program overview

The SUS Leadership Agility Program, designed in collaboration with Kellogg School of Management, equips leaders to advance their careers in academic medicine amidst an ever-changing landscape. The program leverages Kellogg’s strength in meeting the unique design requirements of the healthcare sector through faculty and practitioners who have instructed thousands of healthcare professionals on their leadership journey. This program is rooted in theory-driven knowledge and concrete strategies that allow participants to put new ideas into action.


who should attend/target audience

Aspiring Surgical Leaders, Division Chiefs, Center Leaders, Hospital and Medical School Leaders



The course will take place at the James L. Allen Center, which is located on Northwestern University’s Evanston, Illinois campus on the western shores of Lake Michigan. The Allen Center is designed to facilitate peer learning and informal interactions among faculty and participants. It is completely self-contained with classrooms of all shapes and sizes, fully equipped study-group rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms, lounge areas, snack rooms, laundry service and an exercise room. All 150 bedrooms are equipped with Internet connections and voice mail. During your stay, you will enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom with views of Northwestern University’s campus or the lakefront and your commute to the Course each morning is only a brief elevator ride or quick walk downstairs from your room. The Evanston Campus is about a 30-minute drive from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, with taxis readily available going both to and from the airport to the Allen Center.

registration information

Registration fees include:
• Private lodging at the Allen Center for the evenings of September 17, 18, and 19, 2017
• All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) for the duration of the course beginning with Lunch on September 17 and concluding with Lunch on September 20
• Tuition
• Course Materials
This course is limited to 50 participants and guests are not permitted. Travel to and from the Allen Center for the course is the responsibility of the registrant.

Registration fees are:
Early Bird Registration (Deadline May 1, 2017):
• $5,500 for SUS Members
• $6,000 for Non Members

After May 1, 2017:
• $5,800 for SUS Members
• $6,300 for Non Members

Additional fee if arriving to the Allen Center on September 16:
• $375 (includes lodging on the night of September 16 and meals at the Allen Center)

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a registrant is unable to attend, their registration may be transferred to another registrant of the same category. Transfer requests must be submitted in writing to If a registrant is unable to transfer their spot in the course by August 15, 2017, a refund will be issued, less a $500 cancellation fee. Registration cancellation requests must be made in writing and received by August 15, 2017 to No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after August 15, 2017. “No Shows” are subject to the full course fee.


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