I’ve been having a real gas recently, spending a lot of time in conversation with our 2021 competitions and awards winners. The variety of new authors and schools among the winners this year means I’ve had the pleasure of making new friends as well as delight in renewing old acquaintances.
It’s been rewarding to see how our case writing workshops have supported less experienced authors produce cases that are first workshopped, then become competition winners, and then go on to become category award winners in subsequent years.
I have also noted how consistently authors acknowledge a single impulse to write a case: not to win prizes, or the respect of peers, but the need to create the perfect case for their own classroom.
Hazel Walker (External Relations Manager) and I shall be sharing these and other insights into competitive case writing in our free webinar on Thursday 1 July – Competitive Case Writing: How to Prepare and Polish your Entry for our Case Writing Competitions.
And, of course, every new case written by you or colleagues at your school is a step towards establishing a case collection – taking your school brand into classrooms around the world. If that is something your school has identified as part of its developing case culture, then join Antoinette Mills (Media and Systems Development Manager), Fran Baylis (Content Acquisition and Rights Manager) and Trevor Williamson (renowned case method tutor) for another free webinar on Wednesday 7 July – Creating a Case Collection, From Concept to Distribution.
I began by welcoming the diversity and inclusion that is so noticeable in our award winners this year. We continue to support your work in writing cases that reflect the lives and aspirations of businesses and students of every kind. We will be hosting a webinar Talking About Someone Like Me: Implementing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Cases and Classes, in partnership with the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL) at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business on Tuesday 12 October.