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Advisor ConferenceThe 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.
Emerging Leader SummitJoin student leaders from across the Western Region for a three-day officer training camp! This is an experience for current and potential State and Provincial Officers, and will take you to new leadership heights. Learn how to work with your leadership team, how to be a stronger leader, and how to stand out as a student leader. Oregon DECA state officers attend this event as part of their officer training, and any potential state officer candidates are encouraged to join!
District Skills CompetitionsCome test your competitive skills and get ready for the State Career Development Conference. District Skills Competitions allow students to compete in certain events prior to the State Career Development Conference to gain competitive skills and understanding of DECA. Whileplacing at a District Career Development Conference is not necessary to compete at the State Career Development Conference, it is a great way to see how you stack up against your local competition!
Oregon Leadership InstituteOregon DECA, mark your calendars and start making plans today to attend the highlight event of the fall, the Oregon Leadership Institute. This conference will be another great opportunity for you to join with your fellow DECA members and members of other CTSO’s like FBLA from around the state of Oregon. Students and advisors will improve their leadership skills, network, participate in hands on learning activities, sharpen competitive knowledge, and have a weekend full of fun! Learn more about this conference and download the registration information.
Western Region Leadership ConferenceWestern 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.
State Career Development ConferenceThe pinnacle of Oregon DECA is the State Career Development Conference. Nearly 1,000 students from all over Oregon 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.
International Career Development ConferenceThe 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.
Emerging Leader Summit
District Skills Competitions
Oregon Leadership Institute
Western Region Leadership Conference
State Career Development Conference
International Career Development Conference
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.
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.
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