The Leadership Development Conference focuses on leadership development and college and career preparation through a variety of engaging workshops and speakers. It directly supports the development of 21st Century Skills.
DECA is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education as a co-curricular student leadership and career technical education program.
California DECA is chartered by the California Department of Education and endorsed as an essential component of business education.
California DECA, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manages the DECA Charter in California and receives funding from students, alumni, industry supporters, schools, and the California Department of Education via state funding allocations. California DECA does not discriminate on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively.