The McDonough Center offers leadership students an opportunity to participate in Leadership Case competitions. The team is coached by McDonough faculty and staff. Every year, students are invited to join the team. The 2014-2015 team members include Gene Neill (Cohort 26), Riley Osborn (Cohort 27), Emily Drabeck (Cohort 27), and Austin Burns (Cohort 26). They had great coaches - Alex Perry and Maribeth Saleem-Tanner.

The McDonough Leadership Case Team (pictured above) was selected as one of the three finalists during the 2014 Undergraduate Leadership Case Competition at the International Leadership Association (ILA) Global Conference in San Diego, California. Fifteen undergraduate leadership programs from all over the country participated in the competition.

The International Leadership Association is the premier organization in the Leadership Studies field, bringing together scholars, educators, and practitioners. The ILA case competition takes place annually during the association's Global Conference. The competition, which includes an undergraduate and a graduate division, has two phases. First, all teams present a poster (pictured above) in front of conference attendees. Based on the poster presentation, three finalists from each division are invited to present a PowerPoint before a panel of judges. The topic for this year's competition centered on U.S. Immigration Policy.

The McDonough Team is already practicing their case competition skills in preparation for next year's ILA Leadership Case Competition, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain.