Rotman School of Management

Leadership Development for Women: mid to Senior Career(emerging Leaders)

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About the course

The Emerging Leaders program promotes leadership effectiveness and business insight by developing the critical skills that shape your career and better organizational performance. Participants complete a 360° self-assessment, review leadership case studies and models, and participate in change leadership simulations in a state-of-the-art simulation lab. The program is designed to broaden your leadership capacity and better equip you for increased responsibility and accountability through understanding strategic decision-making.

Program Themes

  • Understanding & Developing Leadership

360 assessment, female leadership business cases, leadership styles/social presence, personal action planning

  • Key Change Leadership & Team-Building

Adaptability, leading team performance, and leadership communication

  • Integrative Thinking

Four-step design-making model: salience, causality, architecture, and resolution

  • Strategic Thinking

Constructive modelling, creative resolutions, and communicating strategy

  • Simulation

In our Creative Destruction Lab

Organizational Benefits

  • Improve results by developing high-potential female managers
  • Enrich leadership skills within your organization
  • Equip managers to take on more responsibility and accountability

Participant Benefits

  • Learn and apply a variety of leadership models
  • Understand how to integrate self-awareness and key strengths into your leadership style
  • Identify creative resolutions to tensions without making costly trade-offs
  • Become more effective at influencing at the individual, team and organizational levels
  • Learn how to coach teams to higher levels of performance
  • Gain an external peer network

Who should attend

Candidates for the Emerging Leaders program are high-potential professional female managers with 8+ years experience. Participants are senior team leads and emerging executives with direct reports who require new skills for greater authority, accountability and influence within their organizations.

This program will be particularly valuable if you:

  • Have been identified as high-potential
  • Are seeking a confidence boost to move ahead
  • Are looking for skills to address current business challenges
  • Are new in your role or organization
  • Wish to quicken your re-entry after a work absence

Trust the experts

Jennifer Riel

Jennifer Riel is an Adjunct Professor, Facutly-at-large and Managing Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute’s Knowledge Infrastructure project, which includes oversight of Rotman I-Think (our elementary and secondary school integrative thinking and design thinking program). In her role, Jenn...


Julie McCarthy

Bio 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 organiza...


Tiziana Casciaro

Bio Tiziana Casciaro is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Rotman and the Jim Fisher Professor in Leadership Development at UofT. Her research explores how structural and psychological forces jointly shape behavior in organizations. Her work on organizational networks, power dynamics, cha...


András Tilcsik

Bio András Tilcsik holds the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society and is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. His research on work and organizations has received awards from the American Sociological Association, and he has been recognized as one of ...


Jia Lin Xie

Bio Jia Lin Xie is Magna Professor in Management and Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management at Rotman. Her research focuses on the fit between employees and their work environment (P-E fit) and the effects of such fit and misfit on employee well-being. Another area of her resear...


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