Kellogg Executive MBA students have the hunger to learn and grow. You understand that your current success — and realization of full leadership potential — depends on your commitment to learning about yourself as a leader. Throughout the Executive MBA experience, you will better understand your talents, take full advantage of your professional strengths and create greater impact on people and organizations.
Integrated as a thread across the Executive MBA experience at Kellogg, you will design your own journey in leadership development. Design Your Journey is the approach that combines classroom learning with highly personalized and customizable sessions that recognize your individual leadership potential. Through a series of intensive workshops, intentional reflection, interactive coaching sessions and self-assessments, you will hone your unique strengths and refine your leadership skills. By graduation, you will step out with a confidence to identify new opportunities — for yourself, your teams and your organization.
Design Your Journey empowers you to maximize your potential by helping you grow in four areas:
Leadership development takes work and effort, and at Kellogg we realize that simply presenting the content is not enough; practice and application is required. Three key aspects are designed to intentionally complement one another throughout your journey:
Our team-building series has been designed to sustain team-based trust among your study group, while encouraging deeper self-reflection. This incubator for leadership insights helps you identify who you are as a leader — before leading others. The series consists of five workshops, as illustrated below:
Curricular and co-curricular leadership session topics include:
Executive speakers, hosted as part of the Lavin-Bernick series, deliver insight on one or more of EMBA's guiding principles. These principles include:
You’ll have the opportunity to receive individual coaching sessions with a Kellogg executive leadership coach, certified in several leadership development tools. Drawn from a pool of highly qualified executive coaches that include faculty members and alumni, your coach will help you design a strategy for achieving your leadership development goals.
Shaped by discussion with your leadership coach, personal assessments are available to help you to know yourself more fully, uncover your leadership strengths and define areas for improvement. These assessments may include a combination of the following: ESCI, CareerLeader, StrengthsFinder, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, Wellbeing or Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.