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1 Icing on the Cake: Integrating DECA Allison Bentley Cedar Shoals High School

2 DECA’s mission DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

3 Guiding Principles Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

4 DECA FRIDAY!! Student in my class receive a DECA performance grade. – This is for members and non-members DECA is co-curricular & MUST be a part of the marketing class.

5 State Officers Invite State Officers in to speak to students – Speak on Leadership opportunities Upcoming events What DECA means to them How to run for office

6 Promotional PowerPoint/Video I present this the first week of school. – Includes pictures of: Competitions Field Trips Socials Member Outings Officers Interviews Meetings

7 DECA Dimensions This is the monthly National DECA member magazine. – September Issue – September Issue Scavenger Hunt attachments/DIM_2011_Sept_Oct.pdf attachments/DIM_2011_Sept_Oct.pdf Submit articles on community service or other activities your chapter does.

8 GA DECA Chapter Spotlight from INFORMATION – Georgia DECA is excited to recognize all the efforts and activities of our local chapters by putting them on the website! We will feature one every month. There is no specific requirement of the type of activity, but it has to involve your local chapter of DECA. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: – Must be submitted by the chapter advisor – No more than 100 words – The event must have taken place during this school year, – Two chapters a month will be spotlighted PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION: – picture & article to – You may include pictures (no more than two, please)

9 Chapter Website Have officers create a School DECA website. – Post Community service Fundraisers Pictures Etc. You can link to: – GA DECA – National DECA – Social Media Page(s)

10 Statesman Testing Use the Statesman Award for Bell Ringer in classes or Trivia game.

11 Guest Speakers Schedule them on your DECA Day. Give them some points to discuss that relate to DECA and/or material your covering in your class. Examples – Toastmasters (public speaking) – Men’s Wearhouse (Men’s Professional Dress) – Chick-fil-A (Leadership) – Colleges/Universities & Technical Schools – Chamber of Commerce – Rotary Club or other local civic organization **Make sure students write HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTES to the guest speaker.

12 Mock Interviews I found local business around town that would be willing to hire high school students to come in and conduct Mock Interviews on DECA day. They judged students using the DECA Job Interview Scoring sheet. **Some students leave class that day with a job offer.

13 Region, State & International Competitions I have created a Notebook for all competition areas. This way when a student signs up to compete in that area, they have all the materials they need. – Sample Cheat Sheets – Current Rules – Past Winners – Past Competition Material

14 Written Events Events This is my semester project. I provide students with examples (DECA images) and they have time to look through those for ideas on how they need be structured and what kinds of information can be included.

15 Testing Events Bell ringers Base classroom material around questions and use certain questions on test. Have your students set up a trivia day in class.

16 Chapter Meetings Once a month, after the regular DECA meeting. Elect officers for each class.

17 DECA Promotional Material Students can use DECA DAY time to create display boards, flyers and other material to be displayed around school or for events.

18 DECA Week This is the time to let your chapter SHINE! Make sure that you let your whole chapter submit ideas. – Ideas Member Luncheon DECA Shirt Day Ice Cream Social DECA Trivia on announcements Dress for Success DECA Spirit Week (similar to Homecoming Spirit Week) DECA members wear "Ask me about DECA" pins Administration Appreciation Informational Meeting Community Service Day DECA Diamond King & Queen Host a DECA Trivia Night Social for Members and their friends DECA Tailgate before football game

19 Global Entrepreneurship Week November 14-20, Why organize a Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA activity? – We need people and organizations to help create an environment that allows entrepreneurial behavior to flourish. It is important that young people believe in themselves and strive to make their ideas happen, and they deserve encouragement and support. The drive to nurture enterprising behavior needs business, education, government, voluntary organizations and the media to work together—no single sector or organization working in isolation can create opportunities on this ambitious scale. Global Entrepreneurship Week is a great opportunity to showcase what thousands of organizations already do to help foster a culture that embraces innovation, imagination and creativity.

20 Community Service Students in your classes can research & create promotional material for your community service opportunities. – Make A Wish Foundation – Toys 4 Tots – Military Care Packages – Safe Trick or Treat (Elementary School) – Coins 4 Cancer – American Cancer Society – Human Society – Thanksgiving Baskets for DFACS – Christmas Angel Tree – Breast Cancer Awareness – Community Fair

21 Sales Projects Have your classes create promotional materials for the school and businesses. Ideas: – Car Wash – Prom Preview – Krsipy Kreme Donut Sales – Chick-fil-A Biscuit Sales before school – Bake Sale – Discount/Coupon Books – Chick-fil-A, Zaxby's, Stevi B's Pizza or any business Spirit Night – Bag Groceries for local grocery store for tips – Candy Sales – Chick-fil-A Calendar Sales – Talent Show – Lollipop Sales – Cookies Sales – Valentines Day--Balloons & Carnations – Christmas Cards – Halloween Boo Grams – Drawing/Raffle – Powder Puff Football Game (junior vs seniors)

22 Dress 4 Success DECA Day = Dress 4 Success Day Count as part of DECA Day Grade At the beginning of the semester discuss the importance. This looks really good when you have guest speakers come into your class, especially when they are discussing professionalism.

23 Local Officer Training Program I change mine around a little bit and do with all my classes. – Ice Breakers – Leadership Activities – Group Activities – Individual/ Class Goal Setting – How can they contribute to DECA? – What can DECA do for them?

24 The other CTSO’s Team up with the other CTSO’s in your school for: – Leadership Training – Community Service Projects

25 Other Ideas ********** **********


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