Alex Ellsworth is a four-year DECA member born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Serving as the High School Division President, Alex strives for all members to use their passion for DECA to take real action for their chapters and associations. She aims to make an impact by helping associations grow all DECA members' leadership, membership, recognition, engagement and enthusiasm. Previously, Alex served as a two-time Nevada DECA association officer as President and Vice President of Leadership. Her favorite quote is, “Leadership is not positional” because one’s impact isn’t defined by the title one holds. Alex will attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she will pursue degrees in hospitality and international business. When not using her passion for taking action, Alex enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and trying as many restaurants as possible.
Leadership Illuminated: Must-Read Books for DECA Members
DECA members can experience the difference in their leadership journey by immersing themselves in these insightful books. As the pages turn, the wisdom gained from these books can guide DECA members on their path to becoming exceptional leaders.
Action Is Passion: Advocating for the Vital Role of CTSOs and CTE
CTE Month is the perfect opportunity for DECA’s members to show their passion and take real action. This article delves into the significance of championing these programs and explores actionable ideas to advocate, embracing the mantra that "action is passion."
Exploring the Benefits of DECA’s Leadership Styles
DECA leadership styles are important for personal and professional development as they provide a framework for self-understanding, team collaboration, adaptability, effective communication and career planning.
Member Engagement: Preparing for a New Year
Now that it’s December, it’s time for our advisors, members and officer teams to start preparing for competition season. With the academic year of 2023-2024 halfway through, here’s a list of ideas for member engagement and what to consider planning for.
Chapter Campaigns: Ideas for Involvement
Are you and your chapter looking at ways to develop your program of leadership and gain recognition during the best month of the year, DECA Month? Check out this article to learn about all five of DECA’s Chapter Campaigns and ideas for submission.
Corporate Challenges: What They Entail and Why Members Should Participate
Seven of DECA’s corporate partners are offering Corporate Challenges for our High School Division members! In this article, learn more about our Corporate Challenges, links to get more information, what they each entail and important dates.
The Women's World Cup: How Growth Stems from Consistency
This article highlights the history and growth of both the Women’s World Cup tournament and the High School Division of DECA to show how growth stems from consistency.
Program of Leadership: How You Can Get Involved This Year
For the 2023-2024 year, your Executive Officer Team is excited to announce their official Program of Leadership! As a team, they picked three main areas of focus they were the most passionate about and felt they could make the strongest difference with.
A How-to for Membership Recruitment
This article explores a list of items and tactics to help successfully recruit and retain membership. With a heavy emphasis on consistency, members and chapters will successfully recruit members and bring more attention to our organization.
2023 DECA ICDC Recap
DECA ICDC attendees were able to compete, develop leadership skills, spend time with friends and peers, pin trade, visit Downtown Orlando and meet DECA members from around the globe. To highlight DECA ICDC, let's hear from DECA Members that Experienced the Difference in April!