Get the Edge with the Collegiate DECA Leadership Passport Program

August 29, 2022

Apply by February 15, 2023

Are you ready for a new year in Collegiate DECA? Get the edge and earn recognition through the Leadership Passport Program.

The Leadership Passport Program encourages individual members, chapters and associations to plan activities and participate in events that enhance the experiences of members. The program rewards actions that build personal and professional skill sets focused around helping members be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders. Participating is a great way to showcase your professional growth.

Check out these tips to help you get started:

Plan Early

The passport program is designed to be implemented throughout the entire year. Members, chapters and associations are likely to complete much of the criteria throughout the school year. Trying to complete everything a week or two before the due date is challenging and often impossible. Review the guidelines and criteria and set goals. The school year gets busy, so plan when specific tasks will be addressed at the beginning of the school year to ensure you complete the requirements. You will find that many of the tasks overlap with what you are already doing in your chapter.

Document Your Progress

It is difficult to remember everything you did when submitting a passport application. Collegiate DECA members are busy and remembering every DECA-related activity can be challenging. Document when activities were completed and keep photographs to review when submitting your application.

Submit Your Application

All Leadership Passport Program applications are due by February 15, 2023. View the guidelines and learn more about all three programs.

Members, chapters and associations earning the various levels of passport success will be recognized at the International Career Development Conference.


Debbie Taylor
Leadership Specialist

Debbie Taylor is DECA's leadership specialist. In this role, she implements a comprehensive student leadership program for both the high school and college divisions. She is responsible for the Emerging Leader Series, student recognition programs and leads the DECA Inc. executive officer teams and elections.

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