August 20, 2019 - New Advisor E-blast

August 20, 2019 - New Advisor E-blast

Good morning and Welcome Back! For those of you that have not met me, my name is Kim Frahm and I provide chapter support for new and developing advisors in Washington DECA.

I hope that you all had a great summer and are excited for a new year in DECA! 

For those of you that are new, you have access to a password protected, dedicated website for DECA Advisors!  Below is how you access the site:


Password: envision (this is going to change very soon; you will be notified of the change)

Every Tuesday, you will receive a new advisor e-blast announcing new resources, and news that is trending/important in Washington DECA. In addition, about every 6-8 weeks, you will receive a 1:1 email from chapter support; a check-in on how you are doing and what we can do to support/assist you!


*New Open Office Hours
*New Resources on Teach DECA
*New Advisor Conference
*Project Management Events 

In order to better serve our new advisors on an individual basis, Chapter Support will be offering Open Office Hours on Thursdays at the below times: 

7:30-8:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
3:00-3:30 p.m. 

Access Open Office Hours Here or call in at 1 669 900 6833

There will be occasions when office hours will need to change and those announcements will be made on Tuesdays here, as well as in the New Advisor E-blast.  

We are excited to announce several new resources on Teach DECA: 

  • *In Fast Start – Member application for google classroom teachers. Please be sure you MAKE A COPY of the form before editing for your own chapter's use. Data generated will populate into a google sheet which you can then covert to a CSV, remove unnecessary columns and upload directly into the membership portal.  There is also a customizable brochure you can use for club fairs, parent night, etc.  

  • *Unit Two Integrate: Business Operations Research Event [Classroom Activity] - entire lesson plan for incorporating the BOR events into your curriculum. 

  • *Unit Two Integrate: Marketing Information Management [Instructional Area] - entire lesson plan for teaching MIM in preparation for the BOR Events. 

  • *Unit Two Integrate: One-Day Chapter Officer Retreat – agenda and all of the resources for a one-day chapter officer training. 

  • All competitive event guidelines, DECA Guide, Advisor Guidebook, etc. have been uploaded in preparation for the new school year.  The 2019-2020 DECA Inc Membership Promo video is uploaded in Unit One Initiate Students and is also on the What is DECA PowerPoint in Fast Start and Unit One Initiate Excite.

If you are in your 1-3 year as an advisor, please plan on attending the New Advisor Conference taking place in Bellevue on September 17Here is the registration packetPLEASE plan on bringing your WA DECA Advisor Success Guide and your DECA Guide with you.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

In preparation for students participating in the new Project Management events (replaced the Chapter Team Events), we have started uploading resources in Teach DECA | Unit Two Integrate Competitive Events for your use. We will continue to add both templates and video resources over the next couple of weeks!  Look for announcements in Tuesday's e-blast for resources that have been added. 


Teach DECA is a resource for all your DECA chapter needs! Gain access to helpful tutorials, download template resources for the classroom, attend interactive webinars tailored for advisors, and more. Our Chapter Support Team is also available to meet with you for one-on-one virtual coaching sessions.