In mid-November, Harker DECA chapter members attended the Western Region Leadership Conference (WRLC) in Phoenix. WRLC provided a perfect opportunity for students to gain tips for competitive success, learn through industry workshops and bond with one another.
Keynote speakers at the grand opening and closing sessions recounted the biggest lessons they have learned to inspire attendees. From the workshops, students gained competitive advice for their role play and written events, in addition to knowledge about business and entrepreneurship. Harker DECA also participated in the mock competition, where each student performed a role play in front of a judge and received feedback. This event was a great opportunity for students to practice as the competitive season approaches. Finally, the chapter experienced local cuisine and culture at the Phoenix Pizza Festival in downtown Phoenix, where they sampled fresh pizza, listened to live music and enjoyed the warm Phoenix sun.
Overall, WRLC was an entertaining and informative conference for students. Harker DECA looks forward to kicking off the competitive season with Silicon Valley Career Development Conference (SVCDC) in January. Go Eagles!