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Explore DECA

What is DECA?

Ever wonder what DECA is? Read about our mission and guiding principles.

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DECA Fact Sheet

An overview of key DECA facts. Find out how DECA is preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

DECA Competitive Events Program

College & Career Ready

Are you students prepared for college? Does the idea of looking for a career make them nervous? In DECA you will learn how to help your students become college & career ready!

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List of DECA’s Events

Explore all of the events available to you when you become a DECA member today.

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Curriculum +
Courses + DECA

Through DECA, find out how to connect courses to curriculum from the ultimate experiences.

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Curriculum +
Competitive Events

Take DECA farther by using the knowledge gained through your curriculum and applying these to DECA’s competitive events.

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Overview of DECA’s Competitive Events Program

Read an overview of DECA’s competitive events program including: career clusters & instructional areas, performance indicators, and much more.

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DECA Conferences

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

DECA members can build upon their current strengths and attributes through their desire to engage in DECA events and conferences that prepare them for college and professional careers. DECA’s conferences bring our members into the larger DECA community while providing unique opportunities to extend classroom learning.

Western Region Leadership Conference (WRLC) is an experience no member will forget! The Western Region Leadership Conference brings thousands of DECA members from across the Western Region to exciting destinations including San Diego, Portland, Phoenix, Albuquerque and Seattle. The conference includes nationally recognized speakers and trainers, powerful workshops, inspiring business tours, cutting edge exhibits, and leadership training designed exclusively for chapter and state leaders of DECA. Advisor professional development sessions and competitive events are also offered to help everyone in DECA maximize their experience and benefit. Learn more about this conference and download the registration information.

The annual Advisor Conference focuses on training and content prepared specifically for DECA advisors. Speakers and presenters focus on making the most of the DECA program, tips on integrating DECA into classroom instruction, DECA’s competitive events program, best practices, idea sharing and much more. Learn more about this conference and download the registration information.

The pinnacle of Nevada DECA is the State Career Development Conference. Nearly 1,000 students from all over Nevada come to compete for an opportunity to advance to the International Career Development Conference. Aside from competition, this three-day conference includes many networking opportunities, leadership sessions, and a chance to create lasting friendships among chapter members. Learn more about this conference and download the registration information.

The DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) is the highlight of the DECA year. Fourteen thousand high school students, advisors, businesspersons and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Most participants at ICDC compete in one of DECA’s competitive events. The top competitors in each event are recognized for their outstanding achievements. In addition to the competitive events, many students and advisors participate in a variety of leadership and career advancing academies. Learn more about this conference and download the registration information.

Career & Community Preparation

Community Engagement

DECA prepares the next generation to be community oriented by recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community. DECA teaches its members to reach out to organizations they are passionate about and become involved in the community around them. DECA provides many community engagement opportunities for members through state and nation-wide community service efforts and competition.

Leadership Development

DECA prepares its members to be experienced leaders and empowers members through experience to provide effective leadership.

DECA develops experienced leaders by practicing key leadership skills such as goal setting, consensus building and project management. Members have numerous opportunities for leadership development from workshops and leadership academies at exciting conferences to serving as an elected officer at the local, state, or national level. Members are able to practice and apply their leadership training as community members, students, and peers.

What’s Next?

Start a Chapter

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Join DECA

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Connect in the Classroom

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College Connection

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Expanding Career Readiness Through Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)

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