showcase touts advantages for women who pursue Kellogg degree
and culture on display during September info session at the
James L. Allen Center
its variety of offerings, Kellogg is the place for women to
pursue an executive MBA education. That was a message presented
to those attending a September information session at the
James L. Allen Center in Evanston.
125 people, including many prospective executive students,
joined Kellogg EMBA alumni, staff and faculty for Executive
Women's Evening, an event that combined academic insights
with a showcase for the school's various offerings designed
to meet the needs of experienced professionals seeking to
advance to senior levels in their organizations.
evening provided a glimpse into the Kellogg School's culture
and academic life, with presentations by Assistant Dean and
Director of Executive Education Julie Cisek Jones and
detailed the opportunities at Kellogg, including the school's
Executive MBA Program, a two-year degree offering. In addition,
she outlined the advantages of the nondegree Kellogg Management
Institute's 9-month curriculum for those not seeking an actual
MBA degree but who desire "the essence of the MBA experience."
Jones also noted the value of the Kellogg Renaissance Program,
a curriculum designed for MBA graduates who understand the
importance of updating their management education and leadership
skills to meet contemporary market challenges.
evening's academic portion featured Thompson, the J. Jay Gerber
Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations.
A psychologist by training and an expert in negotiation and
teamwork, Thompson discussed the role of "emotional intelligence,"
explaining its importance and ways to improve this capacity.
presentation raised several key points, including how decision
makers traditionally were discouraged from showing emotion,
as if doing so were a weakness. Today, the enlightened view
holds that emotions are adaptive, functional and help organize
cognitive activity, said Thompson. — MG
students seeking more information about Kellogg School EMBA
opportunities may visit the program Web site at kellogg.northwestern.edu/emba
or phone 847.467.7000.