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  • Friday, October 4, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    CAA/CBS Regional Clubs Breakfast
    Faculty House | Ivy Lounge, First Floor
    Start the day with a continental breakfast and an opportunity to meet fellow Columbia Alumni Association and Columbia Business School leaders.  
    CAA and CBS Regional Club and Shared Interest Group Leaders Only.
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  4:10 PM
    Business School Annual Club Leadership Summit
    Faculty House
    Hear updates on Columbia Business School from new Dean, Costis Maglaras, share best practices with fellow club leaders, and connect with thought leadership on current research and areas of impact.

    CBS Regional Alumni Club Leaders and CBS Young Alumni Board Members Only.

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Campus Sculpture Tour

    From Alma Mater to The Thinker, Columbia University’s public outdoor sculpture collection was intended both to beautify the Morningside campus and to educate students through direct interaction with art. Art History students, Michael Coiro '21CC and Tom Eldredge '21CC, will take us on a highlights walking tour of the public outdoor sculpture at Columbia, discussing the history of these works and more.

    CAA Regional Club and Shared Interest Group Leaders Only.

     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Leaders Lunch
    Fumo Upper West Side 2791 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
    Network with leaders from CAA Regional Clubs and Shared Interest Groups.
    CAA Regional Club and Shared Interest Group Leaders Only.

     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Regional Session #1A: Junior Leaders- CAA Regional Club/Shared Interest Group Best Practices
    Faculty House | Seminar 2, 2nd Floor
    Alumni who have taken on leadership roles more recently within their organization will have the opportunity to learn about the impact that junior leaders can make.
    CAA Regional Club and Shared Interest Group Leaders Only
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Regional Session #1B: Senior Leaders- Effective Board Management
    Faculty House | Seminar 1, 2nd Floor
    Alumni who identify as seasoned leaders will learn best practices for managing their Regional Clubs and Shared Interest Group boards in a more effective manner. CAA Regional Club and Shared Interest Group Leaders Only
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  6:15 PM
    Regional Session #2: CAA Talks: Teach Me Something in 5 Minutes
    Faculty House | Seminar 3, 4, & Reception, 2nd Floor
    Learn useful tips and tricks from your fellow alumni leaders in short and informative talks. Topics may range from collaboration best practices to how to increase your group's identity-based programming to managing your volunteerism at different stages of your personal life.
    CAA and CBS Regional Club and Shared Interest Group Leaders Only.
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Alumni Leaders Reception
    Italian Academy | Teatro
    Join fellow alumni from across the University and the globe for an opening reception to kick off Leaders Weekend 2019.
     Optional 
    8:45 PM  -  10:30 PM
    CAA and CBS Regional Club and SIG Leaders “After Hours Social”
    Amity Hall Uptown
    After a long day of sessions, let loose with CBS Clubs Leaders and leaders from the CAA Regional Clubs and Shared Interest Groups.
    CAA Regional Club, Shared Interest Group, and CBS Club Leaders Only
     
     Optional 
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019
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    8:00 AM  -  8:50 AM
    Welcome Breakfast
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Roone Arledge Auditorium, 1st Floor

    Meet and connect with fellow alumni leaders in your industry at breakfast to kick off Saturday's Leaders Weekend events.

    Information Tables
    Bank of America
    CAA Arts Access
    CAA Information Table
    CAA Leadership Books
    Columbia Jewelry
    Columbia Magazine 
    Columbia University Club of New York
    Giving Day 2019
    Office of Gift Planning
    The Columbia Commitment 

     Optional 
     

    Leadership Session 1

    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    CAA Leaders Coffee Talk
    Columbia Alumni Center | 622 West 113th Street
    Enjoy an opportunity to network with CAA Club/SIG leaders. Separate spaces will be available for leaders from larger clubs/SIGs and for those smaller clubs/SIGs.
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Columbia College Fund Volunteer Kickoff - Session 1
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 477, 4th Floor
    Learn best practices and share your experiences of volunteering for the Columbia College Fund. We'll be learning more about Reunion fundraising, how to get the most out of Class Agent Platform, and how to connect with your assignments throughout the year.
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Empowering Leaders as Columbia Ambassadors
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 569, 5th Floor
    As alumni leaders, you are uniquely positioned to share your Columbia passion points with fellow alumni and students. You advocate for Columbia and help build the kind of community you believe in. Your peers often look to you for news about all Columbia offers students, alumni, and society at large. This session addresses the challenges and opportunities to share insights on the University community today, a great tool in any Columbian’s leadership arsenal.
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Executive Presence: Mastering Body Language
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Satow Room, 5th Floor
    This workshop focuses on the nonverbal cues that signal authority and credibility to an audience. Learn the body language of leadership that will set you apart in the public sphere. Led by Strategic Communication lecturer and Fulbright Scholar Jesse Scinto '12SPS, this highly interactive session gives participants the opportunity to practice essential public-speaking techniques in a supportive environment. You'll walk away with practical skills you can use right away.
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    From Student Leader to University Citizen: Campbell Award Winner Roundtable
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Party Space, Lower Level
    The Campbell Award, established by the University Trustees and the Board of the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA), is presented to a graduating student at each School who shows exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit, as exemplified by the late Bill Campbell, ’62CC, ’64TC, Chair Emeritus, University Trustees and CAA co-founder. In an inspiring discussion with four Campbell winners—two from the inaugural Class of 2016 and two of the newest winners—hear how they transformed their student leadership into University citizenship.
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Leadership Tools: Motivation and Persuasion
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 555, 5th Floor
    Alumni leaders are extremely busy juggling careers, personal lives, and volunteer work. With the hectic day-to-day, it can be tough to stay motivated and, in turn, motivate and empower other alumni during club, board, or committee initiatives. Some alumni might be new to your group or you haven't worked together before. Your members are all likely different types of learners, too, and respond to different types of persuasion tactics. The head of the Columbia Career Coaches Network will share useful anecdotes and top tips for motivating yourself, and then using this momentum to motivate and persuade others -- whether they be fellow Columbians or work colleagues -- to ensure a successful, collaborative environment in your office or alumni club.
    Speaker:
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    SEAS Coffee and Doughnuts
    Northwest Corner Building | Beacon Conference Room
    Prior to the alumni leader board meetings, the Engineering Fund Agents, Engineering Development Council members, members of the Senior Fund leadership team are invited to attend a meet and greet with fellow alumni leaders. There will be coffee from former Columbia Startup Lab team Wandering Bear and doughnuts from Sullivan Street Bakery.
     Optional 
     

    Leadership Session 2

    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Columbia College Fund Volunteer Kickoff - Session 2
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 477, 4th Floor
    Put your Columbia College knowledge to the test with a game of Jeopardy!
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Community Engagement and Social Enterprise: Growing for Good
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Broadway Room, 2nd Floor
    Join entrepreneurial thought leaders from across Columbia to learn how your organization or workplace can take both its membership and its mission to the next level by applying key principles from the world of social enterprise. Hear from alumni across industries and sectors on ways to unite and uplift stakeholders, build energy around your vision, and create events and programs that articulate your mission.
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Engineering Development Council
    Mudd 520 | Friedman Conference Room

    Engineering Development Council (EDC) members are invited to attend the Fall 2019 board meeting. During the meeting Dean Mary C. Boyce will attend to provide insight into school priorities and updates along with EDC Co-Chairs Ana Rodriguez and Paula Chapman who will lay out the road map for the year. Open to Engineering Development Council Members only.

     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Engineering Fund Agents Meeting
    Northwest Corner Building | Beacon Conference Room, 14th floor
    Fund Agents are invited to attend the Fall 2019 meeting. Fund Chair, Leonard Robinson '13, and development staff will share School and fundraising updates. A training and refresher session on the volunteer portal for all members will follow. For Engineering Fund Agent members and special invitees only.
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    How to Stop Making Assumptions and Start Seeing Around Corners
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Satow Room, 5th Floor
    Every "overnight" shift is actually the final stage of a process that has been subtly building over time. Armed with the right strategies and tools, leaders can learn to spot inflection points before they hit. Join us for a talk and workshop with Columbia Business School professor and corporate consultant Rita McGrath '81BC, '82SIPA as she discusses strategic leadership best practices for small and large teams.
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Leading and Maintaining Life Balance
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Party Space, Lower Level
    Explore how each to best manage your professional and personal lives, as well as to maintain a strong volunteer relationship with both your Columbia School and the University. A diverse panel spanning ages, careers, and backgrounds will share insights into time management and leadership skills to make life less stressful and more enjoyable. A Q&A session will follow.
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    SOTD: Women on Boards
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 555, 5th Floor
    Four alumnae leaders will discuss how women can ensure their voices are heard on boards. Other topics will include: an overview of different types of boards, how to get on boards, and how to effectively manage responsibilities.

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     Optional  Closed 
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Understanding Your Organization’s Purpose
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 569, 5th Floor
    As companies and non-profit organizations increasingly focus on their societal value and core competencies, the leading edge conversations are around purpose rather than mission or vision. Maryam Banikarim, the much sought-after executive advisor and former Global CMO of Hyatt, leads an in-depth discussion about how to frame your organization or group’s purpose and how the process can be transformative in your volunteer organization and professional life.
     Optional 
     
    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Keynote Presentation: Lessons in Leadership
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Cinema, 2nd Floor
    Learn effective leadership strategies to boost your performance both at work and in your volunteer roles at Columbia and beyond. The keynote speaker will share insights gleaned from a fascinating and varied career in an address that is sure to be a highlight of the weekend.
    Keynote Speaker:
     Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Alumni Leaders Luncheon
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Roone Arledge Auditorium, 1st Floor
    This luncheon brings together University leaders, Senior administrators, and volunteers to discuss and strengthen Columbia’s partnerships
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Leadership Session 3

    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) Annual Training and Updates
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 569, 5th Floor
    Learn ARC best practices for effective interviewing, demystifying interview reports, and understanding the alumni impact on the process.
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Building Inclusive Leadership From the Inside Out
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 555, 5th Floor
    Creating and sustaining an inclusive atmosphere is vital to the success of any organization. Join this session to reflect on your inclusive leadership mindsets, knowledge areas, skills and behaviors, and learn what it truly means to be inclusive, both as an alumni leader and in your professional life.  
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Engineering State of the School with Dean Mary C. Boyce
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Satow Room, 5th Floor
    Columbia Engineering Dean Mary C. Boyce will provide the annual School update to key volunteers from the Board of Visitors, Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA), Columbia Engineering Young Alumni (CEYA), the Engineering Development Council, the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, the Parents Council, the Fund Agents, the Senior Fund Committee, Reunion Committee Members, and members of the Alumni Representative Committee. This session is open to all alumni interested in learning more about Engineering priorities and initiatives.
    Speaker:
     Optional  Closed 
    3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    General Studies State of the School with Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch '90GS
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Broadway Room, 2nd Floor
    For over 70 years, the School of General Studies has been a leader in providing a world-class education to nontraditional students. Join Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch ’90GS and members of the GS Alumni Association (GSAA) Board, for an engaging “State of the School” address that will highlight innovations and developments at GS. Learn about the unique international dual and joint degree programs, the thriving military community (over 500 veterans are currently enrolled), and other exciting initiatives. This session is open to all Columbia University alumni.
     Optional  Closed 
     
    4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
    All Engineering Mixer
    Alfred Lerner Hall | Room 555, 5th Floor
    Engineering alumni leaders are invited to attend a social mixer with Dean Mary Boyce, immediately following her State of the School update. This is your chance to meet Engineering alumni leaders from across the globe. Alumni leaders from all Schools, clubs, and boards are welcome to join in on the fun. Light refreshments, wine, and beer will be served.
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM
    CAA Alumni Medalists Gala
    Low Memorial Library | Faculty Room and Rotunda
    The gala dinner is the culmination of Columbia Alumni Leaders Weekend and the event where we celebrate the 2019 CAA Alumni Medalists and CAA Regional Club Award of Excellence winners.
    Leaders Weekend attendees are required to purchase a ticket. Pricing is determined based on your registration type (chosen at the beginning of registration):


    Meet the 2019 Alumni Medalists
    Armond Adams ’06CC
    Brenda Aiken, MD, FACP ’77BC, ’81VPS
    Maryam Banikarim ’89BC, ’93SIPA, ’93BUS
    Dr. Don Boyd ’06NRS, ’17NRS
    Leslie Gittess Brodsky ’88CC
    Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald 81BC
    Rachel Hitchcock ’06SPS
    Kirsten Frivold Imohiosen ’03SIPA
    Tracy V. Maitland ’82CC
    Ana B. Rodriguez, PhD ’86SEAS, ’88SEAS



    CAA Alumni Medalist Gala Pricing
    Recent Alumni/Student (2009-2019) - $75
    Alumni/Faculty/Staff - $125
    Guest (Non-Alumni)- $225

    Fee  Optional  Closed 
  • Sunday, October 6, 2019
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    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Velocity: Columbia’s Ride to End Cancer
    Columbia University Irving Medical Center, 168th Street and Haven Avenue

    Join cancer survivors, families, physicians, and scientists in riding to raise awareness and funds in support of cancer research and care at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC). HICCC is one of 50 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide, recognizing scientific and clinical excellence, and one of only three in New York City. The unrestricted funds raised through Velocity will benefit the Center’s almost 650 clinical trials and studies, which include studies of 140 new cancer therapies. Learn more here. The ride will begin at 8 a.m. in Pomona, NY. The Finish Line Festival will take place at the Medical Center campus from 12:30 - 5 p.m.

     Optional  Closed 
    11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Leaders Brunch
    Penn Club
    Close out 2019 Leaders Weekend at the Columbia University Club of New York (Penn Club). Enjoy brunch with fellow alumni leaders and tour the space.
    Fee  Optional 
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