Event Details

Yale Center Beijing, Yale School of Management Alumni Association-Beijing Chapter and Lean In Beijing jointly invite you to a discussion with Dr. Heidi Brooks, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management.

Studies have shown that the average manager spends about two-thirds of his or her time interacting with others. It should be no surprise that skill in interpersonal and group dynamics is one of the most frequent determinants of managerial success or failure. This talk focuses on the key skills and mindsets necessary to build more open and effective working relationships.

We will discuss how

• To use interpersonal communication skills to influence and lead the building of more open, effective, and rewarding relationships, even with people whom you may initially find difficult.

• To identify and pursue personal learning goals aimed at improving interpersonal communications.

• To “learn how to learn” via the continuous practice of risk taking, disclosure, and feedback.

Improving personal knowledge and abilities in these areas is crucial to becoming a more effective manager in today’s ever changing, complex, and highly interdependent organizations.

The language of the event will be English.


Registration: 6:30-7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A: 7:00-8:30 pm


Ticket: ¥50; free for students. Yale and non-Yale alumni are welcome.

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  • Heidi Brooks (Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management)

    Heidi Brooks

    Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management

    Heidi Brooks specializes in leadership and community development for individuals, organizations, and larger systems. Her experience includes executive coaching and leadership development in Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, family firms, and non-profit organizations.

    Since 2003, she has been on the faculty at the Yale School of Management, where she is the faculty director the Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program. Her courses include: Interpersonal Dynamics, Managing Teams and Groups, Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligence and Coaching Skills for Managers. In recent years, she spearheaded the original leadership development curriculum design and directed both the Leadership Development Program and the SOM Mentoring Program.

    Dr. Brooks has a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA from Brown University. When she is not with her family or on the tennis court, Heidi is usually engaged in building courageous leadership communities.

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