Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) Case Competition

Oct.15, 2019

Our current environment is one that is more global and connected than ever before. Companies are faced with critical questions that affect their business culture and ultimate success-how do we attract and retain top talent, keep our employees engaged and connected, advance corporate social responsibility goals, while also growing revenue and elevating our brand? Similarly, the United Way network is evolving and transforming to address peoples’ need to be connected to their community and the causes they care about.

The ELS Case Competition is a six-week experience in which teams develop as leaders and apply their talents. Teams will be paired with executive mentors to create and present innovative solutions for the challenges that come with an ever-changing environment. Teams compete before a panel of judges with the winning idea being tested in our region.

Team Registration Criteria:

  • Young, local professionals and graduate students
  • 3-5 members from the same workplace who live or work in Central or Northeastern Connecticut
  • Endorsement by an executive sponsor within their workplace
  • Availability on key dates below

Key Dates:

  • 2019 Competition: September 3 – October 15
  • Team Orientation: September 9 (subject to change) | 7:30 a.m. | United Way, 30 Laurel Street, Hartford
  • Round One Presentation Event: October 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Spaces | Blue Back Square | West Hartford, CT
  • Culmination Event: October 15 | 6:00 p.m. | Dunkin’ Donuts Park | Hartford, CT

Don’t miss your chance to get involved!


WATCH – 2017 ELS Case Competition Recap Video

Questions? Contact Rebekah Castagno, Manager, United Way Emerging Leaders Society at rcastagno@unitedwayinc.org or 860.493.6833.

Thank you to our generous hosts!

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