If you believe in a hands-on, practical approach to education and would like to help develop the next generation of business leaders, then you’ve come to the right place. Our part-time Business Leader Faculty®, is comprised of successful business leaders with a commitment to developing others for success. Faculty live, breathe and do during the day what they teach in class. They are highly engaging and diverse senior leaders, directors and C-suite executives who carve time out of their schedules to engage with their students and the School. They have a strong desire to share their extensive business experience, facilitate learning, and help Degree and non-degree students, and our Center for Leadership participants achieve measurable success. Most importantly, they join us because they are passionate about fostering the personal growth and development of others as well as themselves. They are what make LFGSM a unique place. To view a list of our current Business Leader Faculty, click here.
Business Leader Faculty work with the School on a part-time basis and partner with our staff teams to keep content relevant and current. They then cultivate an environment where their real-world expertise is incorporated through meaningful engagement, faculty-guided experiences, discussions and simulations. They approach the classroom (physical or virtual) as a coach in the practice field where they build students’ new skills.
They may play the role of facilitator, Subject Matter Expert, Consultant, Instructional Designer or Coach. Regardless of the role, they are truly critical to the success of the School. Because of that, we devote a significant amount of time in our recruiting, selection, and onboarding process. Our teams also provide faculty support, and offer training and development opportunities along the way to help ensure our faculty have what they need to be successful in the classroom.
Graduate Level Programs
If one thing can be said about LFGSM’s proud history, it’s that we have always kept learning and changing. We would not be where we are today if it weren’t for our desire to keep discovering what’s next and our willingness to try new things, learn from our mistakes, and keep helping our students and clients succeed.
Our students attend classes at LFGSM because they are interested in advancing in their careers and are looking to learn from the expertise of our Business Leader Faculty®. Students are typically mid-level managers who represent a wide variety of functional areas of expertise and industries.
MBA and Certificate Program courses are 6-8 weeks in length and are typically offered in the evenings, Saturday mornings and online asynchronously. Courses are delivered in-person, online, via live video conference or a combination of modalities. Our faculty also facilitate courses onsite at the organizations with which we partner– in some cases facilitating both face-to-face to local employees and simultaneously via live video conference for employees located remotely. We hold classes in Lake Forest, Schaumburg and we also offer courses onsite our partner organizations in the Chicagoland area. To learn more about our Graduate Level Programs click here.
Center for Leadership
C4L clients seek ways to help their employees think strategically, applying concepts and tools to the fundamental functions and processes necessary to lead a business. LFGSM assists these clients through engagements, which range from consultations to workshops to complete leadership programs, led by our Business Leader Faculty. We depend on the expertise of our faculty to meet with clients, design effective instruction or provide expert advice, and deliver active learning workshops either in-person or digitally that exceed client expectations. While specific programs are based on client needs, most discussions and deliveries are conducted during the business day. Engagements are typically 1-2 days in length. To learn more about our Center for Leadership click here.
How to Apply
Finding successful business leaders who believe in our mission is vital to the School. If you are interested in being a part of our growing learning community, please click on the PT Faculty links above to view open positions in our Graduate Level Programs and our Center for Leadership.