Leadership Forum FAQs

When & Where?
Leadership forums are scheduled on an ongoing basis both on the Yale campus in New Haven and in other locations throughout the U.S. 

Yale alumni leaders for a wide variety of alumni organizations: AYA Board, AYA delegates, Yale Clubs, Yale College Classes, Day of Service, graduate and professional school boards, shared interest/identity groups (SIGs), etc.

Can I arrive late / leave early? The program agenda and format is designed as a comprehensive unit and does not lend itself to partial attendance. Participants must be able to attend the entire event, starting Friday morning and continuing through Saturday afternoon. Attendance at dinner on Thursday is optional but highly encouraged.

What is the cost of the program?
AYA will cover all program costs (meals, materials, etc.) at no cost to Yale alumni groups or participants. Participants are generally asked to make their own arrangements to get to the destination city, and those costs will be considered tax deductible. Voluntary contributions to help the AYA offset its costs would be appreciated and are also tax deductible.

What about hotels?
A group reservation at a convenient hotel will be made for each program; participants will make their own reservations within this block. Room fees and taxes, as well as incidental charges (telephone, mini-bar) are at your own expense.

Is financial assistance available?
The AYA has modest funds available, on a first-come, first-served basis, to reimburse a portion of your travel and hotel expenses. More details are provided with the registration materials for each Forum.

Is there any homework?
You will be provided in advance with reading materials as previously listed, and are asked to review them before coming to the Leadership Forum.

When is the deadline to register?
We must receive your Response Form approximately two weeks prior to the event start date.  We generally need final numbers by that time for facility and accommodation purposes.

How many people will be attend the program?
Space is usually limited! Please register as early as possible, as we may not be able to accommodate late registrants.