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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Andrea Gabor

Baruch College/CUNY
Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism
Andrea Gabor, the Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism at Baruch College/CUNY, is the author, most recently, of critically acclaimed After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform (The New Press, 2018.) Gabor’s book illustrates why enduring change must be deeply collaborative and relentlessly focused on improvement from the grass roots up—lessons learned from both the open-source software and quality movements. The book explores some of the most successful public-school improvement efforts, from Brockton, Massachusetts, where the state’s once-failing largest high school now sends most graduates to college, to Leander, Texas, a large district where school improvement, spurred by the ideas of quality guru W. Edwards Deming, has become a way of life.

Before turning her attention to education, Gabor spent over two decades as a business writer. She worked as a staff writer and editor at Business Week and U.S. News and World Report. Her other books include, The Man Who Discovered Quality (Times Books 1990), about the quality guru W. Edwards Deming, and his impact on industry in the U.S. and Japan, and The Capitalist Philosophers (Crown Publishing 2000).
Gabor’s research is supported by various foundations, including funds made available from the endowment of her Bloomberg Chair.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, April 5

2:45pm EDT