Concordia’s Competitive Leadership Team wins 2024 championship

Published by Hope Nelson 1 month ago on Tue, Apr 16, 2024 8:49 AM
(l-r): Back: Olivia Dunklau, Rody Lyon, Jake Hagerbaumer, Austin Jablonski, Carolyn Esh, Dr. Curt Beck. Middle: Aubrey Baumann, Carlin Adams, Katelyn Smith, Sydni Watson, Taylor Larsen. Front: Chloe Wells, Joel Baker.
(l-r): Back: Olivia Dunklau, Rody Lyon, Jake Hagerbaumer, Austin Jablonski, Carolyn Esh, Dr. Curt Beck. Middle: Aubrey Baumann, Carlin Adams, Katelyn Smith, Sydni Watson, Taylor Larsen. Front: Chloe Wells, Joel Baker.

Concordia’s Competitive Leadership team took the top two spots in the recent Collegiate Leadership Competition, which took place on April 4 and 6. Twelve students competed in total, forming two teams – Concordia Platinum and Concordia Cobalt. 

The CLC was founded in 2015 as a nonprofit organization where students can engage in a digital practice space to apply what they’re learning as part of their undergraduate education. Each April, they host a national virtual competition. Schools up to five times as large as Concordia compete, including the University of California – Riverside, Old Dominion University, the U.S. Air Force Academy and more.  

Dr. Curt Beck was the first to start a competitive leadership team at Concordia in 2017. Since then, Beck and other members of the business faculty have engaged in its leadership, allowing it to grow and flourish as a consistent national contender. Concordia’s CLC team uses curriculum that allows its students to learn the attributes of effective leaders, creative problem-solving methods, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making and more. 

This year’s virtual Collegiate Leadership Global Challenge ended with Concordia Platinum and Concordia Cobalt taking the top two spots and maintaining their title as national champions.  

 

Concordia’s student participants included:  

Concordia Platinum:  

Carlin Adams, senior, Beaver Crossing, Neb.  

Olivia Dunklau, senior, Scribner, Neb.  

Katelyn Smith, junior, Omaha, Neb.  

Rody Lyon, senior, Giltner, Neb.  

Sydni Watson, junior, Giltner, Neb.  

Chloe Wells, senior, Seward, Neb.  

Concordia Cobalt:  

Joel Baker, senior, Alliance, Neb.  

Aubrey Baumann, senior, Chester, S.D.  

Carolyn Esh, senior, Loveland, Colo.  

Austin Jablonski, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb.  

Taylor Larsen, sophomore, Hazard, Neb.  

Jake Hagerbaumer, junior, Hooper, Neb.  

 

Learn more about Concordia’s competitive leadership team here.