Spring 2020 Roundtable: Case Study Contest

Calling all case studies for the Spring 2020 Roundtable!

How would you like to earn CPEs and $100? We are challenging all Roundtable members to join our 1st Annual Case Study Contest.


Your case study will highlight a common issue facing a vendor-management program: employee-vendor collusion, an oilfield incident involving a contractor, a supply chain cybersecurity attack, a vendor audit that didn't go well, etc.

Your case study solutions must answer these questions:

  • “What controls, policies, or procedures may have prevented this issue from occurring?”

  • “What action plans and executive decisions would you recommend to the company as a result of that issue?” 

Your case study must adhere to these rules:

  • The case study can be an actual or a fictitious event. If an actual event, please change any actual company or employee names.

  • You may collaborate with a peer to develop the case study.

  • One submission per person/team.

  • Prepare a verbal proposal for your case study. You do not need to write the case study at this time.

Click here for an example case study.


What's In It For You?

Two (2) first-place winners will be selected. The Winners agree to present their case study and facilitate discussion on Day 1 (April 29) or Day 2 (April 30) of the Roundtable. We will choose a Non-Operator (e.g. audit firm, outside consultant) for Day 1 and an Operator for Day 2.

1st Place - $100 Gift Card

2nd Place - $50 Gift Card

3rd Place - $25 Gift Card

Winners can also receive additional CPE credits for the development and presentation of their case studies. (See your professional accreditation site for more on information on how many CPEs you can earn.)

How Do You Sign Up?

Complete the form before January 10. We will call you to discuss your case study concept. At that time, you will walk us through your case study and potential solutions.

Winners will be announced on January 24.