CARETAKER

Caretakers are warm, caring, and people oriented. We can count on you to bring encouragement to teammates, and to be considerate of the feelings and well-being of others.

HOW OTHERS SEE YOU

As a Caretaker, you put people first and often come to their aid to listen and help. However, others can sometimes see you as drawn to drama, a little naïve, and sentimental. You might ignore policies if it doesn’t align with what you think is right for others.

BE SELF AWARE

But there is always room for growth in your leadership development! We never graduate from the school of self-awareness.

GROW YOUR STYLE

  • Service is your strength, but watch how much you give yourself to everything and everyone. Leave some room for your needs too!
  • Understand that not everything is personal. It may feel that way, but, it’s not always the case.
  • Learn how to bring expectation as successfully as you bring encouragement.
  • Suit up and bring your body armor to work with leaders who aren’t your style.
  • Deadlines affect others! Being late because you were serving others is still being late and undermines your influence.
  • Drama is distracting and it often finds you because of your caring nature for others. Everyone else’s issues don’t always have to be yours. Don’t let drama distract you from what really matters. There is a limit to your precious time, care, and energy.

CHART YOUR DECA PATH

Through DECA, explore, experience, and learn in DECA’s key focus areas of marketing, finance, hospitality, business management, and entrepreneurship. Get prepared for your future college and career paths through DECA programs, activities, competitions, and recognition opportunities.

YOUR STYLE MAY REALLY ENJOY THESE

DECA COMPETITIVE EVENTS

DECA Competitive Events are industry-validated competitions that provide members with hands-on experiences and an opportunity to demonstrate your industry and career-related skills. Based on your DECA style, these are the recommended competitions that best align with your special talents and interests:

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DECA MISSION-BASED
OFFICER POSITIONS TO EXPLORE

CHAPTER CAMPAIGNS

Consider getting involved or leading one of the following DECA campaigns in with your chapter:

SCHOOL-BASED ENTERPRISE ROLES

Does your DECA chapter have a School-Based Enterprise? These are potential roles where your style can thrive within the business!

  • Manager The manager is in charge of and responsible for the total operations of the school-based enterprise/business. This person shall oversee the divisional managers and all business functions.
  • Merchandise Manager This team member is in charge of handling the following activities:
    • Determine what, how much and when to buy
    • Locating and evaluating sources of supply
    • Placing orders and handling pricing
    • Maintaining stock control records of performance for analysis, evaluation and future planning
    • Handling clearance of slow moving merchandise
    • Reordering
    • Planning space allocation, determining where certain items should be displayed, and how much space should be devoted to individual categories, new items, etc.
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DECA CHALLENGES

DECA members can demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom through innovative challenges in partnership with several corporate partners. The following DECA Challenge aligns with the unique strengths and interests for your style:

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