You are invited to join us forů

Case Writing in Action
A collaborative workshop for educators from all disciplines
Friday, October 10, 2003

Sponsored by:
The European Case Clearing House
World Association for Case Research and Applications
North American Case Research Association
Babson College
The Sloan Consortium

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.

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, October 3, 2003

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

Accommodations We have blocked space at the Sheraton Needham. Shuttle service from the Hotel to Babson is available. Extend your stay at the special workshop rate and enjoy a weekend in Boston.

The rate at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham is $99 per night. The cut-off-date for reservations at the very favorable rate is October 3, 2003. Reservations received after October 3 will be accepted on a space available basis. Make your reservation directly with the Sheraton Needham.

The rate code for the WACRA Case Workshop for on-line registration is "WACRA".

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Denise Smith
at the Conference Office in Connecticut (see below):


Conference Office in Connecticut
111 Britt Road
East Hartford, CT 06118
Telephone: +860-895-1930
Fax: +860-569-0663

Needham, Massachusetts Home Office
23 Mackintosh Avenue
Needham, (Boston), MA 02492-1218

Telephone: +781-444-8982
Fax: +781-444-1548