Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Available dates

Oct 26—30, 2020
5 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 4150 ≈USD 3224
CAD 830 per day

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About the course

Transform your organization for sustained success as part of your leadership legacy

Communicating With Impact

Effective leadership requires polished skills to engage diverse audiences at all levels. Critical communication skills, both written and verbal, accelerate career success and are essential to the cohesive and prosperous operation of any organization.

  • Unleash personal communication strenghts to increase impact so that your message is heard, understood and remembered
  • Gain new insights about your communication style tendencies and how they can both engage and disengage others
  • Present your ideas to executive audiences convincingly for increased buy-in and commitment
  • Write more clearly and persuasively to diverse readers

Leading in Crisis

With constant and rapid change in the global environment, and with social media intensifying the “fish bowl” effect, it seems that crises have become a daily occurrence for public sector leaders. Learning to manage critical situations has become an essential skill to ensure that public sector organizations have the resilience to adapt and succeed.

  • Manage critical situations to ensure that your organization has the resilience to adapt and succeed in torday’s turbulent world
  • Identify the nature of a crisis – its characteristics and consequences
  • Learn the main features of a crisis management plan, including the communication component.
  • Reflect on one’s leadership style in time of crisis.

The Leader’s Challenge

The changing and complex public-sector environment requires a paradigm shift in thinking about leadership. This module explores the dynamics of individual and organizational leadership – how to lead with clarity and authenticity, and with courage and passion, from where you are in your organization.

  • Foster the greatest levels of performance for yourself and your team in an increasingly uncertain environment
  • What distinguishes effective leaders?
  • Clarify your vision, values and your leadership “brand”

Integrative Case Study and the Future of Public Management

Apply all the skills learned in this program to identify common issues and opportunities in public sector management.

  • Work on a case study where you will analyze, prepare options and propose recommendations
  • Senior public service guest speakers give their perspectives on advancing in the public sector

Who should attend

The program has been designed for:

  • Executives and senior managers at the federal, provincial or municipal levels of government, as well as the broader public sector, who are looking to increase the effectiveness of their department or agency
  • High-potential professionals in the public sector who wish to develop their skills to the next level and aspire to senior level leadership in the government or not-for-profit sectors
  • Public-sector leaders who will be succeeding to higher levels as current senior personnel retire
  • Professionals in the private sector who interface with government

Trust the experts

Alex Lowy

Alex Lowy consults widely as a strategic advisor and educator, helping organizations around the world address major dilemmas in a systematic and effective manner. His clients have included technology firms (HP, IBM), banks (CIBC, BMO) resources companies (Shell) and government (Province of Ontari...

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Michelle Chambers

Biography Michelle brings more than 25 years of proven and successful leadership, coaching, training and consulting experience, including work with three of Canada’s Top-50 employers, a Financial Post Top-100 organization and a Greater Toronto 2011 and 2013 Top-50 Employer. Michelle is an organi...

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Gail Levitt

Biography Gail is one of Canada’s most experienced negotiators and professional instructors in the field of business negotiating and innovative negotiated solutions. She is a Harvard University trained specialist in both collaborative and competitive bargaining methods, and facilitates negotiati...

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Peter Constantinou

Peter is one of Canada’s leading practitioner-academics in the area of public policy and administration. He has worked as a senior civil servant, chief of staff to a cabinet minister, lobbyist and international consultant. As a professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, his rese...

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Lee-Anne McAlear

Lee-Anne McAlear is Program Director, Centre of Excellence in Applied Innovation Management for the Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University. Lee-Anne is an experienced facilitator, writer, consultant and speaker with a background in innovation, leadership development, strategic plann...

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Atipol Bhanich Supapol

Atipol is a highly rated professor at the Shulich School of Business at York University. He specializes in alternative financial arrangements, international technology transfer, multinational corporations as well as economic development of South East Asia.

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John R. Allen

Biography John is one of the leading experts and specialists in performance measurement for public sector organizations. He has instructed thousands of public sector leaders on how to effectively develop and implement performance measurement in their organizations. John has more than 30 years’ e...

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JP Gedeon

Biography JP Gedeon is a nationally recognized, published expert in leadership, leadership psychology, corporate transformation and cultural change. Over the past 20 years, he has held executive level positions in the private, public, academic and association sectors, having developed many of th...

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H. Ian Macdonald

Biography Ian Macdonald is President Emeritus, York University; Professor of Public Policy and Economics and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program at Schulich School of Business. Prior to his time at York University, Ian has held positions as Chief Economist, Deputy Treasurer a...

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