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Keynote Speakers

Hear from Chris Nguyen, National Correspondent, for CNN/Warner Bros. Discovery, during Opening Session!

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During Closing Session, stay tuned for our speaker, Linda Bonnar, Master NLP & PCC Coach, Author and Trainer

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Washington DECA Leadership Badge

Earning the digital Leadership Badge is easy! Participate in conference activities and reflect on your learning. Choose from five different ways to earn your badge.

A badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. Badges serve as a recognition for online learning and help aspiring professionals get their qualifications verified. These badges are digital credentials and can be earned in a wide variety of environments, an increasing number of which are online. After completion of the DECA Leadership Badge requirements, you will be awarded the digital badge and a certificate.

There are several professional platforms you can use to show your badge! Examples include: Resumé, email signatures, blogs and websites and LinkedIn.

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Visit select local restaurants and shops while at FLC! Proceeds raised will support DECA member conference scholarships.

  • Walk-ins and reservations accepted
  • DECA Eats Valid: Monday, November 7
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Great for large parties!
  • Located across the Skybridge from the Hyatt on level 1 of Lincoln Square
  • Mention “DECA Eats” at checkout and wear your name badge!
  • Website
  • Walk-ins only
  • DECA Eats Valid: Monday, November 7
  • Time: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • A great breakfast or lunch spot!
  • Present this flier at checkout for your purchase to qualify in-store
  • Online or in-app orders, use digital code: FUND4U
  • A 5-minute walk from the Hyatt. Located on 106th Ave NE & NE 12th ST
  • Walk-ins only
  • DECA Eats Valid: Monday, November 7
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Great for a quick bite!
  • In-store orders: Click here for English flier (required for DECA Eats contribution)
  • In-store orders: Click here for Spanish flier (required for DECA Eats contribution)
  • Online or in-app orders, use digital code: 344598 (enter in the fundraiser code box)
  • Located in The Bellevue Collection on Level 2
  • Walk-ins only
  • DECA Eats Valid: Monday, November 7
  • Time: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • A nice walk and a great choice for lunch!
  • In-store orders: Click here for English flier (required for DECA Eats contribution)
  • In-store orders: Click here for Spanish flier (required for DECA Eats contribution)
  • Online or in-app orders, use digital code: MODF14157
  • Located past The Bellevue Collection on NE 4th ST & Bellevue Way NE
  • Reservations now closed.

3 DAYS OF LEADERSHIP.
NETWORKING. EXPLORATION.
AND ALL THINGS DECA.

GENERAL SESSIONS

The Opening and Closing Sessions will feature two inspiring keynote speakers!

Keynote Speakers:

Linda Bonnar, Master NLP & PCC Coach, Author & Trainer

Chris Nguyen, CNN/Warner Bros. Discovery, National Correspondent

WASHINGTON DECA'S ADVANCED CHAPTER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PRESENTED BY SOUND CU

Send two chapter officers to this hands-on advanced leadership academy. Connect with student leaders and gain toolkits and resources for membership growth, public speaking presence, social media and more!

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COMPETITION & INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS

Dozens of Competition, Career-Based, DEI, Community Service, Social Media, Sports Marketing and hands-on workshops will be available on Monday.

Advisor Workshops with clock hours available.

COMPETITION

Students have the opportunity to participate in several competitions at the Fall Leadership Conference!

Mock Role-Play:

  • Entrepreneurship Individual Series or Principles of Marketing (first year competitors). Tuesday only.

Business Pitch Competition:

  • Teams of 1-3 can present a business venture to a judge. Awards will be announced at closing session. Monday only.

Mock Job Interviews:

  • The mock job interview experience prepares members to the best of their ability for a real-life job interview through a fun and competitive event during FLC. Tuesday only.

THE LAUNCH PARTY

On Sunday night, all members are invited to this fun social gathering with music, games, and more!

THE EXPLORATION EXPO

On Monday, dozens of vendors will be showcasing SBE products, fundraising ideas, colleges, and educational resources.

Members wishing to sell their own product or service can join The Exploration Expo Marketing Fair as well! Contact chontelle@wadeca.org.

EXPLORING THE C.O.R.E. OF WASHINGTON DECA

As DECA members, we’re often asked, “What is DECA”? From membership and community service to business opportunities, leadership growth, and competition, DECA has opportunities for all students but can be hard to define.

On Monday night at FLC, we will be diving into the C.O.R.E. of Washington DECA to help members grow as emerging leaders. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the core fundamentals which make-up our organization: Competition, Opportunity, Representation, and Experience.

ADVISOR RECEPTION & DECA INC. MEETING

All Advisors are invited to the Monday evening Advisor Reception & DECA Inc. Meeting.

Network with Advisors across Washington and enjoy light snacks and door prizes.

DECA Eats

Visit select local restaurants and shops! Proceeds raised with these partner companies will support DECA member conference and membership scholarships. Click here to view participating locations/hours.

STATE OFFICER WORKSHOPS

Team Launch will be leading a series of workshops on Tuesday morning! Workshops:

  • Run for State Office
  • Getting the Edge with Your Chapter’s Social Media
  • Command a Room – Your guide to confident public speaking
  • Competition Made Easy – Featuring role-play tips

Check out the 2021 Fall Leadership Conference video!

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