Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit 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 4, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration

Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons, 1st floor

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

Mailroom, 1st Floor

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome Breakfast

Charley’s Place, 1st floor or Courtyard (weather permitting)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Advancing the Mission

Classroom TBD
Anjani Jain, Acting Dean & Professor in the Practice of Management
Kavitha Nair Bindra ’05, Assistant Dean, Alumni Relations

Alumni play an integral role in carrying out Yale SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society. The remarkable support from alumni – helping students with professional development, engaging in our academic programs, keeping up to date on the school’s progress, representing us well in your work, helping with admissions, and contributing financially to the school – all advance Yale SOM’s progress and strengthen our community. 

Join Anjani Jain, Acting Dean and Kavitha Nair Bindra ’05, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations for a discussion about the school’s strategic priorities, how they address the mission, and how alumni volunteers can help Yale SOM today and into the future. 

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Leadership Lab
Classroom TBD
Sarah Biggerstaff, Lecturer in the Practice of Leadership
In this session, you will learn how to cultivate an environment where leadership development thrives.  We’ll explore how one learns to lead, leading with or without title or authority, and the elements essential to building a developmental environment.  The session will be highly experiential, and you’ll leave with more clarity on a leadership development goal that’s important to as well as having created a developmental network map that will support you along the way. 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
Networking Lunch

2nd floor Concourse or Courtyard (weather permitting)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Explore Volunteer Opportunities

Various Classrooms

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
Break

Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons, 1st floor

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Creating and Sustaining a Leadership Vision: A Conversation with Indra Nooyi ‘80, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, and Jeff Bewkes ‘74 B.A., Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Inc.

Zhang Auditorium, 1st floor
Moderated by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies & Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management

Followed By:
Yale SOM Alumni Volunteer Leadership Awards Ceremony

Zhang Auditorium, 1st floor
Volunteer awards presented by Ramon Soto ’08, Chair of the Donaldson Alumni Leadership Summit Steering Committee. Closing remarks from Suzanne Francis ’80, President of the Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board.  

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Networking Break

Ligon-Lamsam Student Commons, 1st floor

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Meet and Greet with Holly Robinson, Alumni and Executive MBA Career Coach

Location TBD
Have questions about your next career move, whether inside your company or to a new organization? Want support as you transition to a new role or negotiate your next offer? Stop by and meet Holly Robinson, Yale SOM’s new dedicated career coach for alumni and executive MBAs who can tell you more about the many resources available to alumni. 

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 
Career Development Workshops

Classrooms TBD

Executive Voice and Presence
Grace Zandarski, Lecturer in Acting, Yale School of Drama 
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.

The Next Chapter: How to Find Your Encore Career
Marc Freedman ’84, Founder and CEO, Encore.org
Many SOM alumni are moving into second 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.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  
Cocktail Reception and Champagne Toast in Honor of Retiring Yale SOM Faculty Members

Bekenstein Atrium
Five members of the Yale School of Management faculty, with a combined total of 182 years of service to Yale SOM will retire at the end of this academic year.  Please join us for a reception and champagne toast in their honor.
Jonathan E. Ingersoll, Adrian C. Israel Professor of International Trade and Finance 
Sharon M. Oster, Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship 
Douglas W. Rae, Richard S. Ely Professor of Management & Professor of Political Science
Subrata K. Sen, Joseph F. Cullman Professor of Organization, Management, and Marketing 
Arthur J. Swersey, Professor of Operations Research 

7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Dinner and After-Dinner Socializing

Entire 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors