The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Alison Guerriero

Harvard CEPR
Associate Director, SDP Outreach and Partnerships
Greater Boston Area
The Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University (CEPR) houses the Strategic Data Project (SDP), founded in 2008 to find, place, and develop talented data leaders for education agencies to uncover trends, measure solutions, and effectively communicate evidence to education stakeholders. SDP places Data Fellows within its partner agencies and allows agencies to enroll existing employees as Agency Fellows. Our premise is that bolstering data analytic capacity would significantly improve decision-making and, thus, outcomes for children. Our network of system leaders, fellows, and faculty regularly come together to share how to best use data to make a difference in education. With the support of practitioners, researchers, and faculty, SDP trains its fellows to build a culture of data use and lead with evidence. To date, SDP has worked with over 300 fellows across more than 125 education systems and organizations.