RAPS Executive Development Program

RAPS Executive Development Program

RAPS Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School
of Management

Learn the essential skills needed to conquer the challenges you’ll face as you build on your successes and advance in your career. The expert faculty at one of the most respected business schools in the country will teach you the business acumen you need and realist approaches to effectively unlock your leadership potential.

The RAPS Executive Development Program at Northwestern University is the only regulatory-dedicated leadership program that combines regulatory experts with faculty from one of the most prestigious business schools in the US, the Kellogg School of Management.

The program is constructed of multiple modules to encompass all the skills required of a regulatory leader. The experience leverages interactive discussions, contemplative practice, and a high-level exploration of business administration to create an impactful and interactive experience.

James Allen Conference Center
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7–10 May 2023
James Allen Conference Center
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Benefits of Attending the Executive Development Program

By attending the executive development program, you will:


Learn to communicateLearn to communicate more effectively with executives and company decision makers both in person and in written business communications
Leadership and career advancementBecome a better leader and position yourself for career advancement
Negotiations and building trustGain experience negotiating agreements that create win-win solutions and build trust
Learn to communicateBetter understand the strategy challenges faced by regulatory professionals
Leadership and career advancementDevelopÔÇ»methods for facilitating organizational change and managing conflict
Negotiations and building trustHone your managerial skills and improve your response to crisis situations
Learn to communicateLearn tactics for maintaining a company’s reputation
Leadership and career advancementDevelop a values-based leadership style centered on individual reflection, balanced considerations, confidence, and humility
As you move ahead you will be faced with more challenges that require strategic thinking and rely on strong business acumen. The RAPS Executive Development Program provides skills, knowledge, realist approaches to effectively build confidence and unlock your leadership potential.

Check out the 2023 program agenda


Who should attend the Executive Development Program?

Managers leading a teamMid-to senior level managers who lead a team
Executive roleRegulatory professionals looking to move into a leadership or executive role
Grow managerial skillsLeaders who work across departments and groups and are looking to grow their managerial skills
Influence business decisionsRegulatory professionals with a science/engineering background who want to influence business decisions

This professional development experience goes beyond traditional business programs by applying the concepts to regulatory scenarios. Attendees will participate in interactive discussions with regulatory professionals from companies like*

Boston Scientific
GE Healthcare
Glaxo Smith Kline
Johnson and Johnson

*All companies listed have sent employees to the RAPS Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Business


RAPS Executive Development
Program by the Numbers





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each person cohort


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an attendee can earn
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Before 2 January
3 January - 5 April
6 April - 5 May
RAPS Member


Advance registration is required by 5 May 2023 for the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management; onsite registrations are not accepted. Space is incredibly limited, so participants are encouraged to register early.

Vaccination Requirement

RAPS will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all participants attending RAPS in-person workshops & programs.  Your well-being is RAPS’ #1 priority.

Unvaccinated individuals or those unable to provide proof of vaccination in advance will not be permitted to attend.

RAPS will continue to monitor any new developments and evaluate what is needed to ensure you are comfortable and we meet safely.  We will keep all participants updated as we get closer to the event.

Cancellations and Refunds

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to support@raps.org. Cancellation requests received by Friday, 5 May 2023 will receive a full refund minus a 20% administrative fee. Cancellation requests received after 5 May 2023 will be non-refundable, except in cases of documented medical emergencies.   RAPS is unable to accept cancellations by phone. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows.


Paid registration substitutions may be accepted with written approval from RAPS for requests received before the start of the event. To transfer a registration, email support@raps.org with the event title, name of the original registrant and the contact information for the new attendee.

Meeting Cancellation: RAPS reserves the right to cancel any program at its sole discretion, whereupon all registration fees will be refunded within seven business days. RAPS is not responsible for any costs incurred due to a cancellation, including travel and lodging. 

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Meet the Kellogg School of Management Faculty

Kellogg Business School Faculty

Edward Zajac

Edward Zajac

James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations

Lauren Rivera

Lauren Rivera

Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Nour Kteily

Nour Kteily

Professor of Management & Organizations

Harry M. Kraemer

Harry M. Kraemer

Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Loran Nordgren

Loran Nordgren

Professor of Management & Organizations

Brian Uzzi

Brian Uzzi

Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change

Timothy Feddersen

Timothy Feddersen

Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Gail Berger

Gail Berger

Clinical Associate Professor of Executive Education


We invite you to contact the RAPS Solutions Center at (301) 770 – 2920 ext. 200 or by email at support@raps.org.

James Allen Conference Center


The Executive Development Program price includes all meals and a four-night stay at the state-of-the-art James Allen Conference Center, home to the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Education and Executive MBA programs.

The James Allen Center offers 24-hour concierge service and is fully equipped with study-group rooms, lounge areas, snack rooms, laundry service and an exercise room.

Attendees may also take advantage of guest privileges at Northwestern University libraries and sports facilities.

Read more about the James Allen Center for executive education at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University >>

NOTE: Kellogg Executive Education is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment and adhering by CDC safety guidelines regarding COVID-19. Read more about the safety measures in place at the Kellogg School of Management >>

Hotel Furniture


Hotel Furniture

Charges Not Included in Program Fee

  • Early arrival and late departure fees (Stays can be extended at a rate of $350/night per participant which includes lodging and meals.)
  • Incidental personal expenses
  • Entertainment outside of the Allen Center
  • Parking fees on Northwestern University’s campus
  • Transportation to and from the Allen Center




About Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Ranked as one of the top five business schools in the US, the Kellogg School of Management is the business school of Northwestern University. The University provides unmatched education offerings ranging from doctoral to specially designed executive programs. The campus is located Evanston, IL, a place many have described as serene. The campus is teaming with prestigious faculty members who specialize in state-of-the-art teaching strategies and techniques that foster growth and positive problem-solving.

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