Frequently Asked Questions:
- Where does the content for Case Investigations come from?
- How do I have a Station named for my organization?
- How do I become a Member of the Two Chandys network?
- What is a LIVE Case Investigation?
- How do I schedule a LIVE Case Investigation?
- What is a Certificate of Authenticity?
- What other versions of Case Investigation are available?
Where do the cases and other content come from?
All cases are inspired by data collected as part of empirical social science research. The stories are real, and no sugar has been applied as a coating to any content contained in any Case Investigation. This means if you are easily offended, participation in a Case Investigation is likely not for you.
By participating in a Case Investigation as an ASE you are NOT a participant in empirical research. Rather, all data collected as part of a Case Investigation is solely meant for experience enhancement and is governed by our Privacy Statement.
Should the opportunity arise to participate in empirical research, informed consent that has been approved by an Institutional Review Board will be requested and required for each individual that wishes to participate in such research.
Not only are the cases used for the ASE experiences inspired by real stories stemming from empirical social science research, but the Two Chandys network is also. For instance, the names of the network Stations are inspired by real organizations.
How do I have a Station named for my organization?
The short answer is: you can’t.
Station names may change from time to time as ongoing research and audits are being conducted in conjunction with the data points underscoring the cases.
Organizations organically have a chance at becoming Stations when their employees or some other(s) with connections to these organizations serve as kind or friendly interactions or grounding references between data points during the research investigation. Please note, however, that if you receive an email or other communication indicating that you or your organization has been identified as a friendly interaction or grounding reference, this does not guarantee a Station will be named after you or your organization.
Please DO NOT send requests to have a Station named for your organization, whether it’s charitable or for profit.
How do I become a Member of the Two Chandys network?
Membership is extremely limited, since it includes a series of interactions with Officers of Two Chandys.
Currently, there are no openings for new Members.
What is a LIVE Case Investigation?
In a LIVE Case Investigation, access to the Evidence Locker includes a synchronous meeting with at least one Officer and a group of ASEs. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the team of ASEs an opportunity to learn about the empirical data inspiring the cases used for Case Investigations, in an immersive “behind-the-case” experience. Accordingly, the LIVE version may not be appropriate for all audiences (see “Where do the cases and other content come from?” section above).
The LIVE version also involves either artifact donations by the primary ASE(s) or representations of artifacts submitted by the group of ASEs reviewing the case. This means the LIVE version is customized and can accommodate social and professional groups ranging in size from small partnerships and families to larger leadership teams and organizations. The LIVE event is as much able to complement other events (e.g., executive retreats, family reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, wedding vow renewals) as it’s able to serve as an event itself.
The location of the LIVE version becomes an integral part of the group immersion and must be agreed to by the primary ASE(s) and the Organizational Research & Culture Association. All of the costs related to the LIVE version not only vary depending on selections by the primary ASE(s), but are also separate from the competition service and licensing fees and the exclusive responsibility of the primary ASE(s). The costs and expenses related to the production of the pop up event at the location agreed upon by the primary ASE(s) and the Organizational Research & Culture Association include, but are not limited to, the cost of the venue, retention of local human resources, etc. Such additional costs vary depending on location, add-ons, etc., and are detailed in the Service and License Agreement provided by Organizational Research & Culture Association, which must be executed by the primary ASE(s) for each LIVE Case Investigation.
The LIVE Case Investigation can take place in either:
- Private locations not commonly reserved for events, such as a residences or office buildings (proof of ownership or access and information on premises liability and/or event insurance will be required),
- Commercial locations commonly reserved for events, such as hotels and other venues (a link to the location website and the complete contact information for the venue contact or manager will be required), or
- Universities or colleges that have been approved for the student version of LIVE Case Investigation (the complete contact information for the program director, dean, and/or risk manager will be required).
Please note that a production manager or event planner approved by Organizational Research & Culture Association may be required to serve as a liaison between the company and the location coordinator, along with other potential vendors, all at the expense of the primary ASE(s).
How do I schedule a LIVE Case Investigation?
LIVE Case Investigations are scheduled during fall and spring, and there is a limited number the creative team can craft annually.
Numerous requests for LIVE Case Investigations are made each year, and there is no guarantee that proposals sent will be reviewed by the creative team and/or approved for the production of a LIVE Case Investigation.
Currently, the LIVE schedule has availability beginning in spring of 2025; please request an invitation for a group of ASEs as follows:
- Email email@example.com to request the proposal form for LIVE Case Investigation (please include “LIVE CI” in the subject line of your email, and include the name and/or address of the desired location for the event and a contact person, owner, or risk manager for the venue in the body of the email).
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the application for the student version of LIVE Case Investigation (please include “STUDENT CI” in the subject line of your email, and include the name of your institution, program, and contact person and/or risk manager in the body of the email).
What is a Certificate of Authenticity?
A certificate of authenticity is a document declaring that something is what it purports to be by its creator. Organizational Research & Culture Association is the exclusive source of certificates of authenticity for Case Investigations. In conjunction with the announcement of the winner(s) of the competition, all ASEs are issued the same certificate of authenticity that can only be issued by Organizational Research & Culture Association.
The Organizational Research & Culture Association produces Case Investigations via TwoChandys.com, the only website authorized to handle Case Investigations. They are produced on demand by the creative team and distributed exclusively through TwoChandys.com. The Organizational Research & Culture Association runs all Case Investigations, maintains the related records, and answers all inquiries. This means that if you are considering spending money on a Case Investigation, make sure you’re communicating with Organizational Research & Culture Association via TwoChandys.com before you spend.
Is there a version of the Case Investigation that is not LIVE?
On occasion a case will be scrutinized that requires less data collection. Cases in this situation undergo expedited Case Investigations, where ASEs review the case without an accompanying Officer.
The next expedited Case Investigation starts the week of December 25.
If the Officers are in need of ASEs for an expedited Case Investigations where a meeting with an Officer is not required (asynchronous ******), one might r
acceThe Lased on availability, the system opens for reservations the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in November and closes on December 24, 2023.
If the schedule opens, individuals and groups that can be accommodated will be emailed on a first come, first serve basis with instructions to complete their registration that includes the dates of each round of the competition experience.
You must use the link in the invitation to complete the registration process, and within 3 days you’ll receive an invoice for the total number of players in your reservation (the registration fee is $599.99 per player).
- You must remit payment of the entire registration fee WITHIN 3 DAYS of receiving your invoice.
- You are not fully registered for the ASE Case Review Experience until you receive a receipt for payment of the registration fee in full.
- Within 2 weeks of registering for the ASE Case Review Experience, you’ll receive the complete instructions for the case you’re assigned to evaluate to compete.
While we will make every effort to accommodate all requests for pre-registration, there is no guarantee that every pre-registration request will result in competition registration and participation. We receive many requests for pre-registration each year and do our best to process as many as possible.
Two Chandys is issuing invitations for the current ASE Case Review Experience, which is centered on the following case:
Neffler v. potentially soon-to-be Neffler
Expedited Case Investigation is not available internationally at this time.