DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program
Inspire Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs
DECA advisors are often the teachers who students remember long after graduating. DECA advisors usually are instructors in marketing, finance, hospitality, management and entrepreneurship. They have unparalleled access to resources to enhance the classroom experience, bring learning to life and motivate students. Our professional network also allows DECA advisors to share resources and ideas among colleagues and enhance their skills through advisor professional development.
Performance improvement tools and resources for chapter advisors ensure effective use of DECA's comprehensive learning program designed to enhance student achievement. This section contains vital resources for developing your philosophy, integrating DECA's programs and expanding your skills.
New Chapter Advisor Mentoring
Through monthly electronic mentorship, DECA's new advisor mentoring program helps bring new advisors up-to-speed and provides resources specifically designed to help them navigate their first few years. Learn how you can "Be a Hero" in the eyes of your students. If you are a new advisor, we encourage you to contact your association advisor and DECA's new chapter advisor mentor.
Professional Development Opportunities
DECA Inc. offers training, resources, information sharing and networking opportunities through a variety of professional development activities.
- Bring Your Classroom to Life with DECA
June 18-21, 2013 | Charlotte, NC
This institute will provide participants with ideas and strategies to develop strong DECA chapters in addition to developing a strong network of colleagues. This institute is designed especially for new DECA advisors with up to three years of experience and teachers of business, marketing, finance, hospitality courses without DECA chapters. Sponsored and hosted by Johnson & Wales University. Click here for details and to register .
- DECA Entrepreneurship Best Practices to Enhance Student Achievement
June 24-27, 2013 | Miami, FL
This institute will provide participants with strategies to enhance entrepreneurship instruction in addition to expanding community and peer relations. This institute is designed for teachers of business, marketing, finance, hospitality and entrepreneurship courses. Advising a DECA chapter is not a prerequisite. Sponsored and hosted by Johnson & Wales University. Click here for details and to register.
- DECA Train the Trainer Certification Course | June 13-15, 2013 | Reston, VA
This course is designed to train key leaders of chartered associations to effectively deliver presentations and content useful to DECA chapter advisors.
- Collegiate DECA Train the Trainer Certification Course | August 14, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
This course trains and certifies chartered association advisors to effectively present and deliver content useful to Collegiate DECA chapter advisors.
- DECA and Collegiate DECA Certified Trainer Workshops
Conducted by certified DECA and Collegiate DECA trainers at association and regional events, these workshops focus on topics essential to the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.
- DECA New Advisor Academy | April 25-26, 2013 | Anaheim, CA
A highlight of the DECA International Career Development Conference, DECA's New Advisor Academy is designed to help DECA advisors understand their roles and responsibilities and how DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program integrates into classroom instruction.
- Collegiate DECA Advisor Academy | April 18, 2013 | Anaheim, CA
This session, held at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference, provides program updates, strategies for membership and chapter development and best practices for implementing programs and gaining campus support.
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for information about these professional development opportunities.
DECA Inc. provides many resources to help DECA advisors integrate DECA programs into the classroom and to keep up with the latest news in the field.
- Webinar Meetings
Advisors are invited to participate in webinar presentations on a variety of topics featuring content experts. Click here for the schedule of webinars and archived webinars.
Published four times a year and delivered in the Chapter Leadership Packets, DECA Insight informs high school chapter advisors about DECA events and programs and provides professional development articles. Read the latest issue here.
Professional Division Awards
Advisor Scholarships Available
DECA's corporate partners offer professional development scholarships to advisors for use at DECA Chapter Advisor Summer Institutes or other professional development conferences providing continuing education credit (CEU) in their field.
- DECA/Otis Spunkmeyer Professional Development Scholarship
- DECA/Johnson & Wales University Chapter Advisor Summer Institute Scholarship
2014 scholarship applications coming soon. The deadline to apply is March 3, 2014.