This four-part, strategically paced program, emphasizes practical learning and focuses on talent development. High-potential women executives will be equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to elevate themselves to the C-suite and beyond.
In a supportive and highly collaborative atmosphere, an impressive roster of top Kellogg faculty and corporate experts guide you through a rigorous program of intensive classroom instruction, individual career appraisals, personal coaching, case studies and simulations. Every element of the program is focused on strengthening and broadening your leadership talents and delivering positive results for your organization.
Four Sessions, One Goal: Revolutionize Your Career
The program’s structure — four three-day sessions spread over 12 months — allows you the time and opportunity to learn and test new ideas collaboratively, receive real-time constructive feedback from faculty and peers and build relationships that will last a lifetime. During the program, you will:
Victoria Medvec / Academic Director
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Corporate officers and other similar-level female executives who already have extensive functional skills and want to hone the other leadership capabilities necessary for securing a position at the very highest levels of an organization.
The Kellogg Center for Executive Women and The Allstate Foundation developed the Women’s Senior Leadership Program to help talented female executives break through barriers that have historically impeded women’s career development, as well as to empower those who participate to become respected and highly effective leaders.
As a participant, you will gain the insights and skills you need to move purposefully toward the highest levels of corporate leadership. With research-based teaching from world-renowned Kellogg faculty and practical guidance from seasoned corporate leaders, you and your fellow program participants will expand your understandings of leadership and prepare to take on the challenges that every senior leader must face.
For sponsoring organizations, this program equips and inspires the kind of leaders required to ensure your company’s future success. By investing in your high-potential staff members, you not only enhance their leadership skills but also send a clear message that you believe in them and support their career advancement. Your investment in their development will help you retain your best and brightest and will pay substantial, long-term dividends.
Four Sessions, One Goal: Revolutionize Your Career
The structure of the Women’s Senior Leadership Program — four three-day sessions spread over 12 months — allows participants time and opportunity to build relationships, learn and test new ideas collaboratively and receive all-important, constructive feedback from faculty and peers. The program focuses on four key areas divided across its sessions. Each session is geared toward different strategies and skills that will produce immediate results as well as help to achieve long-term success for your company and yourself.
Session 1: Gather Intelligence
Session 2: Create a Context for Success
Session 3: Drive Results
Session 4: Manage External Forces
360° Assessment & Development: Define and Maximize Your Leadership Style
A key component of the program, the 360° assessment and development tool will help you identify and leverage your strengths, avoid pitfalls and missteps, create personal development plans and prepare to make an immediate and measurable impact in your organization. This tool has been developed especially for the Women’s Senior Leadership Program and has several distinct advantages over other self-assessments you may know:
Victoria Medvec - Academic Director; Adeline Barry Davee Professor of Management & Organizations; Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women
Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management
Timothy Feddersen - Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics; Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences
Ginger L. Graham - President and CEO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Mitchell A. Petersen - Glen Vasel Professor of Finance; Director of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital
Sergio Rebelo - Tokai Bank Chair in International Finance; Professor of Finance
Kenneth W. Taylor - Partner, Egon Zehnder International: Managing Partner, Board Practice Group
Leigh Thompson - J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations; Director of Kellogg Team and Group Research Center; Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)
Brian Uzzi - Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change; Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO); Faculty Director, Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI); Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School (Courtesy); Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College (Courtesy)
Karen Van Camp - Senior Lecturer of Communications
“I found the program to be both professionally and personally enriching. It was a unique experience to learn and connect with a group of women that had similar interests, challenges, and opportunities. The focused education and lifelong connections I made through the program are invaluable. I’d recommend this program to any woman senior leader who is looking to take the next step in their career.”
Vice President, Marketing & Public Affairs, Itron, Inc.
“The Women's Leadership Program was a career-and-life-changing experience. The content was timely and relevant, and the power of networking with amazing women is unbeatable. I now have 35 mentors and friends.”
Vice President, Managing Director International, Oakwood
“This program is rich in content and relationships. It gives you the time and ability to create a robust network and to put into practice all of the concepts you learn throughout the year. The format and access to staff and peers gives you the lab to put it all into practice.”
Director Research & Development Global Family Care, The Proctor & Gamble Co.
Week 1: October 25-27, 2017
Start: October 25 at 11:30 AM
End: October 12 at 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Evanston campus
This Approval Program is limited to individuals with specific business experience. All applications will be subject to review and approval from the program’s Academic Director.
Fee includes lodging and most meals for all four sessions.