DECA EMERGING LEADER SERIES
Developing emerging leaders is at the heart of the DECA mission. The DECA Emerging Leader Series brings together our dynamic students and outstanding leadership experts for a comprehensive and intensified leadership experience. Our goal in the Emerging Leader Series academies is to provide values-filled programming that results in future executives, entrepreneurs and employees who can build a high-performance team and lead with integrity, innovation, and superior competency.
FIVE LEADERSHIP ACADEMIES
DECA’s Emerging Leader Series is held in conjunction with the International Career Development Conference and features five Academies targeted to serve:
•Members (Thrive Academy)
•DECA Graduating Seniors (Aspire Academy)
•Chapter Leaders (Elevate Academy)
•Chapter Development (Thrive Academy)
•State & Association Executive Officers (Empower Academy)
DECA EMERGING LEADER SUMMIT
DECA also offers continuing leadership education opportunities at the DECA Emerging Leader Summit which is a four-day experience held each July. This dynamic conference is designed especially for chapter and state executive officers and rotates back and forth between Washington DC (odd numbered years) and a different Western United States destination (even numbered years).
Learn more: https://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/high-school-educational-conferences/emerging-leader-summit/
21st CENTURY SKILLS ALIGNMENT
Aligned with 21st Century Skills in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation, DECA’s Emerging Leader Series prepares DECA members to be effective leaders in college and careers.
Learn more: https://www.deca.org/high-school-programs/emerging-leader-series/