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The world’s first school for CEOs featuring applied research and peer-driven learning.

The Chief Executive Leadership Institute (CELI) is the pioneer of CEO learning. The Institute hosts CEO summits, bringing together business leaders, policy makers, and leading academics in a unique learning environment that fosters candid, off-the-record exchanges.

About CELI

 CEO Summit

CEO Summit

National leadership summits of short duration, where CEOs and other top leaders gain perspective on their own current leadership challenges.

 CEO Caucus

CEO Caucus

A semiannual roundtable for business leaders, political leaders, and scholars to discuss the business implications of urgent national and global events.

 Mayors College

Mayors College

Bringing together mayors from mid-sized to large cities across the U.S. with leading scholars in healthcare policy, urban sociology, and history for an intensive one-day, peer-driven roundtable. 

 Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit

Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit

Annual Summit for leaders in higher education to explore pivotal ideas and trends shaping colleges and universities.

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August 11, 2022

At State Department, Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian Brief Foreign Press on Impact of Russia Sanctions

Sonnenfeld, the founder and CEO of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, and Tian, CELI’s research director, have received wide attention for their research discussing the state of the Russian economy and evaluating claims that sanctions are causing agricultural shortages in the rest of the world. 

June 08, 2022

At CEO Summit, Zelensky Calls for Investment in Ukraine

At Yale SOM’s gathering of business and government leaders, President Volodymyr Zelensky declared that “this is our common war.”

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