Enterprise Leadership Program

Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management


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Who should attend

Proven senior business leaders who have been identified as having the potential to move into the C-suite within five years and are considered central to the company’s succession plan.

Participants represent a rich diversity of disciplines, geographies and career experiences. They come from a wide variety of industries, not-for-profit and government. Candidates are chosen not only for their stated learning goals but also for what they can contribute to the cohort of peers in the program.

About the course

Driving organizational success from the top

Formerly named Advanced Management Program

The Enterprise Leadership Program is the premier executive education offering from the Kellogg School of Management — a comprehensive and immersive learning experience uniquely designed to help you transition to advanced leadership at the highest levels of your organization. This bold new take on leadership development offers an unparalleled opportunity to master and integrate the latest tools and frameworks for leading strong, transformational organizations in a dynamic, ever-evolving business environment.

The curriculum is delivered through an integrated multidisciplinary approach offering direct access to world-class faculty. Deep, experiential learning is enhanced with opportunities for self-reflection and supported by both peer and executive coaching.

Key Benefits

The Enterprise Leadership Program is uniquely designed to help high-potential senior executives acquire key leadership essentials:


Adopt a mentality and frame of reference that extends beyond your specific function and puts the interests of the organization first.

Learn how to set strategic direction, vision, plans and initiatives; identify connections, challenges and opportunities for the organization; and think with depth, scope and an enterprise leadership perspective.


Adjust plans, priorities and resources to achieve desired results, and be agile and willing to change course if needed.

Learn how to take calculated risks to position the organization for present and future success; make sound decisions without perfect information; and accurately anticipate customer needs and emerging competitive threats in a turbulent environment.


Manage and disseminate critical information, using organizational narratives and stories to inspire, connect and convey messages.

Learn how to present data driven information in compelling ways; leverage media platforms to communicate organizational messages; and build relationships and influence beyond your own organization.


Create a culture of learning while mentoring and coaching talented individuals to achieve their full potential and organizational goals.

Learn how to provide formal and informal learning opportunities; deliver constructive feedback; enable collaboration across boundaries; and harness the power of organizational talent.


Continuously develop interpersonal skills by understanding how and why you are a leader.

Learn how to practice self-reflection and pursue self-development opportunities; lead with character, by example and with authenticity; build resilience by developing routines to sustain energy, focus and well-being.

Program Framework

This three-week advanced leadership program will enrich you with fresh ideas and empower you to grow into an enterprise level leader.


Week One focuses on you as a leader. Guided by faculty, you will examine and reflect upon what drives you as a leader, where you are strongest and how you can grow to reach desired goals.

What are your standout traits? How strong is your executive judgment? Does your resilience run deep? How much do you excel as a leader, not only in your own right but as a coach for others?

True leaders are reflective, and the first week targets reflection as a critical tool to realize your full leadership capabilities.


Week Two examines you and your leadership in context. No matter how strong your own qualities, your endeavors and the efforts of those you oversee will be limited if you don’t understand your relationship with the structure of your company and those who report to you.

How do your decisions impact your organization? What is the flow from you to your reports, and to those who plan and execute on the ground? How do they affect change at both the local and enterprise levels? Are you communicating clearly through the entire structure, and are you being heard and understood?

You’ll examine and strengthen the ties between you and your enterprise in Week Two.


Week Three connects your work and learning from the previous two weeks, emphasizing effective action.

How do you implement your plans and accomplish your goals at the enterprise level? Are you ready to make the transition from reflection to results?

During Week Three, Enterprise Leadership Program faculty members work with you to prepare for your reentry into your own professional environment, providing you with the resources needed to communicate your newfound knowledge and goals with your management team.


  • Exploration of functional topics in marketing, data analytics, business growth and innovation, artificial intelligence, M&A and strategy execution
  • Engagement with leading practitioners and guest speakers
  • Executive Spotlight sessions offering conversation with current and former CEOs from globally recognized companies


Coaching is an integral component of the Kellogg ELP experience. During the course of your three weeks at Kellogg, you will engage in two types of coaching.

  • Individual Executive Coaching: Four hours of executive coaching, facilitated by a highly experienced, world-class executive coach
  • Peer-to-Peer Coaching: Participants share learning and experience to help support and guide one another during the course of the program and beyond.

Admissions Criteria

Admission Criteria

An admissions committee thoroughly reviews each application and considers the nature and scope of the applicant’s responsibilities. For the benefit of class members and sponsoring organizations and the integrity of the program, the committee seeks to admit individuals with comparable management responsibilities but with diverse skills and experiences. It is expected that program participants will immerse themselves completely in the experience and be free of all other duties. Participants are expected to attend all sessions except in the case of an emergency.


To enroll in the Enterprise Leadership Program, most applicants must have a sponsor from their organization, someone familiar with their background and motivations for attending. This could be the person to whom they report, the organization’s chief human resources officer or the person responsible for management development in the organization. An alternative option is reserved for entrepreneurs and executives in transition, in which they represent themselves and self-fund the program.


Strong English language speaking, reading, and writing skills are imperative to completely immerse in the Kellogg Enterprise Leadership Program experience, to complete reading assignments, and to actively engage in group discussions and activities. Because the program is rigorous and includes emphasis on building a strong business network, the faculty will expect participants to contribute fully to classroom and study group discussions. The Test for English for International Communication (TOEIC) is not required.


The Kellogg School of Management awards a certificate upon the successful completion of the Enterprise Leadership Program. Along with the certificate, participants also receive select benefits as Executive Education alumni of the Kellogg School of Management.

Program Fee

The program fee covers class materials, most meals and accommodations at the Allen Center. Travel expenses (including airfare) are the responsibility of the participant. Enrollment is not confirmed until full payment is received. Payment may accompany the application or an invoice may be requested. Full payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If the participant is enrolling within 30 days of the program’s start date, full payment is due immediately.

Enrollment in Kellogg programs is highly competitive, and seats will not be guaranteed until your payment is received.

It is expected that applicants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The University is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.

Cancellation Policy

Because attendance at a Kellogg executive program requires significant advance preparation and demand often exceeds capacity, it is important that you contact us in a timely manner if you must cancel or defer your attendance. To receive a full refund of program fees, notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days in advance of the program start date. Participants who cancel less than 30 days in advance will not receive a refund but may nominate an acceptable substitute or attend a future session of the same program within one year. Participants will be invoiced for any increase in program fee in a subsequent session of the program.


Mohanbir Sawhney

Prof. Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in innovation, strategic marketing and new media. His research currently focuses on modern marketing, enterprise analytics and business innovation. Prof. Sawhney has written six management books as well as dozens of ...

Diana Cordova

Diana Cordova is a Clinical Professor of Executive Education and the Academic Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute. She has published widely and is a recognized expert in the areas of leadership, diversity and inclusion, and human motivation in organizational settings. She holds...

Fred Harburg

Fred has enjoyed the privilege of serving as an internal and external organizational architect for many of the world's leading multi-national firms. He is a keynote speaker, executive coach, writer, and organizational consultant. He designs and implements engagements that create coaching capabili...

Michelle Buck

Michelle Buck is Clinical Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  She has previously served as the School's first Director of Leadership Initiatives from 2006 to 2013, designing and coordinating opportunities for personal leadership development to ...

Sanjay Khosla

Sanjay Khosla is a Senior Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group. Sanjay was President, Developing Markets at Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International) from Jan 2007 to March 2013, responsible for 65,000 people in over 6...

Harry Kraemer

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois and a Clinical Professor of Strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He was named the 2008 Kellogg School Professor of the Year. Harry i...

Leigh Thompson

Leigh Thompson is the J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is the director of the Kellogg Team and Group Research Center, the Kellogg Leading High Impact Teams Executive program, and co-director of th...

Brian Uzzi

Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, and big data. He is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the Kellogg School of Management, and professor of sociology and professor of engineering a...

Sergio Rebelo

Sergio Rebelo is the Tokai Bank Chair in International Finance at the Kellogg School of Management, where he has served as Chair of the Finance Department. Professor Rebelo does research on macroeconomics and international finance. He has studied the causes of business cycles, the impact of econ...

Timothy Feddersen

Professor Timothy Feddersen joined the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management in 1995. He is the Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics. Professor Feddersen's research centers on the manner in which elections aggregate dispersed information; the linkage between information and partic...

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