Columbia Leaders Experience Videos

Columbia Leaders Experience Library

Columbia Alumni Leaders Experience (CALE) 2020 was a five-week-long virtual opportunity for Columbia’s alumni leaders from across Schools and locations to convene and work together to lead the University forward. Through workshops, speaker events, and podcasts, alumni had the opportunity to learn from other leaders and the challenges of the moment.

This year, Columbia at Home collaborated with CALE to make a series of exclusive events available to all alumni.

If you'd like to watch (or re-watch) any of the content from these program sessions, please take a look at the collection below. 

CALE  Opening Session

Join Trustee Co-Chair Jonathan Lavine ’88CC, fellow University trustees, and CAA leadership for the opening of the Columbia Alumni Leaders Experience (CALE).

CALE Closing Session

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger in conversation with the Honorable Madeleine K. Albright ’68 ’76GSAS ’95HON, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.

Leadership in Times of Crisis

In this “She Opened the Door” Program, A panel of distinguished alumnae share their personal stories and approaches to leadership.

Journalism and Public Trust

Join a panel of thought leaders from across journalistic mediums, for a conversation on how journalists and the public can lead a renewal of faith in truthful reporting.

Why Leadership Matters for Social Justice

Columbians share how they are leading us in creating access and inclusion for all and combating racism and repression.

Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Communities

Sustainable agriculture doesn't simply revitalize the land. It has the power to rebuild entire communities from the ground up.

Perspectives on the Future of Leadership

Authentic and effective leadership looks different today than it has in the past. How has the paradigm changed, and how can we best prepare ourselves to lead as volunteers, citizens, and members of communities?

Sustainability Roundtable

Discussion highlighting issues and solutions relating to the impact of the American political system on sustainability practices and climate change.

Building Your Personal Brand

Whether you are working from home, working non-stop, thinking about how to start a new chapter, or unfortunately out of work due to the pandemic, now is the time to be thinking about your own brand.

Understanding Diversity

Join Melinda Aquino '12SPS, Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs, for an overview of how your leadership in this area can strengthen your boards and committees.

Building Sustainable Organizations

Making your organization more environmentally sustainable isn't just the right thing to do for the planet—it can also strengthen your team from the inside out.

New Leadership Toolkit

Join Elle Littlefield ’12GS, Founder of Talent Anthropology, to learn what it means to be a leader in "the new normal."