James Woodrum
Jim Woodrum

Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education
Senior Program Director of Executive Education

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Jim Woodrum is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. At Kellogg, he works in the Executive Education area, where his focus is on designing and teaching in courses for senior executives and Board members. Before joining Kellogg, Jim was with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught leadership and organization behavior classes in the Evening and Executive MBA program, and also taught executive education courses on strategy, leadership and talent management. While at Wisconsin, he also held the positions of Associate Dean--Executive and Evening MBA as well as President of the Center for Advanced Studies in Business.

In addition to his role at Northwestern, Jim is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee at Packaging Corporation of America (PCA). With about 13,000 employees, PCA is the fourth largest producer of containerboard in the United States, based on production capacity, and the third largest producer of uncoated freesheet in North America. Jim is also a Senior Advisor (of Counsel) with Exequity LLP, where he consults with companies on compensation and HR strategy issues.

Prior to joining Wisconsin in 2007, Jim spent more than 20 years with Hewitt Associates, an international human resources consulting and outsourcing firm, where he worked with senior management teams and Boards on executive compensation and other corporate governance matters. He earned a B.S. in finance from Millikin University as well as an MBA in finance and industrial relations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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M.M., 1988, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
B.S., 1984, Milikin University, Millikin University

Academic Positions
Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-present
Vice President—Custom Executive Education, Wisconsin School of Business , University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2013-2013
Interim Director of Executive Education, Wisconsin School of Business , University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2012-2012
Faculty Associate, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2011-2011
Associate Dean—Evening and Executive MBA Program, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2008-2010
Program Director—Executive Education, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2007-2007

Other Professional Experience
Consultant, Exequity LLP, 2011-present
Consultant, Hewitt Associates, 1984-2006

Print Research
Woodrum, Jim. 2015. Big Dawg Convenience Stores.

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Executive Education
Advanced Management Program: Intensive

A condensed and immersive professional development opportunity for senior executives responsible for creating markets and driving growth in today's fast-paced, interconnected economy. A holistic approach to assessing the organizational impact of one's leadership skills and style, all supported with executive coaching.

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Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience

Kellogg offers the same core leadership content for senior executives as our Advanced Management Program: Intensive in a modular format that includes an additional week of programming. This breakthrough course design provides an unparalleled experiential global week of learning in select markets around the world.

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Corporate Governance: Effectiveness and Accountability in the Boardroom

Improve your understanding of the responsibilities of board membership, develop the strategic insight needed to become a more effective director, gain an understanding of the interests of multiple constituencies and learn frameworks that can move the board beyond compliance to the creation of opportunities for long-term value.

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