Faculty Sessions

A Distinctive Thought Leadership Event

Reunion 2017 features a wealth of inspiring sessions with Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty, giving you the chance to learn about their latest research and insights. Check out the list of sessions and presenters below, and stay tuned for additional sessions to come.
SPECIAL SATURDAY SESSION

Bernie Banks

Associate Dean for Leadership Development
Clinical Professor / Management

How to Accelerate Leader Development and Why It Matters

Many organizations face a shortage of leaders who can meet emerging organizational talent needs. In this session, Dean Banks will address the major components associated with leader development and how they can be leveraged in innovative ways.

Carter Cast

Clinical Professor / Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

New Venture Thinking: Solving Problems through a Discovery Mindset

This session examines the venture thinking discovery tools that can help you assess and design new business models – from the power of prototypes to the importance of experimentation, failure and the process of iteration.

Moran Cerf

Assistant Professor / Marketing

Using the Brain in Business: How Neuroscience Transforms Management

As competition to engage consumers and retain talent continues to increase, neural measures have become an important tool in gathering new insights. This session covers the latest research on how neuroscience complements effective marketing strategies and leadership education.

Linda Darragh

Clinical Professor / Entrepreneurial Practice
The Larry Levy Executive Director / Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative
Executive Director / Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital

Growth & Scaling: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition
Special Session for E&W alumni Friday night at Wieboldt Hall

"Entrepreneurship through Acquisition" is an increasingly popular strategy to create lasting company value. During this session, we will explore many of the ways acquisition can be used to scale a business.

Jan Eberly

James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor / Finance
Faculty Director / Kellogg Public-Private Initiative

Business in a New Policy Environment

Business and economic policy changed dramatically in response to the financial crisis—and is once again moving in new directions. What issues are on target for the new presidential administration and Congress? And how can businesses and business leaders stay on point, but not in-the-sights?

Craig Garthwaite

Professor / Strategy

The Once and Future Affordable Care Act

Professor Garthwaite, co-director of the Health Enterprise Management Association, will discuss the current effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as well as a broad overview of recent plans to replace the ACA. Drawing on research from a variety of Kellogg faculty and others, he will explain what is and what is not working with the ACA, what could change, what should change and what should not change.

Ben Jones

Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor / Strategy
Faculty Director / Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

Creativity and Innovation in the 21st Century

The idea that singular young people drive the advancement of science and technology remains pervasive. But evidence indicates that the greatest ideas and innovations increasingly come from individuals near age 40 and older—and that technological progress is a team sport. In this session, we will review the evidence and consider the implications for building effective innovative teams today.

Megan Kashner

Clinical Assistant Professor / Public-Private Interface

The Intersection of Purpose and Practice: When the “Why” Drives the “What” in the Workplace

Join Kellogg faculty members Megan Kashner and Nicholas Pearce as they explore the rising role of personal purpose and corporate values in workplace environments and market forces. Increasingly, companies and leadership recognize that marketplace and operational success and effectiveness can be improved with an increased focus and alignment around values and purpose. Dive into the realms of social impact, sustainability and organizational behavior in this timely session. Explore current trends and learn about opportunities to advance purpose and impact in your company and leadership.

Harry Kraemer

Clinical Professor / Strategy

Becoming a Values-Based Leader

Values-based leaders are more important than ever in today’s economic and political environment. In a dynamic session that draws on Professor Kraemer's global experience as the chairman and CEO of Baxter International, you will learn the importance of self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence and genuine humility as a leader.

Vicki Medvec

Adeline Barry Davee Professor / Management and Organizations
Executive Director / Center for Executive Women

Negotiating Effectively for Yourself

Strong negotiation skills are essential in both business and personal life. In this session, you’ll hear about the latest research regarding the art and science of negotiations, mediation and conflict resolution.

Nicholas Pearce

Clinical Associate Professor / Management & Organizations

The Intersection of Purpose and Practice: When the “Why” Drives the “What” in the Workplace

Join Kellogg faculty members Megan Kashner and Nicholas Pearce as they explore the rising role of personal purpose and corporate values in workplace environments and market forces. Increasingly, companies and leadership recognize that marketplace and operational success and effectiveness can be improved with an increased focus and alignment around values and purpose. Dive into the realms of social impact, sustainability and organizational behavior in this timely session. Explore current trends and learn about opportunities to advance purpose and impact in your company and leadership.

Mitchell Petersen

Glen Vasel Professor / Finance
Director / Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital

Financing for Growth: Does Too Much Cash Hurt Economic Growth?

The cash (or liquid securities) on the balance sheets of U.S. firms has grown dramatically over the last two decades and now tops $3 trillion. How does this large stockpile of cash affect economic growth and business investment?

Mohan Sawhney

McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology
Clinical Professor / Marketing

Digital Disruption vs. Digital Transformation

This session will focus on the nature of digital disruption and how incumbent firms can respond through digital transformation—a strategic initiative that focuses on leveraging digital technologies to improve operational effectiveness and enhance the customer experience.

David Schonthal

Clinical Assistant Professor / Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

New Venture Thinking: Solving Problems through a Discovery Mindset

This session examines the venture thinking discovery tools that can help you assess and design new business models – from the power of prototypes to the importance of experimentation, failure and the process of iteration.

Leigh Thompson

J. Jay Gerber Professor / Management & Organizations

High Performance Negotiation Skills

In this session, you’ll have the opportunity to "audit" your negotiation skills and receive intensive feedback that will improve your ability to reach win-win outcomes. The goal is to improve your negotiation performance and build your confidence.

Rob Wolcott

Executive Director / Kellogg Innovation Network
Clinical Professor / Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

Being Human: Technology and the Experience of Being Human in the 21st Century

Professor Wolcott, a regular contributor to Forbes, talks about new technologies ranging from artificial intelligence and cybernetics to 3D printing. What impact will these innovations have on business, society and even the experience of being human?


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A MESSAGE FROM SERGIO REBELO

Tokai Bank Chair / International Finance

Although Professor Rebelo regretfully couldn’t join us at Reunion this year, he wanted to share a special message for the classes celebrating this milestone at Reunion 2017. Please enjoy this preview of Professor Rebelo’s lesson, Consumer Behavior in the U.S. Economy.

Click here to check out specially curated articles from the Kellogg Insight team, featuring some of the amazing faculty presenting at Reunion.