Cort Worthington

Lecturer, Haas School of Business
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Cort Worthington is a lecturer at The University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He teaches various leadership courses in the Haas full-time MBA program, the Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA program, the Evening Weekend MBA program, and the Haas Undergraduate Business program.
 
A leadership consultant, Worthington was co-founder of toy company Primordial, LLC, where he raised capital and served as Director of Operations. Prior to teaching at Berkeley, he worked for many years as a film producer, directing documentary crews around the world. He also spent fourteen seasons leading elite teams as a forest firefighter and parachuting U.S. Forest Smokejumper.
 
Films by Cort Worthington:
Where There's Smoke, Documentary film on Smokejumpers, the United States Forest Service fire fighters who parachute into wilderness areas to attack remote forest fires. © 1990 Illuminata, LLC.
Unarmed Commitment, Documentary profiling PBI, a United Nations recognized NGO focused on anti-death squad human rights efforts in Guatemala. © 1994 Illuminata, LLC.
Sun Cell, Documentary examining the human and productivity impact of Sun Microsystems’ five year reorganization of global manufacturing operations from a hierarchical structure into a cell team based model. Interview data utilized to facilitate iterative consulting process with senior Sun management. © 2000 Illuminata, LLC.
The Nueva School, Documentary on the nationally recognized school for gifted children in Hillsborough, CA. © 2005 Illuminata, LLC.
CCA One Hundred, Documentary profiling the California College of the Arts. © 2007 Illuminata, LLC.
Academic Background 

MBA, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

MBA, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

MA, Communication, Stanford University

BA, Education and History, summa cum laude, Central Washington University

Academic Background 

MBA, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

MBA, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

MA, Communication, Stanford University

BA, Education and History, summa cum laude, Central Washington University