Enterprise Leadership Program

Driving organizational success from the top

Formerly named Advanced Management Program

The Enterprise Leadership Program is the premier executive education offering from the Kellogg School of Management — a comprehensive and immersive learning experience uniquely designed to help you transition to advanced leadership at the highest levels of your organization. This bold new take on leadership development offers an unparalleled opportunity to master and integrate the latest tools and frameworks for leading strong, transformational organizations in a dynamic, ever-evolving business environment.

The curriculum is delivered through an integrated multidisciplinary approach offering direct access to world-class faculty. Deep, experiential learning is enhanced with opportunities for self-reflection and supported by both peer and executive coaching.


With a completed application, you and other select executives will be invited to join us for a complimentary Zoom offering — the Enterprise Leadership Program Virtual Premier. On February 3, 2021, you will have the opportunity to meet with your academic leadership team, learn in more detail what you can expect in the Enterprise Leadership Program and chat with your peers. We will reconvene in the spring with content and conversations that will prepare you for an exceptional experience here at Kellogg in July 2021. We encourage your early application so you can join our pre-program conversations. You are invited to register for the next session by visiting the Information Session registration link. We look forward to meeting you.

Kellogg Executive
Leadership Institute

Enterprise Leadership Program Virtual Premier


Who Should Attend

Proven senior business leaders who have been identified as having the potential to move into the C-suite within five years and are considered central to the company’s succession plan.

Participants represent a rich diversity of disciplines, geographies and career experiences. They come from a wide variety of industries, not-for-profit and government. Candidates are chosen not only for their stated learning goals but also for what they can contribute to the cohort of peers in the program.

Key Benefits

The Enterprise Leadership Program is uniquely designed to help high-potential senior executives acquire key leadership essentials:

Adopt a mentality and frame of reference that extends beyond your specific function and puts the interests of the organization first.

Learn how to set strategic direction, vision, plans and initiatives; identify connections, challenges and opportunities for the organization; and think with depth, scope and an enterprise leadership perspective.

Adjust plans, priorities and resources to achieve desired results, and be agile and willing to change course if needed.

Learn how to take calculated risks to position the organization for present and future success; make sound decisions without perfect information; and accurately anticipate customer needs and emerging competitive threats in a turbulent environment.

Manage and disseminate critical information, using organizational narratives and stories to inspire, connect and convey messages.

Learn how to present data driven information in compelling ways; leverage media platforms to communicate organizational messages; and build relationships and influence beyond your own organization.

Create a culture of learning while mentoring and coaching talented individuals to achieve their full potential and organizational goals.

Learn how to provide formal and informal learning opportunities; deliver constructive feedback; enable collaboration across boundaries; and harness the power of organizational talent.

Continuously develop interpersonal skills by understanding how and why you are a leader.

Learn how to practice self-reflection and pursue self-development opportunities; lead with character, by example and with authenticity; build resilience by developing routines to sustain energy, focus and well-being.

Program Framework

This three-week advanced leadership program will enrich you with fresh ideas and empower you to grow into an enterprise level leader.


Week One focuses on you as a leader. Guided by faculty, you will examine and reflect upon what drives you as a leader, where you are strongest and how you can grow to reach desired goals.

What are your standout traits? How strong is your executive judgment? Does your resilience run deep? How much do you excel as a leader, not only in your own right but as a coach for others?

True leaders are reflective, and the first week targets reflection as a critical tool to realize your full leadership capabilities.


Week Two examines you and your leadership in context. No matter how strong your own qualities, your endeavors and the efforts of those you oversee will be limited if you don’t understand your relationship with the structure of your company and those who report to you.

How do your decisions impact your organization? What is the flow from you to your reports, and to those who plan and execute on the ground? How do they affect change at both the local and enterprise levels? Are you communicating clearly through the entire structure, and are you being heard and understood?

You’ll examine and strengthen the ties between you and your enterprise in Week Two.


Week Three connects your work and learning from the previous two weeks, emphasizing effective action.

How do you implement your plans and accomplish your goals at the enterprise level? Are you ready to make the transition from reflection to results?

During Week Three, Enterprise Leadership Program faculty members work with you to prepare for your reentry into your own professional environment, providing you with the resources needed to communicate your newfound knowledge and goals with your management team.


  • Exploration of functional topics in marketing, data analytics, business growth and innovation, artificial intelligence, M&A and strategy execution
  • Engagement with leading practitioners and guest speakers
  • Executive Spotlight sessions offering conversation with current and former CEOs from globally recognized companies


Coaching is an integral component of the Kellogg ELP experience. During the course of your three weeks at Kellogg, you will engage in two types of coaching.

  • Individual Executive Coaching: Four hours of executive coaching, facilitated by a highly experienced, world-class executive coach
  • Peer-to-Peer Coaching: Participants share learning and experience to help support and guide one another during the course of the program and beyond.

Admissions Criteria

Admission Criteria
An admissions committee thoroughly reviews each application and considers the nature and scope of the applicant’s responsibilities. For the benefit of class members and sponsoring organizations and the integrity of the program, the committee seeks to admit individuals with comparable management responsibilities but with diverse skills and experiences. It is expected that program participants will immerse themselves completely in the experience and be free of all other duties. Participants are expected to attend all sessions except in the case of an emergency.

To enroll in the Enterprise Leadership Program, most applicants must have a sponsor from their organization, someone familiar with their background and motivations for attending. This could be the person to whom they report, the organization’s chief human resources officer or the person responsible for management development in the organization. An alternative option is reserved for entrepreneurs and executives in transition, in which they represent themselves and self-fund the program.

Strong English language speaking, reading, and writing skills are imperative to completely immerse in the Kellogg Enterprise Leadership Program experience, to complete reading assignments, and to actively engage in group discussions and activities. Because the program is rigorous and includes emphasis on building a strong business network, the faculty will expect participants to contribute fully to classroom and study group discussions. The Test for English for International Communication (TOEIC) is not required.

The Kellogg School of Management awards a certificate upon the successful completion of the Enterprise Leadership Program. Along with the certificate, participants also receive select benefits as Executive Education alumni of the Kellogg School of Management.

Program Fee
The program fee covers class materials, most meals and accommodations at the Allen Center. Travel expenses (including airfare) are the responsibility of the participant. Enrollment is not confirmed until full payment is received. Payment may accompany the application or an invoice may be requested. Full payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If the participant is enrolling within 30 days of the program’s start date, full payment is due immediately.

Enrollment in Kellogg programs is highly competitive, and seats will not be guaranteed until your payment is received.

It is expected that applicants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The University is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.

Cancellation Policy
Because attendance at a Kellogg executive program requires significant advance preparation and demand often exceeds capacity, it is important that you contact us in a timely manner if you must cancel or defer your attendance. To receive a full refund of program fees, notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days in advance of the program start date. Participants who cancel less than 30 days in advance will not receive a refund but may nominate an acceptable substitute or attend a future session of the same program within one year. Participants will be invoiced for any increase in program fee in a subsequent session of the program.


Diana Cordova - Academic Director; Clinical Professor and Managing Director of Executive Education

Fred Harburg - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Executive Education

Robert Hughes - Academic Director; Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education, Managing Director of Executive Education

Stephen Alltop - Senior Lecturer, Conducting and Ensembles

Robert Apatoff - Clinical Professor of Executive Education and Executive Director, Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute

Thalia Assuras - President, Assuras Communications LLC

Sally Blount - Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy

Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management

Rives Collins - Associate Professor, Theatre

Timothy Feddersen - Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics; Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences; Chair of Personnel Committee

Steven Franconeri - Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Northwestern Cognitive Science Program; Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management (Courtesy)

William Garrett - Chief Operating Officer; Clinical Professor of Management

Peter Himmelman - Emmy and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and film/TV composer

Sanjay Khosla - Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Marketing

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management

Aaron Olson - Chief Operating Officer, Aon Operating Committee

Andrew Razeghi - Lecturer, Kellogg School of Management; Founder and Managing Director, StrategyLab Inc.

Sergio Rebelo - MUFG Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance; Professor of Finance

Mohanbir Sawhney - McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

David Schonthal - Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Faculty Director of Zell Fellows Program; Senior Director of Business Design – IDEO

Joel K. Shapiro - Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director for the Program on Data Analytics at Kellogg

Leigh Thompson - J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations Professor of Management & Organizations

Brian Uzzi - Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Brooke Vuckovic - Clinical Professor of Leadership

Robert Wolcott - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network

Jim Woodrum - Clinical Professor, Executive Education

Michael Zink - Managing Partner, Kipsaraman Investments LLC; Former Managing Director, Head of Southeast Asia, Citi

CPE Credits

Continuing Education Credit
This program is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and is recommended for 149.0 CPE credits.

Continuing Professional Education Information
The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

All Kellogg programs that qualify for CPE credits do not have pre-requisites. Advanced readings and case preparation is required. A packet of course materials is emailed to all participants before the program begins.

All Kellogg programs are group-live or internet-based. Program level: Advanced. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact our office at 847-467-6018.

What Participants Say

“This program has, by far, exceeded my expectations. I have gained insights into my behavior that I will use across all the areas of my life. [I was] exposed to a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to see leadership in action, and in the process, I have gained a whole new group of friends. This program was the best learning experience in my professional life. It left me confident and energized.”
Chief Information Officer, Jerónimo Martins

“This program goes well beyond the tools and techniques that regular programs provide to immerse you into a journey of self-discovery that triggers all the qualities a true leader needs in today’s business world. An amazing and rich experience that will shape my family and professional life!”
Executive Manager, Economic Analysis and Market Research Division, Panama Canal Authority

“The experience that we, as senior executives, received was absolutely phenomenal. The three weeks of intensive learning and reflection have directly impacted my business strategy and planning...On top of the learning, I also built my professional network and made key contacts that helped me validate my business plan and also develop new customers for my start-up business.”
Senior Executive, Business Operations, Venture Capital Start Up Leader, GE Energy Management

Personal Consultation

Please contact us to schedule an advising session

2021 Sessions

July 11-30, 2021

Start: July 11 at 12:00 PM

End: July 30 at 11:30 AM

Evanston campus


All applications to this program will be subject to review and approval by the program’s Academic Directors. The program fee covers class materials, most meals and accommodations.

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208