Holly Raider
Holly J. Raider

Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Initiatives
Managing Director of Executive Education
Clinical Professor of Management

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Holly Raider is the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Initiatives, Managing Director of Executive Education and a Clinical Professor of Management. Holly has published research on career development, economic transactions, and technology management. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. From 1993-1998 Holly was a scholar at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology in Groningen, Netherlands.

As Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Initiatives Holly serves on the dean's senior operating team and leads initiatives that strengthen faculty communication and culture, advance organization development, and foster stronger collaboration between administrative and faculty areas at Kellogg. She oversees accreditation and Kellogg's participation in Northwestern's 10-year Program Review -  a comprehensive, school-wide, external peer-review.  She spearheads the architecture of Kellogg's teaching support ecosystem, including course support, teaching excellence, and curriculum planning and development.  She also chaired the Clinical Faculty working group to enhance Kellogg's approach to developing, integrating, reviewing and promoting clinical faculty.  

Within Executive Education, Holly is responsible for the strategic direction of faculty and curriculum for both Custom and Open Enrollment programs, overseeing faculty recruitment and development, program innovation, and continuous improvement.  Holly co-led the reorganization and development of the Executive Education unit, including rebuilding the marketing team and creating a corporate business development team.  Holly conceived and launched the team that partners with faculty and external partners in the development and implementation of face to face and online learning, including Kellogg's first fully-online version of MBA curriculum.  She's led strategic global learning partnerships with corporations, government, healthcare, professional sports organizations, and international universities. Holly also provides stewardship for Kellogg's learning exchange with the US ARMY. 

Holly has forged programmatic innovation and bridged across Northwestern University to create inter-disciplinary collaboration and curriculum.  She also designed and spearheaded Kellogg's Advanced Management Program to prepare senior leaders for enterprise-wise leadership responsibilities. She also created Leading Into the Future: Managing in a Changing World and the Kellogg SPARK teaching incubator.   

Holly's teaching emphasizes the business application of social science theory and research. She teaches degree and non-degree students, including Kellogg's core MBA course in organization behavior, the Weinberg College of Arts and Science undergraduate course Leadership in Organizations, and numerous topics in executive education. Her courses are highly interactive, analytical, and designed for the specific needs of distinct student populations and learning styles.  Holly uses an engaging mix of teaching materials and is recognized for creating a dynamic learning environment.  Additionally, Holly is sought after by international clients for her effective communication skills with audiences of diverse language and cultural backgrounds.  In 2017 Holly was voted as a favorite faculty in the College's Kapnik Business Institutions Program for her teaching in Leadership in Organizations. 

Holly serves on Northwestern's Program Review Council, the oversight body for University-wide strategic planning and continuous improvement for the schools, academic departments, and administrative units at Northwestern.  Holly supports both the Provost's office and NUHR in the professional development of academic and administrative leaders across the University.  She is also the academic director working with an inter-institutional steering committee of deans creating a business school leadership development program for female faculty from across the United States, a first-of-its kind initiative to foster a strong pipeline of future business school leaders.

Before joining Kellogg, Holly was the Client-Faculty Liaison at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where for more than ten years taught executives and worked with faculty, alumni, and client organizations to plan and implement custom corporate education programs as well as open enrollment executive programs in the areas of leadership, strategy execution, and organization change, including Booth's flagship Advanced Management Program. Holly designed the Executive Leadership Program for the Chicago Booth Executive MBA programs in Chicago, London, and Singapore. Prior, Holly was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Holly has consulted for Global Fortune 500 corporate clients helping senior executives and leadership teams think strategically and execute complex organization change. She has worked in the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe with clients from numerous businesses, including financial services, aerospace, food services, professional sports, and manufacturing.

Holly is the board co-chair of the Glenn Pelham Foundation for Debate Education, a nonprofit dedicated to developing the skills of conflict resolution, critical thinking, literacy and communication to underserved elementary and secondary students. She serves on the board of the Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University, and is a recipient of the Warren Aiken Outstanding Alumni Award of the Barkley Forum at Emory University.

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Leadership in Organizations (MORS-430-0)
This course provides students with the social science tools needed to solve organizational problems and influence the actions of individuals, groups and organizations. It prepares managers to understand how to best organize and motivate the human capital of the firm, manage social networks and alliances, and execute strategic change. This is accomplished through knowledge of competitive decision making, reward system design, team building, strategic negotiation, political dynamics, corporate culture and strategic organizational design.

Executive Education
Advanced Management Program

For high-potential executives with enterprise-level responsibilities, this condensed, immersive experience — enhanced throughout with executive coaching — focuses on developing senior executive leadership agility, driving innovation, identifying growth opportunities and equipping your organization for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st-century.

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