Collegiate DECA Chapter Leadership Guidebook: Your Chapter’s Guide to Success

Aug 9, 2023

As we kick off the new school year, your 2023-2024 Collegiate Executive Officer Team is excited to introduce the Chapter Leadership Guide! This all-encompassing guide is your “one-stop shop” for important resources and year-round information to help you Experience the Difference in your chapter this year.

A few key highlights of the guide include:

Chapter Leadership

Leadership has different meanings for different people, but people look to them for guidance. This guide provides tips on incorporating multiple leadership styles to help you in your position and secure a successful year for your chapter.

Conference Preparation

Offering guidance to ensure a successful competition, the guide gives ideas on how to prepare for competition, such as hosting mock competitions, reviewing previous case studies and exams and ensuring members understand the difference between the high school and collegiate divisions competition. It also provides information on preparing for the experience, such as what to wear and practical communication practices.

Chapter Meeting Tips

The guide provides tips and ideas on how to successfully prepare your chapter meetings and clearly and concisely communicate the message you want to send to your members. It also provides multiple engaging chapter meeting ideas.

Summer Success Guide

While we may only be kicking off the year right now, it’s important to look to the future and see what you can do to have a successful summer with your DECA chapter. Connecting with your leadership team is one of the most important things you can do over summer break. This allows you time before the year starts to develop a program of leadership and work toward the successes you want to see in your chapter for the upcoming year.

As you and your chapter prepare to experience the difference this year, remember to be open to change, whether it’s a change of perspective or insight from another member. While it can be scary sometimes, change can lead to many amazing opportunities throughout the year. There is so much more to experience in the Chapter Leadership Guide, so be sure to check it out!


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