Its goal is to empower DECA members to provide eﬀective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation. Aligned with 21st Century Skills in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation, DECA’s Emerging Leader Series prepares DECA members to be eﬀective leaders in college and careers. Each series directly targets a DECA members individual stage of development.
DECA conferences are targeted, highly-focused learning experiences for students and advisors that support National Curriculum Standards and the development of 21st Century Skills. DECA conferences bring our members into the larger DECA community while providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning. Each of DECA’s conferences connects with corporate professionals to engage students in learning industry-related trends and content.
Leadership conferences focus on leadership development and college and career preparation through a variety of engaging workshops and speakers. They directly support the development of 21st Century Skills.
CAREER PATHWAYS CONFERENCES
Career pathway conferences each feature highly specialized content that aligns with speciﬁc career pathways and courses, providing an excellent opportunity to connect classroom instruction to the conferences.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCES
These conferences provide a venue for DECA’s Competitive Events Program as well as additional career and leadership development programs. Chartered associations host their own CDCs to determine which members earn the right to represent them at the International Career Development Conference.
COMPETITIVE EVENTS PROGRAM
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THE DECA EMERGING LEADER SERIES is designed to empower DECA members to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation. Aligned with 21st Century Skills in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity, and innovation, DECA’s Emerging Leader Series prepares DECA members to be effective leaders in college and careers. All of these academies are available during the DECA International Career Development Conference, and Elevate and Empower are also available at the DECA Emerging Leader Summit.
ULTIMATE MEMBER Ignite your spark for DECA! As an emerging leader, you have great potential to take advantage of all that DECA offers. Now’s your time to gain an edge as you learn how you can take your personal DECA experience to the next level and ignite your passion for DECA.
ULTIMATE CHAPTER LEADER Elevate your leadership in DECA by becoming the ultimate DECA chapter leader! Discover your personal leadership style and how you can use that to take your chapter to the next level. Now’s your time to elevate your DECA status from member to chapter leader.
ULTIMATE ASSOCIATION OFFICER As a DECA association officer, one of your main responsibilities is to empower the members you serve. Learn how to effectively perform your role as an association leader, design an effective strategic plan and employ empowering communications strategies and methods.
ULTIMATE GRADUATE As you soon graduate, the sky is the limit for your aspirations. Do you know what to expect in college or how to be successful in your career? Learn how to leverage your DECA experience to your advantage in college, interviews and internships. Aspire to get on the fast track to college and career success.
ULTIMATE CHAPTER Now it’s time to thrive with other high performing chapters and continue to develop your toolbox of collaboration, communications, critical thinking and creativity skills.
Participation in DECA’s Emerging Leader Series at ICDC is the primary conference activity for members, except for Empower. Empower is limited to chartered association officers, who may also participate in DECA’s Competitive Events Program. Register through your chartered association advisor using the name of the academy.
NOVEMBER DEADLINE 12.1.17
Earn ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL by meeting the requirements in any ONE of the categories (students, alumni and professionals) of the Membership Campaign and receive a pennant and certificate.
Guide your membership efforts by meeting these goals.
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GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
Activities must occur during November 13-19, 2017. Submit DECA Idea Challenge entries at www.deca.org/ideachallenge.
IDEA CHALLENGE ENTRIES
SUCCESS STORIES OF LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS
SCHOOL/COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Conduct these activities from the beginning of your school year through DECA Month.
SCHOOL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
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SUCCESS STORIES OF ALUMNI
Earn THRIVE LEVEL by meeting the requirements in any TWO of the categories of the Membership Campaign and receive a pennant, plaque, flag and three allocations to attend the THRIVE ACADEMY at ICDC!
DEADLINE 12.1.17 Earn ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL by meeting the requirements in any ONE of the three DECA Month Chapter Campaigns (Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign, Promotional Campaign, and Community Service Campaign) and receive a pennant and certificate. Earn THRIVE LEVEL by meeting the requirements in any TWO of the three DECA Month Chapter Campaigns (Global Entrepreneurship Week Campaign, Promotional Campaign, and Community Service Campaign) and receive a pennant, plaque, flag and three allocations to attend the THRIVE ACADEMY at ICDC!
COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Conduct a community service activity from the beginning of your school year through DECA Month.
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FORM OF PUBLICITY OR PROMOTION
Advocate during Career and Technical Education Month in February.
SCHOOL OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
PUBLIC POLICY MAKERS OUTREACH
Meet the requirements in the Advocacy Campaign during February and receive a pennant, special plaque from DECAâ€™s Congressional Advisory Board and a letter of recognition sent to your school administrator and government officials.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Eligibility to attend ICDC is determined by the chartered associations, based on their policies. Chapters should consult with their association advisor for eligibility guidelines.
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CHARTERED ASSOCIATION ADVISORS
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NOVEMBER 19, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. The Ultimate DECA Power Trip and Innovations & Entrepreneurship Conference
CENTRAL REGION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Professional Audience NOVEMBER 18-20,Learning 2016 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Professional Learning Audienc Professional Learning Audience: CHAPTER ADVISORS CHART CHAPTER ADVISORS
CHARTERED ASSOCIATION ADVISORS
ADMINISTRATORS DAY DECA ADMINISTRATOR DAY PROFESSIONAL APRIL 25, 2017 APRIL 25, 2017 LEARNING NOVEMBER 19, 2016 ANAHEIM, CA ANAHEIM, CA WASHINGTON, Collegiate DECAD.C. International Career
DECA ADVISOR ACADEMY APRIL 27–28, 2017 ANAHEIM, CA Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference
Take your instruction and chapter strategy to the next level as you of invigorating learning sessions during DECA AMPED. LEARNING LABS
Sessions will dive into a specific component of a variety of topics, including competitive events, chapter development, curriculum enhancement, advocacy, school-based enterprises, business and industry trends and more.
From big picture sessions geared towards new advisors and inspiring keynote presentations to in-depth resources for the more advanced, there are a variety of avenues to enhance your role as an instructor and chapter advisor.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit will be provided by Johnson & Wales University to advisors completing all professional learning activities.
Build a network of collaborators and spark new success strategies as you connect with innovative DECA advisors beyond your association.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NOVEMBER 19, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. The Ultimate DECA Power Trip customize your &own itinerary and Innovations Entrepreneurship Conference
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING CONNECTION
DECA AMPED JUNE 26-29, 2017 JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY DENVER CAMPUS This conference will reinforce National Board for Professional Teaching CHARLOTTE, NC
Education Standards. By participating in interactive sessions, DECA advisors will be able to:
Commitment to Student Learning DECA ADVISOR ACADEMY 27–28, 2017 · Facilitate and inspire student learningAPRIL and creativity ANAHEIM, CA · Effectively respond to diverse studentCollegiate audiences DECA International Career Development Conference
Expertise in Content Area · Enhance knowledge in various content areas · Generate multiple paths to student learning
ADVISOR ACADEMY APRIL 27-28, 2017 ANAHEIM, CA Collegiate DECA International Career DECAANAHEIM, ADVISOR ACADEMYCA Development APRIL 27–28,Conference 2017 ANAHEIM, CA DECA ADMINISTRATOR DAY Collegiate DECA APRIL 25, 2017 International Career Development Conference ANAHEIM, CA Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference
JUNE 26-29, 2017 JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY DENVER CAMPUS DECA AMPED CHARLOTTE, JUNE 26-29, NC 2017 JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY DECA NEW ADVISORS OF CHARTERED DENVER CAMPUS ASSOCIATIONS CHARLOTTE, NCTRAINING AUGUST 15, 2017 ATLANTA, GA Chartered Association Management Conference
DECA AMPED JUNE 26-29, 2017 CHARLOTTE, NC
Systematic Curriculum Development DECA AMPED JUNE 26-29, 2017 · Examine curriculum critically JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY · Adapt teaching to new research and standards DENVER CAMPUS CHARLOTTE, NC
Engagement in Learning Communities · Develop a network of professional collaborators · Utilize peer knowledge to complement own · Employing community resources to benefit students · Cultivate partnerships to strengthen student support networks and develop career opportunities Partnership for 21st Century Skills
DECA CHARTERED ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AUGUST 16-18, 2017 ATLANTA, GA
DECA NEW ADVISORS OF CHARTERED ASSOCIATIONS TRAINING AUGUST 15, 2017 ATLANTA, GA DECA ADVISOR ACADEMY Chartered Association APRIL 27–28, 2017 Management Conference
E-LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Visit www.deca.org/classroom/ enhance-teaching for specific DECA AMPEDdates and times presentation
DECA CHARTERED ASSOCIATION
Management and Monitoring of Student Learning CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT AUGUST 16-18, 2017 · Foster positive student learning environments ATLANTA, GA · Organize instruction to meet school’s goals for students · Maintain student motivation · Employ multiple methods to assess student growth
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Development Conference The Ultimate DECA Power Trip NOVEMBER 19, & 2016 and Innovations Entrepreneurship CENTRAL REGION WASHINGTON, D.C.LEADERSHIP Conference CONFERENCE The Ultimate DECA Power Trip NOVEMBER 18-20, 2016 and Innovations & Entrepreneurship INDIANAPOLIS, IN Conference
DECA CHARTERED ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AUGUST 16-18, 2017 DECA CHARTERED ASSOCIATION ATLANTA, GA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE AUGUST 16-18, 2017 E-LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ATLANTA, GA Visit www.deca.org/classroom/ enhance-teaching for specific presentation dates and times
E-LEARNING Visit www.deca.org Enhance Teaching
MARKETING Advertising Campaign ADC Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series AAM Automotive Services Marketing Series ASM Business Services Marketing Series BSM Buying and Merchandising Operations Research BMOR Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making BTDM Community Service Project CSP Creative Marketing Project CMP Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan FMP Food Marketing Series FMS Learn and Earn Project LEP Marketing Management Team Decision Making MTDM Marketing Communications Series MCS Principles of Marketing PMK Professional Selling PSE Public Relations Project PRP Retail Merchandising Series RMS Sports and Entertainment Marketing Series SEM Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations Research SEOR Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan SEPP Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making STDM Virtual Business Challenge Retail VBCRT Virtual Business Challenge Sports VBCSP
Business Law Communication Skills Customer Relations Economics Emotional Intelligence Financial Analysis Human Resources Management
Hospitality Services Team Decision Making HTDM Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research HTOR Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling HTPS Hotel and Lodging Management Series HLM Principles of Hospitality and Tourism PHT Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series QSRM Restaurant and Food Service Management Series RFSM Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making TTDM Virtual Business Challenge Hotel Management VBCHM Virtual Business Challenge Restaurant VBCRS
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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT + ADMINISTRATION Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making BLTDM Business Services Operations Research BOR Human Resources Management Series HRM Principles of Business Management and Administration PBM
ENTREPRENEURSHIP Business Growth Plan EBG Entrepreneurship Promotion Project EPP Franchise Business Plan EFB Independent Business Plan EIB Innovation Plan EIP International Business Plan IBP Start-Up Business Plan ESB
Information Management Marketing Operations Professional Development Strategic Management
PERSONAL FINANCIAL LITERACY Financial Literacy Promotion Project FLPP Personal Financial Literacy PFL Virtual Business Challenge Personal Finance VBCPF
Accounting Applications Series ACT Business Finance Series BFS Financial Consulting FCE Finance Operations Research FOR Financial Services Team Decision Making FTDM Principles of Finance PFN Stock Market Game SMG Virtual Business Challenge Accounting VBCAC
DECA and several corporate partners collaborate to oﬀer DECA members opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through innovative challenges. Each challenge has a unique focus and a speciﬁc set of required tasks, that extend and apply learning.
DECA IDEA CHALLENGE
A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge is a fast-paced, hands-on learning experience that dares students around the globe to generate an innovative new use for a commonplace item in just eight days. Students must organize into teams, access the challenge item online, collaborate as a team to produce an original and sustainable use for the item and pitch their invention in an engaging YouTube video presentation. The item to be used in the challenge will remain a mystery until revealed by DECA Inc.
Participants in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Challenge will translate a seasonal fashion trend into a “look” depicting the researched fashion forecast. First, participants will forecast a fashion trend for fall/winter 2017/2018. Second, participants will put together an outﬁt that the demographic would wear depicting this up and coming trend. Third, participants must explain why, based on their research, they believe in their trend forecast.
STOCK MARKET GAME
Participants in the SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game develop and manage a virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The Stock Market Game is conducted via the internet and allows DECA members to test their knowledge and skills against other DECA members in an online competition. Each participating team manages all aspects of the portfolio including asset selection, buying and selling. The goal of the competition is to increase the value of the portfolio.
VIRTUAL BUSINESS CHALLENGES
Participants in the DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) operate a web-based business simulation utilizing a competition version of the Virtual Business software. The VBC qualifying rounds are conducted via the internet, where participants post competition scores for chartered association, regional and overall rankings. DECA high school members participate in all six tracks of this event (Accounting, DECA Hotel Challenge, Personal Finance, Restaurant, Retailing and Sports). Each track encourages DECA members to test their skills within its particular Virtual Business environment individually or as a team of 3 members.
HERFF JONES MARKETING CHALLENGE
Participants in the Herﬀ Jones Marketing Results Challenge will assist Herﬀ Jones in testing an array of promotional messages delivered to potential yearbook buyers through various channels. After analysis of buying patterns and attitudes at their own schools, teams will create and implement marketing campaigns to increase yearbook awareness and sales on campus. Whether they opt to employ a single campaign with messages delivered through multiple channels or several diﬀerent approaches in order to study and measure eﬀectiveness, they will conclude the challenge by preparing a video which details their methods and results. These videos will be evaluated by Herﬀ Jones executives to determine ﬁnalists.
Montana DECA’s partners include corporations, foundations and associations that seek to support the development of leaders and entrepreneurs that will be successful in a global economy and will be their companies’ employees and leaders, their associations’ members and staﬀ and responsible community leaders. Corporate Partners engage DECA members and help them prepare for college and careers. They provide classroom presentations, scholarships, internships, work experience, and much more! Visit www.mtdeca.com/support to learn more.
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54.50% 40.30% 5.20%
Montana Average RACE American Indian 16.80% Asian 2.60% Black/African-American 2.20% Latino/Hispanic 5.00% Middle Eastern 0.70% White/Caucasian 74.00% Other 4.40% Prefered not to Respond 10.10%
Montana DECA Average
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Montana DECA Average
11.50% 22.20% 26.30% 23.70%
2.90% 4.90% 2.30% 2.60% 0.60% 85.10% 3.20% 6.50%
30.80% 38.00% 19.80% 11.00%
National DECA Average
51.20% 43.10% 5.70% National DECA Average
2.90% 14.20% 7.90% 10.80% 2.40% 62.50% 2.10% 8.80% National DECA Average
38.30% 33.10% 19.70% 8.70%
EMERGING LEADER SUMMIT
CONFERENCE CONFERENCE DATES 2017-2018 DATES
MCLEAN, MCLEAN, VA JULY 9-11, 2017 JULY 9-11, 2017 deca.org/els deca.org/els
NEW YORK YORK NEW
CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE INNOVATIONS + ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE
FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS RESORT
NEW YORK YORK CITY CITY NEW
ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING MARKETING CONFERENCE CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017 deca.org/iec deca.org/iec
NOVEMBER29-DECEMBER 29-DECEMBER2, 2,2017 2017 NOVEMBER DECEMBER 6-9,2017 2017 DECEMBER 6-9, CONFERENCE deca.org/nye deca.org/nye DATES
SPORTS + + SPORTS
PHILADELPHIA NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017
INTERNATIONAL CAREER EMERGING LEADER SUMMIT
MCLEAN, VA JULY 9-11, 2017 deca.org/els
PHILADELPHIA NOVEMBER 10-12, 2017 deca.org/iec
FEBRUARY 11-13, 2018
ULTIMATE POWER TRIP
INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
NEW YORK CITY
NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 2, 2017 DECEMBER 6-9, 2017 deca.org/nye
ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING CONFERENCE ORLANDO ORLANDO
JANUARY/FEBRUARY2018 2018 JANUARY/FEBRUARY deca.org/sem deca.org/sem
ORLANDO WESTERN REGION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE 2018 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 deca.org/sem
ATLANTA APRIL 21-24, 2018
ATLANTA PHILADELPHIA APRIL 21-24, 2018 NOVEMBER 10-12, 2018 2017
deca.org/icdc deca.org/icdc deca.org/power
ATLANTA APRIL 21-24, 2018 deca.org/icdc
DOWNTOWN PHOENIX NOVEMBER 16-19, 2017 deca.org/conferences
IS YOUR CTSO MEETING
DECA is Montana’s Premier Business CTSO, dedicated to Preparing Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Marketing, Finance, Hospitality, and Business Management. Through their partnership with Montana DECA, school districts are supporting a comprehensive co-curricular learning platform that empowers youth across Montana to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. With your commitment to spirited and motivated people looking for something diﬀerent, our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs are able to expand their opportunities, learn key business principles, and inspire their communities toward continued greatness. While gaining a valuable high school education, Montana DECA members are connected to a network of more than 286,000 members across our international community, including all ﬁfty states and nine countries. Montana DECA’s comprehensive learning platform integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, promotes competition, and connects to business. The DECA experience is industry leading, and one with serious impact. While other Business Career & Technical Student Organizations may get you by, DECA takes you past the ﬁnish line and beyond. Montana DECA exposes high school youth to competence, integrity, innovation, and teamwork. Through our programs and initiatives, we are changing lives, empowering dreams, and expanding possibilities. Don’t wait for your current CTSO to reach DECAs high standards. Grow as an educator, provide more opportunity for your students, and increase your impact in the school and community. Start a chapter today, and Aspire Higher!
START A CHAPTER www.mtdeca.com/membership
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