As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school. The potential for travel, recognition and awards for learning classroom content through DECA’s competitive events is a tremendous motivator — not to mention the scholarships and cash awards recognizing DECA members for outstanding achievement.

The DECA Competitive Events Super Success System is designed to help chapters formulate a monthly competitive events preparation plan to take your members’ performance from good to great! Hopefully, DECA will see your selfies with a trophy on stage at your local, regional, association conferences and maybe even the International Career Development Conference!


The cycle of the five actions below will help your chapter build an amazing competitive events super success system. Utilize this strategy with the downloadable module to put together a competition plan for your DECA chapter.


Share DECA's competitive events and what qualities generate success in them. Use the "Find Your Competitive Event" module on DECA+ to survey members' interests and then explore specific competitive events on DECA+.


Get your members excited and help them understand why competition — and winning — is awesome!


Give your members the tools and strategies they need to succeed, from study materials to personalized feedback. DECA+ is your ultimate resource for helping pull together so many tools, strategies and resources all in one place!


Recognize the success in your chapter, from completing a practice exam to advancing to your association conference to winning at ICDC!


Evaluate your members and leaders to determine what works and what can be improved.

Motivated! Motivated! Downright DECA-cated!