Chicago Chapter PD Program

May 03, 2016
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
James Allen Center
2169 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60201

Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and the FEI Chicago Chapter Professional Development Program

On Tuesday, May 3, the Chicago Chapter will hold its annual full day Professional Development program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. All sessions will be held at the James Allen Center, Kellogg’s state of the art executive training facility on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Classes will be taught by outstanding Kellogg professors.

A three hour morning session will be taught by Robert Wolcott, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Professor Wolcott’s topic will be Innovation in an Era of Rapid Change. Today is the slowest pace of change we’ll experience for the rest of our lives. Every organization must have and continually update a portfolio of options to survive and thrive over the long term. Dr. Wolcott will provide context for many of the changes underway, and share some approaches to enhancing organizational innovation performance.

In the afternoon, we will have a second three hour session with Sergio Rebelo, the Tokai Bank Chair in International Finance at the Kellogg School of Management, where he has served as Chair of the Finance Department. Professor Rebelo does research on macroeconomics and international finance. Professor Rebelo’s topic Mega Trends in the World Economy will focus on the outlook for the world economy. Session discussions will include growth prospects in China, oil prices and the commodity super cycle, changes in the value chain and cycles of overvaluation and undervaluation of the U.S. dollar. Changes in the labor market and in consumer behavior will also be highlighted.

The full day program will include continental breakfast, buffet lunch, coffee breaks and closing cocktail reception. Participants can Earn 6 CPE Credits.

8:00 am – 9:00 am                Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am -- 12 noon               Morning Session: "Era of Rapid Change" with Professor Robert Wolcott

12 noon -- 2:00 pm               Lunch

2:00 pm -- 5:00 pm               Afternoon Session: "Mega Trends in World Economy" with Professor Sergio Rebelo

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm                Cocktails & Networking


James Allen Center

Northwestern University, 2169 Campus Drive, Evanston

$10 Parking Passes Available at Event


$125 for FEI Members and Chicago Chapter Sponsors

$300 Guests

(Prospective members who join will receive a free Chicago Chapter membership, and National FEI reduced dues)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 08:00