Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 1, 2020

11:30am – 8:00pm
Registration and Reunion Headquarters
Yeung-Xiang Alumni Relations Suite (1400), 1st floor

Pre-Reunion Weekend Programming brought to you by the Career Development Office

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 
Welcome and The Power of Storytelling in Business 
Cindy Cornell, Career Coach for Working Professionals
Location TBD
Storytelling is engaging. Do you remember hearing, “Once upon a time…” as a child and being captivated? In this session, you’ll be prompted to develop your own personal and professional stories to engage others, setting you apart in a differentiated and memorable way. Learn how to read your audience to enable you to tell a business story that powerfully showcases you as a solution, builds your brand and fosters strong and lasting connections.

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Networking Break 
TBD 

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 
Career Development Workshops

The Interpersonal and Group Dynamics of Everyday Leadership 
Heidi Brooks, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior 
Location TBD 
Studies have shown that the average manager spends about two-thirds of his or her time interacting with others. It should be no surprise that skill in interpersonal relationships is one of the most frequent determinants of managerial success or failure. Join Heidi Brooks for an interactive discussion about the principles of everyday leadership and how you can put them to work for you. In this session will learn why interpersonal capacity is the key leadership skill set for the future, the 5 most important interpersonal skills for individuals, teams and organizational cultures, and how we can best use and inspire each other to develop these crucial capacities. 

How Yale SOM Alumni Found Trees: A Lesson on How to Collaborate with Difficult People 
Daylian Cain, Senior Lecturer in Negotiations and Ethics 
Location TBD 
Good negotiations involve learning about the other side. Specifically, what do they want, why, in what order? An obvious goal is to find win-wins (easier said than done). Then, find things that are valuable to one side (and relatively) cheap to the other; one side loses small, while the other side wins big and compensates the "loser." Cain will explain and provide recent examples from Yale leaders around the globe. 
 
Professor Cain will share his popular negotiation framework, based on a story about trees, and provide examples of alumni successfully putting them to use in their own lives. 

Want to add to the list of alumni examples? What are your most interesting examples of smart trades or finding “trees” in your negotiations? Tell Dr. Cain now: https://tinyurl.com/cain-trees

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Networking Break 
TBD

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Making Your Next Career Move 
Moderated by Cindy Cornell, Career Coach for Working Professionals 
Location TBD 
Are you looking for ways to advance your career? Join us for a panel discussion with fellow Yale SOM alumni recruiters, senior HR business partners, and talent managers on how put your best foot forward during the job search process. Bring your questions about all things recruitment, including where companies are looking for talent today, leveraging your networks, career pivots, and how to think about digital recruitment platforms like LinkedIn.
--Kate Molteni Muir ’15, HR Leader, Supply Chain, Quality & Compliance Enterprise Functions 
--Tina Kao Mylon ’00, SVP Talent and Diversity, Schneider Electric 
--Laurie Sloss ’90, Executive Search Consultant, Higher Talent, Inc. 
--Joy Roman ’05, Chief  Human Resources Officer and SVP HR, Toll Brothers
Additional panelists to be announced.

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              
Networking Break
Location TBD

Reunion Weekend

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.             
Opening Session: A Conversation with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont ’80 
Zhang Auditorium 1300, 1st floor (Overflow classrooms: Bewkes Classroom 2410, Class of 1980 Classroom 2400, Blumetti Classroom 2200, Allison Foundation Classroom 2210)
Join fellow Yale SOM alumni and guests in conversation with the Governor of the State of Connecticut, Ned Lamont ’80, on his vision for Connecticut and on how Yale SOM prepared him for leadership in the private and public sectors. 

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Cocktail Reception
Courtyard 

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.             
Dinner and Socializing 
Class of 1980 
Class of 1985
Class of 1990
Class of 1995
Class of 2000
Class of 2005
Class of 2010
Class of 2015 FT MBA, MAM
Class of 2019 FT MBA, MAM, MMS Systemic Risk, MMS Global Business & Society
MBA for Executives (all reunion classes) 
Executive Education (YGELP, Sinovation Fellows - all reunion classes)

Saturday, May 2, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Reunion Headquarters 
Yeung-Xiang Alumni Relations Suite (1400), 1st floor

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Camp SOM brought to you by Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Pre-registration is required.

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  
Class Breakfasts
Class of 1980
Class of 1985
Class of 1990
Class of 1995
Class of 2000
Class of 2005
Class of 2010
Class of 2015 FT MBA, MAM
Class of 2019 FT MBA, MAM, MMS Systemic Risk, MMS Global Business & Society
MBA for Executives (all reunion classes) 
Executive Education (YGELP, Sinovation Fellows - all reunion classes)

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Yale SOM Gear Sale   
Student Lounge, 1st Floor

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  
Class Breakout Sessions and Class Photos 
Class of 1980
Class of 1985
Class of 1990
Class of 1995
Class of 2000
Class of 2005
Class of 2010
Class of 2015 FT MBA, MAM
Class of 2019 FT MBA, MAM, MMS Systemic Risk, MMS Global Business & Society
MBA for Executives (all reunion classes) 
Executive Education (YGELP, Sinovation Fellows - all reunion classes)

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Picnic Lunch 
Courtyard and Charley’s Place, 1st floor
Catch up with fellow alumni while relaxing in the Courtyard. 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Concurrent Faculty Sessions:

Looking Back: Insights and Principles from Models for Decision Making
Arthur J. Swersey, Professor Emeritus of Operations Research
Location TBD 
Return to the classroom as we recall and discuss favorite cases in quantitative methods, operations, and quality. This workshop will focus on the most important quantitative models for management decisions and highlights the key idea that the purpose of modeling is insight, not numbers. We will emphasize important concepts in operations and quality, the role of organizational behavior, and provide principles for improving your approaches to defining and solving problems.

Social Chemistry 
Marissa King, Professor of Organizational Behavior 
Location TBD 
Your social connections have a profound effect on your career trajectory, sense of work-life balance, happiness, and health. However, few people have a strategy in place to effectively manage their personal networks. In part, this is because many of the factors that create an effective personal network are not intuitively obvious. The number and type of associates an executive or entrepreneur has are often not as important as how those relations are structured. The majority of individual’s networks fall into one of three major social categories—Expansionists, Brokers, and Conveners—and understanding where you fit within these categories is key to harnessing their distinct social benefits. In this session, we will use insights from decades of research on social networks to gain a better understanding of how to create, use, and manage networks to meet your personal and professional goals.

Economics of U.S. Immigration Policy
Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics 
Location TBD 
Do new arrivals in a country take jobs away from the native residents? What are the fiscal consequences of immigration? Professor Mobarak will discuss what we know about the economic benefits and costs of immigration for host countries, based on large-sample data and empirical studies.

US-China Conflict: Truce or Cold War 2.0? 
Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs 
Location TBD 
The so-called Phase I trade deal of January 15 between the US and China arrests the dangerous escalation of tariffs between the two largest economies in the world. But it does little to resolve the tough structural issues of forced technology transfer, innovation policy, and subsidies to China’s state-owned enterprises. Is a resolution of these issues likely, or are the two countries likely to engage in a new economic cold war? 

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Networking Break 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Concurrent Faculty Sessions:

Cryptocurrency and Payment Disruption 
Vineet Kumar, Assistant Professor of Marketing 
Location TBD 
Despite its drawbacks, cryptocurrency has the potential to disrupt credit and debit card payment settlements. How exactly does cryptocurrency’s use of blockchain technology disrupt the payment settlement process? How are debit and credit card transactions settled now, and is cryptocurrency ready to take over the traditional payment settlement process? Join Professor Kumar for a discussion about the pros and cons of cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption.

Whose Truth will Triumph? How CEOs and Boards Make a Difference in the Age of Trump, Facebook, Theranos, and WeWork 
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies & Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management
Location TBD 
The actions of leaders like Mark Zuckerberg, Elizabeth Holmes, Travis Kalanick, and Adam Neumann have called to attention concerns about CEO accountability. Are these leaders moving society forward and driving economic growth for everyone? Are they empowering people or displacing them? We will look at models such as Indra Nooyi, Jamie Dimon, Ken Frazier, Anne Mulcahy, Ed Stack, and Doug McMillon who have taken a different path. Are today’s CEOs innovators or do they see themselves as world leaders, shaping the course of human history? How are boards holding CEOs accountable for more than financial results? Join Professor Sonnenfeld for a candid and lively discussion. 

Social Entrepreneurship: The New Race for Impact 
Teresa Chahine, Sheila and Ron ’92 B.A. Marcelo Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship
Location TBD 
As entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators scramble to demonstrate social impact, Yale SOM is rising to the fore with its unique mission and alumni base. Learn about some of the leading models in social entrepreneurship around the world, from start-ups to corporate innovation, and how success is measured. We will discuss the different forms of financing social impact, and the challenges surrounding scale. Professor Chahine will draw on examples from the Yale community, including SOM alumni and Tsai CITY, the new Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale. 

Inclusive Economic Development: Opportunity Zones in New Haven
Kate Cooney, Senior Lecturer in Social Enterprise and Management 
Location TBD 
The Inclusive Economic Development Lab at Yale SOM is a 7-week practicum course held Spring semester, developed and taught by Professor Kate Cooney. In Partnership with Tsai CITY, the Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, Professor Cooney created a project with key members of the New Haven City government to explore the possibilities for inclusive economic development through the federal Opportunity Zones program. Join her and fellow alumni for a review of her Spring 2019 Inclusive Economic Development Lab course, where teams of students learned about 4 neighborhoods in New Haven (Hill South, Dixwell, Newhallville and Fair Haven) that contain OZ tracts and made suggestions about how the models they studied (Food Halls, Fab Labs, CLTs) might be deployed in each neighborhood. She will review some of the key takeaways from the course and will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in inclusive economic development work.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Networking Break 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
A Conversation with Kerwin Charles, Indra K. Nooyi Dean 
Zhang Auditorium 1300, 1st floor (Overflow classrooms: Bewkes Classroom 2410, Class of 1980 Classroom 2400, Blumetti Classroom 2200, Allison Foundation Classroom 2210)
Dean Charles will welcome the reunion classes back to Yale SOM and provide and share the latest developments at the school, followed by a Q&A period.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  
Individual Class Dinners
Various locations around New Haven
Class of 1980
Class of 1985
Class of 1990
Class of 1995
Class of 2000
Class of 2005
Class of 2010
Class of 2015 FT MBA, MAM
Class of 2019 FT MBA, MAM, MMS Systemic Risk, MMS Global Business & Society
MBA for Executives (all reunion classes) 
Executive Education (YGELP, Sinovation Fellows - all reunion classes)

10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.  
Closing Bell: After Hours Night Cap 
Various locations around New Haven
Continue the conversations. Join fellow alumni at various locations around New Haven. Alumni be sure to redeem your drink ticket - first drink is on Yale SOM. Drink tickets will be handed out to alumni at class dinners on Saturday night.  

Sunday, May 3, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
Farewell Brunch
Courtyard and Charley’s Place, 1st floor

*Program times and locations are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Edward P. Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.


Explore Yale and New Haven  

   
Registration required: 

Tours of Edward P. Evans Hall 
Tours depart from the Evans Hall Café at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.  
The 225,000-square-foot Edward P. Evans Hall, the home of the Yale School of Management, opened in January 2014. With its striking modern design, glass façade, and large courtyard, Evans Hall has taken its place among the architectural landmarks that distinguish the Yale campus. See and learn more about key features of Evans Hall including its state of the art classrooms, sustainability features, and more. 

Private Yale Campus Walking Tour
Tours depart promptly in front of Evans Hall at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
New Haven is a vibrant and eclectic city that boasts acclaimed restaurants, world class museums, unique architecture, and a renowned university. This private tour of Yale’s campus will take you from the School of Management’s new home, Evans Hall, down Hillhouse Avenue to admire the charming tree-lined street. See where Hillhouse Avenue’s most famous residents, Yale University President Peter Salovey and his wife, Marta Moret, live and the regal President’s House. The tour then brings you to Silliman College, one of the twelve residential colleges at Yale, where you will gain access to the beautiful courtyard. Take some time to soak up the sun before moving on to the Hewitt Quadrangle and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. From there, the tour brings you to Sterling Memorial Library, which recently underwent major renovations – you will have the opportunity to look inside and see all the work that has been put into this majestic building.  Next, visit Old Campus, the oldest area on Yale’s campus, which features dorms for first-year students and several academic buildings. Before heading back to Evans Hall, take a stroll past the new residential colleges along Prospect Street. The tour concludes back at Evans Hall.   

The New Haven Renaissance Bus Tour 
Bus tour departs across the street from Edward P. Evans Hall at the corner of Sachem Street and Whitney Avenue at 3:00 p.m.      
The Yale Office of New Haven & State Affairs invites you to a bus tour of New Haven and a discussion of New Haven’s renaissance and Yale’s partnership with the city.

At your leisure: 

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library 
121 Wall Street
Tel: (203) 432-2977 
Hours: Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Reading room & public exhibition hall); Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Public exhibition hall only, ground floor and mezzanine)  

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library is one of the world's largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts and is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. The Beinecke Library's robust collections are used to create new scholarship by researchers from around the world. 

Individuals are always welcome to visit the Beinecke Library’s ground floor and mezzanine public exhibition areas, to see the building, permanent exhibitions, and varied special exhibitions throughout the year. An information sheet about the library’s history, mission, architecture, collection, and services is available at the security desk at the entrance and the special exhibitions can be enjoyed on a self-guided basis.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 
170 Whitney Avenue
Tel: (203) 4328987
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
The Peabody Museum is home to ten scientific collections that tell the story of our Earth, its life, history and cultures. Explore the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth and its life, all under one roof. From mummies and mastodons to dinosaurs and diamonds, there's something fascinating around every corner of the Peabody. Come see for yourself!

Yale Center for British Art 
1080 Chapel Street
Tel: (203) 432-2800
Hours: Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
The Yale Center for British Art is a public art museum and research institute that houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), the collection reflects the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward. Admission is free.
 
Yale Art Gallery 
1111 Chapel Street 
(203) 432-0600
Hours: Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
The mission of the Yale University Art Gallery is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. The Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to offer enjoyment and encourage inquiry, while building and maintaining its collections in trust for future generations. 

The Gallery’s permanent collection was founded in 1832 when the patriot-artist John Trumbull gave more than one hundred of his paintings to Yale College. Since that time, the collection has grown to number more than 250,000 objects representing Eastern and Western cultures and ranging in date from ancient times to the present day. Admission is free. 

Recreational Activities 

Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center
279 Derby Avenue, West Haven, CT 06515
(203) 764-9227
Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center outdoor courts will be available Friday - Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis. Evenings between 6 pm and 8 pm on Thursday and Friday are best, it is possible there might be tournaments going on Saturdays and Sundays so there may be a charge for parking. To confirm availability and in case of inclement weather, call (203) 764-9227.

The Course at Yale 
200 Conrad Drive, New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 392-2376
Golf is available at the Yale Golf Course (Conrad Drive) for a special Yale SOM reunion rate ($60 greens fee; $25 cart fee per player) and requires advance registration. For individual tee times, contact Peter Pulaski at the Golf Course at the Golf Course at (203) 392-2307 or peter.pulaski@yale.edu

Fit For Thought
Edward P. Evans Hall, Lower Level 
Fit For Thought is Yale SOM's fitness center, located in the basement floor of Evans Hall. The facilities are open to all SOM students & student spouses, faculty, and staff, and all Reunion Weekend alumni and guests. Equipment includes ellipticals, stationary bikes, treadmills, 2 power racks, bumper plates and regular weights, a full set of kettlebells, 3 pull-up bars, a full set of dumbbells, parallette bars, TRX and gymnastic rings among other accessories.