2017 Professional Selling Event topic
The opportunities for competitive event success are limitless this year!
Below are draft topics for the 2017-2018 business operations research events and professional selling and consulting events.
Be sure to check the DECA Guide over the summer for official guidelines for the 2017-2018 school year.
Business Operations Research: The 2017-2018 topic for each career category is the development or enhancement of a customer experience management strategy. Participants will collaborate with a local business or organization to analyze current customer experience management strategies and then present a plan to improve the customer experience within the business or organization.
Financial Consulting: For 2017-2018 you will assume the role of a financial consultant. A recent college graduate has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she is interested in investing in a retirement plan. The college graduate would like you to make recommendations that will have the most positive financial impact. The college graduate is interested in how much to save, retirement plans available and how long to save.
Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling: For 2017-2018 you will assume the role of a catering sales manager for a hotel. A potential client is interested in holding a three-day conference for 750 attendees at the hotel and is meeting with you to determine unique and creative catering options. Each conference attendee’s registration includes two breaks, a seated dinner, a reception and two lunches during the three-day conference.
Professional Selling: For 2017-2018 you will assume the role of a sales representative of a virtual reality technologies firm. A human resources director of a major company has scheduled a meeting with you because he/she is interested in using virtual reality technology to create a training experience for the company’s employees. The human resources director wants to learn how your firm’s products will be beneficial to training the company’s employees.
Experience University Life at GRIT Summer Summit
Hosted by the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance (SAF), you will experience university life while preparing for the DECA year ahead. Learn how to effectively lead your chapter, train for competition, and on the side, start a business! This event is open to DECA members and non-DECA members. The last day to register is May 24 2017. Register NOW!!! The GRIT Camp runs from June 2 to June 4 during which you will live on campus and also sit through business lectures with SAF profs! This is not just a campus tour – this is not just another conference. It’s the GRIT Camp!
Emily Fraser is Elected as DECA International’s 2016-2017 North Atlantic Region VP
Ontario’s own Emily Fraser, a 2015-2016 DECA Ontario Provincial Student Executive, was elected as DECA International’s 2016-2017 North Atlantic Region Vice President at the 2016 International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
She stood in front of a crowd of 18,000+ and now represents 1 of the 4 regions in a 250,000 member organization.