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.
Friday, April 5 • 10:15am - 11:30am
EY-Parthenon Case Competition

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Come listen and learn as the top 5 interdisciplinary graduate school teams propose their solutions to address two of Puerto Rico's current challenges:

Challenge I: The Puerto Rican Department of Education (PRDE) is responsible for preparing students for a range of opportunities after graduation including college, technical school, and careers.
How can the PRDE improve outcomes for students who choose to immediately enter the workforce? Specifically, what innovative strategies and partnerships could the PRDE establish to ensure that this subset of students has a seamless transition from the classroom to roles and fields with the potential to become family-sustaining careers on the island? Strategies should take the following into consideration:
  • PRDE's academic projections and goals;
  • employment and sector growth trends and projections; and,
  • budgetary constraints.
Challenge II: In addition to planning workforce transitions for Puerto Rico’s students, The Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) also has to consider its own workforce needs. While Puerto Rico has an ample supply of teachers, the island faces the challenge of ensuring that enough teachers are properly trained and certified to deliver effective instruction across a range of subject areas.
How can the PRDE re-train members of its existing educator workforce to fill its current high-need subject area vacancies? Analysis should focus on teachers who are employed on a yearly contract basis.

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Vanessa Gonzalez

Advisor to the Secretary, Puerto Rico Department of Education
Vanessa Gonzalez is currently an Advisor to the Secretary at the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Previously, Vanessa was the VP of Operations and Strategy at Education Forward DC, a nonprofit that  accelerates the work of visionary education leaders to foster a city of high-quality... Read More →
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Phil Vaccaro

Managing Director, EY-Parthenon
Phil Vaccaro is a Managing Director at EY-Parthenon where he works in the firm's Education Practice. Phil has led K-12 public education projects for a number of school systems across the country including the Puerto Rico Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Detroit Public... Read More →
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Christian Rodriguez

Associate, EY-Parthenon
Christian is an education-focused Associate in EY-Parthenon’s Boston Office. On his engagements, Christian has conducted analysis ranging from compensation modeling to addressable market sizing for both school districts and investment firms.Within education, Christian has worked... Read More →
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Caroline Estill

Senior Associate, EY-Parthenon
Caroline is a Senior Associate in EY-Parthenon’s Education Practice. During her time with the firm, she has worked with public school districts, state education agencies, higher education institutions, education technology companies and education-focused foundations.  Caroline... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT

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