Competition

Levels of competition

Region

Showcase your leadership skills by participating in Region Competitive Events on December 6th. Online Testing will take place prior to the Region Competition. Events that will participate in online testing include: Principles of Business & Administration Events, Personal Financial Literacy Event, and Individual Series Events. All Individual Role plays will take place at Region Competition.

State

This year’s State Career Development Conference will be held on January 30-February 1, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This will provide a wonderful opportunity for students to shine as they compete among the best in the state in their competitive event for a chance to advance to the international level of competition, and to participate in the state executive officer elections. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops and trainings.

ICDC

The International Career Development Conference is the highlight of the DECA year. 20,000+ high school students, advisors, business persons and alumni gather for several days of DECA excitement. Most participants at ICDC compete in one of DECA's competitive event with the top competitors in each event being recognized for their achievements. In addition to the competitive events, many students and advisors participate in a variety of leadership and career advancing academies.

Nashville, TN

This year’s International Career Development Conference will be held on April 29-May 2, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Students will get the chance to compete at the international level while also having the chance to explore the city of Nashville.

Days until ICDC:

Competitive events

Manuals

Business Operations Research Events

One to Three Participants

20 Page
Manual

Present
Project

15 Minute Presentation

Business Services Operations
Buying and Merchandising Operations
Finance Operations
Hospitality and Tourism Operations
Sports and Entertainment Marketing Operations

Project Management Events

One to Three Participants

20 Page
Manual

Present
Project

15 Minute Presentation

Business Solutions Project
Career Development Project
Community Awareness Project
Community Giving Project
Financial Literacy Project

Entrepreneurship Events

One to Three Participants

10 Page
Manual

Present
Project

15 Minute Presentation

Innovation Plan
Start-Up Business Plan

One to Three Participants

20 Page
Manual

Present
Project

15 Minute Presentation

Independent Business Plan
International Business Plan
Business Growth Plan
Franchise Business Plan

Integrated Marketing Campaign Events

One to Three Participants

Marketing
Exam

10 Page
Manual

Present
Project

15 Minute Presentation

Integrated Marketing Campaign - Event
Integrated Marketing Campaign - Product
Integrated Marketing Campaign - Service

Roleplays

Principles of Business Administration Events

One
Participant

Business Administration Core Exam

One Roleplay Two for Finalist

10 Minute
Preparation Time

10 Minute Presentation

Team Decision Making Events

Personal Financial Literacy Event

One
Participant

Financial Literacy
Exam

One Roleplay
Two for Finalist

10 Minute
Preparation Time

10 Minute Presentation

Other events

Professional Selling and Consulting Events

One to Three Participants

Career Cluster Exam

Consulation or Sales Presentation

15 Minute Presentation

Stock Market Game

One to Three Participants

10 Page
Written Event

Present
Portfolio

15 Minute Presentation

Virtual Business Challenge Events

One to Three Participants

Virtual Business Challenge - Accounting
Virtual Business Challenge - Fashion
Virtual Business Challenge - Hotel Management
Virtual Business Challenge - Personal Finance
Virtual Business Challenge - Restaurant
Virtual Business Challenge - Retail
Virtual Business Challenge - Sports