International Student Case Competition

Compete in Undergraduate or Graduate Divisions

The ILA International Student Case Competition provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to compete and showcase their knowledge about leadership through the analysis of a contemporary socio-political-economic problem on the global or national level.

To learn more about the International Student Case Competition, download last year’s information packet and visit our page of past winners! The 2023 information packet will be available mid-2023!

The deadline to sign up has passed and we can’t wait to see what these teams deliver!  Conference attendees will be sent a zoom and invited to the finalist presentations on Thursday 20 October.  Watch your inbox that week!

Note: Remember, if your team signed up to compete, all team members must also register for the conference. See deadlines below.

ILA Members & Conference Registrants, Check your email for the Zoom login details and come out to support these students!

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Competition Overview

To maximize opportunities for participation, ISCC Teams have the option of attending the Global Conference either online 6-7 October, in Washington, DC, 13-16 October, or both. The Finalist Round will be online after the conference to allow adequate time to integrate conference learnings into their Final Presentations.

Before the conference, each student team will identify a significant contemporary social problem they would like to address by choosing one of six pre-determined Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals):

UN Tiles of six Sustainable Development Goals: SDG#1 No Poverty; SDG#2 Zero Hunger; SDG#3 Good Health and Well-Being; SDG#4 Quality Education; SDG#5 Gender Equality; SDG#13 Climate Action

The ILA International Student Case Competition provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to compete and showcase their knowledge about leadership. Teams compete in two divisions, undergraduate and graduate. Through a case executive summary, virtual poster, and a final presentation (finalists only), students demonstrate an understanding of their case’s underlying leadership issues while developing strategic recommendations for addressing key issues.

The top three teams in each division are recognized on the last day of the ILA conference. The team in each division that takes top honors receives complimentary 1-year memberships in the ILA and a $1,000 cash prize to divide among team members. The International Student Case Competition is organized by ILA’s Leadership Education Member Interest Group.
 
Students, the International Student Case Competition is an amazing opportunity to further develop your communication and leadership skills, expand your network of leadership colleagues, and make the most out of your ILA conference experience. Top Tip: Scroll through our gallery of past ISCC winners on the main ILA website, and click through to articles about their competition. You’ll learn about their cases and receive sage competition advice.

Steps for Competing in the International Student Case Competition

Step One
Download Competition Document and form your team today!

Step Two
Register Team for the International Student Case Competition by Tuesday 20 September

Step Three
Register for ILA’s Annual Global Conference by Tuesday 27 September

Step Four
Submit executive summary and video of your virtual poster presentation by Tuesday 4 October

Important Competition Dates

Tuesday 20 September
Team Signup Deadline. Download Competition Document.

Tuesday 27 September
Individual team member conference registration deadline

Tuesday 4 October
Executive Summary & Virtual Poster Presentation due by Email to: casecompetition@ilaglobalnetwork.org

6-7 & 13-16 October
Attend the conference. ISCC Teams have the option of attending the Global Conference either online 6-7 October, in Washington, DC, 13-16 October, or both.

Sunday 16 October
Notification emails sent to the teams advancing to the Finalists Round (Sent to each team’s contact person, preferably a Coach)

Thursday 20 October
Finalist (zoom) Presentations by the three finalist teams in each division

Friday 21 October
Finalists and winners notified of results. All teams receive feedback emails (Sent to each team’s contact person, preferably a Coach)

Wednesday 30 November
Winners present at the ILA Membership Town Hall Meeting