Competition Format

Students will assemble a four-person team that will compete in a simulated business scenario. Each student will assume the responsibility for a specific role in their business, including VP of Human Resources, VP of Finance, VP of Operations, and VP of Marketing. One student will also assume the role of the team’s CEO -thus, one student will take on the responsibility of two roles: CEO and VP of an overall area of business. Teams will have approximately 4 weeks to practice the simulation before the competition begins. 

The competition consists of two parts: a preliminary stage and an intensive weekend. During the preliminary stage, competitors will submit their strategic plan and complete the first simulation round. The intensive weekend begins when competitors register at check-in. Over the duration of the weekend, teams will take part in simulation rounds two to eight, and will be prepared to present their results to their board of directors (judges). There will be team presentations to the board of directors on Saturday and Sunday.

Networking OpportunitiesSr Top HR 2016

During the intensive weekend, students will have several opportunities to network with fellow competitors, judges, and event sponsors. The competition weekend will kick off with a reception on Friday evening, located at the Best Western Plus Kelowna. Day two, competitors will have the opportunity to take off on an executive retreat Saturday evening to Kelowna’s prestigious Harvest Golf Club. The competition weekend caps off with an Awards Banquet on Sunday evening, where awards will be presented to the top teams.

Weekend Schedule

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Code of Conduct

To ensure a fair, ethical and enjoyable experience for all, we ask all participants and coaches to make note of the following code of conduct:

  1. All work on the simulation will be that of only the student competitors.
  2. No one other than student team members, team host and judges will enter the team’s ‘Corporate Office’. *Coaches are NOT allowed in the ‘Corporate Office’ at any time.
  3. Coaches will only have contact with their students and do any advising at lunches and after the day’s work is complete.
  4. Respect will be shown to all during the competition [Competitors, Coaches, Coordinators, Ambassadors, and Judges] at all times.
  5. Concerns of any nature will be brought to the attention of the overall Administrator in a confidential manner so appropriate discussion and decisions can be made, recognizing that a final fair decision will be made within the limitations of the competition.
  6. Competition areas, “Corporate Offices”, lunch areas, restrooms will be respected and maintained in a clean manner.
  7. Non-legal substances will not be used by any individual during the time from hotel registration to check out at the end of competition.
  8. Alcohol, if consumed, will be done only by those who are of legal age and in a responsible fashion during the time from hotel registration to check out at the end of competition. At no time can the amount exceed any legal driving limits.
  9. Internet codes will be used for competition/institutional purposes only.
  10. Room Security cards will be kept with CEO or Host at all times and returned at the end of the competition.