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About Team Build 2.0

An interactive program that emphasizes communication and collaboration skills necessary for business teams to function in a highly effective manner. A strong team is essential to driving organizational growth and success in today's rapidly changing world. Business leaders rely on having high functioning teams that work together towards common goals and across functions. This 2-day workshop will help you and your team become more productive, collaborative and results focused.

This program will give participants the tools needed to:

  • Advance change amid uncertainty
  • Fit into the big picture
  • Super-charge an innovative mindset and culture change
  • Communicate and build relationships
  • Build and sustain teams in a virtual environment
  • Increase effectiveness of each team member

KEY TAKEAWAYS

This immersive and challenging 2-day program will allow you and your team to:

  • Embrace uncertainty and see it as an opportunity
  • See the big picture and how your team and its members fit into it
  • Become problem solvers and relentlessly pursue opportunities
  • Communicate effectively and drive relationships within and beyond the team

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PARTICIPANTS

Teams: Leaders of teams along with team members or individuals who play a role on a team

Ideally at least 2 members of the team will be present. Teams can be from mid-manager to senior management but have in common that they are from mid-size companies and are intent on learning ways to work better within their teams and with external teams to deliver on company strategy and increase profitability.

Interested in learning more or have questions? Contact CrainsAcademy@crain.com

INTRODUCTORY FEE

$2,445 Individuals, $1,750 each for 2 or more from an organization/team.

Enrollment includes program fee, course materials and meals.

Note: Enrollment fee will be increasing on March 9 so take advantage of the early bird pricing.

AGENDA

Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10, 8:30am-5pm / Crain's Café, 150 N. Michigan Ave.

See full agenda here

Facilitators

Jeffrey J. AndersonJeffrey J. Anderson, President and CEO, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Jeffrey Anderson is the 5th president and CEO of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM). Prior to joining the School in October 2014, Jeff served as an associate dean for Leadership Development at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. At Booth, Jeff harnessed his business experience to bring a practical, proven perspective to the leadership development curriculum.

Jeff is also a co-founder and partner at The Chatham Group, a consulting advisory firm that he launched in 2003. He has worked with senior executives in the distribution, consumer product, energy, investment banking, consulting, telecommunication and automotive industries. And, like LFGSM's Business Leader Faculty®, Jeff continues to perform at the top of his field. While leading the School he also advises senior executives on how best to grow their businesses and advance their careers.


Pat CoffeyPat Coffey, leadership practitioner, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Pat Coffrey is senior vice president, Technology, Allstate Insurance Company, where she has worked for nearly four decades. Currently she is responsible for risk management, information security, enterprise PMO and quality assurance, as well as acting as group CIO for enterprise applications.

Her previous responsibilities included implementing technology solutions supporting personal lines' multi-channel sales and service, as well as marketing and customer experience, finance and other shared services.

Among Pat's major accomplishments are delivery of an improved Web experience, including industry-leading and award-winning capabilities; delivery of sales and service portals for agencies and call centers; implementing marketing and campaign management systems, and delivering a host of enterprise and employee solutions resulting in improved effectiveness, cost reduction and improved cycle time.

Pat has served on the Board of Directors for Lake Forest Graduate School of Management since 2007, earning the school's Distinguished Director Award in 2016 and received her MBA from the University of Illinois-Chicago.


Amy ShivversAmy Shivvers, Managing Director Crain's Academy, Crain's Chicago Business

Amy Shivvers is a member of the Crain's Chicago Business management team. She joined Crain's in 2001 as Marketing Director and in 2010 became the first director of events. Under her leadership, Crain's has seen dramatic revenue growth of Crain's event business. Under Amy's leadership, Crain's now produces more than 15 events a year on a variety of industry-specific and general business topics.

In 2015, Amy led the publication's expansion into the executive education business with the launch of the Crain's Leadership Academy, a professional development program designed for up-and-coming young managers; it combines leadership lessons from top Chicago business executives, self-assessment tools, peer networking and civic engagement. Since its start, more than 250 young and mid-level leaders from corporate, nonprofit and government institutions have graduated from the program. In 2016, Amy was promoted to Managing Director of Events and Executive Education. In this broader role Amy will drive major expansion of Crain's leadership programming with offerings for new hires to CEOs.

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