Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program Myths & Tips
The Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program looks scary at first, but with these common myths debunked, your chapter will be conquer the challenges in no time!
MYTH 1: There are far too many objectives to complete; I wont have time to complete them all.
At first glance, the process may seem long and overwhelming. However, when broken down, all the requirements are more manageable. The Passport Program is divided into four sections: competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.
MYTH 2: The requirements are too confusing and hard to understand.
Again, it may seem like a lot of information at first, but when you break down all the require materials for the Passport Program, it becomes much simpler.
The Chapter Leadership Requirements are as follows:
For EXECUTIVE Level:
- At least one (1) of the submissions for Required Elements must be in article format.
- Complete at least one (1) additional activity from each category.
For DIPLOMAT Level:
- At least two (2) of the submissions for Required Elements must be in article format.
- Complete at least three (3) additional activities from each category below.
For PRESIDENTIAL Level:
- At least three (3) of the submissions for Required Elements must be in article format.
- Complete at least five (5) additional activities from each category below.
TIP: Plan each chapter meeting / executive board meeting around an event.
For example under Teamwork:
Host an “Invite-a-friend” meeting (50% members bringing a guest)
Another example under Innovation:
Hold an officer retreat to train officers and plan chapter activities
TIP: When developing your Program of Work, create it using the Passport Program as a template for all your chapter events.
MYTH 3: I don’t know how to engage alumni or business professionals in our events.
Visit your schools alumni relations or career center to get a list of your schools alumni who were involved in DECA/are in the business field.
Most DECA alumni are excited to come back and be involved and love the opportunity to share their own DECA story.
This is your chance to jump into the Passport Program and showcase your chapter’s accomplishments for the year!
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