From left to right:

Lukas Woerner
Shana Johnson
Akshay Punukollu
Leah Hoffman
Ben Zhao
DECA helps students become
*Academically prepared
*Community Oriented
*Professionally responsible
*Experienced leaders
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Illinois DECA


Fall Leadership Conference gives students the chance to kick-off their DECA year with a leadership conference filled with action and opportunity. Professional educational speakers are hired to assist students in developing leadership and team decision making skills. State Officer elections allow for students to take democratic action, as they select the year’s State Action Team. All in all, the FLC is a great way to begin your year in DECA.

To be considered for state office all forms from the Officer Candidate must be postmarked to Karen Bear by September 19, 2016.

The registration fee for FLCis $30.00 to include a pizza lunch for all those registered. The Exel registration form which will be emailed to all Advisors by September 9, 2016 is due by September 16, 2016 with payment due at registration. No refunds after registration.  

Your student's time is not well spent if attending FLC for only part of the time -- Stay until the end

The FLC is scheduled to be a full program of activities for your students. It becomes embarrassing for our members to be walking out of a presentation being given by speakers who have traveled some distance to share their expertise. It is also important to be part of the state election of Illinois DECA Officers. Get your money's worth. Stay for the entire program -- plan your bus schedule accordingly.

The major objectives of this conference include:

Leadership Development for the students in attendance
Election of the Illinois DECA State Officer Action Team

DECACompetitive event Role Play demonstrations
Begin your involvement in the DECA program
Network with other DECA members
Determine for yourself the worth of DECA membership
Begin networking for chapter improvement ideas
Brainstorm fund raising tactics

DoubleTree Hotel 
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, Illinois  60523

Phone – 630-472-6000

Fall Leadership Conference

Attentive Schedule


7:30 to 8:00


State Officer Candidate Screening

8:00 to 11:00


8:15 to 9:00

7 Sessions


9:10 to 9:55

7 Sessions


10:05 to 10:50

7 Sessions


11:00 to 11:45

7 Sessions


11:00 to 11:45

7 Sessions

State Officer Elections

11:00 to 11:45


11:50 to 12:15

Installation of State Officers

12:25 to ending


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