Leadership Bootcamp

John Molson School of Business

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John Molson School of Business


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Who should attend

Ideal candidates include:

  • Managers, mid to senior-level leaders, entrepreneurs and directors of SMEs who seek to maximize their leadership potential.
  • Public and private sector organizations, not-for-profit, and others.

About the course

Ready for a sprint? Or do you prefer a long run?

If you need to develop leadership skills in a short amount of time, then you should opt for the Leadership Sprint. This program will equip you with the tools and confidence to up your game and propel you ahead in your career in just two days.

If you have more time to invest, then opt for the Leadership Bootcamp to get the full experience with three additional courses: Reinforcing Your Tool Belt, Agile and Adaptive Leader, and Leadership in Action, a live case competition brought to you by Cirque du Soleil.


Option: Leadership Sprint (2 days)

Before we begin, you will complete a leadership assessment, which will provide you with your leadership profile and the results of which will be used throughout the program. Using these results, we will examine the context in which leadership occurs. We believe that the classroom is a safe environment for experimenting with behaviour that may not be comfortable or natural for participants to exhibit on the job as managers/leaders. This program is a learning laboratory for leadership.

Leadership Bootcamp (Leadership Sprint + 4 days)

The full experience offers comprehensive leadership training with a focus on the latest leadership trends. Each course covers core competencies which will help you to develop complex problem-solving skills, create a truly collaborative leadership team, and lead across cultures and generations. The final integrative course, the live case competition, serves to create holistic leaders and better decision makers.

Go the extra mile with coaching

Sustain your learning and add the Coaching for Effective Leadership program, a two-day, evidence-based, experiential learning program that is followed by three web-based group-coaching sessions. Led by experts in the field, the program will equip participants with the practical skills, tools and strategies to incorporate coaching in their day-to-day leadership activities

Program structure

  • Length: Leadership Sprint—Two days;
  • Leadership Bootcamp — Six days (over the course of four months)
  • Structure: Classroom sessions

Course One Leadership Sprint

  • Leadership Assessment
  • Leadership Success Factors
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision-Making and Team Effectiveness

Course Two Reinforcing Your Tool Belt

  • Develop your financial acumen
  • Understand the role of financial statements in an organization’s strategy
  • Assess value creation and performance
  • Apprehend the consequences of managerial actions

Course Three Agile and Adaptive Leader

  • Unleash power and potential
  • Learn new perspectives on leadership
  • Improve confidence, satisfaction and trust
  • Experiment with risk taking

Course Four Leadership in Action

  • Live case presentation from Cirque du Soleil
  • Case competition
  • Test the leadership skills learned
  • Solutions presented in front of a panel on day two


Course one: Leadership Sprint * Diane Fulton + guest speaker
Leadership Assessment

Successful leaders must learn to identify their strengths and challenges, and understand how to use them to support their own success and their organization’s goals. This part of the program contains three separate sections: Leadership Success Factors, Emotional Intelligence, and Decision-Making and Team Effectiveness. Participants will review and learn important concepts in each section, and then apply them to their own leadership situation.

*This course can be taken as a standalone program, but it is also the first course in the Leadership Bootcamp.

Course two: Reinforcing Your Tool Belt Michel Magnan + guest speaker

Financial Acumen

This course aims to provide participants with an understanding as to how financial statements capture and reflect the economic outcome of an organization’s strategy. Adopting the perspective of an organization’s top leadership (board of directors, senior management), and relying on an actual set of financial statements, participants will be exposed to and will review financial statements to assess its value creation and performance, evaluate if its financial, material and human resources are allocated in an efficient and effective way or benchmark against competitors. Ultimately, participants will be able to apprehend the consequences of managerial actions on a firm’s financial statements.

Course three: Agile and Adaptive Leader Palma Robinson + guest speaker Unleashing the power and potential of your people, team and organization.

This one-day interactive workshop will introduce you to new perspectives on leadership and provide you with a practical, hands-on experience that will impact the way you think, feel and act empowered when faced with uncertainty and risk. This session will increase your and others’ willingness and motivation to take initiative, while holding you and others responsible and accountable for the outcome of these actions. It will positively contribute to increased levels of confidence, satisfaction and trust.

Discussion will focus on strategies and tools designed to sustain new thinking and new management practices conducive to learning, experimentation and risk taking.

Course four: Leadership in Action Tim Field + guest speaker

Live case presentation and case competition.

On day one of this session, a representative from Cirque du Soleil will present participants with a case, which will challenge and test the leadership skills they have learned over the past three sessions. Participants will then take the rest of the day to work on the case in preparation for a live case competition, which will take place in front of a panel on day two.


Diane Fulton

Diane Fulton is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Applied Human Science at Concordia University. Diane is also a faculty member for the Personal and Professional Coach Certificate (PPCC) program - Concordia University. She is a certified professional Coach. Diane has over 30 years...

Michel Magnan

Michel Magnan is Professor and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance in at Concordia's John Molson School of Business. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Washington, is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and an administrateur de sociétés...

Palma Robinson

Palma is an executive coach and organizational development consultant with more than twenty years of experience. Her strength lies in her ability to propose and facilitate personal change initiatives that empower individuals to make meaningful choices and take positive action in their lives as le...

Tim Field

Tim Field, the Miriam Roland Fellow in Business Ethics, joined Concordia University in 2000. Currently he is teaching in the Management Department of the John Molson School of Business in the areas of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics in both the MBA and undergraduate programs. In ad...

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