Director Robert Mueller at Kellogg during the leadership
School delivers custom leadership insights to FBI executives
Continuing its mission to extend its leadership training
to the highest levels of government as well as business,
the Kellogg School has designed and delivered an accelerated
executive education program to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The custom leadership sessions took place earlier this
year, garnering an overwhelmingly positive response from
the FBI, according to Joseph Hannigan, associate director
of Executive Education at the Kellogg School and at Northwestern
University's School of Law.
"The quality of the program was outstanding," said Hannigan,
citing customer satisfaction measures of 9.76 on a scale
of 10. He added that participants described the week-long
Kellogg experience as "incredible," and in their formal assessments
called the program "the most relevant and timely instruction
I've received since new agents' training" and "a huge step
forward for the FBI."
The idea for the course originated when the FBI contacted
Professor Albert Isenman, director of custom Executive Education
programs. The FBI was seeking a world-class management school
to address the Bureau's unique needs. The FBI extended the
same invitation to five other top-tier business schools,
and selected Kellogg after a rigorous process that included
onsite visits to each campus.
The Kellogg program --- designed by Professor Isenman to
address challenges facing the FBI as it focuses on its antiterrorism
priorities --- helps the Bureau meet one of its commitments
made to the U.S. Congress by FBI Director Robert Mueller (pictured
at Kellogg during the leadership training). Mueller advised
Congress that the FBI would broaden the leadership skills
of Bureau management. The Kellogg School program makes available
to FBI executives learning opportunities in leadership, teamwork
and strategic management.
"There are few organizations whose successful achievement
of their mission is so crucial to the safety of millions
of people," Hannigan added. "We were impressed with the enthusiasm
with which they approached this learning opportunity and
were gratified by their appreciation of our staff and faculty."