Much like baking a cake, there's a certain recipe chapter officers should follow when planning a successful school year. These ingredients are:
• Commitment - Individuals must be completely committed to DECA to best serve their chapter. While participating in other activities is sometimes necessary, you should place DECA at a higher level than the rest.
• Teamwork - What would an officer be without the rest of their teammates? It's so important that your teammates are also your friends. Try to set time aside for team-bonding, which will help you get to know each other on more personal levels. This will allow everyone to work together in a more cohesive manner.
• Innovation - It's crucial that you try new things. You and your teammates can use innovation to think of unique solutions to reoccurring problems or to plan new events for the upcoming school year.
• Originality - Everyone in your chapter brings something different to the table, make sure that you listen to all ideas and thoughts to gain a new perspective on things! If you all work together to share your talents, the possibilities for this school year will be LIMITLESS!
However, the same recipe doesn't work for every single dessert. This school year, try to determine what ingredients best suit your chapter! When you do create a new recipe for success, make sure to share it with your fellow teammates and upcoming officers. Remember, a good recipe never goes bad!