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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 1-day workshop will help you and your team become more productive, collaborative and results focused and unleash an innovative & problem-solving mindset.

This program will give participants the tools needed to:

  • Advance change amid uncertainty
  • Fit into the big picture
  • Communicate and build relationships
  • Increase effectiveness of each team member


This immersive and challenging 1-day program will allow you and your team to:

Download the May 2019 printable version of Crain's Team Build 2.0 Agenda


Team leaders and current members of a team

This workshop is designed for team leaders and members alike. Ideally, at least two team members will be present. Teams can be from mid-level to senior management who are intent on learning ways to work better internally and externally to deliver on company strategy and increase profitability. This 1-day workshop will help you and your team become more productive, collaborative and results focused.

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


$1,257 Individuals | $875 each for 2 or more from an organization/team.

Enrollment includes program fee, materials and meals.


Tuesday, May 21, 9am - 5pm


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.

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