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2022 Global DEI Case Writing Competition: Webinar Invitation

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Webinar: Dec. 8, 2021; 10:00 a.m. EST
Inclusive Writing, DEI Concepts, & other Case Writing Tips

The topic of the case study must be diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a business-related dilemma and/or represented by a diverse protagonist grappling with a decision within any type of business discipline. The dilemma can also be cross-disciplinary, affecting several different disciplines such as accounting, marketing, supply chain operations, strategic management, information technology, economics, entrepreneurship, sustainability and leadership, to name a few. We are looking for new, relevant business case studies that are rigorous in their composition and research, as well as feature tension between the protagonist and other stakeholders with regard to DEI-related decisions and dilemmas. The geographical setting for the case can be anywhere in the world.

Cases might feature diverse protagonists who have more nontraditional, yet inclusive, management styles and highlight challenges of underrepresented groups and/or present diverse styles of leadership. Featured organizations might be minority-owned businesses with challenges related to DEI. Teaching notes that accompany the case should clearly present discussion questions and answers, as well as mindful recommendations for how to approach a discussion about topics that may (at first) be uncomfortable for students.

The University of Michigan defines DEI as follows:

  • Diversity: We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.
  • Equity: We commit to working actively to challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status.
  • Inclusion: We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.


View submission requirements here.
PRIZES:1st   $10,000
2nd  $  5,000
3rd   $  2,500

Winners will be published by WDI Publishing. 
IMPORTANT DATES:Jan 28, 2022: Intent-to-Enter form due
Mar 31, 2022: Submissions due
      July, 2022: Winners announced
WEBINAR: Dec 8, 2021; 10:00am EST
“Inclusive Writing, DEI Concepts, & other Case Writing Tips”
TOPIC:Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) – This competition aims to support and strengthen DEI skills and knowledge for today’s students who will become tomorrow’s global business leaders. You are invited to enter & submit your case study about a DEI-related business dilemma within one or across multiple business disciplines.