As the business needs of our work environment change, it’s important to routinely assess and develop both the soft skills and the business and system skills to meet evolving department needs.

Please join the Yale African American Affinity Group and Best Practices for a virtual session that will take a deeper dive into the Clerical & Technical Training and Development website and career planning self-assessment tools, learning resources, and forms for creating your learning and development plan.

Join the Asian Network at Yale (ANY), Future Leaders of Yale (FLY), and Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA) for a discussion with Dr. Maysa Akbar. In her second book, Beyond Ally: The Pursuit of Racial Justice, with wisdom and compassion, Dr. Akbar advances her racial justice work through the creation of the Ally Identity Model, which details the stages of allyship in dismantling systemic oppression. Register by Monday, February 8th for your chance to win a free copy of the book!

Join YAAA and our first Black History Month guest speaker, Gary V. Desir, M.D., for a lively discussion on health equity and the COVID pandemic. Gary V. Desir, M.D. is the Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine (YSM).

In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for 90 minutes of family fun, competing in 4 rounds of Black Trivia. Bring your family and your knowledge of our history. There will be 4 rounds of play to include: faces, places, music, and events. This event will be hosted by YAAA’s own Shana Jackson. Registration for this event is not required.

Join YAAA for a book club discussion of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones. Register by Friday, March 5th for your chance to win a free copy of the book!

Do you want to optimize and refine your basic job search and interview skills to prepare for growth opportunities at Yale? Join Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) for “Basic Job Search & Interview Skills,” a Lean In mentorship session. Our distinguished panelists include fellow Yale colleagues who support and coach internal job applicants and those who have gone through the process as a hiring manager and internal candidate.

YAAA Black History Month Guest Speaker: Dr. Elijah Anderson, Sterling Prof of Sociology, Director, Urban Ethnography Project; Prof African American Studies

Topic: “Being Black in White Space.”

The Yale Peabody Museum’s annual MLK celebration has been reimagined and transformed into a digital festival experience. This year the Peabody is hosting a series of free, online programs with opportunities to engage in critical dialogue and enjoy storytelling, music, dance, and spoken word performances.

Join the Yale African American Affinity Group and James F. Lucas III for a Lunch & Learn: Healthy Mind, Body, & Soul event. Discussion topics will include the importance of good nutritional health practices, healthy diets and exercise routines that can be used at home while in quarantine, and meal plan prepping suggestions.

Please join the Yale SOM Dean’s Office for the 2021 Executive MBA Leaders Forum in Asset Management Lecture with John W. Rogers, Jr. John is Founder, Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments. Headquartered in Chicago, the firm offers five no-load mutual funds for individual investors and defined contribution plans as well as separately managed accounts for institutions and high net worth individuals

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