DECA Presents: AMPED in North Miami

DECA Inc. is thrilled to bring advisors together to improve their teaching and chapter strategy at AMPED! Sponsored and hosted by Johnson & Wales University, the four-day professional learning experience will be packed with networking, workshops and applied learning.

View the 2018 DECA AMPED program to see how this year’s Professional Learning Series theme, “This Is How We Do DECA,” will be front and center as attendees gain insight and share best practices on how to best implement DECA into their classroom, chapter, community and beyond.

Learn more about the conference’s opening and closing keynote speakers:


JC Pohl, LMFT-A | Opening Keynote

JC Pohl is an award-winning producer, nationally recognized speaker, and certified counselor who has reached over 9 million people in 7,000+ schools. He has produced groundbreaking programs such as TEEN TRUTH and RISING UP, and award-winning content for companies such as Warner Brothers, ESPN, and Disney.

His school culture work with TEEN TRUTH has sent him around the world, inspiring students, educators, and parents to tell hard truths and be the difference. During his career, Pohl has been featured on news programs, radio shows, and has received front-page coverage on USA Today and Yahoo! Sports. Additionally, he has consulted for brands such as Six Flags, Lifetouch, Union Pacific, Special Olympics, The Miami Dolphins, The Baltimore Ravens, and SHRM Chapters in Maine, New England and Texas. Pohl is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate in the state of Texas.


David Edwards | Closing Keynote

David A. Edwards is an associate professor and the chair of College of Hospitality Management at Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami campus and sits on the university’s Curriculum and Outcomes Assessment Committees. Professor Edwards has a diverse professional background, spanning sports media, the hotel industry and academia.

Recognized by South Florida’s Legacy Magazine as a top black educator, he believes in a global, multi-cultural approach to education and has led educational experiences to Australia and South Africa. Edwards has presented papers on a range of topics at several national and international conferences.


View the complete list of conference presenters in the AMPED program. Both attendees and spectators alike can engage with the experience. Share your excitement, follow the biggest events of the day and ask attendees about their favorite insights using #DECAAMPED.


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