North Dakota DECA

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2019-20 Competitive Event Changes Published

Chapter event names and project guidelines have been updated. See the details of the changes here: 2019-20 High School DECA Competitive Event Changes

 

DECA, Inc made the Competitive Events Transcripts from DECA ICDC available. Get the Event Transcripts here 

DECA is pleased to provide competitive events transcripts for all competitors at this year’s DECA International Career Development Conference — free of charge!

DECA chapter advisors can obtain their entire chapter’s transcripts by logging in to the membership system at https://membership.decaregistration.com/. Click on the conferences tab, then high school ICDC registration and student transcripts. This will automatically download all transcripts for your chapter.

Certified Guest Services Professional Certification Now Available

In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), DECA is pleased to offer students an opportunity to boost their diploma and resume with the Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) industry certification. To become certified by AHLEI, you must meet the knowledge and experience requirements and successfully complete a certification examination. DECA members who took the Hospitality and Tourism Cluster Exam at their state/provincial conference or at ICDC and scored at least 70% will be eligible for the Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) industry certification. Certifications are only available at the state/provincial level if the scores were reported by the state/provincial association.

The Certified Guest Service Professionals (CGSP®) industry certification will cost DECA members only $20, a sharply discounted rate compared to the general public and AHLEI members. See more information here.

 

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UPCOMING  DEADLINES

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Congratulations

Collegiate DECA Advisors of the Year 

2002: Donna Gutschmidt, LRSC, Devils Lake
2003: Greg Anderson, NDSCS, Wahpeton
2004: Greg Anderson, NDSCS, Wahpeton
2005: Donna Gutschmidt, LRSC, Devils Lake
2006: Billy Boyeff, MSU, Minot
2007: Donna Gutschmidt, LRSC, Devils Lake
2008: Karel Sovak, University of Mary
2009: Bruce Harmon, North Dakota State University
2010: Greg Anderson, NDSCS, Wahpeton
2011: Karel Sovak, University of Mary
2012: Greg Anderson, NDSCS, Wahpeton
2013: Keri Keith, Dakota College, Bottineau
2014: Robert Johnston, Mayville State University
2015: Dustin Olson, Mayville State University
2016: Greg Anderson, NDSCS, Wahpeton
2017: Cindy Brown, Lake Region State College
2018: Tawnya Bernsdorf, Minot State University
2019: Greg Anderson, NDSCS, Wahpeton

DECA’s Comprehensive Learning Program:

Integrates into Classroom Instruction
An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers.

Applies Learning
DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.

Connects to Business
Partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.

Promotes Competition
As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.

DECA prepares the next generation to be

Academically Prepared
DECA members are ambition, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.

Community Oriented
Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.

Professionally Responsible
DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.

Experienced Leaders
DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.

The Latest From Our Facebook Page

North Dakota DECA
North Dakota DECA
North Dakota DECA continues our partnership with Sanford Health. Thank you for your Platinum Level Sponsorship and continued support of North Dakota DECA.
North Dakota DECA
North Dakota DECA
Saturday January 21 is the deadline to apply for state office for Collegiate DECA.
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North Dakota DECA
We want to share an exciting opportunity from Rubin: a free national contest to spotlight CTE students with the potential to be stellar interns across all career pathways. Here's what you need to know about first-ever America's Next Great Intern contest:
• Rubin, the leader in online curriculum for employability training, challenges students to demonstrate critical work-readiness skills(e.g., firm handshake, speaking on the phone, writing an email).
• The submission period is from February 1, 2023, to March 3, 2023. In March, Rubin will post ten national finalists and let the public choose America's Next Great Intern.
• The contest is open to any middle school, high school, or post-secondary student participating in a CTE or project-based (hands-on) class or program.
• Prizes include Amazon gift cards, a stipend for professional attire, the chance at a paid virtual internship, and more!

Visit Rubin’s website (https://rubineducation.com/) for additional information and to register your students.
North Dakota DECA
North Dakota DECA
We were so glad to host University of Minnesota Crookston DECA at our meeting last night! This is their first year as a DECA club so we were able to share some of our tips and tricks and help them prepare for upcoming state competition! It was a fun night full of networking and learning 🤓💙💫
North Dakota DECA
North Dakota DECA
A quick message from our upcoming keynote speaker at the March DECA Conference. What a great challenge for each of you.
North Dakota DECA
North Dakota DECA
The DECA Virtual Business Challenge (VBC) is an official competitive event free to high school members and hosted by Knowledge Matters. The event is based on the Virtual Business series of simulations and offers over $20,000 in scholarship money.

General Info

DECA is a leadership organization for students at the high school or college level with an interest in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. 

 

 

Quick Info

 

 

Find a Chapter

Connect with DECA Members across the state. Find the name, advisor name and contact info on the Chapter Map Page. Happy Connecting! 

Chapter Map

 

Alumni Reconnect

We're reconnecting Alumni to an opportunity to give back to the Association that gave you so much along the way. 

Register as an Alumni

 

 

News & Events

With so many good things happening in our Chapters, it might be hard to keep up on the news! But you've come to the right place. See what's happening or submit your own DECA news here: 

DECA News & Events

 

 

Parent Resources

We have a special place to help DECA Parents get through this thing called DECA. Here it is: 

A Guide Just For Parents

 

 

Career Opportunities

DECA provides a place to network with industry leaders at every turn and we're fielding requests all the time for DECA Grads or DECA Members to take on roles at the best companies. We'll be launching a cool resource in just a few weeks! Keep checking back. 

 

 

Business Partners

We're in business to support students and we couldn't do it without the help of our Business Partners. See who they are and how you can support our mission here: 

Business Partners

 

ND DECA Member Elected to Executive Officer Team

Ross Motter, Jamestown High School student and former ND DECA Vice President, campaigned to serve on the Executive Officer Team and was elected at ICDC in Atlanta, Georgia to represent the Central Region. 

ND Applebee's Helps ND DECA Raise Thousands

The impressive and generous partnership between Applebee's in ND and ND DECA ensures that members have the necessary funds for conference needs and once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities. Thank You ND Applebee's! 

Officer Team Update

High School Officers are gearing up for Mid-Winter meetings. Leave them a note about what you're doing here: Submit Chapter News

Collegiate Officers are looking forward to Collegiate State Career Development Conference plans. All DECA Members are encouraged to compete and seek leadership positions!

What is DECA?

DECA is a leadership organization for students at the high school or college level with an interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA programs exist in 24 of our high schools and career and technology centers in the state. Nine colleges and universities have a Collegiate DECA Chapter.

DECA at both the high school and college levels focus on leadership development, community service learning, career awareness and social responsibility. Members pay local, state and national dues to receive membership benefits. Chapter members qualify to compete at the local, state, and national levels in career-related competitive events.

Mission Statement 

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

Vision

To provide the DECA experience for every student who seeks it throughout the state of North Dakota.

What We Do

Meet Your State Officers

Bring DECA to Your School

Featured Alumni 

Meet alumni DECA member Dan Harbeke.

A DECA Alumni from West Fargo High School, Dan is the author of the book, "Get In! How to Market Yourself and Become Successful at a Young Age." Dan currently works for Google as the Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager in the midwest.

He has served on a variety of boards including Junior Achievement in Utah, and the National History Museum. He has a marketing degree from Creighton University where he serves on the alumni board.

Dan Harbeke

ND DECA Alumni

Important Dates

 

December 9-11, 2022

Central Region Conference, Milwaukee, WI - High School Division

February 2023

ND DECA Collegiate Leadership Conference - Collegiate Division

 

January 25

Emerging Leaders Competition - Hosted by Valley City State University

 

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