9th Annual Organizational Behaviour Case Competition

The Organizational Behaviour Case Competition (OBCC) is a place where students with a passion for HR gather annually to learn, discuss, network, and compete in a rigorous day-long case competition. This year OBCC will be a two-day event, taking place on Friday January 10th and Saturday January 11th, which will additionally include workshops and networking.

OBCC welcomes students, delegates, judges, speakers, and industry professionals. Several universities from across Ontario compete in the challenge, with first, second and third place cash prizes up for grabs. Delegate teams are given two hours to analyze and develop a well-planned presentation based on an existing business case.

Students also hear from speakers including a senior manager, entrepreneur and national director. They share their insights and experiences about how to build relationships in organizations, trends in the workplace, and the importance of hard work and effort in order to move up in companies.

This competition provides all who attended with a better understanding of how strategically involved the human resources function currently is within organizations. People previously believed that human resources was a simple administrative support function and with changing attitudes and realizations, people now understand differently. This competition, through the real life-based case, provides a venue and medium for delegates to ingrain this idea, demonstrating to students that the effective utilization of HR students and professionals are key strategic components to an organization in order to ensure their employees and management can operate to the best of their abilities and succeed in the competitive industries in which they operate.

OBCC_Itinerary 2014 (PDF)_

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Judges & Honorable Guests

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the judges who are participating in OBCC 2014; we could not have organized the event without you all! Thank you for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to join us, and contributing your career experience and knowledge in the selection of the winning teams. This year we have a talented panel, filled with knowledgeable HR professionals.

Susan Ball, Senior HR Manager – Discount Car & Truck Rentals

Barry Bruce, Principal Consultant -  SOAR Consulting & Training

Bob Delaney, President – Earning Through Learning

Cindy Dunn, Vice President of HR – Heart and Stroke Foundation

Maurice Fernandes, Manager, HR Branding & Social Media – Ceridian Canada

Sara Presutto, HR Partner – Starbucks Corporation

Karen Scott, Vice President, Talent Acquisition & HR – Mosaic

Jeff Waldman, Founder – Stratify & SocialHRCamp

David Wexler, Vice President of HR – Freshbook

Below is an article Jeff Waldman wrote on OBCC 2014