Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program

The program will help equip emerging C-suite leaders program with the leadership skills, strategic acumen, and enterprise mindset required to successfully guide their organizations through periods of growth and transformation.

The Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program is designed to encourage big-picture thinking and help learners transition to the highest levels of their organizations. This unique seven-month program will equip you with the skills needed to meet the demands of the modern C-suite and be an enterprise leader.

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Elevate your leadership skills and propel your organization forward

Who Should Attend

The Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program is ideal for executives who aspire to contribute to enterprise-wide strategy and growth, beyond leading a specific function. This program is specifically designed for high-potential mid-level and senior executives who are currently in or aspiring to take up their first leadership role.

Participants are required to have:

  • A minimum of eight years of work experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • International exposure (preferred)

Key Benefits

  • Analyze complex business environments and growth opportunities to make informed strategic leadership decisions, fostering organizational growth and innovation
  • Assess disruptive challenges in business through a comprehensive understanding of industry trends, innovative leadership, and strategic adaptation
  • Apply advanced global macroeconomics knowledge to make well-informed decisions in a rapidly evolving international marketplace, using data-driven approaches
  • Develop high-performance teams through effective leadership, collaboration, and inspiration, resulting in excellence among diverse team members
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in influence and negotiation, employing effective communication and interpersonal abilities to consistently achieve successful outcomes in diverse professional scenarios
  • Implement effective product and market strategies to ensure sustainable business growth and a competitive edge in the market
  • Evaluate the impact of marketing initiatives on overall business growth and brand value, optimizing campaigns through data-driven strategies

Program Content

The program's learning journey is divided into 5 phases that cover the foundations of impactful leadership to propel your career trajectory and prepare you to scale your organization.

Phase 1: Leading Growth Strategy (6 weeks | online)
Apply a proven framework developed by Fortune 500 veteran and Kellogg faculty Sanjay Khosla to support the growth process from discovery to execution.

  • Growth Strategy Overview
  • Discovery Workshop—Search for Growth
  • Mapping a Strategy and Building Support
  • People—Unleashing Potential
  • Delegation, Execution, and Metrics for Growth and Success
  • Bringing It All Together

Phase 2: Enterprise Leadership in the Age of Disruption (6 weeks | online)
Examine the disruptive forces that are shaping a new business landscape and design strategies to mitigate risks and leverage disruption for success.

  • Disruption in the Workforce
  • The Polarization of Consumer Demand
  • The Second Wave of Globalization: Digital Platforms and Direct to Consumer
  • Remote Work—Opportunities and Impacts
  • Artificial Intelligence Disruptions
  • Climate Change

Phase 3: Maximizing Your Leadership Impact (2 weeks | live online)
Become a more effective leader by understanding the forces that drive the global economy, improving team performance, and mastering the art of negotiating.

  • Leading with Vision and Purpose: What's Your Story?
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Negotiation

Phase 4: Leadership and Communication Acumen (4 weeks | online)
Explore how to create and articulate a strong vision, present clear messaging, and hone your communication style.

  • Building a Culture of Trust, Resilience, and Reliability
  • The Art of Communication: The Power of Listening and Cultivating EQ
  • Magnetic Communication: Storytelling and Design Vision
  • Influence Strategies and Executive Presence

Phase 5: Leading the Organization (4 weeks | online)
Become the best version of yourself as a leader and cultivate a customer-centric organization to achieve business goals.

  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Resurgence: The Four Stages of Market-Focused Reinvention

2 Days of In-Person Networking
The program culminates with a networking event on the Kellogg campus giving you an opportunity to interact in-person with peers, industry experts, and faculty.


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

Sanjay Khosla - Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Marketing

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

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

Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Executive Education

Mohanbir Sawhney - Associate Dean for Digital Innovation; McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Research in Technology and Innovation

Shana Carroll - Clinical Associate Professor of Management Communications; Associate Chair of the Management & Organizations Department; Co-Director of the Leadership Development and Communications Program (LDEV)

David Schonthal - Clinical Professor of Strategy; Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at Kellogg; Faculty Director of Zell Fellows Program; Director of the Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice

Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Edward Zajac - James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations; Former Chairman & CEO, Baxter Intl.; Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners

Gregory Carpenter - James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy; Director of the Center for Market Leadership; Faculty Director, Kellogg Markets & Customers Initiative

2024 Session

September 18, 2024 - April 9, 2025

Start: September 25 at 12:00 AM

End: April 9 at 12:00 AM


Kellogg School of Management

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