Help Your Collegiate DECA Chapter Thrive With the Leadership Passport Program

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Collegiate DECA aims to recognize the top performing and successful chapters through the Chapter Leadership Passport Program.

The program has three main benefits for participating chapters:

  • International recognition
  • A guided structure on chapter best practices
  • Recommendations on how to engage chapter members

Being a chapter leader can be a taxing job that goes unnoticed, and Collegiate DECA wants to give leaders the recognition they deserve!

If you want your chapter to be recognized at the International Career Development Conference in April, the Chapter Leadership Passport Program is for you. Additionally, there are plenty more opportunities to be recognized through DECA Inc.’s official social media accounts.

The required tasks to receive the Chapter Leadership Passport Award were carefully chosen, and if you’re an older chapter, chances are you’re doing many of the tasks already. From informing your members about DECA Inc.’s available scholarships, to hosting a competition preparation event, the tasks are chosen to strengthen participating chapters.

Branching into chapter management, the program also encourages developing a program of work and setting goals for your chapter leadership team. If you’re looking for chapter management tips and events to throw, the Chapter Leadership Passport Program is a great place to start.

Finally, the Chapter Leadership Passport Program suggests excellent tips to keep your members engaged throughout the year. We all know that DECA is about more than just competition, which is why this passport program encourages ideas like throwing a chapter social, and volunteering in the community. Keeping a diverse set of events is an excellent strategy to keep members engaged and energized throughout the year.

Leadership Passport Program applications are due March 7, 2018, so if you want your chapter to be recognized as a leading Collegiate DECA chapter, get started now! Don’t forget to track your progress and take lots of pictures.

Follow Jake on Twitter @JakeJardineDECA.


Categories: Chapter Development, Chapter Resources, Leadership Passport Program