Yale School of Management

Chief Executive Leadership Institute

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

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, the Yale Mayors College is an intensive one day peer-driven roundtable, offering a highly interactive environment with case studies from participant and other leading global cities. Participants are joined by 150 global CEOs and policy figures for the linked Yale CEO Summit.

mayors College

Mayors College Features

  • Interdisciplinary expert interaction with scholars from Yale, Harvard, etc.
  • Customized curriculum focusing on current issues in participant cities.
  • Peer driven, candid, off-the-record discussion of current leadership challenges.
  • Recent participants have included mayors of cities including: Rochester Hills, MI; Albuquerque, NM; Gresham, OR; Columbia, SC; Carmel, IN; Hartford, CT; Buffalo, NY; Tulsa, OK; West Sacramento, CA; Spokane, WA; Louisville, KY; New Haven, CT; Edina, MN; Stillwater, OK; Burnsville, MN; Stamford, CT; Brownsville, TX; Findlay, OH; New Bedford, MA; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, MD; Knoxville, TN; Meriden, CT; Culver City, CA; Little Rock, AR; Anaheim, CA; Tacoma, WA; Madison, WI

Upcoming Mayors College

Yale Mayors College
Yale Club New York |  June 2, 2021 (tentative)

Recent Mayors Colleges

View past events, agendas, participants and executive summaries from recent programs:


VIRTUAL Yale Mayors College
Economic Rejuvenation: Safely Bringing Communities out of Corona Caves
ZOOM |  June 3, 2020


Yale Mayors College
Trumpeting the Issues without Becoming the Issues
Yale Club New York |  June 4, 2019


Yale Mayors College
The American Colossus:  The Best of Times and the Worst of Times?
Yale Club New York |  June 12, 2018


Yale Mayors College
Fortifying or Forgetting Forecasting:  Can We Ever Plan Accurately?
New York Public Library |  June 8, 2017


Yale Mayors College
The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be: Delight and Despair over Disruption
New York Public Library  |  June 7, 2016


Yale Mayors College
Mayors as Entrepreneurs: Transforming City Hall
New York Stock Exchange  |  June 2, 2015


Yale Mayors College
Transforming with Transparency: Investing in Innovation amid Public Scrutiny

New York Stock Exchange  |  June  3, 2014