Drucker Day is a full day event that features world class speakers, and the ability to connect with values-driven business professionals from around the globe. Join us every year in November to network and listen to inspiring talks and conversations.

Whether you are a student looking to expand your network, or a business professional wanting to stay in the know, Drucker Day offers a plethora of benefits including the ability to:

  • Network with values-driven students business professionals
  • Get connected with key influencers in your industry
  • Reunite with Drucker alumni, students, and faculty
  • Hear from world-class speakers and industry experts
  • Gain insight into how to bring more creativity and innovation into your organization
  • Reignite your passion for Drucker’s teachings
  • Meet and recruit top talent in the business world

Interested in attending a future Drucker Day event? Contact Rachel Jimenez, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations: rachel.jimenez@cgu.edu.


What people have said about Drucker Day

“I think the main reason I came [to Drucker Day] is that I’m so excited to meet more alumni. The ones that I’ve met so far have been really tremendous.”
– Syd Peterson

“There is some real thought leadership going on and some real concentrated effort toward getting people to think differently and that to me is very impressive.”
– Kathy Mandato, SVP, HR, NBC Entertainment

“Drucker Day constantly provides value to me. Every time I attend one of these events I find two or three nuggets that I take back and I realize I should be using or paying more attention to.”
– Felipe Negritto, manager, Disney Technology Solutions and Services

“Getting a day to spend in time in sunny, idyllic Claremont is always a gift.”
– Bruce Rosenstein, author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way


Previous Drucker Day Themes and Speakers

2015: The Creative Organization: Preparing and Managing Top Talent
Speakers and Panelists Included:

  • Eugene Young, President, Ryan Seacrest Productions
  • Tawni Cranz, CTO, Netflix
  • Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Film Producer, di Bonaventura Pictures and di Bonaventura Television
  • Sharon Yazowski, Executive Director of Levitt Pavilions
  • Juan Devis, Senior Vice President of Content Development and Production, KCETLink
  • Carol Geffner, President, Newpoint Health Advisors
  • Ajit Sivadasan, Vice President and General Manager of Global eCommerce , Lenovo
  • Rebecca Clark, President and CEO, Linc Housing

2014: Drucker Day in Japan
Speakers included:

  • Makoto Kigawa, President of Yamato Holdings Company

2013: The Creative Economy: Where Managers and Creatives Collaborate to Foster Innovation and Economic Value
Speakers included:

  • John Howkins, author of The Creative Economy: How People Make Money From Ideas
  • Sally Buchanan, Senior Vice president, Human Resources, Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Alan Kaye, Executive vice President and chief Human Resources Officer, Mattel, Inc.
  • Kathy Mandato, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, NBC Entertainment

2012: Sustainability: Exploring What it Means for Business from Cost to Competitive Advantage to Flourishing
Speakers included:

  • Gabriela Llobet, General Director, Cinde
  • Roberto Mata, CEO Coopedota
  • Carmen Irene Alas, Chief Editor, Estrategia y Negocios Magazine
  • Chris Laszlo, Owner, Sustainable Value Partners, LLC

2011: Innovation and Job Creation
Speakers included:

  • Michael Rossi, Newly Appointed Special Adviser to the Governor for Jobs and Economic Development
  • Vivek Ranadivé, founder and CEO of TIBCO Software Inc.

2010: Drucker Day
Speakers included:

  • Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence
  • Kenneth and William Hopper, co-authors of The Puritan Gift

2009: Drucker Centennial
Speakers included:

  • Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall
  • Charles Handy, noted author and co-founder of the London Business School
  • Bob Shapiro, former CEO of Monsanto
  • Faye Washington, CEO of YWCA of Greater Los Angeles
  • Paul Zak, Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies
  • Authors Will Hopper & Bob Nelson

2008: The New Pragmatism: Coping with America’s Overwhelming Problems
Speakers included:

  • Daniel Yankelovich. Founder of the New York Times/Yankelovich Poll (now the NY Times/CBS Poll)