Become a Leader with the RAPS Executive Development Program

No other leadership program combines regulatory experts with one of the world’s most prestigious business schools, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

5-8 May 2019
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Evanston, IL



Hear what others had to say about the program: 

In regulatory, I believe one of our biggest leadership challenges is understanding business administration.
Diana Bordon, Program Alumna 2008

The Executive Development Program is for regulatory leaders:

  • Mid-to-senior level managers who lead other staff
  • Leaders who work across departments and groups

Why should I attend the RAPS Executive Development Program?

  • As you move ahead you will be faced with more challenges that require strategic thinking and rely on strong business acumen. Executive Development Program provides skills, knowledge, confidence, and realist approaches to effectively unlock your leadership potential.
  • This is the only leadership program designed by the best in regulatory with the best in business to give participants techniques and strategies to stay abreast of corporate best practices to help them continue to learn and grow.
  • Program attendees can earn up to 12 RAC Recertification Credits. 

Directly Connecting to Real World Regulatory Application 

RAPS has brought in two seasoned and respected experts from the RAPS regulatory community to help tie the powerful lessons learned in this Executive Development Program back to real world regulatory scenarios.

Ginger Swassing, RAC

Ginger Swassing joins the RAPS Executive Development program as an accomplished regulatory affairs professional with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her work experience spans in vitro diagnostic and medical device products.

Robert Yocher, MS, RAC, CQA, FRAPS

Robert Yocher joins the RAPS Executive Development program with more than 38 years in the medical products business, holding many senior executive management positions in QA, regulatory affairs and clinical affairs.

The instructors were not only knowledgeable in their subject matter, but they were able to make the area relatable to regulatory.
Helen Czarniewicz, Program Alumna 2010

2018 Program Participants 

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.

Photo of the Kellogg School of Management

This four-day, intensive learning event will take place at the James L. Allen Center, which is located on the western shores of Lake Michigan. The Center hosts more 140 executive programs involving more than 5,000 executives annually. RAPS has been a proud member of their Executive Education Program since 2004. Learn more about James L. Allen Center.

    2019 Executive Development Program Faculty


Lynn P. Cohn

Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Timothy Feddersen

Timothy Feddersen

Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics

Nicholas Pearce

Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Holly Raider

Holly Raider

Clinical Professor of Management


David Friedman

David Friedman

Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education

Harry M. Kraemer

Harry M. Kraemer

Clinical Professor of Leadership

Lauren Rivera

Lauren Rivera

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

Leigh Thompson

Leigh Thompson

J. Jay Gerber Distinguished Professor of  Dispute Resolution and Organizations

Edward Zajac

Edward Zajac

James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations

5–8 May 2019
Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Evanston, IL


The program is constructed of multiple modules to encompass all the skills required of a Regulatory Leader. We utilize realistic approaches from distinguished business leaders to make an impactful and interactive experience in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Change management
    • Develop methods for facilitating organizational change
  • Crisis management
    • Respond to crisis situations and maintain a company’s reputation
  • Customer insights via social media
  • Dispute and conflict management
    • Develop processes for managing conflict
  • Decision Making
    • Improve personal judgment and decision-making skills using up-to-date research
  • Negotiation
    • Negotiate agreements that create win-win solutions and build trust
  • Reputation management
    • Create market positioning strategies
  • Teamwork and process improvement
    • Understand the strategic challenges for regulatory professionals
  • Values-based leadership
    • Develop values-based leadership styles based on individual reflection, balanced considerations, true self-confidence, and personal humility

After completion of this course, you will receive up to 12 Recertification Credits and a wealth of knowledge. 

Registration Fees
Member Price: $8,100.00 
Enterprise Price: $7,700.00 
List Price: $8,550.00 

Rooms and meals are included in the program price. Registrants will be housed on campus at the James Allen Conference Center. All meals will also be served in the Allen Center. 


If you prefer to register by mail, email or fax, please use the registration form.

Below are a few organizations that participate in the Executive Development Program:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Astellas Pharmaceuticals
Bausch & Lomb
Boston Scientific
Eli Lilly and Company
Fresenius Kabi
GE Healthcare
Millennium - The Takeda Oncology Company


For more information on our regulatory leaders, sign up to receive information about 2019 executive leadership courses, resources, and more.
 Call RAPS Solutions Center at +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200.