School leaders face significant pressures and challenges while leading schools in today’s uncertain world and our shifting educational landscape. This unique learning experience offers school leaders the chance to enhance their management capabilities to more effectively navigate those challenges. You will leave the program with a leadership toolkit and practical frameworks you can put to use immediately. Expert faculty from Kellogg and Northwestern, along with seasoned education sector practitioners, will share insights in a combination of lectures, small group sessions and interactive exercises.
Topical and highly interactive, you will leave this program energized as a leader, empowered with a broader perspective, and equipped with tools to support the goals you have for staff and students as well as the broader community your school serves.
We offer a school-specific leadership program each summer on a two-year cycle. Attend Building Leadership Capacity: Foundations for Strong Schools in an odd year and Leadership Strategies for Successful Schools in an even year.
The next session of this program will run Summer of 2020.
Learn how to lead and serve a diverse group of stakeholders
Generating better ideas with your team
Building unbiased decision making processes
Courageous conversations: overcoming organizational silence
Sustaining motivation in yourself and others
Path to excellence: using data to identify and spread promising practices
Leadership communication frameworks
Amy Stewart Smith - Academic Director; Director of Nonprofit Executive Programs
Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management
Shana Carroll - Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communications; Faculty Director, Management Communications Program
Liz Gerber - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, McCormick School of Engineering
Pranav Kothari - Adjunct Lecturer of Social Enterprise, Kellogg School of Management; Founder & CEO, Revolution Impact, LLC; Prior – VP, Strategy & Innovation, KnowledgeWorks; Co-Founder & MD, Mission Measurement
Kevin Murnane - Adjunct Professor of Leadership
Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Campus Parking Map - Please Note: the Huron Superior Parking A lot and the Erie Ontario Parking C & D lots are available to the public and should be used when attending programs at Wieboldt Hall.
The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.Scholarship Assistance
Up to 50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations. All applications are initially submitted at the full list price. Each is reviewed by our registrar and any scholarships granted will be reflected in the amount applied to your invoice or charged to your credit card.
Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.
Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.
When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.
*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.
Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs