"The program was very engaging and kept me highly motivated. Great job with the Zoom format, with a good mix of lectures vs. breakout sessions. It allowed for balance between work demands and focus on the class."
Participant, Business Marketing Strategy
There is no old normal. There is no new normal. There's only now. And now is when you can make a difference for yourself and your organization — wherever you're located — with Kellogg Executive Education's live virtual programs.
Poets and Quants said that perhaps no business school was better prepared for the shift to live-virtual learning than Kellogg, and there's a reason for that. Our technology investments, faculty innovation and premier teaching have led us to achieve the highest standards for participant satisfaction. In fact, 96% of participants in our live virtual offerings tell us the programs are excellent, and the content will improve their impact and effectiveness when put into practice.
Our dynamic digital classrooms feature opportunities for you to network with your peers and build connections with faculty thought leaders—all in an online environment.
— Thomas O'Toole, Associate Dean, Kellogg Executive Education
May 3-11, 2021
Your success as a leader ultimately depends on persuading others to adopt and run with your winning ideas. This program combines cutting-edge behavioral research with compelling interactive learning to improve your ability to work with and through others to drive business success.
May 3-14, 2021
As an aspiring leader within family enterprise, you’ll discover how to establish your credibility and authority in the business community, among family shareholders, with the board and management team. As an established leader, you’ll explore the complexities of mentoring the next generation and of managing succession and letting-go. For all, the program can enable you to better manage the nuanced paradoxes that are characteristic of family business leadership.
May 3-14, 2021
This highly interactive, live virtual program positions the high-performing, emerging leader to make bold career moves, laying the foundation for general management and leadership of the broader business. Through an exploration of strategic business functions with some of Kellogg’s leading faculty, you will immerse yourself in how to lead in a complex, competitive, global market.
May 10-18, 2021
For senior sales leadership, this program focuses on how to lead profitable growth by developing a comprehensive sales strategy incorporating segmentation, value propositions, channel mix, sales force structures and customer engagement processes.
May 10-21, 2021
Discover how to create effective, strategy-driven marketing campaigns that move customers and consumers in today’s ever evolving digital landscape. Utilizing tools such as insight, positioning and creative brief work, along with new tactical approaches across the communication spectrum, you’ll learn to ask the right questions, and explore frameworks and examples applicable to developing both B2C and B2B marketing communications plans.
"Kellogg managed to knock professional training out of the park yet again, even in a virtual atmosphere! I've taken other virtual classes, and despite the best efforts of the instructors, it was difficult to focus on a voice coming from a laptop after a while. Not the case here."
Participant, High-Performance Negotiation Skills
"The program coordinators did a great job in setting the expectations and keeping everyone engaged. The breakout rooms were a nice touch in addition to networking opportunities such as virtual coffee chat and lunch with faculty."
Participant, Energizing People for Performance
Questions about which Executive Education programs are right for you? Schedule an advising session with one of our Academic Development Advisors via Calendly. Otherwise, please contact us at 847.467.6018 or email@example.com. We look forward to helping you in your lifelong-learning journey.
How can I decide which live virtual program(s) best suits my professional development needs?
Kellogg Executive Education offers non-degree live virtual programs on one specific topic or a wider exposure to management and leadership skills. Our advisors are available to discuss your options. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.467.6018 and one of our advisors will be happy to schedule a conversation at a convenient time. To compare different programs, try our Program Finder tool.
Do I earn academic credit from Executive Education programs?
Executive Education programs are only non-degree continuing education and do not count as credit towards an academic degree. However, each participant does receive a certificate of participation at the end of the program and each program counts towards the completion of an Executive Scholar Certificate. The Scholar Certificate can be earned by taking four in-person or live virtual programs over a five year period. Upon completion of four programs, participants are awarded a Certificate of Professional Achievement in one of several subject areas and receive Kellogg Executive Education alumni status along with other alumni benefits. Please refer to the Executive Scholar page for more information or contact the certificate advisor at email@example.com or 847.467.6018.
How are Kellogg live virtual programs delivered?
Kellogg’s live virtual programs have been purpose-built to deliver a world-class experience comparable to our in-person programs, with class sizes limited to provide a rich and personal learning environment. You’ll engage in real-time interaction with professors and peers online, immerse yourself in discussions and ideations surrounding the current world situation, and acquire strategies and tools that you can immediately deploy to solve your most pressing challenges.
Are Kellogg programs available in languages other than English?
No. At this time, all Kellogg programming is offered in English and requires a high proficiency level in order to maximize your learning experience.
Do I need to come to campus to participate in Kellogg virtual programs?
No, all of our live virtual programs are 100% online, and available to participants regardless of their location.
Do I need to log into a Kellogg live virtual program at specific times?
Yes, because these programs are live, there are set class times and participants must be able to participate during the specified times each day to receive their certificate of participation at the conclusion of each program.
Am I required to attend all live sessions?
Kellogg’s live virtual programs have been developed to maximize the virtual in-person experience and your attendance and participation is expected during each academic session. Please provide advance notice to your program manager if you are unable to attend a session live and they will determine if a session recording can be provided.
Please note: Participants are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of the sessions in order to receive a certificate of participation.
Will I have access to the materials in a module after I complete it?
Yes. You will have access to the program learning platform for a period of up to 30 days following the end of the program.
How do I enroll in a program?
Registration is quick and easy. Complete the online registration form available on each program’s webpage.
After submitting your registration, you will receive an email confirmation from Kellogg Executive Education. If you do not receive this email, please check your junk email folders. If you need additional assistance securing your confirmation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.467.6018
Can I register for a program on behalf of someone else?
Yes. HR and administrative professionals may submit a registration form on behalf of someone else by using the participant’s name and email address.
When should I submit my registration?
We recommend submitting your registration at least 30 days in advance of the program start date to ensure your spot as our program capacity is limited in order to provide a rich and personal learning experience.
How long will it take to process my registration?
Live virtual program registrations are processed within two business days of receipt.
How do I access my Kellogg program once I’ve registered?
You will receive an email prior to the start of the program for which you have registered with a link to log into the program platform.
What are the technical requirements and minimum bandwidth needed to participate in Kellogg programs?The following is required:
What delivery platform will be used for the live virtual programs?
Our live virtual programs are delivered via Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Zoom is an easy, reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops and telephones.
Will I receive any readings before the program starts?
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the program start date, you will receive access to a course website. This site will contain pre-reading materials to prepare for your program.
What is a typical schedule like?
Class sessions for live virtual programs typically last 3-4 hours each day with multiple breaks scheduled.
Will I need to purchase any materials?
No. Your program fee covers all materials that will be accessed on the learning platform. You will not be required to purchase anything else or pay any additional fees for our programs.
Are there any discounts available for Kellogg live virtual programs?
Yes. Kellogg offers a 30% discount for all Northwestern University and Kellogg alumni. Please check the box on the registration form that indicates you are an alum. Our Registrar will confirm your status and your invoice will be adjusted to reflect your discount.
Groups of five or more from a single organization who participate in the same cohort may be eligible for a discount if registrations are received at the same time. Please contact us at 847.467.6018 or email@example.com for specific instructions and assistance or for other questions about pricing.
When is payment due?
Enrollment is not confirmed until full payment is received. Payment may accompany the registration or an invoice can be sent. 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.
What types of payment are accepted?
Can I pay online?
Yes. Online payment by credit card is allowed at the time of the registration unless the program has admission requirements, special pricing or is at capacity.
What is Kellogg’s cancellation policy?
Once your registration has been confirmed, you may contact your program manager if you have any questions about your registration.
To receive a full refund, notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days in advance of the initial program start date. Cancellations received less than 30 days in advance are not eligible for a refund but may be eligible for deferral to a future or alternative session.
Refunds will be issued in the same format as originally received.
Northwestern University reserves the right to cancel a program at any time for any reason. In the unlikely event of a program cancellation, paid program fees will be refunded.
How can I stay in contact with other participants?
All Executive Education program participants will receive a participant list for their session once it begins. After the program, we encourage participants to join our Kellogg Executive Education LinkedIn group.
How can I stay in contact with Kellogg?
You can stay up-to-date with the latest research and happenings at the Kellogg School by reading our faculty blogs, joining our Kellogg Executive Education LinkedIn network, or following us on Facebook or Twitter.
What are the benefits of completing the Executive Education Scholar Certificate program?
Becoming a Kellogg executive education alumnus offers:
Learn how you can become a Kellogg Executive Education Scholar.