DECA Inc.’s Professional Learning Series offers training, resources, information sharing and networking opportunities to DECA chapter advisors, chartered association advisors and administrators through professional development conferences and workshops designed to showcase DECA’s role in education, enhance teaching, improve instructor performance and fulfill certification requirements for continual professional development. Participants receive certificates of achievement, as the professional development sessions are geared to provide resources and tools to better integrate DECA into classroom instruction.

Face-to-Face and Virtual Training

DECA Inc. offers training, resources, information sharing and network opportunities through professional development to enhance teaching, improve performance and fulfill certification requirements for continual professional development. Participants receive certificates of achievement, as the activities are suited to integrate into classroom instruction.


July 28-30, 2020 | Virtual Conference

Attend this virtual conference to discover strategies to position your chapter for success, integrate DECA into your instruction, help members to excel in all DECA activities and competitions, and learn best practices, methods and solutions to connect to business.

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Held as part of the MBA Conclave Curriculum & Teaching Conference

October 16-18, 2020 | Virtual Conference

DECA AMPED provides chapter advisors with varying levels of experience the knowledge, resources and inspiration to ignite their instruction! The conference is packed with great ideas and learning strategies for educators to bring their classroom to life, push their members to excel using DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program, maximize hands-on learning and position their chapter for success. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered to educators who complete all professional learning activities. 

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Advisor Professional Learning Series

DECA International Career Development Conference
April 25-26, 2021 | Anaheim, CA

The advisor professional learning series at the International Career Development Conference, formerly the Advisor Academy, is an extensive two-day professional development event for both new and experienced DECA chapter advisors. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of their various roles and responsibilities as an advisor and tools to enhance their instruction with DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program. In addition to whole-group sessions, a series of roundtables are also offered as a quick exchange of best practices and cool ideas. Presentations are led by DECA Inc. staff, DECA Certified Trainers, corporate partners and expert advisors.

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Collegiate DECA Advisor Professional Development Forum

Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference
April 19, 2021 | Austin, TX

The Collegiate DECA Advisor Education Forum is a unique professional learning event designed to help Collegiate advisors take their chapter management to the next level. Attendees will engage in an idea exchange led by expert advisors and corporate partners. Best practices center around the themes of chapter recruitment, business partnership development, administrative support and more.

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DECA Train the Trainer Certification Course

June 2021

This intense three-day training prepares chartered association advisors and key leaders to effectively deliver professional development to DECA chapter advisors and potential stakeholders in their association. Participants engage in a high-energy, interactive learning environment while receiving the latest information on DECA’s programs and activities. Attendees leave with new training materials to conduct training as a DECA certified trainer. The event is sponsored and hosted by Johnson and Wales University, with additional sponsorship from Facebook and Intuit Education.

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