You are invited to join us for…

Case Writing in Action
A collaborative workshop on writing dynamic cases
Held at Pace University in New York, NY
Friday, April 11, 2003

Sponsored by:
World Association for Case Research and Applications
The Case Method Institute
Pace University

Overview Learning by the case method has enjoyed increasing acceptance, not only by business schools, but also across a number of disciplines. It adds a dimension to the learning process that instills the confidence and experience students require to learn how to learn, to be creative, and to make appropriate decisions in whatever fields they pursue. For faculty authors, it instills an intimacy with the curriculum, creates teaching materials that are most closely aligned with teaching objectives, and brings real-world experience into the classroom.

Cases are the lightening rods and the catalysts for such experiential learning and cannot be divorced from the entire process. Many consider the typical "Harvard Business School case" to be the ultimate model for what a case should look like. In contrast, we think that while such a model might be effective in certain teaching environments, it remains as only one manifestation of what a case can be.

This intensive hands-on Case Writing in Action workshop is devoted to exploring the underlying dynamics of the case method and to empowering participants to write "cases" that act as catalysts for rich and dynamic collaborative classroom discussions that leverage each student's learning style around the full learning cycle.

This event is designed to be a free-flowing experience in itself. Through a series of interactive exercises, case discussions, small group breakouts, and presentations, attendees will gain a fresh perspective on developing cases for virtually any discipline and delivered through different media including on-line learning environments. In addition, sessions will be held on structuring the case and story telling, case publishing, creating a compelling instructor's manual, and acceptance of case development as research.

Be forewarned. This event will be different from any other case development workshops. It is designed for new and veteran case-writers and for teachers from virtually every discipline. It will be fun, inspirational, instructive, and hopefully provocative. Its action orientation will provide a platform for taking participants' case-writing to a new level.

Attendance is limited, but the price is right at $295 per person. Participants will receive a continuing education certificate at the conclusion of this workshop.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 


Attendance is limited, but the price is right at $295 per person.

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Registration Deadline
Friday, April 4, 2003

Participants will receive a continuing education certificate at the conclusion of this workshop.

Accommodations TBA


Hans Klein
Hans is President and Executive director of WACRA® - The World Association for Case Method Research & Application. He is Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Rensselaer. He was educated in Europe and in the U.S.A.: Banking Institute Munich, D.B.A. U of Kentucky, C.MA. He is on the Board of Directors of ECCH - The European Case Clearing House and he is listed in Who is Who in the World. He speaks frequently at International Conferences. Among his numerous publications are articles and books on Innovative, Interactive Teaching and Learning Methodologies. He is a consultant to governments and has conducted numerous workshops in many countries.


John Seeger
John is a past president of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) and was editor of the Case Research Journal from 1992 through 1995. He is a Fellow of CASE, the Eastern Case Writers Association, and a member of six other case organizations. He originated the "Case Critique Colloquium" format for review and development of new cases at professional meetings, and serves as a regular panelist in Colloquia at the Academy of Management, the Eastern Academy, and the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.


David Wylie
David is executive in residence at Babson College and the director of Babson College Case Publishing. He has written over 60 cases at Babson, IMD, at the Harvard Business School, and for a number of corporate clients. He received his BA from and MBA from Harvard. He has delivered workshops and seminars in case writing to faculty at a number of institutions in the United States and abroad, and is a frequent speaker at associations and conferences. He was elected to the board of directors of NACRA in 2001.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Denise Smith
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