Holly Raider
Holly J. Raider

Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Initiatives
Managing Director of Executive Education
Clinical Professor of Management

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Holly Raider is the Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Initiatives, Managing Director of Executive Education and a Clinical Professor of Management. Holly has published research on career development, economic transactions, and technology management. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. From 1993-1998 Holly was a scholar at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology in Groningen, Netherlands.

As Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Initiatives, Holly focuses on the strategy and implementation of Kellogg-wide initiatives advancing research and teaching excellence.   Within Executive Education, Holly is responsible for the strategic direction of all faculty and curriculum for both Custom and Open Enrollment programs, overseeing faculty development, program innovation, and continuous improvement.  Additionally, Holly co-led the reorganization and development of the Executive Education unit, and oversaw numerous strategic global learning partnerships with corporations, government, professional sports organizations, and international universities. She provides stewardship for Kellogg's learning exchange with the US ARMY. 

During her time at Kellogg Holly has forged programmatic innovation and bridged across Northwestern University to create inter-disciplinary collaboration and curriculum.   She also designed and spearheaded Kellogg's Advanced Management Programs, Leading Into the Future: Managing in a Changing World, and the Kellogg SPARK teaching series. Holly's teaching is in the area of leadership and strategy execution.

Holly serves on Northwestern's Program Review Council, the oversight body for University-wide strategic planning and continuous improvement for academic departments and administrative units at Northwestern. She also supports both the Provost's office and NUHR in the professional development of academic and administrative leaders across the University.

Before joining Kellogg, Holly was the Client-Faculty Liaison at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where for more than ten years she worked with faculty, alumni, and client organizations to plan and implement custom corporate education programs as well as open enrollment executive programs in the areas of leadership, strategy execution, and organization change, including the flagship Advanced Management Program. Holly designed the Executive Leadership Program for the Chicago Booth Executive MBA programs in Chicago, London, and Singapore. Prior, Holly was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Holly's teaching emphasizes the business application of social science theory and research. Her courses are highly interactive, analytical, and designed for the leader interested in developing more agility, particular for enterprise stewardship responsibilities. She uses an engaging mix of teaching materials, and is recognized by participants for creating a dynamic learning environment and for assuring clear explanations and practical application. Additionally, Holly is sought after by international clients for her effective communication skills with audiences of diverse language and cultural backgrounds. In 2017 Holly was voted as a favorite faculty in the Kapnik Business Institutions Program for her teaching in Leadership in Organizations. 

Holly has consulted for Global Fortune 500 corporate clients helping senior executives and leadership teams think strategically and execute complex organization change. She has worked in the United States, Asia, South America, and Europe with clients from numerous businesses, including financial services, aerospace, food services, professional sports, and manufacturing.

Holly is the board co-chair of the Glenn Pelham Foundation for Debate Education, a nonprofit dedicated to developing the skills of conflict resolution, critical thinking, literacy and communication to underserved elementary and secondary students. She serves on the board of the Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University, and is a recipient of the Warren Aiken Outstanding Alumni Award of the Barkley Forum at Emory University.

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Leadership in Organizations (MORS-430-0)
This course provides students with the social science tools needed to solve organizational problems and influence the actions of individuals, groups and organizations. It prepares managers to understand how to best organize and motivate the human capital of the firm, manage social networks and alliances, and execute strategic change. This is accomplished through knowledge of competitive decision making, reward system design, team building, strategic negotiation, political dynamics, corporate culture and strategic organizational design.

Executive Education
Advanced Management Program

For high-potential executives with enterprise-level responsibilities, this condensed, immersive experience — enhanced throughout with executive coaching — focuses on developing senior executive leadership agility, driving innovation, identifying growth opportunities and equipping your organization for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st-century.

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Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience

Designed for the the high-potential executive, Kellogg’s Advanced Management Program: The Global Experience provides an immersive journey into leadership agility, driving innovation and identifying growth opportunities. This modular format provides a weeklong, unparalleled intensive week in a global market.

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