KLI Students Shine at the International Leadership Association Conference

Posted August 14, 2012 in KLI Around the Globe, News

Each year The International Leadership Association (ILA) hosts the largest international conference devoted to the study and practice of leadership. For the past several years, CMC-KLI student teams had outstanding performances at the Student Leadership Case Competition.

“I am so proud of these students,” said Ron Riggio, PhD and Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology. “Each year our CMC-KLI students do a great job and impress everyone who attends this prestigious international conference. I expect good things from this year’s case team in October.”

The competition begins several weeks before the start of the ILA conference when student teams are sent the first portion of the case. Teams present their overall strategy for the case in a poster session that is viewed by conference attendees on the first night of the conference. During the 4-day conference, the students attend workshops and panel discussions where leadership practitioners and scholars discuss the latest theoretical models and applied research in leadership.  On the final day of the conference, the student case teams make formal case presentations to a panel of judges. The winners are announced during the closing conference session.

The 2012 CMC-KLI student case team was led by Stephanie Haft ’15, Karan Saggi ’14, Koffi Kouassi ’13, and Rachit Khaitan ’13. It took place in Denver, Colorado in late October. We look forward to sending another successful CMC-KLI team to the 2013 ILA Conference, which is scheduled to take place in Montréal, Canada.