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Coles College of Business

Executive Leadership Program for Managers and Directors

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Apr 25—Aug 22
5 daysModules info
Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
USD 3900
USD 780 per day


Meet the Hybrid: 50% online, 50% classroom! Finally, a leadership development program that integrates the best practices of gamified mobile-learning and classroom action-learning. The Michael J. Coles College of Business now offers an Executive Leadership Program for Managers and Directors designed for busy professionals who want to take their leadership skills, and their careers, to the next level.

Master the 8 Leader Roles and the 24 Leadership Skills:

  • Leader as Director: Communicate the vision, Set SMART Goals, Delegate Effectively
  • Leader as Producer: Drive productivity, Build a positive culture, Manage time and stress
  • Leader as Mentor: Understand self, Develop and coach others, Communicate effectively
  • Leader as Facilitator: Build and lead teams, Manage conflict, Foster collaboration
  • Leader as Monitor: Manage information, Monitor performance, Measure quality
  • Leader as Coordinator: Design the workflow, Drive efficiencies, Lead and manage projects
  • Leader as Innovator: Lead positive change, Think creatively, Cultivate a culture of innovation
  • Leader as Broker: Build and nurture relationships, Negotiate agreements, Present inspiring ideas

The Executive Leadership Program for Managers and Directors is built upon the Competing Values Framework (CVF) developed by Robert E. Quinn, Ph.D., an award-winning professor (retired) at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and his research colleague John Rohrbaugh.


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Asper School of Business

Directors Education Program

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Sep 8, 2019—Jun 2, 2020
11 daysModules info
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
CAD 18750 ≈USD 14049
CAD 1704 per day

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Canada’s leading program for directors in Winnipeg!

The Asper School of Business delivers the Directors Education Programs (DEP) jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

 The ICD is the only professional organization representing the director community in Canada. It is committed to the universal practice of good corporate governance by fostering excellence in directorship.

As a successful director and leader, you have undoubtedly spent a great deal of time managing and guiding the one constant in business – change. The recent financial crisis and the rise in shareholder activism have led to a new brand of scrutiny, and an accompanying set of new issues that boards must grapple with. New perspectives are needed on strategic positioning; compensation practices must be re-evaluated; risk oversight measures must be re-engineered; growth opportunities need to be re-examined; and the investment in new technologies has to be reconsidered.

It is this environment of constant change – and the need to respond to it effectively – that has fueled the momentum and interest among directors to go back to the classroom. With over 3,200 graduates, the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP) is the only program of its kind in Canada that bears the seal of the director community itself. In changing times, it will help prepare you to ask the right questions in the boardroom, and help equip you with the tools to make the right decisions.

The DEP is focused primarily on large-organization governance with an emphasis on for-profit corporations. As such, the course is most appropriate for directors with for-profit governance experience or those directors and professionals with near-term opportunity to serve on for-profit boards.


  • Module I: Guiding Strategic Direction and Risks
  • Module II: Monitoring Financial Strategy, Risks and Disclosure
  • Module III: Guiding Human Performance
  • Module IV: Assessing Enterprise Risk and Directing Extreme and Unique Events


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