Central Region Leadership Conference Nov. 16-18, 2018

 Collegiate Member Invitation

Michigan DECA extends an invitation to Collegiate DECA members to participate and assist at the Central Region Leadership Conference. The conference is being designed for high school members to develop their leadership skills, broaden their knowledge of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and to understand the DECA Competitive events program.

While the majority of activities is for high school members, we feel that Collegiate DECA members can also broaden their knowledge by attending the Opening Session and assisting as a Judge for our Mock Competition. While the events for the two divisions are structured differently, serving as a judge for the Mock Competition will aid each collegiate member’s understanding on the best practices when participating in DECA’s competitive events program.


Registration Information

There will not be any registration fees to attend. There is an option for discounted lodging for those that wish to stay Friday night. There are two options available for Collegiate DECA members:


Option #1 - Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17, with lodging (Ranging from $20.00 to $80.00 for the night, depending on the room type.)


Option #2 - Saturday, November 17 with no lodging 


Tentative Schedule

Friday, November 16, 2018

6:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Pick up name badge and program

7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Opening Session with Phil M. Jonce Center nes

Amazon’s #1 bestselling business book author

9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Collegiate DECA session with Allison Brown

Central Region Vice President, National DECA

10:00 – 10:30 p.m. Overview of your role as a Judge in the Mock Competitions


Saturday, November 17, 2018

8:00 a.m. Overview of the Judging process for Mock Competition

8:30 to 1:00 p.m. Mock Competition

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Collegiate Leadership Session


Parking Information

Michigan DECA will cover the parking (In a pre-determined parking lot) for everyone that assists with the judging.

Lodging Information

Michigan DECA will assist with lodging. The conference rate is $147 plus taxes per night. The following rates will be offered for Collegiate DECA members that register by November 1, 2018:

$25.00 per person signing up for a quad room

$35.00 per person signing up for a triple room

$50.00 per person signing up for a double room

$100.00 for an individual in a single room


Collegiate Registration Form


Collegiate DECA members that sign up to judge by November 1st will also receive a $10.00 Starbucks or McDonalds Gift Card. 


Please direct any questions to dwait@emich.edu