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Cecelia Burokas

Cecelia Burokas

  • Burokas, Cecelia Principal, Working with Groups at Work
  • Instructor, MS in Learning and Organizational Change Program


Cecelia Burokas is an independent consultant whose company, Working with Groups at Work, specializes in strategic planning, change management, coaching, and nonprofit board development. Prior work includes Consulting Practice Leader for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, consultant with Hewitt Associates' Organizational Effectiveness global practice, and Vice President, Learning and Development with Talman Home Federal Savings. She is currently a certified career coach with The Five O’Clock Club, a national outplacement and coaching firm.

In addition to teaching and coaching in the MSLOC program, she currently leads undergraduate classes in Organizational Change. She holds an AB degree from Vassar College and an MAT from Reed College. She also completed the one-year program and practicum in Client-Centered Counseling at the Chicago Counseling and Psychotherapy Center. More recently she has studied at the University of Minnesota Split Rock Arts Program and Lill Street Art Center in Chicago.

She has served on a number of not-for-profit boards including Community TV Network, serving Chicago’s most at-risk youth by teaching video production and workplace skills through hand-on experiences, and Gang of Toes, a dance ensemble (of which she is a member) that performs interactive programs for nursing home residents. She loves/hates the Cubs, learns every day about group dynamics and conflict resolution from her adopted parrots, and designs and makes one-of-a-kind jewelry that she exhibits locally and online.