Marion Anderson Courtyard
Thinking Smarter: Seven Steps to Your Fulfilling Retirement...and Life
Shlomo Benartzi // Professor & Co-Chair, Behavioral Decision-Making Group
David DeWolf '05 // Partner & CFO, Abacus Wealth Partners
With rising housing prices, debt levels, and children's tuition costs, taking steps to secure your financial future may feel increasingly challenging - whatever stage in your life you may be in. Research show that there are psychological factors that contribute to people not using their minds to their full capacity to make smart life decisions. During this session, acclaimed behavioral economist and UCLA Anderson professor Shlomo Benartzi will introduce the notion of utilizing thinking architecture and thinking tools to make smarter decisions about retirement planning and life, which are discussed in his soon to be released new book and app THINKING SMARTER: Seven Steps to Your Fulfilling Retirement…and Life. David DeWolf '05 will discuss observations from Abacus Wealth Partners' client base of > 1,000 as well as its approach in factoring elements such as emotions, mindfulness and societal well-being to help to create a financial roadmap that will free up your time up to enjoy what matters most in life.
Crafting a Compelling Career Narrative
David Cooley CERT '08 // Director of Alumni Career Services
Dan Pulver '10 // Senior Associate, Korn Ferry International
Alison Woodhead '10 // Senior Partner, Morgan Samuels
Does your current career narrative accurately reflect the depth and breadth of your professional experience? Does it focus on the skills that are in demand now? Utilizing real-time feedback and digital video, this highly interactive workshop will focus on how to successfully articulate your value proposition in interviews, networking events, professional interactions and social media. Regardless of where you are in your post business school career, learn effective ways to frame and showcase your journey of success though tips and insider perspectives from executive recruiters and hiring managers.
Wendy A. Spinner '89 // President, UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors
Jill Baldauf '81 // Associate Dean, Alumni Relations
Keith Chen // Associate Professor of Economics
Trish Halamandaris ’92 // SVP, Marketing & Communications, XPRIZE Foundation
Craig Kreeger '85
Craig Kreeger '85 // CEO, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Craig was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Atlantic Airways on 1 February 2013 which has a fleet of 40 long haul aircraft, flying six million passengers a year all over the world. He joins from American Airlines (AA), where he had a 27-year career spanning commercial, financial and strategic roles in the US and around the globe.
Craig joined AA in 1985 as an analyst and was appointed Senior Vice President, Customer in 2012. He spent six years in London as Senior Vice President, International and was responsible for AA operations and sales throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. He has worked on AA joint ventures with British Airways and Iberia across the Atlantic, as well as its partnership with Japan Airlines in the Pacific.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Digital Media: How to Build Engagement for Your Brand
Sanjay Sood // Professor of Marketing
Alexandra Bronk '07 // Head of Global Operations & Production, YouTube Space
Mark Anderson ’02 // Owner & Operator, Certified Farmers Markets
Huntley Castner ’89 // CFO, Lemonade Restaurant Group
Chris Webb // CEO & Co-founder, ChowNow
Sparking Big Influence in Your Organization
Noah Goldstein // Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, UCLA Anderson
As organizations look to create a stronger culture of collaboration and reduce hierarchy, people have to increasingly adapt to organizational structures that are flattening. People therefore need to acquire skills that enable them to effectively influence not just their boss and external clients but cross-functional partners and other internal stakeholders. Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Noah Goldstein, a notable expert in the world of persuasion science and practice, will present the small changes that can spark big influence and lead to the biggest difference in outcomes in modern organizations - small or large. Goldstein will also discuss how research from the behavioral sciences show how the context in which information is presented can significantly impact the decisions people make.
Internet of Things: Enabling Innovation Through Collaboration
Moderator: Guillaume Roels // Associate Professor in Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management, UCLA Anderson
Mark Spates // Head of Smart Home Platform, Logitech
Ed Leamer // Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Details coming soon.
From the 405 freeway:
Northbound: Take I-405 North and exit at Sunset Blvd. Turn right onto Sunset Blvd at the end of the off-ramp. Turn right onto Westwood Plaza, and proceed to the parking kiosk in Lot 4.
Southbound: Take I-405 South and exit at Sunset Blvd. Turn left at the end of the off-ramp, onto Church Lane, followed by a left onto Sunset Blvd. Turn right onto Westwood Plaza, and proceed to the parking kiosk in Lot 4.
All-day parking fee is $12.
110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024