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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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January 28, 2023

Prof. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Hosts Ukrainian Ambassador at Yale SOM

Prof. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld hosted the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya for an in-person campus visit to Yale School of Management on Thursday, January 26. The Ambassador, who has been a previous guest of Prof. Sonnenfeld's at prior Yale CEO Summits and other events, spoke to a packed, standing-room only crowd of 120 students; had lunch with senior faculty and dignitaries; visited with a Ukrainian student delegation; and participated in a panel discussion in Sonnenfeld's Strategic Leadership Across Sectors course during the full-day visit. 

January 23, 2023

Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute Presents Hanna Holborn Gray, 10th President of the University of Chicago and 18th Acting President of Yale University, with Legend in Leadership Award

Hanna Holborn Gray will accept the Legend in Leadership Award from the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute on January 24 at the Yale Higher Education Leadership Summit in New Haven, CT.

December 13, 2022

Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute Honors Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella with Legend in Leadership Award   

The award will be presented on December 14 at the Yale CEO Summit. 

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