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October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sign up for the fourth annual Public Administration Leadership Challenge (PALC), a case study competition that gives UNC undergraduate students an opportunity to propose solutions to real public service issues.

Play the role of a local leader and propose your innovative solutions to a dynamic public issue! Each team of 3-5 participants will receive a scenario involving a real, multifaceted community problem. Teams will be asked to manage various resources like time, money, human capital, and other constraints to propose a creative solution to a public administration problem. Teams will have limited time to research and plan a response to the issue and will then present their solutions to a panel of local leaders, graduate school faculty members, and other public service professionals. This panel will choose the winning team which will receive a certificate and $1,000 cash prize.

Apply on the PALC website by 11:59 p.m. on October 25. If you don’t have 3-5 participants on your team, you can still apply as a partial team or as an individual, and we will match you with other interested students.


We will host an opening session on Thursday, October 27, at 6 p.m. where teams will receive the case and meet current MPA graduate students who will be available to answer questions. The competition will take place on Friday, November 11 from 1-5 p.m. Both events will be held at the UNC School of Government Room 2601.


Visit the PALC web site,, or contact the PALC committee at Also, follow us on Twitter (@UNCPALChallenge) and Facebook (


October 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm