Leadership Strategies for Successful Schools

Maximize Your Impact as a School Leader

School leaders face significant pressures and challenges while leading schools in today’s uncertain world and our shifting educational landscape. This unique learning experience offers school leaders the chance to enhance their management capabilities to more effectively navigate those challenges. You will leave the program with a leadership toolkit and practical frameworks you can put to use immediately. Expert faculty from Kellogg and Northwestern, along with seasoned education sector practitioners, will share insights in a combination of lectures, small group sessions and interactive exercises.

Topical and highly interactive, you will leave this program energized as a leader, empowered with a broader perspective, and equipped with tools to support the goals you have for staff and students as well as the broader community your school serves.

Center for Nonprofit Management

Learn how to lead and serve a diverse group of stakeholders


Who Should Attend

  • Superintendents, Heads of Schools, Deans, Principals, Assistant/Associate Principals, Lead Teachers
  • School Senior Leadership Teams (special pricing available for teams of participants)
  • Board members

Key Benefits

  • Develop tools to manage challenges and balance priorities
  • Manage school talent to meet the ever-evolving needs of your school community
  • Build a strong and sustainable school culture that reinforces your mission
  • Use data to inform decision-making and prioritize best practices
  • Learn new methods to lead and mobilize volunteers and staff to achieve school objectives

Program Content

  • Explore new concepts and approaches in team building, nurturing and retaining talent, establishing a strong culture and measuring performance
  • Build decision-making and prioritization skills to ensure your limited resources are aligned with the future vision for your school
  • Learn from top faculty and leading practitioners new ways to sustain motivation amongst your teachers and staff
  • Explore how to get the most from your data by focusing on your own success equation


Amy Stewart Smith - Academic Director; Director of Nonprofit Executive Programs

The full faculty list will be released once faculty are confirmed.

Fees & Accommodations


Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.

Wieboldt Hall
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago Campus Parking Map - Please Note: the Huron Superior Parking A lot and the Erie Ontario Parking C & D lots are available to the public and should be used when attending programs at Wieboldt Hall.

Application Deadline

The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.

Scholarship Assistance

Up to 50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations. All applications are initially submitted at the full list price. Each is reviewed by our registrar and any scholarships granted will be reflected in the amount applied to your invoice or charged to your credit card.


Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.

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Cancellation Policy:

Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.

When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.

*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.

Learn More

Learn More

Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs

Upcoming Sessions

July 10-12, 2018

Start: July 10 at 8:30 AM

End: July 12 at 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Chicago campus


Scholarships Available

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208