Participants in Kellogg's Advanced Executive Program come from many different types of companies and industries: large and small, for profit and non-profit, domestic and global, commercial and governmental, capital intensive and people intensive. Participant ages range from the mid-thirties to late fifties. Some class members may not have completed college while others will hold multiple advanced degrees. What all of you will have in common, however, are three things: extensive and varied managerial experience, the desire to be highly effective general managers, and the need to bring a renewed sense of purpose and excitement to already successful careers.
Becoming an Effective General Manager
The AEP curriculum is designed to help you make sense of the messy world in which you operate as a general manager. The emphasis is clearly on charting strategic direction and building a shared vision of the future for your organization. Vision in the absence of execution is simply status quo. Thus, AEP provides you with the general manager's toolkit for leading and managing the strategic change process
Reenergizing a Successful Management Career
The Advanced Executive Program (AEP) offers you an opportunity to question your fundamental assumptions about leadership, discard outdated paradigms, gain an appreciation for the latest thinking, and develop insights into your personal management style.
The program inundates you with new ideas, reenergizes your vision, and provides you with a network of new colleagues from a multitude of organizations around the globe.Whether you are transitioning from a senior functional management role or whether you are already managing at the interface of a variety of functions, AEP will help you to approach leadership more holistically to achieve and sustain success.
Who Attends AEP
The Advanced Executive Program is designed for senior executives who possess cross-functional or general management responsibilities and are looking to enhance their strategy and decision-making processes. These seasoned executives have at least fifteen years of management experience and hold profit-and-loss responsibility.
The following list provides a sampling of the titles recent participants held:
- Executive Director
- Plant Manager
- Executive Vice President
- General Manager
- Vice President
- Country Manager
- Managing Director
- General Counsel
- Division President
During AEP, you will:
- Understand the present and future role of the general manager
- Examine the current international sociopolitical and economic
environment and its effects on business
- Update your knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of each
- Identify and evaluate market-driven strategies for an organization
- Manage strategic and other organizational changes by identifying
barriers and increasing your organization's flexibility and
- Sharpen your skills in evaluating strategic options, sustaining
marketplace advantages, identifying performance issues, and making
- Broaden your perspective and expand your peer network
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