Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel

Rotman School of Management

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  • 19 days
  • online

Rotman School of Management


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Who should attend

This program is designed for in-house counsel who need management and leadership skills to advance their careers and contribute in meaningful ways to their organization’s executive team. Whether you are new to in-house counsel, in a mid-level position, serving as Senior Counsel, or acting as the sole Legal Officer, the program will offer the knowledge and insights you need to have a lasting impact on your organization.

About the course

One smart investment. Endless possibilities.

Grow your influence and earning potential! Register for the Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel, offered by the CCCA in conjunction with Rotman School of Management – the only program of its kind in Canada.


Today’s business environment calls for in-house counsel who are trusted legal advisors and strategic business partners, who understand business issues and have strong financial literacy skills. The Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel will give you the competitive edge you need to pave the way toward a leadership role within your organization.

Upon completion of this program, you will join an exclusive group of Canadian lawyers with the designation of Certified In-House Counsel – Canada (CIC.C).


This 10-month program consists of live online sessions taught by Rotman School of Management faculty at the University of Toronto, combined with a self-paced online component.

Guided by expert professors and executives-in-residence, you will learn how to:

  • Contribute to your organization’s strategic planning and success
  • Understand business financial statements and the bottom-line impact of executive decisions
  • Enhance your legal advice with strategic business insight
  • Position yourself as a meaningful member of the senior team


The program curriculum delivers the knowledge you need to succeed:

Understanding and Navigating Organizational Dynamic

  • The Role of In-House Counsel
  • The Nature of Strategic Management
  • Organizational Structure and the Evolution of Design as Organizations Grow
  • The Causes and Consequences of Organizational Culture
  • Effective Problem Solving and Decision Making

Business Leadership Application

  • Governance
  • Employment
  • Business Communications
  • Insurance
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insolvency
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Management

Developing as a Manager

  • Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • Effective Communication in Business Environment
  • The Personal and Organizational Challenges of the Transition to Manager

The Effective General Counsel – From Manager to Leader

  • Managing the Unique Challenges of the Legal Department
  • Risk Management
  • The Journey from Manager to Leader
  • CIC.C Written and Interview Assessment

Business Leadership Program for In-House Counsel at Rotman School of Management

From  CAD 9 900$8,052
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