PBL Competitive Events Topics

Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Should businesses be held responsible for implementing practices to protect the environment?  Discuss both the positive and negative implications of holding businesses responsible for implementing practices to protect the environment.

Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Research a court case involving a corporate merger and analyze the findings. Do you agree with the outcome of the case? Why or why not?

Category: Presentation with Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Transformational leadership inspires teams to identify, create, and lead change through inspiration. Develop a presentation describing the characteristics of transformational leadership. Provide examples of business change led by transformational business leaders.

Category: Presentation without Equipment
Type: Individual or Team

Topic: Prologis, Inc. is ranked among the top 10 companies on the 2019 “Global 100” list for its sustainability efforts. Discuss the sustainability practices and the company’s philosophy of supporting and encouraging business sustainability practices.   Reference: https://www.corporateknights.com/reports/2019-global-100/2019-global-100-results-15481152/

Category: Production & Objective Test
Type: Individual or Team

Topic: You are responsible for creating an informational campaign about social responsibility issues facing today’s companies. You will create an informational presentation. DO NOT USE Microsoft PowerPoint. Create two additional original artifacts selected from the potential list of artifacts below:
  • Brochure
  • Poster
  • Newsletter

  • Category: Presentation with Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team

    Topic: Includes a presentation. Review specific guidelines for each event as guidelines vary. 

    Category: Presentation without Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team

    Topic: Supporting and encouraging a culture of innovation is one of the keys to business success in today’s environment. Discuss practices utilized by firms to support and encourage innovation. Discuss the positive outcomes firms must address that result from supporting continuous innovation. Discuss the negative outcomes firms must address that result from supporting continuous innovation.

    Category: Interview
    Type: Individual

    Topic: Create a unit plan for a middle school computer applications course.  The plan should include a pre-assessment, assessments, activities, and other ancillary materials that may be needed.  Assessments must be original in nature and not copied from published textbook materials.

    Category: Presentation with Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team

    Topic: Knowledge of current business trends is critical for graduating students.  Create a social media campaign describing the top 5 business trends for a selected industry of your choice. Conduct research on the selected industry and associated trends. Plan for a minimum of three different social media platforms that educate your peers on the identified trends. *No new social media account(s) should be created for the campaign without written consent from the entity.

    Category: Presentation without Equipment
    Type: Individual or Team

    Topic: Western Digital Corp. is headquartered in San Jose, California. “Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and provider of data storage devices and solutions that address the evolving needs of the information technology (“IT”) industry and the infrastructure that enables the proliferation of data in virtually every other industry. We create environments for data to thrive. We are driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data.” (Western Digital Corp. 10K, August 27, 2019).   Utilize a subset of the following strategic tools to develop a recommended strategy to take advantage of the strengths of Western Digital Corp. or negate the weaknesses of Western Digital Corp. You will present the recommended strategy and the analysis utilized to develop the strategy. Tool options include but are not limited to:
  • External Analysis: Macro Environment, Industry Environment, Competitive Analysis
  • Internal Analysis: Financial Analysis, Value Chain Analysis, SWOT Analysis
  • Strategy Formulation: Vision, Mission, Goals, Objective Analysis, Market Demands Analysis, Business Strategy Options Development
  • Data analytics
  • Strategy Recommendation
  • Strategic Recommendation Implementation Issues

  • Category: Demonstration
    Type: Individual or Team

    Topic: Research current trends in environmental responsibility and sustainability. Develop a website that educates your peers regarding environmental responsibility and sustainability. As part of the website design, develop and advertise a potential public event supporting environmental responsibility and sustainability.