Final Gold Round Agenda

The Final Gold Round of the HR Case Competition at the Carlson School of Management will be held Wednesday through Sunday, November 9-13, 2016.

Please note, times below are subject to change.

Wednesday, November 9

  • Team arrivals. International participants are especially encouraged to arrive on Wednesday to allow for settling in and adjusting to time difference.

Thursday, November 10

  • 1:00 p.m. — Official Case Competition check-in at Carlson School of Management 
  • 1:30 p.m. — Depart for Land O'Lakes Headquarters
  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. — Land O'Lakes HQ visit
  • 5:00 p.m. — Return to Carlson School of Management
  • 5:30 p.m. — CIHRCom opening dinner. Welcome to participants, dinner, and rules review.

Friday, November 11

  • 7:30 a.m. — Breakfast available in Base Camp
  • 8:00 a.m. — Official written case given to all teams
  • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. — Teams work on the case
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Scheduled times for teams to ask clarifying questions about the case
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Teams work on the case / lunch available in Base Camp at 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. — Designated time for coaching with advisors 
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — Time for teams to ask Land O'Lakes case questions 
  • 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. — Teams work on the case
  • 7:00 p.m. — Dinner available in Base Camp and teams draw for presentation times 
  • 10:00 p.m. — All teams will be required to leave the breakout rooms in the Carlson School. Teams are welcome to continue working in the common spaces of the Carlson building or at their hotel, as long as they comply with all the Rules of the Competition.
  • 11:59 p.m. — Deadline for teams to submit the case Powerpoint deck. Teams are welcome to continue working on the persentation past this point, but the deck that is submitted by this deadline is the one that will be used for presenting.

Saturday, November 12

  • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. — Breakfast available in Base Camp
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Judges Convene 
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Team presentations (3 teams)
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. — Lunch break
  • 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. — Team presentations (3 teams)
  • 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. — Judges Deliberate
  • 5:00 p.m. — Reception 
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Closing Dinner 
  • 6:30 p.m. — Awards ceremony, and networking event

Sunday, November 13

  • Teams depart. All teams must check out of their rooms by 12.00 pm (NOON).

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