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Ivey Business School

Ivey First-Time Manager Program

Oct 15—18, 2019
4 days
London, Ontario, Canada
CAD 6000 ≈USD 4593
CAD 1500 per day

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Learn the essential skills needed to succeed as a first-time manager.

What do I get?

After completing the Ivey First-Time Manager Program, you'll receive an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge showcases your achievements and commitment to professional development. You can share your accomplishment with your network by displaying digital badges on social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures. Included in your badge is a digital certificate. Your network will be able to view your personalized and authentic certificate through your online digital badge.

In addition to a digital badge, you will receive an Ivey First-Time Manager Program Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Content

This is the biggest step of your career. As a first-time manager, your decisions contribute to the success of the whole organization. You need to be prepared.

Take the time to discover your potential. Get the confidence and insights you need. Make sure your first decision is the right one. We can help.

We’ll help you feel confident in yourself and the decisions you’ll make every day. From hiring best practices to tips on being a strong presenter, the Ivey First-Time Manager Program will set you up for success.

What You Learn

The Ivey First-Time Manager Program focuses exclusively on the abilities required of a first-time manager. Topics covered include:

  • Hiring staff and terminations
  • Leading a team
  • Managing direct report performance
  • Performance reviews
  • Conflict resolution and difficult conversations
  • Legal obligations
  • Communication and presentation skills

How You Learn

This is Not about Textbooks and Lectures

This isn’t your typical classroom. Our programs are designed with busy leaders in mind. We’re talking an engaging, interactive, and unique experience. Our real-world Case-Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and ideas that you can immediately implement in your business.

Create Immediate Impact

Throughout the program, you’ll track your learning outcomes and pinpoint specific initiatives to implement. You’ll leave knowing exactly how you will apply your new knowledge and skills, and a self-developed implementation plan to start your impact once back in your workplace.

Who should attend

Newly-minted managers or those looking to attain a managerial promotion.


Lyn Purdy is an associate professor of Organizational Behaviour at Ivey Business School. Prior to joining Ivey, she was an associate professor at the Centre for Administrative and Information Studies at Western University. She earned at BASc in Chemical Engineering, and an MASc and PhD in Managem...


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Next dates

Oct 15—18, 2019
4 days
London, Ontario, Canada
CAD 6000 ≈USD 4593
CAD 1500 per day

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