Inclusive Blue Virtual Leadership Week
February 15 – 20, 2021
|7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.||Welcome and Opening Remarks
Doug Shackelford, Dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Kate Kryder, Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment
|7:10 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.||Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Robertson (MBA '03), Director of American Skin Care (North), Procter & Gamble
|8:05 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.||Admitted and Enrolled Student Meet & Greet
Welcome, Class of 2023! Admitted and enrolled students are invited to this informal networking event to meet your future classmates.
|11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Interactive Mock Class: Resilient Leadership
Facilitator: Mike Christian, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Dynamic Conversations Workshop
Facilitator: Kate Kryder, Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions & Student Recruitment
Successful equity, diversity and inclusion efforts are essential for businesses worldwide. Join Kate Kryder in a workshop discussion about how you can create a safe space to discuss these important topics in your own organization.
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Experiential Learning & Leadership Panel
Your Full-Time MBA experience extends well beyond the classroom thanks to our clubs and experiential learning opportunities, such as STAR. Hear more about how to get involved and build strong leadership skills while you pursue an MBA.
|12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Interactive Mock Class: Ethical Leadership
Facilitator: Sreedhari Desai, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
|7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||Building Your Professional Brand
You will be asked to re-evaluate your professional brand through the lenses of authenticity, transparency and integrity. Questions grounded in how we represent our individuality, values and viewpoints will be woven into an interactive discussion centering on how we can move beyond being a good fit to a brand demonstrating how we are a culture add.
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||DEI Corporate Panel
Panelists will discuss the future of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at their organizations, and the future of DEI in business.
|12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Identity Signs Workshop
Facilitators: MBA Programs Committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We all have multiple identities influenced by our experiences, interests, and desires. This interactive workshop will explore your intersecting identities and how they may influence your leadership style.
|6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||Interactive Mock Class: Inclusive Leadership
Facilitator: Elizabeth Dickinson, Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication
|12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Welcome from the Full-Time Student Engagement Team
Meet the UNC Kenan-Flagler Student Engagement Team who’ll support you throughout your time as a Full-Time MBA student. We encourage you to wear Carolina Blue!
|An Introduction to Case Competitions
Kara Cupoli, Director of Full-Time MBA program
Brad Staats, Associate Dean of MBA programs
As a Full-Time MBA student, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in Case Competitions. Hear more about what to expect from this invaluable learning experience.
|11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Kenan-Flagler Cares
Tom Cawley, Director of Advancement Services
Justin Herman (MBA ’05), Super Cooper’s Little Red Wagon Foundation
Kenan-Flagler Cares creates opportunities for our community to offer skills and expertise in service to the public. By harnessing the talents and resources at UNC Kenan-Flagler, we develop meaningful strategies and partnerships to impact our local community, North Carolina and the world.
|12:30 p.m. – Onward||Virtual Day of Service (Optional)
Give back to your community! We invite you to volunteer with an organization of your choice this afternoon or this weekend.