EMERGING
LEADER SUMMIT

DECA leaders will engage in an array of educational
programs to empower them to lead in the upcoming
year. There are plenty of opportunities to collaborate,
network, achieve, excel and grow.

WHEN

July 10-12, 2021

WHERE

Washington, D.C.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Elevate Track

Designed for upcoming chapter leaders – whether they are a chapter president, committee member, project manager or someone who just wants to go above-and-beyond.

Empower Track

Designed for association leaders, the Empower program will challenge association teams to work together in a facilitated classroom environment with team assignments, discussions and presentations.

Leadership Development

Prepare for your role as a leader through activities that teach professionalism, public speaking, collaboration, etiquette and so much more!

Networking

Build your network for the upcoming year by connecting with members from all across DECA’s membership, including your Executive Officer Team.

CLASSROOM CONNECTION

This conference will reinforce 21st Century Skills. Through participating in interactive sessions, DECA members will be able to:

CREATIVITY + INNOVATIONS

  • Use a wide range of idea creation techniques
  • Create new and worthwhile ideas

CRITICAL THINKING + PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Interpret information and draw conclusions based on the best analysis

COMMUNICATON + COLLABORATION

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams

LEADERSHIP + RESPONSIBILITY

  • Use interpersonal and problem-solving skills to influence and guide others toward a goal
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in using influence and power
  • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind

REGISTRATION

DECA Inc. considers the health and safety of all who attend the 2021 DECA Emerging Leader Summit including our attendees, staff, partners and on-site vendors/service providers as our top priority. DECA Inc. will implement protective measures and protocols aimed at reducing the likelihood of spread of the novel coronavirus (“Covid-19”) between participants and others attending its events. These measures and protocols are designed to be consistent with current guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), as well as state and local authorities. However, DECA, Inc. cannot guarantee that event participants will not be exposed to Covid-19 while participating in or attending its events. Participants will be required to sign a Covid-19 Acknowledgment and Liability Waiver and provide it upon arrival at the conference. If participants cannot agree or commit to the COVID-19 Acknowledgment and Liability Waiver, they cannot attend.

CONTACT US

DECA Conferences

Conference Questions

conferences@deca.org

Cindy Allen

Sponsorship

cindy@deca.org

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY:
DECA inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate.

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