Learning through Experience and Action Program
Learning through Experience and Action Program. January 30, 2007. Agenda. Introductions What is LEAP? Examples of Recent Projects Student Project Proposals Questions?. What is LEAP?. Kelloggs Capstone Course Spring Quarter Project-Based Course - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Introductions What is LEAP? Examples of Recent Projects Student Project Proposals Questions?
What is LEAP?Kelloggs Capstone CourseSpring Quarter Project-Based CourseApplication of Core Courses to Single Consulting Project70% Project Work in teams of 3-530% Lectures on topics relevant to projectsMix of Faculty Speakers and Outside Speakers
Apply Concepts and Tools to Real Business Problems Teams of 3-5 Students Consult on real projects for Companies and Nonprofits for Course CreditThe best way to learn a concept is to apply it.
What is LEAP?Letter of UnderstandingAgreed-upon project deliverablesMid-quarter progress updateSubmission of final reportFinal presentation to clientTop projects compete for cash prizes!
Classes are Tuesday eveningsGrades are primarily based on solutions generated.Client satisfaction and participation are factorsLectures are intended to provide subject breadthCourse topics focus on client / project mgmtProject WorkAcademics
Projects for 2007Proposals received & reviewed over next few months
Typical scope of LEAP projects:Business PlanningSales and marketing strategies Brand StrategyProcess ImprovementSupply chain / distribution
Typical sponsors for LEAP projects:Start-upsNon-Profits Fortune 500 Technology
Previous Projects..and many more
Student Project ProposalsStudents are highly encouraged to submit their own projects
Proposal Guidelines:Project must be cross-functional (e.g. not just market research)For MMMs, projects must have mfg/process improvement focus.Scope must allow completion within 6-7 weeks (24 person days)Sponsors must donate $1,000 to the program
Timeline:Preliminary Project Proposal deadline: FebruaryProposals Scoped and Finalized: Early MarchProjects posted for bidding by registered students: Mid-MarchProject bidding results posted and teams finalized: Late March
For More Information? LEAP Website Under Student Organizations on the Serialhttp://www.kellogg.nortwestern.edu/student/leap/index.htm
Talk to 2007 co-chairs: David Asahara firstname.lastname@example.org Liz Lippert email@example.com Peter Rossmann firstname.lastname@example.org If you have a company that you would like to work with, talk to Fran: Fran Langewisch email@example.com
Introductions (5 min - JD)What is LEAP? (Bala - 10 min)Whats in it for me? (Chopra - 10 min)Whats expected of you. (JD - 5 min)Examples of last years projects. (Jeff and Andy 10 minutes)A sample of this years projects. (KR - 5 min)How do I get a project? (KR - 5 min)Important dates. (KJ - 5 min)How do I get more information? (KJ)Questions? (KJ)