Who should attend
Rotman’s Executive Leadership Program is designed for mid- to senior-level managers of people/teams who are looking for insights, knowledge and tools to become more effective leaders and advance themselves in their leadership journey. Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years’ work experience and a team of direct reports.
Participants will come from a broad range of industries, including the corporate, government and non-profit sectors. The program is well suited for:
- Corporate directors and officers
- Divisional vice-presidents
- Experienced public administrators in federal, provincial and municipal government
- National, regional and international business unit managers
- General managers and branch managers
- Executive directors of associations and NGOs
- Senior managers of crown corporations
- Professional services executives
About the course
Transform into a more effective, thoughtful and resilient leader. Tailored to your unique leadership goals and challenges, this program will help you emerge with a fresh, personal and introspective approach to leadership and decision-making that characterizes all great leaders.
Transform into a more effective, thoughtful and resilient leader.
Unlike typical leadership programs, Rotman’s Executive Leadership is not a reiteration of current best practices. Instead, we focus on your personal leadership development. This fast-paced, demanding and powerful program integrates cutting-edge academic research with a focus on your personal leadership style and technique.
Your eight month journey.
This eight-month leadership journey is tailored to your unique leadership goals and challenges. You will receive:
- A five-day in-class intensive
- A 360° leadership assessment
- A webinar
- Two one-on-one executive coaching sessions
- A post-in-class intensive leadership session
- A short 360 progress tracker
- Membership in a personal advisory board
- Integrative Thinking
- 9 Box Framework
- Leadership Capabilities
- Emotional Intelligence
- Applied Leadership
- Executive Communication
- Personal Advisory Boards
We’re here to help.
We place unparalleled emphasis on strengthening your leadership capabilities before, during and after the in-class intensive component of the program. By devoting time to addressing and practicing crucial leadership skills, we focus on helping you develop the capabilities you need in order to respond effectively to the challenges of leading in turbulent times.
Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and was the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto (serving from 1998 to the end of 2014). She is a Fellow of the Royal Socie...
Stefanie Schram coaches, advises and speaks to senior leaders of non-profits, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies to develop winning, customer-centered strategies. She was part of the core team who collaborated with sought after strategist and author, Roger Martin, to develop the Playing to Win ...
Nouman Ashraf is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream within the Organizational Behavior area as well as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives at the Rotman School of Management. He possesses a broad range of professional, academic and teaching interests, with a specialized focu...
Jim Fisher, the former Vice-Dean and Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, is now a Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto who continues to teach at the Rotman School. Jim Fisher graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in pol...
Rose Patten is Special Advisor to the CEO and Senior Executives at BMO Financial Group. In this role she partners with and advises Group Heads on select strategies with a particular emphasis on strategy execution, leadership development and succession for top leaders. Rose’s career has spanned t...
Julie McCarthy is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the Department of Management at University of Toronto Scarborough, and holds a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at Rotman. Julie’s research examines how organizations...
Senior Lecturer, Faculty-at-Large Degrees:PhD, Northwestern University MSc, University of British Columbia MBA, University of Western Ontario MEd, University of Western Ontario BEd, University of Western Ontario BSc, University of Western Ontario John Oesch is a Senior Lecturer and Faculty at Lar...
Stéphane Côté is the Director of the Ph.D. Program and Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Rotman. His research focuses on how emotional intelligence improves the performance of individuals and groups, and how social class shapes the prosocial and ethical behavior of individuals in social an...
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