Employment Interview Event

Empl Int MN DECA GUIDE 2016-2017


Some of you may be looking for the Employment Application for the State Only Event.  Here it is for your convenience.  Also, thank you to Eric Hartmann from Alexandria HS DECA for creating the Google Form below.


Blank application template:



Have a nice day!

Jackie Schiller


Friday Flash 12/16


Good morning MN DECA advisors!

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the excitement for State!

The Minneapolis Convention Center will be the site for the three DECA General Sessions at State – it will be a beautiful venue for our sessions and provide ample room for us!

The DECA Board has approved a project (watch for more details) that you will receive $50 in gift card(s) when you recruit 10 judges for Friday, Monday or Tuesday.  Sunday is excluded.  Start thinking about how you can receive yours!

I just returned from Anaheim where I was able to work with our hotel – Anaheim Marriott Suites.  Great location – right across the street from Target and multiple food options as well as drug store.  The actual property is beautiful – all suites.  It will be a great place to call home for a few days.

I’ve seen lots of addition rosters coming through – make sure to double check that you have everyone!

DECA Board will meet on Monday at Rockwoods in Otsego.

Have a safe and snowy weekend!

Have a nice day!
Jackie Schiller

SCDC Overview



It’s December and I know that is a crazy time for everyone!

Here’s the start of a few items to get into your hands before the holidays.


MARCH 19-21, 2017


Document attached includes deadline dates, registration fees and hotel fees.  The complete registration packet and pass codes to the state registration system will be generated shortly after the New Year.

I will be out beginning on Wednesday this week for a National DECA Board of Directors Meeting in Anaheim  I will have limited email access.

Have a great week!

Jacklyn J Schiller | State Advisor

ICDC 2017 Opening Session


DECA ICDC begins on Wednesday, April 26th – this will be the day for the earlier opening general session.  (NOT A SATURDAY START THIS YEAR)


Good afternoon MN DECA Advisors –

See below about the Opening Session in California.  I wanted to share this information with you now as it may impact your plans for Saturday.  My thoughts are that instead of having our state registration and buffet from 5-7, we will probably have it from 4-6 pm to facilitate the attendance at the 7 pm Opening Session assignment.


I am in Anaheim this week for a National DECA Inc. Board of Directors Meeting and have meetings set up with the various departments of our ICDC Property – Anaheim Marriott Suites.  I am anxious to get things started on our ICDC stay.


Have a great week!

Jackie Schiller



From: Paul Wardinski [mailto:paul_wardinski@deca.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2016 4:25 PM
Subject: ICDC 2017 Opening Session


Chartered Association Advisors—


Good evening.


Our Grand Opening Session at the DECA International Career Development Conference will be conducted in two sessions as we presented to you in August at the DECA Chartered Association Management Conference.


To best facilitate the opening sessions, we are assigning the attendance by region and will maintain a seating chart. Using 2016 numbers as a guide, the attendance numbers are nearly equal for each session.


Session 1 – 7:00-8:30 p.m.: Central Region and North Atlantic Region

Session 2 – 9:30-11:00 p.m.: Southern Region and Western Region


We all know that this will be a different way of experiencing ICDC, and change can also provide new opportunities and experiences, especially embraced with a supportive, open-mind. As you plan your association meetings, you may wish to consider the timing of your assigned session. For example, those assigned to session 1 may wish to hold their association meetings following the opening session, while those assigned to session 2 may wish to hold their association meetings prior to the opening session. Please work with your assigned hotel or with Shirlee Kyle (if your hotel does not have meeting space so she can help secure space at the convention center or another hotel) by December 31 to schedule your meeting needs.


DECA is committed to ensuring a high-energy, quality production at the same level as our past general sessions. Even with this new format we still be able to create an energetic atmosphere where our members will feel part of a memorable opening session experience like we have in years past. This format also allows the best stewardship of our attendees’ registration fees, because it does not require the necessary double expenses in the areas of production, labor, rigging and facility rental over an extended number of days that would have resulted by setting two general session stages in two side-by-side exhibit halls. Even with one session happening in two side-by-side exhibit halls, members would still be in a room with half of the attendees and an empty stage approximately half of the show.


We will continue to communicate plans and details as we work closely with the Anaheim Convention Center, production company, transportation providers and hotel partners to ensure safety and high-level organization of the event.


The Grand Awards Session will be conducted in the format of our Achievement Awards Session earlier that morning. DECA will ensure ample seating for all members either in the main hall that can accommodate 15,500 attendees or an overflow room.


We appreciate your cooperation and working together to provide the very best experiences for our emerging student leaders.





Paul A. Wardinski | Executive Director | 1908 Association Drive | Reston, VA 20191 |
703-860-5000 | paul_wardinski@deca.org | deca.org

 DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

DECA DIRECT ONLINE: Get the latest 24/7 information about DECA: http://www.decadirect.org


DECA Workshops at FLC


For those of you at FLC, we had Chris Young from National DECA present 2 sessions for advisors and 2 for students.  Below are the links that you can access his slides.


Have a nice day!


From: Christopher Young [mailto:christopher_young@deca.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 1:55 PM
To: Jackie Schiller
Subject: Workshops


Hi there,

The advisors were wanting the powerpoint presentations from the workshops. I’ve attached each of them for you if you wish to share.



Chapter Strategy – https://www.dropbox.com/s/niark076lz6ys54/Chapter%20Strategy%20Minnesota.pptx?dl=0

Beyond the Stage – https://www.dropbox.com/s/17gp063m2nw49x3/BeyondtheStage.pptx?dl=0



Written Events – https://www.dropbox.com/s/xllte4q77sk7aue/Written%20Events.pptx?dl=0

Exam – https://www.dropbox.com/s/lcos2g7sno73nyz/Own%20the%20Exam.pptx?dl=0


Thanks again!


Christopher Young | High School Division Director

1908 Association Drive | Reston, VA 20191 | 703-860-5000 | christopher_young@deca.org | deca.org


DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.


DECA DIRECT ONLINE: Get the latest 24/7 information about DECA: http://www.decadirect.org

Have you Submitted Your DECA Membership


Good morning MN DECA advisors!


Yesterday was the day to make certain you have submitted your initial membership roster.  If you have not done so – please do so today to make certain that you are not eliminated from National communications etc.  Remember, at any time you can log back in to make additions to students that join the chapter.


Have a nice day!

Jackie Schiller


From: support@decaregistration.com [mailto:support@decaregistration.com]
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 11:16 AM
To: jackie@tekstar.com



Don’t forget that today is DECA Inc.’s deadline to submit your initial roster, which enables you to continue to receive important DECA information, useful resources and the thrills of being a DECA advisor! Not to mention, your students have opportunities to attend conferences, engage in online simulations, demonstrate their knowledge in DECA’s competitive events and so much more.

If you have yet to submit your membership roster, please login at http://www.decaregistration.com/hs/. You may wish to double check the names on your roster to ensure you have submitted all of your members.

Please note that some associations have earlier membership deadlines.

Thank you,

Michael Mount | Director, Data Management

DECA Inc. | 1908 Association Drive | Reston, VA 20191

703-860-5000 | fax 703-860-4013 | michael_mount@deca.org | deca.org/connect
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management around the globe.

DECA Flash – Startup Weekend Youth

From: Tyler Shepard [mailto:tyler.shepard@wayzata.k12.mn.us]

Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 7:33 AM
To: Jackie Schiller
Subject: Fwd: Startup Weekend Youth


Will you share this information with BPA and DECA advisors? This may be of interest to students across the state!


Thank you,






Tyler Shepard
Associate Principal, A-Hal
p: 763-745-6613
w: www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/whs


———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Bharat Pulgam <bharat.pulgam@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 6:47 PM
Subject: Startup Weekend Youth
To: Tyler Shepard <tyler.shepard@wayzata.k12.mn.us>

Mr. Shepard,


Just wanted to let you know that Startup Weekend Youth is full steam ahead!


We’ve secured sponsors, a venue and have the entire program up and running.


Ticket sales launch for the event tomorrow, I just wanted to send the link your way and hope you can circulate it to BPA and the State BPA group if possible,


And anyone else you think would be able to circulate the email!


The program is specifically designed for Juniors and Seniors in High School and Freshman and Sophomore in College


I would love to come talk about the event if and when you see fit.


Here is also a slide deck I whipped up for more info:


Introduction to Startup Weekend.pdf 1MB Download


Here is the link to our event page: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/twincities/startup-weekend/10325


Here is the link to our ticketing page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twin-cities-startup-weekend-youth-registration-29331440127


Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!



Warm Regards,

Bharat K Pulgam | CEO and Founder | ▣ mXers |  ♡ H.E.A.R.T. | ❂ Out and About | 612.308.4941 (C) | LinkedIn

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p. bharat.pulgam@gmail.com

o. president@teamheart.co

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DECA Recruit Email

Wayzata High School is looking for a full-time business education long term reserve teacher for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. Apply online at www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/apply.


Why Wayzata?

  • High student achievement
  • Instructional Technology- Technology levy has increased the number of computers and other technology available for use in the classroom.
  • Alternate Compensation- This program provides teachers with additional professional development opportunities through peer coaches, courses and study groups.
  • Competitive salary and benefits- Our benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance; long term disability and employee assistance program.
  • Professional support and development- First year teachers are provided a mentor and ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • Good People- We strive to hire good people that work well together and have fun doing it.

Position Description:

  • Candidates selected to fill the role of High School Business Teacher will be given the great responsibility of continuing our long standing commitment to academic excellence. This will be achieved through the design and delivery of Business instruction that ensures the success of a diverse population of learners. In addition, you will be responsible for building positive relationships and working collaboratively with students, parents, and staff members to foster a positive experience for the entire learning community.


  • Must have a valid MN License in High School Business
  • Ideal candidates should have experience with multiple instructional designs and differentiated strategies that support diverse learners.
  • Must have strong classroom management skills with the ability to maintain a positive learning environment.
  • Must have the ability to build positive working relationships with students, parents, and staff.
  • Must be proficient with current technology used to support communication, academics, and student progress monitoring.
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with teaching Marketing, Introduction to Business, and Introduction to Computer Technology.



Tyler Shepard
Associate Principal, A-Hal
p: 763-745-6613
w: www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/whs


MN DECA Flash from Officers

Dear MN DECA Advisors, 

On behalf of the incoming State Action Team, we’d like to express how excited we each are to work with your chapter throughout the next year. It is our team’s intent to serve this organization at every level, so don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything our team can do to assist your chapter or district. 

Know that in the coming months, we will be packaging competition resources to help better prepare your students for success at all competitive levels. After SCDC, watch for a big focus on state unity, as we refine our top competitors even more to ensure that the Land of 10,000 Lakes takes home more medals than ever. 

Our team would love the opportunity to visit your chapter throughout the year; we’re prepared to speak on competition, chapter development, communications practices, and leadership tracks within DECA. More than anything, we’d love the opportunity to connect with your members, hear feedback, and build a stronger Minnesota DECA. If you’d like an officer visit, just fill out the form attached to this email and return to the state office. 

We can’t wait to keep building the bonds within Minnesota DECA and work so every member of our organization can Own Their Future!

With #DECAlove, 

Your 2016-2017 State Action Team 

Danny Boie | President
Daniel Sertich | VP Communications
Zeke Peters | VP Business & Industry
Hannah Martin | VP Chapter Development
Calista Mateuszczyk | VP Special Projects
Minnesota DECA
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P.S. To expedite the setup of our communications infrastructure, we’d greatly appreciate if you could forward the names and contact information for your chapter officers.