Tips on Officer Training
Hello Florida DECA! This is your VP Bianca here to talk about officer training. Congratulations to newly elected officers and to those who are still waiting the in process I will you all good luck.
Tip 1: Communication
I want to stress that communicating with make your life so much easier. By communicating with your officer team and advisors, your term sails smoothly. Communicating takes away confusion, misinformation, and misunderstandings. You want your team to be on the same page to work as a unit and make impactful decisions. I recommend having meetings either weekly, through Skype or Google Hangouts, at lunch, or a least once a month. You want to go over progress made in between meetings. EX: did you reach a goal, is everyone pulling their weight, what are you doing in order to reach a goal, etc. These meetings make communicating easy as you are all in one place disscussing what needs to be said. Record the contents of these meetings and keep track of plans made or changes to a previous plan.
Tip 2: Plan
Like communicating, planning takes the stress and overwhelment out of your life. As I said previously, take the time to plan in your meetings, but the most important time to plan is at the end of the year. Sit down with your team and have a brainstorming session. Talk about fundraising, community service, competition preperarion events, that is realistic and attainable for your chapter in the upcoming year. If you plan now and choose an event you would like to do, it is much more likely to become a reality, rather than come up with ideas and plan as you go. The saying “failing to plan is planing to fail” is so true. Have a set plan of events for the upcoming year takes out the guess work and makes it that much easier to have a great year.
Tip 3: Be Knowlegeable
Know basic information about DECA, in order to answer questions from your members, especially new members. Going on DECA’s website and the Florida DECA website will provide you with information on the organization and our association. I also recommend DECA Direct for articles on anything and everything DECA. If you have a question most likely there will be an answer on DECA Direct, and these articles are student submitted, so they are easy to understand and provide you with answers and recommendations from experience.
Please take the time to look at the links I have listed and to read the mission statement and values of DECA.
DECA Website: https://www.deca.org
DECA Direct: http://www.decadirect.org
DECA Mission Statement and Values: https://www.deca.org/about/brand/