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This Month with DECA

DECA curates three big ideas each month for DECA chapters and advisors.

Celebrate the International Career Development Conference

The DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is the culmination of the DECA year. More than 23,000 high school students, teacher-advisors, business professionals and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Whether or not your chapter attends, support your association’s delegation.

ICDC Competitive Events Preparation

If your members qualified to compete at ICDC, congratulations! As the competition becomes fiercer, help your members be as prepared as possible. Push them to perfect their presentations and test-taking strategies and broaden their knowledge and skills. Encourage them to reflect on their performance at your association conference and continue to practice and improve each day between now and ICDC.

Elevate Your Chapter Leaders

Many chapters select their chapter leaders for the upcoming year before summer begins. Start by assessing your chapter’s performance and considering enhancements to your chapter’s strategy. DECA’s Elevate modules are designed to showcase the core elements of a high-performing DECA chapter and provide the framework and resources to develop a chapter in a business-like context, helping members apply learning.


Advisor Scholarships

DECA’s corporate partners offer professional development scholarships to advisors for use at DECA AMPED or other professional development conferences providing continuing education credit (CEU) in their field.


Role-plays. Performance Indicators. A Little Humor.

DECA has partnered with BusinessU to create a new Role-Play Prep Series! “DECA At The Bell” is an interactive, video-based series. It includes role-play prompts aligned to Performance Indicators.


Enhance Your Teaching

DECA’s Professional Learning Series offers conferences full of training, resources and networking for chapter advisors to enhance teaching, improve performance, integrate DECA into the classroom and fulfill certification requirements for continual professional development.


Contact DECA staff
for more information.

Christy Rutherford
Education Manager