Professional Development Program Coming May 3

by FEI Daily Staff

Classes in the Chicago Chapter's annual full-day Professional Development program will be taught by outstanding Kellogg professors Robert Wolcott and Sergio Rebelo.​

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.

Cost: $125 for FEI Members and Chicago Chapter Sponsors

$300 Guests (Prospective members who join FEI, will receive a dues rebate)

Our thanks to session sponsors: BDO and SALO. Breakfast and Lunch Sponsorship available.  Contact Susan Gidley at 312-263-1661 or for more information.

Click here for more information or to register.