Homecoming 2018 Events | Weatherhead

Homecoming 2018 Events

Join us for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend!
October 11-14, 2018

Register for Homecoming Events

Date:
Friday, October 12
Time:
9:30-10 a.m. – Registration Check In
10-11:30 a.m. – Panel Discussion
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Networking Luncheon
Place:
Linsalata Alumni Center, Foster-Castele Great Hall

Exponential growth in computing power, exploding availability of massive data, and the hunger for smart technologies is fueling business and consumer interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. Like most disruptive technologies, AI is likely to be a mix of good and bad.

Join Jagdip Singh, AT&T Professor of Marketing and Co-Director of MSM-Business Analytics Program, and a distinguished panel of leading business intelligence and analytics experts from financial, customer experience, and life sciences fields as they discuss how AI is changing their industry, their firm, and their own personal and professional lives. Interact directly with the panelists and each other at a networking luncheon following the program. Registration is required for the panel discussion and the luncheon.

Date:
Friday, October 12
Time:
2:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Place:
Peter B. Lewis Building – Lower Level

Series 1: 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Series 2: 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Here is your chance to experience professional development with Executive Education at the Weatherhead School of Management. Choose two out of the three mini presentations:

  • The Art of Reinvention with Nadya Zhexembayeva, PhD, ’08, Guest Lecturer, Executive Education
    In our fast-moving roller coaster economy staying afloat is a challenge. It’s time for corporations and industries to make reinvention into its own competence - whatever function or responsibility you are in. “Built to last” is no longer acceptable: today, we must build to reinvent. Learn about the art of reinvention and how to prepare for the speed of change.

  • Creating Conversations that Matter with Ron Fry, PhD, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Chairman, Department of Organizational Behavior 
    Learn how to get the most out of daily conversations, at home and work, in social or corporate settings. Use appreciative inquiry to foster high quality connections and effective collaboration by conducting conversations that are productive, meaningful, and generative.

  • Managing the Cycle of Stress and Renewal with Melvin Smith, PhD, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Faculty Director of Executive Education
    Stress is a part of our everyday lives and essential to our survival and adaptation. But if stress becomes chronic, it can impact our awareness, and eventually erode our cognitive, perceptual, and emotional openness, as well as our performance. Learn how to offset and recover from the effects of chronic stress through a process renewal based on achieving holistic balance (mind, body, heart and spirit).
Date:
Friday, October 12
Time:
5 - 5:30 p.m.
Place:
Peter B. Lewis Building

Enterprise Hall was home to the Weatherhead School of Management for many Weatherhead alumni. Today it is the Peter B. Lewis Building designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry. learn the backstory on how the design process influenced management education as well as other interesting and fun facts and anecdotes.

Date:
Friday, October 12
Time:
5 - 6 p.m.
Place:
Glass Lounge, Peter B. Lewis Building

Special champagne toast for alumni celebrating their reunion; class years ending in 3s or 8s.

Date:
Friday, October 12
Time:
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Place:
Dively Pavilion, George S. Dively Building

Join Dean Manoj Malhotra and fellow alumni for a welcome back cocktail reception as we celebrate our school, honor our reunion classes and the 2018 Weatherhead Alumni Award recipients. All Weatherhead alumni are welcome to this evening of memories and merriment! Refreshments and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Business/cocktail attire. Complimentary valet parking provided.

Date:
Saturday, October 13
Time:
9 - 10:30 a.m.
Place:
George S. Dively Building, Room 213

David Cooperrider, Professor of Organizational Behavior, who is renowned for his research in Appreciative Inquiry, a strengths-based approach to creating change, will share stories, research data, and provide an introduction to some of the newest thinking in change leadership.

Register for Homecoming Events