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Sauder School of Business

Tracey Gurton has been lecturing in the Sauder School of Business at UBC for 6 years. During that time she has taught undergraduates, masters students in two faculties, and business executives. She has also taught in similar programs at Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Subject areas include Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Leadership, Managing & Building Teams, Motivation, Performance Planning, Managing Diversity and Managing Change. Tracey also operates her own consulting practice (The Human Enterprise), delivering professional development programs to managers in private and public companies and organizations. In addition to the academic subjects above, she also offers programs in Recruitment & Selection, Public Speaking, Communications and Personal Leadership. International projects have taken Tracey to Asia, Australia, France, Germany and the UK, as well as extensive professional experiences in many major US cities. Tracey is known as an “industry prof.” as she has worked in the field (most notably in HR and Organizational Learning in High Tech). She was educated at SFU, earning a Bachelors Degree in Communications, a Certificate in French, and a Certificate in Kinesiology. She also studied Applied Ethics at the masters level at UBC. In 2007, Tracey was recognized by UBC’s Commerce Undergraduate Society for “Teaching Excellence” and consistently ranks well in student surveys. Her lecture style is decidedly enthusiastic and engaging (as reported by the students themselves). She believes that a paramount responsibility in teaching is to bring theory to life, with practical examples and experiences.

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