Leadership

How to Guarantee Your New Year’s Resolutions Come True

People are great at setting New Year’s resolutions, but not so great at following through with them. Regardless if it’s losing weight, getting straight A’s or winning DECA glass, the desire to achieve New Year’s resolutions remains, but the actions…

Go Big with Your New Year's Resolutions

Happy Holidays, DECA! As we head into the new year, setting resolutions is a time-honored tradition. Something that is not common, however, is sticking to those resolutions! While it can be difficult to break a bad habit or start going…

Why You Should Consider Collegiate DECA Executive Office

“Every time we think we’ve measured our capacity to reach a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that the capacity may well be limitless.” -President Bartlett, The West Wing.  As we begin another year of executive officer applications, it…

DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet Now Available

The 2020-2021 DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet is now available. As our primary student brand ambassadors, DECA executive officers represent more than 220,000 student members to a variety of key stakeholders, including fellow members, advisors, education administrators, business partners, public…

Winter Break Checklist

As the holidays approach, it is time to start thinking forward. With the conference season and many important deadlines approaching, let’s plan the best ways to spend your winter break. Here we go! 1. Prep for competition Without classes and…

Collegiate Executive Office: Top Reasons to Run

After years of being a DECA member at the collegiate and high school levels, I finally found the perfect answer for those contemplating running for an International Executive Officer position. Do it. I remember my first year in DECA; looking…

Why Run for Executive Office?

Deciding to run for executive office was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my entire life. After having the opportunity to serve Washington DECA, I knew that there was so much more that I wanted to accomplish…

Five Beneficial Stress Management Tips

Stress is something that all of us are faced with, particularly at the start of the school year. Between classes, work and extracurricular activities, even the most experienced in time management can feel overwhelmed and overworked. Take advantage of the…

What To Do After Your DECA Journey Ends

Last spring, I watched as my chapter’s new officer team was announced and sworn in to be next year’s leaders. A feeling of pride rushed over me knowing that the chapter had just completed another successful year and was left…

Time Management Tips and Tricks for School

As we all know, DECA can take up a significant chunk of time each week. It is important to prioritize DECA, your academics and free time as you start the new school year. One of the best ways to stay…

Three Quick Steps to Becoming a Successful Leader

1. Take Risks You are capable of achieving your dreams. Definitely one of the best decisions of my life was taking the risk to run for local, association and executive officer positions. Through these positions, I have been able to…

#Goals for Your Year

As a DECA member, you clearly have a passion for the organization. Before jumping into your goals for the year, it’s important to start with that passion. Why is DECA important? What can DECA do for the students in your…

Back to School and Back to DECA

It’s that time of the year again when members and advisors are heading back to school! Although it may not be the most exciting time of the year for everyone, there are several reasons to be energized for the year…

DECA Direct Magazine: The Team Issue is Available Now

DECA Direct Magazine, the Team Issue, features tips from top competitors, stories of successful DECA members and alumni, and a discussion guide for team effectiveness. Plus, find everything you need to be #ReadyForIt when #CTEMonth arrives in February. 

Let’s Unify Your Chapter!

When it comes to DECA, almost 99% of your teamwork comes from within your own chapter. Furthermore, teamwork within your DECA chapter makes your time in DECA more enjoyable as well. As a result, your chapter becomes your in-school family, which excites you and pushes you to work hard in DECA.

Sign up for email updates

  • Select your state, province or country
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

DECA on Twitter

Categories: Chapter Resources