Guide to Starting a New Chapter

How to Start a New
Chapter
5 Key Steps
WHY START A NEW CHAPTER?
• DECA PREPARES EMERGING LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
IN MARKETING, FINANCE, HOSPITALITY AND MANAGEMENT
IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ACROSS THE GLOBE
• DECA IS CO-CURRICULAR AND MAKES CLASSROOM
INSTRUCTION MORE INTERESTING BY PROVIDING
PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES THAT
HELP DEVELOP LEADERSHIP, CAREER, AND SOCIAL SKILLS
5 STEPS FOR STARTING A NEW
CHAPTER
• RECRUIT INTERESTED STUDENTS
• FIND AN ADVISOR
• SEND AN EMAIL TO STATE DIRECTOR AT
BRYCEN@CALIFORNIADECA.ORG
• PLAN YOUR NEXT STEPS
• START PLANNING MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES
STEP #1: RECRUIT
INTERESTED STUDENTS
• FIND TEN STUDENTS WILLING TO BE MEMBERS OF YOUR
CHAPTER
• INFORM THEM OF THE ASPECTS OF DECA, AND WHY THEY
SHOULD JOIN
• REFER TO THE “WHAT IS DECA” POWERPOINT FOR KEY SELLING
FACTORS OF DECA
• VISIT WWW.CALIFORNIADECA.ORG AND WWW.DECA.ORG
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DECA
• ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO VISIT THE WEBSITES TO GET A
BETTER SENSE OF WHAT THE ORGANIZATION HAS TO OFFER
STEP #2: FIND AN ADVISOR
• START BY ASKING TEACHERS THAT TEACH
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CLASSES
• KEEP IN MIND THAT STARTING A DECA CHAPTER
MAY REQUIRE A FEW YEARS
• GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING
ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS WITH YOUR ADVISOR
SO YOU ARE BOTH KEPT UP TO DATE
• ESTABLISH A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR
ADVISOR!
STEP #3: SEND CALIFORNIA
DECA AN EMAIL
• TO OFFICIALLY REGISTER YOUR CHAPTER, EMAIL OUR
STATE DIRECTOR, BRYCEN WOODLEY AT
BRYCEN@CALIFORNIADECA.ORG
• INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT CONTACT DETAILS (SCHOOL
NAME, CHAPTER ADVISOR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS,
EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER, AND
ANY OTHER RELEVANT CONTACT INFORMATION.)
• CALIFORNIA DECA WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH
INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AND WILL ENSURE DECA
HEADQUARTERS WILL HELP OUT AS WELL
STEP #4: PLAN YOUR NEXT
STEPS
• NOW THAT YOUR CHAPTER IS OFFICIALLY REGISTERED,
WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS?
• SET UP A TIME WITH CALIFORNIA DECA TO ANSWER
QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE ASSISTANCE
• CONTACT OTHER SCHOOLS WITH DECA CHAPTERS TO SEE
HOW THEY RUN MEETINGS AND PREPARE STUDENTS FOR
COMPETITIONS
• REFER TO OTHER SECTIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA DECA
ONLINE CHAPTER RESOURCE CENTER FOR ADDITIONAL
HELP (COMPETITION, MEETING TIPS, FUNDRAISING,
PUBLICITY, AS WELL AS OTHER HELPFUL AREAS)
STEP #5: START PLANNING
MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES!
• PLAN YOUR FIRST MEETING AND GET TO KNOW
ALL THE STUDENTS IN YOUR CHAPTER
• TAKE A LOOK AT OUR MEETING TEMPLATES TO
RUN SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS AND EVENTS
• HOST FUN FILLED SOCIALS TO INCREASE CAMPUS
AWARENESS OF YOUR NEW DECA CHAPTER AND
RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS
A FEW LAST TIPS
• GET READY TO JOIN THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WITH THE SAME
PASSION FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD!
• VISIT WWW.CALIFORNIADECA.ORG TO REQUEST A
CHAPTER STARTER KIT
• INFORM THE REST OF CALIFORNIA DECA ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS
BY PUBLICIZING YOUR EFFORTS ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND
INSTAGRAM. TAG US @CALIFORNIADECA OR #CADECA
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Guide to Starting a New Chapter

  • 1. How to Start a New Chapter 5 Key Steps
  • 2. WHY START A NEW CHAPTER? • DECA PREPARES EMERGING LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS IN MARKETING, FINANCE, HOSPITALITY AND MANAGEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ACROSS THE GLOBE • DECA IS CO-CURRICULAR AND MAKES CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION MORE INTERESTING BY PROVIDING PROGRAMS, PROJECTS AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES THAT HELP DEVELOP LEADERSHIP, CAREER, AND SOCIAL SKILLS
  • 3. 5 STEPS FOR STARTING A NEW CHAPTER • RECRUIT INTERESTED STUDENTS • FIND AN ADVISOR • SEND AN EMAIL TO STATE DIRECTOR AT BRYCEN@CALIFORNIADECA.ORG • PLAN YOUR NEXT STEPS • START PLANNING MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES
  • 4. STEP #1: RECRUIT INTERESTED STUDENTS • FIND TEN STUDENTS WILLING TO BE MEMBERS OF YOUR CHAPTER • INFORM THEM OF THE ASPECTS OF DECA, AND WHY THEY SHOULD JOIN • REFER TO THE “WHAT IS DECA” POWERPOINT FOR KEY SELLING FACTORS OF DECA • VISIT WWW.CALIFORNIADECA.ORG AND WWW.DECA.ORG TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DECA • ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO VISIT THE WEBSITES TO GET A BETTER SENSE OF WHAT THE ORGANIZATION HAS TO OFFER
  • 5. STEP #2: FIND AN ADVISOR • START BY ASKING TEACHERS THAT TEACH CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CLASSES • KEEP IN MIND THAT STARTING A DECA CHAPTER MAY REQUIRE A FEW YEARS • GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS WITH YOUR ADVISOR SO YOU ARE BOTH KEPT UP TO DATE • ESTABLISH A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR ADVISOR!
  • 6. STEP #3: SEND CALIFORNIA DECA AN EMAIL • TO OFFICIALLY REGISTER YOUR CHAPTER, EMAIL OUR STATE DIRECTOR, BRYCEN WOODLEY AT BRYCEN@CALIFORNIADECA.ORG • INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT CONTACT DETAILS (SCHOOL NAME, CHAPTER ADVISOR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER, AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT CONTACT INFORMATION.) • CALIFORNIA DECA WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AND WILL ENSURE DECA HEADQUARTERS WILL HELP OUT AS WELL
  • 7. STEP #4: PLAN YOUR NEXT STEPS • NOW THAT YOUR CHAPTER IS OFFICIALLY REGISTERED, WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS? • SET UP A TIME WITH CALIFORNIA DECA TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE ASSISTANCE • CONTACT OTHER SCHOOLS WITH DECA CHAPTERS TO SEE HOW THEY RUN MEETINGS AND PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COMPETITIONS • REFER TO OTHER SECTIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA DECA ONLINE CHAPTER RESOURCE CENTER FOR ADDITIONAL HELP (COMPETITION, MEETING TIPS, FUNDRAISING, PUBLICITY, AS WELL AS OTHER HELPFUL AREAS)
  • 8. STEP #5: START PLANNING MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES! • PLAN YOUR FIRST MEETING AND GET TO KNOW ALL THE STUDENTS IN YOUR CHAPTER • TAKE A LOOK AT OUR MEETING TEMPLATES TO RUN SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS AND EVENTS • HOST FUN FILLED SOCIALS TO INCREASE CAMPUS AWARENESS OF YOUR NEW DECA CHAPTER AND RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS
  • 9. A FEW LAST TIPS • GET READY TO JOIN THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WITH THE SAME PASSION FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD! • VISIT WWW.CALIFORNIADECA.ORG TO REQUEST A CHAPTER STARTER KIT • INFORM THE REST OF CALIFORNIA DECA ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS BY PUBLICIZING YOUR EFFORTS ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM. TAG US @CALIFORNIADECA OR #CADECA

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