Workshops and events are specifically designed for Case Competition participants who want to prepare for the competition.
Kogod faculty and staff will lead sessions and provide important case analysis and presentation tips. Events also include a panel of judges and a panel of professionals with expertise in the case topic. Workshops are open to all competitors and it is recommended that at least one member for each team attend every workshop.
Workshops & Event Series
These events will help you build skills and excel on competition day.
MEET THE JUDGES
A panel of judges tells you what they look for in presentations; what makes a good or bad presentation and solution; and the type of questions they might ask. Light refreshments will be served.
FREE AGENT SOCIAL
If you’re on your own and looking to form a team for the competition, this is the opportunity to meet other free agents. For the past several years, free agent teams have consistently made it to the final rounds and placed well in the competition.
BREAKIN' IT DOWN: CRASH COURSE ON CASE ANALYSIS
Do you have limited experience in working with cases? What are the important things to look for when reading a case for the first time? Professor Sicina leads a crash course on Case Analysis. Don’t miss this popular and helpful workshop.
WORKING THROUGH A SHORT CASE
Professor Elms shows participants how to analyze and respond to a short sample case. You can read the case before the workshop! There is a copy on the Blackboard site (competitors will be added to the Blackboard site after registering for the competition).
CREATING, ORGANIZING & PERSUASIVELY PRESENTING YOUR CASE COMPETITION SLIDES
The Kogod Center for Business Communications builds on the same short sample case that Professor Fowler used in Part I to guide participants through best practices in persuasive presentation and organization You may attend even if you missed Professor Fowler’s workshop. Try to read the case (available on the case competition website) ahead of time. Refreshments will be served.
PANEL OF EXPERTS
A panel of experts, executives with expertise in the case topics, will answer your questions and give you insights into the case. Names of panelists will be revealed when the case is released! Refreshments will be served following the event. The format of this event is questions from the competitors that the panel will answer.
PIZZA BREAK FOR TEAMS
Work with your team and enjoy pizza and beverages courtesy of the K-LAB and Graduate Programs.
REHEARSE WITH THE CENTER FOR BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
Teams will be required to sign up in advance; space is limited.