Student Case Competition

ILA's annual student case competition provides student teams attending ILA's annual global conference the opportunity to analyze a real world case involving contemporary leadership issues. Teams compete in two divisions, undergraduate and graduate. Through a brief, poster, and final presentation, students demonstrate an understanding of the case's underlying leadership issues while developing strategic recommendations for addressing the key issues in the case. The top three teams in each division are recognized at the closing plenary of the ILA conference. The team in each division that takes top honors receives complimentary 1-year memberships in ILA and a $1,000 cash prize to divide among team members. The Student Case Competition is organized by the Leadership Education Member Interest Group.

"ILA's annual case competition has been an important learning experience for undergraduate leadership students at Gonzaga for the past three years. It is an excellent opportunity to take leadership content and apply it to real world challenges…. A student recently told me that the ILA case study competition was one of the academic experiences that he was most proud of."

– Josh Armstrong, director of Gonzaga's Comprehensive Leadership Program, reflecting on his participation as a case competition team advisor.

More Information on How to Join the Student Case Competition Coming Soon!

Participation in the annual case competition is an amazing opportunity to further develop communication and leadership skills, expand your network of leadership colleagues, and make the most out of your ILA conference experience. Start forming your teams now for this year's competition in Brussels. More information on registering coming soon!

Congratulations 2016 Winners!

Undergraduate Division: Tyler Hamke, William Stephan, Gladys Suarez, Maggie Douglas (Gonzaga University)
Graduate Division: Beatriz Valencia, Miznah Alomair, and Scott DeLong (Chapman University)

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A Few of the Participants in the 2016 Student Case Competition Poster Session