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Nevada DECA Aspires Higher at 2011 CTSO Summit!

Networking is a critical part of any young leader's development, and networking is exactly what your Nevada DECA State Officers did while at the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Summit on July 23-27, 2011 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

At the conference, the State Officers had a chance to interact and develop relationships with other Nevada State Officers from SkillsUSA, FFA,  Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Officers were also able to swap ideas about social media strategies, promoting their organizations, and working with a team while sharing the insights of CTSO leadership.

The State Officers engaged in exciting, interactive workshops led by Amy Gallimore, Director of Leadership for TRI Leadership Resources, LLC. These workshops provided the State Officers with important information about effective leadership and facilitating workshops. The Nevada DECA State Officers utilized this information to continue developing and perfecting workshops they’re excited to present during chapter visits this upcoming year.

While at Lake Tahoe, the Nevada CTSO State Officers also had the chance to visit the beautiful Nevada Beach at Lake Tahoe where they jumped in the lake for a swim, started up a game of volleyball, and took tons of pictures.

Mckenna Murray, Nevada FBLA’s Executive Vice President, found connecting with other teams fun and easy: “We are all leaders and we understand the importance and networking and connecting with those we work with.”

Nevada FBLA Vice President of Membership Alexandre Uboldi found pleasure in “learning about what the other CTSOs represented.” Learning this helped Alexandre improve his own organization as well as himself. He describes the other State Officers as “welcoming and very friendly,” and explained that these qualities helped him interact with new people instead of staying with his own team as he initially believed he would.

By the final day of CTSO Summit, all the CTSO State Officers had interacted with one another, uncovering future partners and friends.

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