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, this program will energize you as a leader, empower you with a broader perspective, and equip you with tools to support the goals you have for staff and students as well as the broader community your school serves.
Please note: We offer a school-specific leadership program each summer on a two-year cycle. Attend Building Leadership Capacity: Foundations for Strong Schools in an even year and Leadership Strategies for Successful Schools in an odd year.
Enhance your school leadership capabilities with practical frameworks
Leader as Coach
Leadership communication frameworks
Harnessing the power of social networks in your school
Learning from leadership failures
Amy Stewart Smith - Academic Director; Director of Nonprofit Executive Programs
Brenda Ellington Booth - Clinical Professor of Leadership
Shana Carroll - Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communications; Faculty Director, Management Communications Program
Cynthia Coburn - Professor, Human Development and Social Policy; Professor, Learning Sciences, Northwestern School of Education and Social Policy
Joe Holtgreive - Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Engineering, Director of the Office of Personal Development, McCormick School of Engineering
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.
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.
Hospitality during the Program
We strive to provide healthy meal choices for our participants for breakfast, lunch and breaks. We typically provide a range of choices, including some vegetarian-friendly and gluten-avoidant selections. We cannot meet all dietary preferences, but we will do our best to accommodate health restrictions, religious restrictions and food allergies.
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
July 13-14, 2021
Start: July 13 at 8:30 AM
End: July 14 at 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Chicago campus