Students were assigned to small groups and participated in many leadership development activities.
These activities included motivational speakers, a co-initiative course and mock competitive event role-plays. The students also improved their self-confidence and increased their knowledge of DECA activities.
More than 200 marketing students from across the state of Ohio participated. The theme for the 37th Annual Retreat was “Success is a journey, not a destination.”
DECA is an association of high school marketing students who are pursing careers in marketing and management. Ohio DECA has 4,891 members with 152 chapters and National DECA has a total of 180,000 student members for the High School Division.
The Sycamore Marketing Program is a satellite program of the Great Oaks Institute of Technology & Career Development.