Available dates

May 11—15, 2020
5 days
Cook County, Illinois, United States
USD 10350
USD 2070 per day
Nov 2—6, 2020
5 days
Cook County, Illinois, United States
USD 10350
USD 2070 per day


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About the course

Mastering tomorrow's emerging concepts and meeting their challenges, today

In a business world defined by relentless change, the ability to understand and capitalize on new concepts – networks, virtual teams, content marketing and mindfulness, to name only a few – is increasingly critical to leadership success.

In a highly interactive, collaborative learning environment, led by a cross-disciplinary faculty of world-renowned thought leaders and practitioners, you’ll examine these fast-paced changes including evolving demographics and emerging technology. You’ll explore innovative marketing, talent management, operations and leadership concepts, gain insight into challenges inherent in managing change and learn the managerial responses and tools for tackling future management challenges. Ultimately, you’ll come away with a cutting-edge approach to effective leadership in the 21st century landscape.

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to lead with all your resources working in concert
  • Explore how distributed teams, crowdsourcing and cross-cultural opportunities lead to broader, organization-wide considerations
  • Understand key issues that arise during organizational transformation
  • Develop tools for managing challenges, mitigating risk and balancing priorities
  • Learn new methods for motivating others, engaging teams and leveraging innovation and networks
  • Benefit from a dynamic, collaborative learning environment led by leading experts from a wide range of disciplines

Program Content

Leading a Powerful Organization

  • Discover how to lead with all your resources: human, technical and organizational
  • Learn new organizational forms and practices that respond to new kinds of challenges
  • Experiment with design thinking as a management tool

Opportunities in the 21st Century

  • Discover how data analytics and artificial intelligence can provide new opportunities
  • Address cross-cultural and cross-generational issues and their impact on organizations
  • Embrace the power of networks and learn to enable them for greater influence
  • Explore the impact of blockchain technology

Leading Yourself and Your Team

  • Discover how the findings of neuroscience research can help you be a better leader
  • Cultivate a mindset that leads to more effective relationships and self-management

Who should attend

  • Midlevel and senior managers with functional or general management responsibilities
  • C-level executives with broad strategy responsibilities and an understanding of business or operational needs in a modern environment
  • Founders and owners of mid-size organizations, particularly those connected with a larger platform player such as Amazon, Facebook or Google

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David Friedman

David Friedman is Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education and Senior Program Director for custom Executive Education Programs. He joined Kellogg in 2015. Prior to Kellogg, David consulted to, trained and coached leaders in companies and professional service firms on marketing, busine...


Noshir Contractor

Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. He is the Director of the Science of Networks in...


Paul Leonardi

Paul Leonardi (Ph.D., Stanford University) is the Pentair-Nugent Associate Professor at Northwestern University. He teaches courses on the management of innovation and organizational change in the School of Communication, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Kellogg School of Management. ...


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 ...


Nicholas Pearce

Dr. Nicholas Pearce serves as an award-winning Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and as the founder and chief executive officer of The Vocati Group, a global executive advisory services firm. He is a leading sc...


Joel K. Shapiro

Joel Shapiro, JD, PhD, is clinical associate professor and executive director of the program on data analytics at Kellogg. Joel teaches graduate courses in decision analytics and policy analysis, with a strong focus on how to apply analytic solutions to solve real-life problems.  He has deep exp...


Edward (Ned) Smith

Ned Smith is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Northwestern University, and faculty affiliate of the Northwestern Institute for Complexity (NICO). Prior to joining ...


Liz Gerber

In the face of looming challenges like childhood obesity, environmental collapse, and soaring health care costs, we need dramatic and sustained innovation. The driving question behind my research is how technology and organizations can support the innovation process to solve these challenges. In ...


Robin Nusslock

Program Area(s): Brain, Behavior and Cognition; Clinical Interest(s): Affective & clinical neuroscience; mood and anxiety disorders Research Interests My research program uses neuroscientific methods to examine order and disorder in the emotional brain. Specifically, we use neurophysiolo...


Adam Pah

Adam Pah is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University. He also serves as the Associate Director of and an Assistant Research Professor at NICO, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems. He received his BS from Arizona Stat...


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