WA DECA Update - June 21, 2018

WA DECA Update - June 21, 2018

WA DECA Update - June 21, 2018

Thank you all for an awesome DECA year, providing priceless opportunities for students! We hope you have a fantastic summer break—it’s time to relax! We’re here if you need us. CONGRATULATIONS to our retiring advisors—we can’t thank you enough for your years of dedication and service! We will miss you.

Today’s update includes the following:

1. DECA INC. 2018-2019 COMPETITIVE EVENT CHANGES

2. SCHOOL BASED ENTERPRISE

3. DRAFT COMPETITIVE EVENT TOPICS

4. DRESS CODE CHANGES

5. RECAP OF LAST WEEK’S UPDATES


1. DECA INC. 2018-2019 COMPETITIVE EVENT CHANGES

DECA shared their board-approved changes to the 2018-19 competitive events in the April/May issue of DECA Insight, summarized below.

 

Written Entry Presentation Guidelines. A list of allowable items will no longer be included in the guidelines. Participants need to know that any visual aids used must adhere to the following:

- Easily be hand carried to the presentation by the actual participants, and participants must set up the visuals themselves.

- Wheeled carts, moving straps, etc., may not be used to bring visuals into the area.

- Set-up time is included in total presentation time.

- Participants must furnish their own materials and equipment.

- No electrical power or internet connection is supplied, and alternate power sources (such as generators) are not allowed.

- Sound, kept at a conversational level, may be used.

 

Written Entry Checklist. The name of this form will be changed to Penalty Point Checklist, and there will be a few modifications.

- Written content no longer must be double spaced.

- All written events must be printed single sided.

- Current 30-page projects change to a maximum of 20 pages. Current 5- and 11-page projects change to a maximum of 10 pages.

 

Marketing Representative Events. ADC, FMP, and SEPP will be restructured into Integrated Marketing Campaign Events.

- Integrated Marketing Campaign Events will be comprised of three events/categories: Product (IMCP), Service (IMCS), and Event (IMCE).

- Participants will create an integrated marketing campaign for a product, service, or event of their choice.

- Participants will take the Marketing Career Cluster Exam.

 

Professional Selling and Consulting Events. The evaluation forms will have wording changes for items 8, 11, and 13.

 

Online Submission Pilot. DECA will pilot an online submission for one Chapter Team Event written entry no later than ICDC 2020.

 

2. SCHOOL BASED ENTERPRISE

It’s already time to start thinking about your School Based Enterprise! The topic for 2018–2019 is Market Planning.

- Since this is something you want your students to begin working on in August and September, we wanted to give you a heads up.

- This summer, Linda will send you a PowerPoint on “What Is Market Planning?”.

 

3. 2018-2019 DRAFT COMPETITIVE EVENT TOPICS

Be sure to check the DECA Guide over the summer for official guidelines for the 2018-19 school year.

Business Operations Research. The topic for each career category is the development of a cause marketing campaign.

Financial Consulting. Student is a financial consultant being asked by a young professional, earning $40,000/year, to make recommendations for a monthly budget and savings plan. The young professional has student loans, wants to live a millennial lifestyle, and wants to save for the future.

Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling. Student is a sales manager for a convention and visitor’s bureau of a major city, meeting with a potential client who is interested in holding an annual conference there for 4,000 attendees. Minimum discussion points should include convention facilities, hotel package, potential attractions, and transportation.

Professional Selling. Student is a sales representative of a security services firm, meeting with the general manager of a retail store who is seeking a firm to provide security services for the store, including security guards, security equipment and alarms, loss prevention strategies, and more.

4. DRESS CODE CHANGES

The following changes will be in effect beginning 2018-19, and the updated dress code will be available in the DECA Guide.

- Unacceptable types of shoes include boat shoes, canvas or fabric shoes, flip flops or casual sandals, athletic shoes, industrial work shoes, and hiking boots.

- Dress and skirt length must be at or below the knee.

5. RECAP OF LAST WEEK’S UPDATES

2018-2019 Washington DECA Calendar of Events and Deadlines

Be sure to refer to the attached calendar as you set up your plans for next year. This will be posted soon on teachdeca.org under Quick Links.

- Access DECA Inc.’s calendar at deca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/18-19-Calendar.pdf.

2018-2019 Conference Dates, Locations, Costs, and Deadlines

As you drill down into conference planning for next year, the attached document, which outlines the FLC, SCDC, and ICDC dates, locations, costs, and deadlines, will be useful.

 

2018 Fall Leadership Conference Tentative Agenda

Do you need an agenda to get approval to attend the Fall Leadership Conference? It’s available now! Please see the attached tentative agenda.

WA DECA Advisor In-Service for New and Experienced Advisors

September 14 – Save the Date! In addition to the New Advisor In-Service, we are planning an additional in-service opportunity to benefit experienced advisors as well. Details are still being finalized. Clock hours provided, pending OSPI approval.

BAM (Business and Marketing) Conference—Save the Date!

October 11–13, 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel in Richland, WA.

- For more information, please see the attached BAM document.

 

WA ACTE (Washington Association for Career and Technical Education) Summer Conference

August 5–8, 2018 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane.

- Click here for registration information.

Please keep us posted if you know about any marketing educator openings or advisor/chapter changes within your areas and schools. Thanks!

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