Agenda - Reunion Weekend - UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Reunion Weekend Agenda

This schedule is an outline from our Reunion 2014 and is the process of being created for our upcoming Reunion 2015. Stay tuned for updates!


All of our activities are for our alumni, however we do encourage and focus on reuniting classes to attend and reunite!

Friday, April 25, 2014
9:00 am – 2:30 pm Alumni Golf Outing: Join your classmates, Kenan-Flagler faculty and students for a day of golf at a local course. Tee times start at 9:00 am.  Foursomes will be set closer to the date. Contact with any special requests.
11:00 am Registration Opens Tillman Lobby, McColl Building -  Kenan-Flagler Business School
Throughout the Day UNC Kenan-Flagler Centers and Student Clubs: We invite you to visit the many tables on the main floor of the McColl Building, which highlight the wonderful efforts of many of our important centers and student clubs. Among those represented will be Carolina Women in Business, Association of Minority Business Students, KFBS Pride, the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and many others.
Throughout the Day Career Coaching Sessions with Elizabeth Wallencheck: FULL McColl Building, Kenan-Flagler Business School - Elizabeth Wallencheck, Director of Alumni Career Management, will be available for individual career coaching sessions for any interested alumni. Click the link above for all the details.
 12:00 – 1:30 pm Student Lunch and Networking: McColl Courtyard - Kenan-Flagler alumni have told us how much they look forward to meeting current students and supporting their career aspirations! After enjoying a casual luncheon, we will encourage alumni and students to gather by career field to allow additional time to build more targeted and meaningful connections.
Open until – 4:00 pm Carolina Basketball Museum: Ernie Williamson Athletics Center, Skipper Bowles Drive - Visit the Carolina Basketball Museum during the afternoon. The museum is just a short walk from the McColl Building. We will have students direct you to the Museum.
 1:45 – 3:15 pm “Economic and Financial Markets Outlook” seminar - Dr. Greg Brown. This session will provide you with an update on the latest outlook for the economy, monetary policy and financial markets. See how the resources in the Capital Markets Lab (CML) can be used to analyze current data on the global economy and how this information translates into an outlook for major markets.
1:45 – 3:15 pm  “Reducing Income Taxes and Eliminating Estate Taxes” seminar  – Janet Ramsey (BSBA 1979, MBA 1983).  This session will focus on ways individuals can effectively reduce income and estate taxes, through the use of strategies to avoid double taxation on retirement savings, bypass capital gains taxes when selling investments, create additional income tax deductions using often overlooked assets, voluntarily opt out of taxes on your estate and more effectively shield your family wealth from lawsuits.
3:15 – 3:30 pm  Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm “Moving Beyond a Quarterly Profit Focus” seminar - Dr. Carol Hee. This working session will give you the opportunity to share lessons from your experience concerning how your organization has tried to integrate social and environmental concerns into its decision making. The session will also include a query about the significant sustainability issues you see emerging as corporate challenges in the coming years.
3:30 – 5:00 pm “Should I Stay or Should I Go” - Elizabeth Wallencheck.  This session will explore how to assess whether it’s time to move up from your current job, or move out, how to identify your motivations and goals and how to get the change process started.
3:30 – 5:30 pm UNC Campus Tour - FULL - Much has changed since many of us were students here, so join your fellow alumni for a special guided tour of the Carolina campus.  Shuttles will transport you to main campus for this tour and back in plenty of time for the Reunion Weekend evening festivities.
5:00 pm Welcome Reception: McColl Courtyard - Catch up with our fellow classmates under our festive and climate-controlled tent in the McColl Courtyard. Enjoy great food and drink and music.  This will be a great chance to visit with many former and current UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty.
6:00 pm PhD Reception & Awards Banquet: Kenan Center Dining Room - PhD Alumni - Please join our PhD students, faculty and staff as we recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of our students during this academic year. We’ll start with a reception at 6 followed by more good food and beverages during the dinner and awards ceremony which starts at 7. Our students are always pleased to have this opportunity to meet the alumni and to compare and discuss their mutual journeys.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 am Registration Continues: Tillman Lobby, Koury Auditorium Kenan-Flagler Business School - Current students will be present to welcome you on Saturday as you register or return for Saturday Reunion activities.
Throughout the Day Career Coaching Sessions with Elizabeth Wallencheck: FULL McColl Building, Kenan-Flagler Business School - Elizabeth Wallencheck, Director of Alumni Career Management, will be available for individual career coaching sessions for any interested alumni during the day.
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on the Lawn: McColl Courtyard, Kenan-Flagler Business School - Enjoy a fantastic Carolina barbecue lunch, music, fellowship and drinks with your fellow classmates.
1:00 – 1:45 pm Kenan-Flagler Update:  Koury Auditorium, Kenan-Flagler Business School - This will be your chance to learn about the Dean Doug Shackelford's key initiatives for UNC Kenan-Flagler.
2:00 – 3:30 pm "Seven Technologies That Are Changing the World" seminar - Dr. Al Segars.  Based on recent research sponsored by the Department of Defense, Boeing, and Apple, Dr. Segars will discuss the far-reaching implications of the next technological revolution. This session will highlight the seven core technologies that will change healthcare, manufacturing, commerce, communication, work, play, and life in general.
2:00 – 3:30 pm “Disruptive Demographic Trends: Implications for Business and Consumer Markets” seminar - Dr. Jim Johnson. Six disruptive demographic trends are dramatically transforming all of our social, economic and political institutions.  In this session, you will explore the nature, magnitude and geographical manifestations of these trends and what they mean for business and consumer markets.

3:30 – 3:45 pm

3:45 – 5:15 pm

“Team Decision Making” seminar - Dr. David Hofmann. In this highly experiential session, you will gain insights into two different approaches to team decision making and learn when to use each approach. This session is drawn directly from the currently taught MBA elective course, Leading from the Middle – a course focused on understanding the challenges of middle management and effectively leading and influencing as a middle manager.

5:15 – 5:30 pm
5:30 – 6:30 pm Evening Reception: Kenan Center Dining Room, Kenan Institute - Join us in the Kenan Center for drinks and appetizers, before our Celebration Dinner.

6:30 pm

Reunion Weekend Celebration Dinner: McColl Courtyard, Kenan-Flagler Business School - Come back to our fabulous Reunion tent for the signature event of the day, our Celebration Dinner, where we will honor all classes, and recognize those classes who have distinguished themselves through participation in the Reunion Giving Program.

Sunday, April 27, 2014
9:00 – 11:00 am Farewell Brunch: Carolina Inn- This is a wonderful and relaxing way to end the weekend – the fabulous Sunday brunch at the Carolina Inn in the Alumni Room. It's also a great chance to talk with staff from all the degree programs at the school.
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