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This Month with DECA

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

Advisor Roles + Responsibilities

You’ll quickly notice that many of the specific responsibilities of serving as a DECA advisor support the work you are already doing as a classroom teacher. Take a few moments to review the Advisor Roles + Responsibilities on pages 14-15 in the “This Is How We Do DECA” ultimate advisor guidebook. These include: Leader, Promoter, Fundraiser, Connector, Competitor, Travel Agent and Professional.

Introduce Competitive Events

One of the best methods to introduce competitive events in the classroom is by having members experience a DECA role-play event before knowing exactly what it is. Using competitive events promotes student learning and exposes students to DECA – as a teaching tool.

Fall Leadership Experiences

Fall leadership conferences and events are excellent opportunities for members to experience DECA beyond your local chapter and rally excitement for upcoming events. There may be a variety of fall leadership conferences and events within your association in addition to fall regional conferences that bring together members from multiple chartered associations.


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