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Leadership Crisis Challenge | 0.4 LSP Credits

by Leadership Programs


Thu, 23 Apr 2020, 5:45 PM –

Fri, 24 Apr 2020, 3:00 PM

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Leadership Crisis Challenge
Do You Have What it Takes?    

If you're going to lead, it’s inevitable that you’ll face a crisis at some point in your career. And it’s in moments of crisis that you’ll show what you’re made of—can you rise to the challenge, think critically, and lead through ambiguity to a successful outcome? Or will you falter? Find out at the Leadership Crisis Challenge.
Grand Prize: $2,000
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $400
You need to be able to step up and lead during times of crisis, change, and uncertainty. That’s why we’re inviting you to participate in our seventh annual Leadership Crisis Challenge. This intensive case competition/simulation exercise will throw you headfirst into a crisis situation so you can both test and further develop skills that can’t possibly be captured in a classroom. Plus, the winning team will take home $2,000!
During this competition you will:
  • Present a crisis response plan to a “Board of Directors” comprised of subject matter experts and management scholars
  • Create a press release in response to the crisis
  • Receive real-time oral communications feedback from a member of the Communications faculty
  • Negotiate a live press conference (if you make the finals), fielding questions from actual reporters and members of the press

In addition to gaining valuable experience that will serve you well in your career, you’ll also:

  • Compete for cash, prizes, and glory, including a $2,000 grand prize
  • Get to attend a large reception after the event 
  • Earn 0.4 LSP credits
  • Have fun!

How to Form a Team
Each team must have three or four members.Teams can be made up of any combination of two-year, one-year, Tech, or exchange students. Once you have your team, you'll need to choose a team name. Then, each member of the team should register here on CampusGroups. You will not have a slot until everyone from your team signs up. Only the first 20 teams to sign up will have a spot to compete. 

Need Help Finding Teammates?   Use this link here.

Thursday, April 23 -- Dress code: Casual

  • 5:45PM - 6:00PM: Teams Check in
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Kick-off and Case Presentation
  • 7:05PM: Dinner available in the Sage Dyson Atrium for all teams 
  • 7:10PM - 11:45PM: Teams work on the case. 
  • 11:55PM: Teams submit their proposed course of action online

Friday, April 24 -- Dress code: Business

  • 8:00AM - 12:30PM: Teams present their proposed course of action to the Board of Directors. Time slots will be assigned on Friday. Presentations, including Q&A, will be approximately 25 minutes
  • 11:45AM - 12:50PM: Lunch available for all teams in the Sage Dyson Atrium
  • 1:00PM - 2:45PM: All teams attend the finals. The top four teams will be announced at the finals, at which point they will face a live press conference 
  • 2:45PM: Reception. Winners will be announced at the reception

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Co-hosted with: Student Council (SC), MBAI, MBAII, Cornell Tech MBA Program, One-Year MBA Program, MPS in Management - Accounting Specialization, MPS in Management

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