Emerging Leaders Seminar: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Advance your leadership skills, build your network, and prepare for leadership roles by participating in a three-day intensive introduction to the methods of entrepreneurship and innovation

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Join a cohort of talented young professionals from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds, with diverse professional experience and aspirations, who will gather at the Yale School of Management this spring to gain new skills and enhance their careers across sectors.


May 10 – May 13, 2018
Location:  Yale SOM Campus
Contact: SOM Emerging Leaders

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 The Emerging Leaders Seminar is designed to foster the careers of promising professionals of color by providing an understanding of the challenges faced by organizations in a variety of sectors.

As a participant in the Emerging Leaders Seminar, you will learn from top Yale SOM faculty, getting an understanding of management tools and how they can help address challenges in any sector. You will also interact with current students and alumni and learn about the value of management education and the diversity of career options possible with a graduate management degree. The program also provides participants with professional development coaching and opportunities to engage with other high-potential professionals of color.

You will leave the program with connections to a larger professional network, new ways of thinking about management challenges, and business skills and insights that you can immediately apply within your organization.



May 10 – May 13, 2018


Yale School of Management
Edward P. Evans Hall
New Haven, CT


  • Tuition, cost of lodging (in a double occupancy room), and meals during the program are covered by the Yale School of Management.
  • Participants will receive up to $500 reimbursement toward transportation costs to and from Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

Who Should Attend?

    • Are you looking to bring innovative thinking to your current organization? Do you have plans to start your own business after graduate school? Are you looking to learn more about how an entrepreneurial mindset can make an impact on your current organization and broader community?
    • This immersion program is created for early career professionals (two years or less of full-time work experience) interested in applying innovation and entrepreneurship techniques to organizations across sectors: private, public and nonprofit.  We are looking for talented professionals who come from backgrounds underrepresented in management (including, but not limited to, Black, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American, Native Hawaiian, African, Central/South American and Southeast Asian ethnicities) and have not yet pursued graduate education.

    Application Requirements

    • Application opens March 1. Applicants must be available to attend the entire seminar.
    • One-page application
    • Statement of interest
    • Undergraduate transcript (unofficial)
    • Professional nomination: to be completed by a management-level member of current organization, detailing applicant’s contributions to the organization and leadership potential (approximately 300 words).
    • Deadline: March 25, 2018



    Program Manager

    Contact: SOMEmergingLeaders@yale.edu

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