Alvernia Grad Students Win Global Leadership Competition


A team of Alvernia students won the graduate division of the 2015 Student Case Competition, held at the International Leadership Association’s annual global conference in Barcelona, Spain, October 2015.

Organized by ILA’s Leadership Education Member Interest Group (LEMIG), the yearly Case Competition brings together teams of students to analyze and develop a specific set of strategic recommendations that address key issues in a real world case, involving contemporary leadership issues. Winning team take home a $1,000 cash prize and bragging rights for the year. Winners are announced during the closing plenary session of the conference.

Competing without a faculty advisor, Alvernia students Patti Brenner, Tracy Brown and Brian Petersen earned first place for their presentation "Leading Across Borders for a Sustainable Future."

The Alvernia team "clearly identified issues and used theory to support practice," said Elizabeth Stork, LEMIG Chair. Speakers were energetic and passionate about the case and, "formulated an action plan that addressed more than 20 leadership principles.”

“Each member brought to the team different technical strengths and different perspectives on the case," said Alvernia student Brian Petersen. "Through communication and effort we were able to include everyone’s ideas and work together through our analysis, design, development, and implementation of the process.”

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