WHEN

Friday, April 13, 2018
Saturday, April 14, 2018

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WHERE

Washington, D.C.

WELCOME AND THANK YOU

Thank you for your interest in judging at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC)!

As a judge you will sit across the table from Collegiate DECA’s most talented members and evaluate their knowledge and skills they’ve developed all year. You provide the ‘real world’ expertise that sets our industry-validated competitive events program apart as you determine who will advance to finals or be named an international finalist.

The Collegiate DECA ICDC would not be possible without the commitment of professionals like you. On behalf of all DECA students and staff, thank you for your interest in serving as a competitive events judge!

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DAY OF INFORMATION

Parking

Parking is complimentary for all judges. Specific information will be provided closer to the event.

Check-In

Check-in begins at the start time of your shift. The specific location will be provided closer to the event.

Orientation

Training will be provided on-site to orient you to your assigned  event, your role as a judge, the scoring/evaluation process and the schedule for the day.

YOUR ROLE AS A JUDGE

Arrival

Upon arrival, you will check-in, receive a welcome packet and be oriented for your role. You will then meet your event director for further instructions. If you are judging an event with a written entry, you will then begin evaluating those.

Role-Play and Presentations

During your experience, you will see 16-20 presentations. The DECA members will present their case study solutions, business plans or projects to you.

Evaluation

After each presentation, you will evaluate the members using a provided rubric based on industry-validated performance indicators.

Depart

Once you have evaluated all the members assigned to your section, you will depart knowing you have helped prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. The top performers will earn recognition.

WHAT DOES AN EVENT LOOK LIKE

Click on the event below to see sample event packets for Collegiate DECA’s competitive events.

SAMPLE VIDEOS

Competitive Events Overview Video

This video provides an overview of DECA’s competitive events program in action at a recent International Career Development Conference. You will see members preparing for events, see the judging booths, and hear from judges and members about their experiences.

Sample Role-Play Video

This sample scenario is used in the above role-play.

In the role-play events, participants are given a written scenario to review and develop a solution to present to you as the judge in a role-play situation.

Sample Written Event Presentation Video

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH DECA?

No prior experience with DECA is necessary.

WILL I RECEIVE TRAINING?

Yes, all judges will receive a comprehensive orientation and training prior to interacting with competitors. The training will prepare you to understand your role as a judge and how to best evaluate the competitors. You can also utilize the resources on this page to help you prepare before arriving.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

We ask that judges abide by the dress code at their place of employment. Competitors will be dressed in business professional attire.

DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING?

DECA provides all judges with complimentary parking at the conference venue.

WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO ARRIVE?

Check in begins the time your shift starts. You do not need to arrive early.

IF I CAN'T STAY FOR MY ENTIRE SHIFT, CAN I LEAVE EARLY?

No. We ask that judges commit to their entire time frame to ensure fairness to competitors.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WRITTEN EVENT AND A ROLE-PLAY EVENT?

A written event includes a written entry of five to 30 pages that the participant team has prepared prior to competition. If you are judging a written event, you will read and score the written entry and then evaluate a presentation by the participant team.

In a role-play event, the participant is given a role-play scenario on the spot to review and prepare a solution, which is presented to you in a role-play situation.

CAN I SEE MY EVENT AHEAD OF TIME?

You can review the event guidelines and sample events which are available on this page. However, we keep the event scenarios confidential until the day of competition. Your event director will provide them to you once you arrive at your booth and receive further instructions.

HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL I EVALUATE?

You will evaluate 16-20 individuals or teams.

HOW DO STUDENTS QUALIFY TO COMPETE?

DECA members have been preparing all year-long on their campus, with competition beginning at the local level as early as the fall. The top performers advance to state/provincial conferences held in early 2018 in order to qualify to compete at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference.

CAN I BRING A FRIEND?

Yes, please! We welcome your friends and colleagues.

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?

No. Sorry, children are not allowed in the competition area.

DO I GET BREAKS?

Yes, there are times set aside for bathroom and meal breaks.

WILL MEALS OR SNACKS BE PROVIDED?

Yes, depending on your shift, breakfast and/or lunch will be provided. Coffee, water, and snacks will also be available throughout the day.

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