Weekend Schedule

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Registration and Reunion Headquarters
1410-Yeung-Xiang Alumni Relations Suite, 1st floor

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mapping out Your Successful Career Transition
Cindy Cornell, Career Coach for Working Professionals, Yale School of Management 
Zhang Auditorium 1300, 1st floor
Whether you are just starting to think about “what’s next?” or actively engaged in a search for a new role, this working session is for you. We will discuss both strategic and tactical best practices for a transition and you will leave with refinements to your existing plan, if you have one, or the foundations of a powerful one if you don’t. Join Cindy Cornell, Career Coach for Working Professionals, to learn strategies that have successfully helped others to find their next, ideal opportunities. You too can move gracefully into a new chapter that delights you both personally and professionally. 

3:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. 
Networking Break 

Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons, 1st floor

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 
Concurrent Career Workshops

Leadership Storytelling 
Cindy Cornell, Career Coach for Working Professionals, Yale School of Management 
Zhang Auditorum 1300, 1st floor
How well are you able to engage, intrigue, inspire and connect with people in your life? The need to communicate effectively is a life skill we all rely on and one which we can always improve. Join Cindy Cornell, Career Coach for Working Professionals, in a session that reconsiders how we communicate and how we might more powerfully leverage storytelling in our personal and professional lives.

The Next Chapter: How to Find Your Encore Career
Marc Freedman ’84, Founder and CEO, Encore.org
Class of 1980 Classroom 2400, 2nd floor
Many SOM alumni are moving into second (and third) acts at the intersection of purpose, passion, and often a paycheck—using their accumulated skills and experience to find new meaning and help solve some of the most important problems facing society. They are part of a growing encore career movement, with the potential to transform the years after 50 and to help America make the most of the longevity revolution. Learn about their stories, and how you can pursue a second act for the greater good.

Executive Voice and Presence
Grace Zandarski, Lecturer in Acting, Yale School of Drama 
Beinecke Terrace Room 2300, 2nd floor 
In this workshop participants will develop executive presence through awareness and experiential understanding of the voice, breath, and body. Strong communicators are completely present and fully embody their thoughts. In this interactive workshop we will explore the art of listening, breath as a grounding technique, voice cultivation, vocal variety as it applies to engaging the listener, and ways of developing a more dynamic physical and vocal presence. These skills can be applied to a wide variety of business situations from the conference room to presentations before a large audience. The goal is to engage the creative power that comes from being fully present and prepared physically, vocally, and imaginatively. Many of the exercises are derived from actors’ tools on approaching a role and engaging an audience. Please note, space is limited to 40 participants and registration is required. 

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Networking Break 

Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons, 1st floor

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Welcome from Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D., Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology and President, Yale University 

Zhang Auditorium 1300, 1st floor (Overflow classrooms: Bewkes Classroom 2410, Class of 1980 Classroom 2400, Blumetti Classroom 2200, Allison Foundation Classroom 2210)
President Salovey will welcome the reunion classes back to Yale SOM and provide an update on the latest developments at the university.

5:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Managing Yale’s Endowment with David F. Swensen ’80, Ph.D. Chief Investment Officer, Yale University  
Zhang Auditorium 1300, 1st floor (Overflow classrooms: Bewkes Classroom 2410, Class of 1980 Classroom 2400, Blumetti Classroom 2200, Allison Foundation Classroom 2210)
Introduction from Edward A. Snyder, Indra K. Nooyi Dean, Yale School of Management

David Swensen '80 Ph.D., Yale's Chief Investment Officer, oversees $29 billion in endowment assets and several hundreds of millions of dollars of other investment funds. Under his stewardship during the past 33 years the Yale endowment generated returns of 13.5 percent per annum, a record unequalled among institutional investors. Mr. Swensen leads a staff of 35, located near the University’s campus in downtown New Haven.

2019 Yale SOM Alumni Relations Faculty Award for Outstanding Alumni Engagement
Kavitha Bindra ’05, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations will present the 2019 Yale SOM Alumni Relations Faculty Award for Outstanding Alumni Engagement to Arthur J. Swersey, Professor Emeritus of Operations Research for his outstanding contributions to alumni engagement.  

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
Courtyard

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Dinner and Socializing
Class of 1979 – Tilton Concourse (outside Blumetti Classroom 2200 and Allison Foundation Classroom 2210, 2nd floor)
Class of 1984 – Knox Concourse (outside Betts Classroom 2420 and Baker Classroom 2430, 2nd floor)
Class of 1989 - Boswell Concourse (outside Jones Classroom 2220 and Nooyi Classroom 2230, 2nd floor)
Class of 1994 – Charley’s Place, 1st floor
Class of 1999 – Beinecke Terrace Room 2300, 2nd floor
Class of 2004 – The Forum 1400, 1st floor
Class of 2009 – Knox Concourse (outside Class of 1980 Classroom 2400 and Bewkes Classroom 2410, 2nd floor)
Class of 2014 FT MBA, MAM – MBA Class of 2014 Concourse (outside Ross Library, 2nd floor)
Class of 2018 FT MBA, MAM and MMS Systemic Risk - Bekenstein Atrium, 1st Floor
MBA for Executives All-Alumni – Charley’s Place, 1st floor
YGELP Class of 2018 - Dean’s Table 1235, 1st Floor

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Reunion Headquarters

1410-Yeung-Xiang Alumni Relations Suite, 1st floor

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Camp SOM brought to you by Bright Horizons Family Solutions 
Pre-registration is required. 

Christ Presbyterian Church, 135 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06510

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Individual Class Breakfasts
Class of 1979 – Jones Classroom 2220, 2nd Floor
Class of 1984 – Betts Classroom 2420, 2nd Floor
Class of 1989 – Lin Technology Classroom 4400, 4th Floor
Class of 1994 – Nooyi Classroom 2230, 2nd Floor
Class of 1999 – Blumetti Classroom 2200, 2nd Floor
Class of 2004 – Classroom 4410, 4th Floor
Class of 2009 – Bewkes Classroom 2410, 2nd Floor
Class of 2014 FT MBA, MAM – Class of 1980 Classroom 2400, 2nd Floor
Class of 2018 FT MBA, MAM and MMS Systemic Risk – MBA Class of 2013 Foyer and Beinecke Terrace Room 2300, 2nd Floor
MBA for Executives All-Alumni- Allison Foundation Classroom 2210, 2nd Floor
YGELP Class of 2018 - Keller Breakout 2260, 2nd Floor

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Yale SOM Gear Sale   

Student Lounge, 1st floor

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Individual Class Breakout Sessions
Class of 1979 – Jones Classroom 2220, 2nd Floor
Class of 1984 – Betts Classroom 2420, 2nd Floor
Class of 1989 – Lin Technology Classroom 4400, 4th Floor
Class of 1994 – Nooyi Classroom 2230, 2nd Floor
Class of 1999 – Blumetti Classroom 2200, 2nd Floor
Class of 2004 – Classroom 4410, 4th Floor
Class of 2009 – Bewkes Classroom 2410, 2nd Floor
Class of 2014 FT MBA, MAM – Class of 1980 Classroom 2400, 2nd Floor
Class of 2018 FT MBA, MAM and MMS Systemic Risk – Beinecke Terrace Room 2300, 2nd Floor
MBA for Executives All-Alumni- Allison Foundation Classroom 2210, 2nd Floor
YGELP Class of 2018 - Keller Breakout 2260, 2nd Floor

Explore Yale and New Haven
Registration Required for All Activities

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 freshman dorms 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.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Picnic Lunch and Class Photos

Courtyard, First Floor
Catch up with fellow alumni while relaxing in the Courtyard. Join your classmates for a class photo at the designated time and location. 
Class of 1979: 11:30am at the Grand Staircase (next to The Forum 1400)
Class of 1984: 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium
Class of 1989: 11:50 a.m. in the Atrium
Class of 1994: 11:50 a.m. at the Grand Staircase (next to the Forum 1400)
Class of 1999: 12:10 p.m. in the Atrium
Class of 2004: 12:10 p.m. at the Grand Staircase (next to the Forum 1400)
Class of 2009: 12:50 p.m. at the Grand Staircase (next to the Forum 1400)
Class 2014: 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium
Class of 2018: 12:50 p.m. in the Atrium
EMBA for Executives All-Alumni: 12:30 p.m. at the Grand Staircase
YGELP Class of 2018: 1:10 p.m. TBD
 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
CDO Office Hours 

Cindy Cornell, Career Coach for Working Professionals
Rebecca Stekloff ’98, Deputy Director of Employer Partnerships

Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons, 1st floor
Are you contemplating a career transition? Looking for someone to challenge your thinking on your career strategy? Are you seeking top talent for your organization?  Swing by and say hello to Cindy Cornell, Yale SOM’s Career Coach for Working Professionals and Rebecca Stekloff ’98, Deputy Director of Employer Partnerships to learn how alumni can leverage and unlock the value of the Career Development Office. 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Concurrent Faculty Sessions I 

Social Entrepreneurship: The New Race for Impact 
Teresa Chahine, Sheila and Ron ’92 B.A. Marcelo Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship
The Forum 1400, 1st floor
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. 

Adventures in Policy Modeling
Edward H. Kaplan, William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Professor of Public Health & Professor of Engineering 
Baker Classroom 2430, 2nd floor
Policy Modeling refers to the application of operations research, statistics, and other quantitative methods to model policy problems. Recognizing that analyses of all sorts often exhibit diminishing returns in insight to effort, the hope is to capture key features of various policy issues with relatively simple “first-strike” models. Join Professor Ed Kaplan to review some of his personal adventures in policy modeling selected from HIV/AIDS prevention, bioterror preparedness, and undocumented immigration.  

What Solomon Didn't Know: How to Divide the Pie 
Barry Nalebuff, Milton Steinbach Professor of Management 
Zhang Auditorium 1300, 1st floor
Most of you spend a good deal of your professional life engaged in negotiations of one form or another. Of course, there are many negotiations in your personal lives, as well. The goal of this session is to change the way you look at negotiations. We will present a rational and principled approach toward negotiations that emphasizes one simple idea: what is the pie? Over the years, we’ve discovered even the most experienced negotiators lack a framework that grounds their approach to negotiation. While some folks try to bully their way to a larger share, most people make arguments that sound fair to them. But what sounds fair to them often doesn’t sound fair to the other side. Their criteria for what's fair may be biased in their favor. The theory of the pie is useful because it doesn’t depend on which side you are taking. It provides principles that will change the way you approach negotiations. When the parties truly understand what is at stake, it makes it possible to cut through the bluffing and clutter, and reach a principled outcome. Please note that if you have taken the core negotiations with Barry and Cade or Barry and Daylian then this will all be (or should be) familiar to you. 

Do We Have a Competition Problem in the United States? Prospects for Antitrust Enforcement of Digital Platforms 
Fiona M. Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics 
Beinecke Terrace Room 2300, 2nd floor
Do markets in the US have too little competition?  Does our current antitrust enforcement regime let us handle new problems of competition in digital markets and digital platforms? What are the prospects for change in the antitrust enforcement of digital platforms around the world? Join Professor Fiona Scott Morton for an overview of new scholarship answering these questions and a discussion about the outlook for antitrust enforcement in the United States. 

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Networking Break
Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons, 1st floor

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Faculty Sessions II 

The Interpersonal and Group Dynamics of Everyday Leadership 
Heidi Brooks, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior 
Zhang Auditorium 1300, 1st floor 
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. 

Why Are Companies Investing in Better Environmental Performance?  
Todd Cort, Lecturer in Sustainability and Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale
Stuart DeCew ’11 MEM, ’11 MBA, Executive Director of the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale

Baker Classroom 2430, 2nd floor
Many people think of investments in reducing pollution or managing resources more sustainably as being bad for business. At the same time, an increasing number of businesses see real advantages in doing so – even ahead of government requirements. The purpose of this session is to explore why businesses are making such investments and how those insights might help attract even more businesses to do so. 

Looking Back: Insights and Principles from Models for Decision Making
Arthur J. Swersey, Professor Emeritus of Operations Research
Beinecke Terrace Room 2300, 2nd floor
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.

Job Crafting: Creating Meaning in Your Own Work 
Amy Wrzesniewski, Michael H. Jordan Professor of Management 
The Forum 1400, 1st floor
Rarely are jobs designed to match the talents, preferences, and aspirations of the individual. Join Professor Amy Wrzesniewski to learn more about Job Crafting, a process through which individuals shape and redefine their jobs to make them more meaningful. In this workshop you will uncover insights into your own unique values, strengths, and passions, utilizing these to reshape your current role or how you think about your job. You will leave with steps to become more engaged in your work, resulting in greater productivity, effectiveness, and personal satisfaction. Additionally, managers will gain a better understanding of how Job Crafting can help your employees consider their roles in ways that are not only inspiring for them, but for the entire team.

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
Courtyard

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Individual Class Dinners at locations around New Haven
Class of 1979: Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street 
Class of 1984: ROÌA, 261 College Street
Class of 1989: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue
Class of 1994: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue 
Class of 1999: Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street
Class of 2004: ROÌA, 261 College Street
Class of 2009: Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center, 391 Prospect Street
Class of 2014 FT MBA, MAM: Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street
Class of 2018 FT MBA, MAM and MMS Systemic Risk: Mory’s, 306 York Street
*MBA for Executives All-Alumni: New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue
YGELP Class of 2018: Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street

*2019 AACSB Influential Leaders Award  
David Bach, ‘98 B.A., Deputy Dean for Academic Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management will recognize MBA for Executives alumnus Kodjo Adover ‘18, Founder and CEO of Kevi Capital, for having  been selected as one of AACSB’s 2019 Influential Leaders for exemplifying in his work the impact that business schools and alumni are making in the world. 

10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 
Closing Bell: After Hours Parties 
Join fellow alumni at any one of the bars listed below. Be sure to redeem your drink ticket, your first drink is on Yale SOM! Drink tickets will be handed out to alumni at class dinners on Saturday night.

Class of 1979: Heirloom, 1157 Chapel Street
Class of 1984: John Davenports, 155 Temple Street
Class of 1989: Heirloom, 1157 Chapel Street
Class of 1994: Cask Republic, 179 Crown Street
Class of 1999: Cask Republic, 179 Crown Street
Class of 2004: Barcelona Wine Bar, 155 Temple Street
Class of 2009: Hamilton Park at the Blake Hotel, 9 High Street
Class of 2014 FT MBA, MAM: Elm City Social, 266 College Street
Class of 2018 FT MBA, MAM and MMS Systemic Risk: Gryphon’s Pub at GPSCY, 204 York Street
MBA for Executives All-Alumni: Elm City Social, 266 College Street
YGELP Class of 2018: John Davenports, 155 Temple Street

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Farewell Brunch 
Courtyard and Charley’s Place, 1st floor

Program times and locations are subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.

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, paralette bars, TRX and gymnastic rings among other accessories.