Aurora University offers Crisis Management Evening Graduate-Level Course

Submitted by Catherine Peterson
Posted10/9/2020 9:16 PM

Aurora University Woodstock Center will offer a timely course, "Leading Through Change: Crisis Management," beginning Oct. 22. The course is offered for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs at AU Woodstock Center, but can also be taken as a stand-alone course for professionals who are interested in this topic.

The 8-week course on Thursday evenings will cover both theories and practical considerations that factor into crisis periods. Students will gain insights into the dynamics that impact leadership decisions during a crisis, and will learn to anticipate potential disaster situations and to avoid or minimize damage for their organizations. The course addresses crisis management from the perspectives of business, public/government and non-profit entities. Students will develop and present a crisis plan as the capstone group project.


David Kaczorowski will teach the Crisis Management course, sharing knowledge and experience gained as a long-standing officer and healthcare administrator in the US Navy. Mr. Kaczorowski holds degrees from DePaul and Notre Dame and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Individuals who wish to take the course without enrolling in the MBA or MPA programs can contact the Aurora University Registrar via email to asking for assistance enrolling as a student-at-large. An official or unofficial transcript to confirm a prior bachelor's degree will be needed along with registration and tuition agreement forms. The cost of the class is $1,950, and no books are required.

The course will be held face-to-face at Woodstock Center on eight Thursday evenings beginning October 22; social distancing and masks are required.

To learn more about the opportunity to take this course individually or to explore the MBA and MPA programs at Aurora University's Woodstock Center, contact Catherine Peterson, Dean, at or at (815) 880-5356.

AU Woodstock Center is located just a block northeast of the Woodstock Square at 222 Church St., Woodstock, IL 60098.

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