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Date

February 17, 2022

Tuition

USD $2,500

Duration

Eight weeks
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    Language

    This program is offered in English

Course Format

Online learning with live, interactive sessions

Instructor

Victoria Gustafson, BA, MA;
Building and Managing Resilient Teams, the University of Chicago

Building and Managing Resilient Teams

The context in which today’s organizations are operating is one of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA). Organizations must be flexible to pursue market opportunities, which requires them to be highly skilled in creating teams to solve specific business issues. These teams can differ in key characteristics: geographic and cultural span, mix of skills, objective, size, virtual or hybrid nature, and more. Whatever the industry, people working together to reach common goals need good leaders to guide and empower them to overcome adversity and rise to
new challenges.

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Are You Looking to Increase Your Leadership and Organizational Skills?

This course is designed for professionals interested in building a successful career in a rapidly changing environment, as well as those interested in increasing their leadership and organizational skills by focusing on team building and management. Anyone responsible for leading a team or who aspires to obtain a management position would benefit from this course.

Meet Your Instructor

Victoria Gustafson, BA, MBA
Building and Managing Resilient Teams,
the University of Chicago

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Victoria Gustafson is a transformational leader with a passion for business growth. Gustafson is currently a senior partner dedicated to business evolution at Verde Associates, a boutique growth consulting firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to joining Verde, she spent over a decade working at IRI in a variety of key roles, including corporate strategy, account management, content marketing, and product development. Over the course of her career, she has helped the world’s leading brands, including French’s, L’Oréal, Lysol, Mucinex, Sally Hansen, and TRESemmé to find growth through bringing together the right combination of people, process, and technology. Gustafson holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Victoria is currently working on her PhD in Organizational Development and her dissertation focused on increasing the effectiveness of entrepreneurial teams (Benedictine University PhD OD program).

Career Outlook

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of employment for building and developing teams will grow at the above-average rate of 7% over the next decade. This growth reflects recent shifts in corporate culture, enhanced value placed on employee development and training, the recent widespread adoption of hybrid and remote working models, and increasing willingness to adapt to new ways of doing business.

Potential Team Leadership Roles

  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Manager
  • Change Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Director of Strategy
  • Executive
  • Higher Education Administrator
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Leadership Development Consultant
  • Operations Director/Operations Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Strategic Communications Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Transformative Leader
  • Vice President of People
  • Virtual Team Leader