Yale School of Management

Yale SOM Executive Education COVID-19 Information

This webpage is an up-to-date resource for participants and clients of Yale SOM Executive Education in regards to COVID-19.

Last updated: March 1, 2021

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Email: yale.som.execed@getsmarter.com
Phone: +1 203 439 4771


Point of Contact: Crystal Grandison, Senior Director of Marketing
Email: cgrandison@execonline.com

Northwest Executive Education

Yale Global Executive Leadership Program
Email: yalegelp@yale.edu

For information on a program not associated with one of the aforementioned program collaborators, please contact Jaime Willadsen at somexecedregistrar@yale.edu.

To our Yale SOM Executive Education Community, we want to address your questions and concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how it affects your professional development at Yale. This website was designed to share information and updates so you can make informed decisions regarding your health, your program participation, and the health of the community.

We believe great leadership, built on agility, creativity, rationality, and morality, is abundantly important in these times of uncertainty. Yale SOM Executive Education will continue our efforts to safely and effectively make critical managerial and leadership education accessible, especially in the face of today’s global health crises.

We take the concerns of our participants seriously and are following Yale University and CDC guidelines to maintain the health and safety of our participants, faculty, staff, and other visitors. Because this situation still continues to evolve, please check back for updates. We ask for your partnership in prioritizing the health and education of our communities.

At Yale SOM Executive Education, we uphold Yale University’s commitment to maintain an inclusive environment of respect and freedom from discrimination and to support all members of our community affected by this global health threat. For more information on Yale’s nondiscrimination policies, please read Yale’s nondiscrimination policies.

For more information on Yale SOM's plan to safely continue operations on campus, please visit the Yale SOM COVID Information and Resources page.

Before the Program

  • I’m considering registering for or have registered for an upcoming program. What happens if the program is postponed?

    Most of our upcoming programs that were originally scheduled for calendar year 2021 have shifted to an online format. The decision to  shift a program online will be made on a program-by-program basis and those affected will be notified as soon as possible.

    If you registered for a custom or corporate program through your employer or another organization, Yale will reach out to the responsible contact at your organization to discuss any details of how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact your program. Any decisions either to postpone or to shift to an online format will be communicated to you by your organization.

    If you have further questions about your program, please reach out to the Client & Curriculum Development team member either listed on your program webpage or who has been in communication with your organization.

  • If I cannot travel, if I feel uncomfortable traveling, or if some other conflict occurs can I either withdraw from the course or defer my attendance?

    If you registered and paid directly through Yale for an open enrollment program, be it online or on campus, you may either defer your attendance or withdraw from the course subject to the terms of our standard refund policy.If you have booked your own hotel, please check with the hotel about their refund policy.

    If you registered and paid for a Yale SOM Executive Education program through one of our program collaborators, like 2U/GetSmarter, ExecOnline, or Northwest Executive Education for the Yale Global Executive Leadership Program, please contact the contact listed on the program webpage for more information. Registration policies differ depending on the program collaborator.

    If you are registered for a custom or corporate program through your employer or another organization, individual program adjustments will be handled by the responsible contact at your organization.

  • Do I need health insurance to attend a program?

    Yes, all participants are required to either have health insurance or travelers’ health insurance in order to attend one of our programs. The cost of this insurance, as well as any medical expenses that are not covered by this insurance, is the personal responsibility of each participant.

Traveling to Yale

  • What can I expect if I’m traveling to a program from either abroad or out of state?

    Current Yale University policy does not permit any visitors on campus through May 19, 2021.

    When visitors are allowed on campus again, Yale Executive Education will continue following Yale University and CDC guidelines.

    According to current federal and state government travel guidelines:

  • Can I remote into a classroom if I am not able to physically come to campus?

    We realize that some clients and participants may either feel uncomfortable traveling or are unable to travel at this time, but may wish to continue their program without delay. Our team is working with digital learning experts across the university to offer many programs in an online format to ensure both safety as well as a high-quality learning experience. Please visit our Digital Programs page for a complete list of our programs offered online.

Where Can I Find Updates?