Chabot Collegiate DECA Hosts Conference with Local High School Members

For the fifth year in a row, Chabot Collegiate DECA hosted a conference its campus at Chabot College.

This conference is an unique opportunity that brings local high school DECA members together with Chabot Collegiate DECA members. Many students use this opportunity to practice for national and international DECA conferences.

High school students and college members are put into teams to work on a case study. This year's topic was business ethics. Members took on the role of a denim company, in which a supplier moved its production facilities to a developing country. Members had to analyze the ethical implications involving manufacturing practices of its supplier and create a code of conduct for the company’s suppliers and subcontractors.

This type of activity allowed attendees to practice their public speaking skills and problem solving skills, all while working in a team.

The teams presented their solutions to a group of judges. The top three groups then had to present in front of all the judges and the participants. Members got a chance to see some of the best presentations from the entire conference. The winners were then announced at the closing ceremony.

This year’s conference was big on social media too. There was a “Selfie Challenge” on Instagram during the conference to encourage attendees to share their pictures, and the selfies were displayed as people posted them onto Instagram.

Overall this year’s conference was another successful event and we’re already looking forward to next year’s!

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