2010
Director of executive education programs honored at world congress

Director of executive education programs honored at world congress
April 6, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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James Gustafson, Ph.D., the Leadership Scholar-in-Residence and Director of Executive Education Programs at Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership, was presented with the Strategic Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress 2010 at Taj Lands End in Mumbai, India last month. Gustafson presented “Transforming Your Organization Through Values-Driven Leadership” at the conference, which was attended by representatives from nearly 100 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Gustafson came to Benedictine from U.S. Cellular, where he was responsible for Strategic Leadership Research and Organization Development. Gustafson consults, speaks and writes on a variety of topics, including Socially Responsible Leadership, Appreciative Inquiry, Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational and Team Effectiveness. A graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology who earned a master’s from the University of Redlands and a Ph.D. from Benedictine University, Gustafson holds leadership positions in several professional organizations and is chair-elect of the Business Leadership Division of the International Leadership Association (ILA). The Strategic Leadership Award is the highest honor an individual can receive for his or her contribution to human resource excellence.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.