Effective Leadership for Global Change

Harness Disruption to Drive Growth

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Course Dates

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March 6, 2023

Course Duration

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6 weeks, online
4–6 hours per week

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Are you prepared for the next great disruption?

Disruption is a force that organizations have always had to contend with, but most are still in the early stages of understanding how to navigate change. With the frequency and duration of disruption on the rise, it’s critical to an organization’s long-term success to have a strategy in place that will see it through the ups and downs of the global business environment.

42%

The percentage of today's jobs requiring an entirely new core set of skills compared to just two years ago

Source: The World Economic Forum

1 billion

The number of workers that will need to re-skill by 2030

Source: SAP

63%

The percentage of businesses with plans for expansion into new global or domestic markets, even in the face of ongoing challenges

Source: JPMorgan Chase

How do organizations maintain an advantage and chart a course for growth amidst disruption?

Effective Leadership for Global Change program from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management gives you the unique opportunity to prepare a strategy, founded in innovation and creativity that will give your organization the agility to pivot when confronted with disruption, whether anticipated or not.

Key Takeaways

In this six-week program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Leverage disruption to drive innovation
  • Explore the impact of digitization and AI on the business world and global economy
  • Explain the consequences of climate change for business profitability and brand equity
  • Prepare your organization to adapt before disruption occurs
  • Position your organization to capture growth opportunities

Who Should Join This Program

Kellogg Executive Education at Northwestern University's Effective Leadership for Global Change program will help leaders in any industry identify potential threats and opportunities arising from a variety of disruptive forces and enable them to be flexible, innovative and creative about how to deal with these challenges.

This program will be particularly valuable for leaders who are looking to develop a strategic plan to respond to these disruptive changes.

Program Experience

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Live webinars with faculty

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Self-paced video lectures

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Playbook activities

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Recorded guest speaker sessions

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Assignments with personalized feedback from program leaders

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Real-world case studies and industry examples

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Interactive learning and immersive discussions

Program Curriculum

Over the course of six weeks, this program will guide you in creating an actionable plan you can use to lead your organization through any type of disruption, known or unknown. Each week builds on the last, giving you the opportunity to create a comprehensive plan for managing an unpredictable business environment.

Module 1:

Disruption in the Workforce

Understand potential sources of disruption in the workforce and develop a plan to protect your organization.

Module 2:

The Polarization of Consumer Demand

Explore consumer behavior and discover how insights can be used to design a strategy that positions your organization to withstand and grow through disruption. Then, deep dive into the segmentation of value versus luxury, emerging markets, and growth in new directions.

Module 3:

The Second Wave of Globalization: Digital Platforms and Direct to Consumer

Survey the second wave of globalization and the effects and growth opportunities of digitization and disintermediation.

Module 4:

The Post-COVID Economy

New ways of working, including remote and hybrid work environments, impact productivity, creativity, innovation, and management.

Module 5:

Artificial Intelligence Disruptions

AI can be a useful tool, but it can also be a source of disruption. Learn the history of AI; how it was traditionally used; and how, with supervision, it can be leveraged to solve business problems.

Module 6:

Climate Change Disruptions

The effects of climate change are far-reaching. Learn about the scope of the climate crisis, and its potential impact on the global economy and across industries.

Module 1:

Disruption in the Workforce

Understand potential sources of disruption in the workforce and develop a plan to protect your organization.

Module 4:

The Post-COVID Economy

New ways of working, including remote and hybrid work environments, impact productivity, creativity, innovation, and management.

Module 2:

The Polarization of Consumer Demand

Explore consumer behavior and discover how insights can be used to design a strategy that positions your organization to withstand and grow through disruption. Then, deep dive into the segmentation of value versus luxury, emerging markets, and growth in new directions.

Module 5:

Artificial Intelligence Disruptions

AI can be a useful tool, but it can also be a source of disruption. Learn the history of AI; how it was traditionally used; and how, with supervision, it can be leveraged to solve business problems.

Module 3:

The Second Wave of Globalization: Digital Platforms and Direct to Consumer

Survey the second wave of globalization and the effects and growth opportunities of digitization and disintermediation.

Module 6:

Climate Change Disruptions

The effects of climate change are far-reaching. Learn about the scope of the climate crisis, and its potential impact on the global economy and across industries.

Industry Examples

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Costco

Integrating high-end items into value-based product lines to navigate change

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The Body Shop

Managing the paradox of choice during a disruption

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Maxwell House

Leveraging AI to eliminate the bitter taste in its brew

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McDonald’s

Incorporating luxury into a fast-food value brand

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Microsoft

Evaluating the positives and negatives of remote work

Real-World Situations

There’s no better way to learn than to apply your knowledge and skills. This program offers a number of opportunities to reinforce core concepts by simulating real-world situations.

Navigating Value versus Luxury: Evaluate your organization's position between value and luxury, and determine if moving in a new direction is beneficial.

Innovative Hiring: Identify opportunities to hire workers displaced from other industries.

Paradox of Choice: Should your firm slim down and focus more on what it is good at or expand into doing more.

New Ways of Working: Compare the pros and cons of remote work.

Leveraging AI: Identify uses for AI in your organization.

Recent Participant Highlights

“The content strategically explained the topic and tactically provided data and insight to drive it to the point of action. EXCELLENT!”
— Nick Birk, Senior Director, Global Product Line Management - Industrial Cable Solutions, Belden Inc.

“I really appreciated the tools provided. Simple but effective. I also appreciated the practical framework for execution that was presented in each module.”
— Sara Canullo, Digital Learning Advisor

Program Faculty

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Sergio Rebelo

MUFG Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance

Professor Rebelo focuses his research on macroeconomics and international finance, studying topics such as the causes of business cycles, the impact of economic policy on economic growth, and the sources of exchange rate fluctuations. Organizations including the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the Sloan Foundation, and the Olin Foundation have funded his research... More info

Guest Contributors

No industry is immune from the effects of disruption. Benefit from the knowledge of three thought leaders, all hailing from different industries, and their unique experience navigating disruption. Whether you are a CXO, senior or functional leader, entrepreneur, or consultant, you will come away with pivotal insights you can immediately put into practice.
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Giovanni Pasteris

Senior Software Engineer, Uber ATG

Giovanni Pasteris leads technical design and architecture on a large team within the Simulation Group at Uber ATG. Using the Unreal Engine, he focuses on building core simulation technologies to test Uber’s autonomous vehicle in a virtual environment. Prior to Uber, he held roles at Irrational Games, Activision, and Disney Interactive Studios, among others.

Certificate

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as pass or fail; participants must receive 80% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

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Note: This online certificate program does not grant academic credit or a degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

FAQs

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.


    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.


    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.


    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.


    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?

    Check back to this program web page or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.



    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on program activities.



    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 250,000 professionals globally, across 80 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass ; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please contact us at learner.success@emeritus.org if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile. The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.


    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for details.


    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.


    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email learner.success@emeritus.org with your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enroling in.


    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please email us at learner.success@emeritus.org for assistance.

  • What is the policy on refunds and withdrawals?

    You may request a full refund within seven days of your payment or 14 days after the published start date of the program, whichever comes later. If your enrollment had previously been deferred, you will not be entitled to a refund. Partial (or pro-rated) refunds are not offered. All withdrawal and refund requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.



    What is the policy on deferrals?

    After the published start date of the program, you have until the midpoint of the program to request to defer to a future cohort of the same program. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrollment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period, and the limit of one deferral per enrollment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to admissions@emeritus.org.

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