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iConnect
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iConnect
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Communication is vital in any organization.  Your state officer team is working to facilitate connections across the state by designing the iConnect program to engage members and chapters.

Each chapter assigns an IConnect Representative to report chapter activities on a monthly basis to the State Vice President of Member Engagement.  Participating chapters who achieved the following status will receive:

Bronze - Recognition in the program and at the Opening Session of the ILCDC Opening Session.

Silver - Recognition at the Banquet at ILCDC, a certificate of achievement, social media recognition, and a special Silver level sticker for each chapter member.

Gold - Recognition at the Banquet at ILCDC, certificates of achievement for chapter and iConnect Representative, social media recognition, a special Gold level sticker for each chapter members, AND reserved seating at the Closing Session 

To register as a chapter representative, please complete this form which also requests your chapter president's name and contact info.

President's Council
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President's Council

Connect your chapter to other chapters in the state while networking with chapter leaders to share questions, ideas, and concerns.  Chapter Presidents or other chapter leaders are welcome to fill out this form which also requests your iConnect representative's name and contact info.  Your State President will contact you to let you know when the President Council will meet. 

Leadership Council
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Leadership Council

Leadership Councils are an opportunity for any Illinois DECA member to network with DECA members from all over Illinois. 

Councils will be scheduled monthly November - April. They will last approximately 45 minutes and will be hosted virtually through Google Meet.  

The last council was on April 14, 2024 with the topic of "Becoming a State Officer"  Check this space in November 2024 to be part of the new Leadership Council.

Philanthropy
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Philanthropy
Competitive Events
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Competitive Events

As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.

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Scholarships
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Scholarships
Illinois DECA Scholarships

 

The Illinois Foundation for Marketing Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for high school students in partnership with Illinois DECA.

 

The IFME supports Illinois DECA in three capacities: financial support for critical programs. Scholarships for deserving DECA members, and connectivity between business leaders, educators, and students.

 

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