Manager Chats

Manager Chats is a quarterly forum—especially for managers of Yale staff—designed to facilitate on-going growth and development.

Covering a range of relevant and just-in-time topics, managers of Yale staff come together in these facilitated meetings to:

  • Broaden their knowledge and perspective
  • Share and discuss best practices
  • Collaborate on solutions to common challenges

Manager Chats meetings are typically held from Noon - 1:30 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch. We’ll provide sweet treats!

View upcoming topics and register.


Topic Resources
Building Courageous Learning Communities with Heidi Brooks, Ph.D. Dr. Heidi Brooks - video
Get motivated with John Whelan, VP of Human Resources (HR) Watch Get Motivated video
The Practice of Everyday Leadership with Dr. Heidi Brooks Dr. Heidi Brooks - video
Meet John Whelan, Vice President of Human Resources Watch video of John Whelan


Topic Resources
Causatively with Michael Felberbaum Director, Advancement Systems
Yale University Alumni Affairs and Development
Watch the vSession - Causatively
Resilience During Uncertain Times Resilience During Uncertain Times video
Speaker–Thriveitude (Dana Hilmer)
Deliberately Designing + Communicating Work Plan
Leading through Change


Topic Resources
Managing and Supporting a Remote Team During Uncertain Times

PowerPoint Presentation and Handout

Tell Your Team to Take a Hike! Follow-up Handout
The Power of Recognition: Inspiring Your Team to Go Above-and-Beyond  Recognition Resources


Topic Resources
Leadership Agility
The Mindful Manager
The Trifecta of Trust
Action Learning Lab: Putting InsideOut Coaching into Practice
Radical Candor: Develop as a Leader and Empower Your Team