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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.

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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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September 12, 2023

Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute Recognizes Arvind Krishna with Legend in Leadership Award

Arvind Krishna, chairman and chief executive officer of IBM, will receive the Yale Legend in Leadership Award at the Yale CEO Caucus in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, September 13.

August 28, 2023

JUST SECURITY: The Character to Lead: Republicans’ Fork in the Road Between Trump and the Constitution’s Eligibility Requirements for President

Professor Sonnenfeld makes the case for why Trump is constitutionally ineligible to run for Presidency. 

November 17, 2021

BUSINESS INSIDER: Why Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Became "The CEO Whisperer"

Business Insider profiles Jeffrey Sonnenfeld as the "CEO Whisperer". 

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