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Smith School of Business

LGBTQ + Executive Leadership Program

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May 12—17
6 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 5995 ≈USD 4463
CAD 999 per day


This leadership program is designed specifically for senior business professionals who identify as LGBTQ+. The week-long program combines insightful teaching, group discussion, team-based exercises, and personal assessment. It will be an immersive experience of learning, self-reflection, and inspiration. Realize your full potential and accelerate your career.

The program includes:

Enhancing your leadership impact to advance your career * Bringing your authentic self to work * Wielding influence and driving decision-making * Optimizing personal communication and presentation styles * Managing bias in workplace teams * Networking strategies

Personal benefits

  • Develop your voice as a leader
  • Gain insight from peers, faculty and business leaders
  • Develop strategies for effective team leadership and organizational influence
  • Enhance confidence to be your full, authentic self at work

Organizational benefits

  • Learn strategies for diversity and inclusion management
  • Explore leading approaches in systems and design thinking
  • Create and foster effective business work environments


Day 1

  • 4:00 - 5:00pm – Registration
  • Opening Session
  • Opening Reception and Keynote Speaker

Day 2

  • Thinking and Problem Solving Styles
  • Lunch: Facilitated Discussion & Networking
  • Understanding and Navigating Bias
  • Leading Others
  • Founders Circle Event: Presentation and networking with corporate partner

Day 3

  • Leading Change Through Design I
  • Lunch: Facilitated Discussion & Networking
  • Building Influence and Networks
  • Founders Circle Event

Day 4

  • Authentic Leadership
  • Communication for LGBTQ+ Leaders
  • Executive Presence
  • Founders Circle Event

Day 5

  • Building Inclusive Workplaces
  • Negotiating Consensus
  • Leading Change Through Design II
  • Founders Circle Event

Day 6

  • Managing Your Career
  • Industry Panel
  • Designing For Change
  • Program Wrap-Up & Evaluation Completion
  • Founders Circle Event

Who should attend

Any manager or leader looking to improve their mental fitness and performance in times of high pressure and stress.


Associate Professor & Associate Dean of MBA and Masters Programs; and Director - Queens Centre for Business Venturing (QCED/QCBV) and CIBC Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship Elspeth Murray has served as the Associate Dean - MBA and Masters Programs since 2012, and has been a professor of S...
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Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Faculty) Jay Handelman is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Smith School of Business. He was the founding Director of Queen''s Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. His research and teaching interests centre on ways in which marketers integrat...
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