Ivey Action Learning Studio

Ivey Advanced Impact Certificates

Build your personalized learning journey and tackle a real-world project with the help of an Ivey faculty advisor.

Put Your Learning into Practice

Earning an Advanced Impact Certificate helps you—and your organization—drive immediate, tangible impact on Critical Issues. With new options added every month, you can customize a learning journey to fit your strategic goals.

Core Program Options

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Select One

Complete an Ivey Program focused on emerging Critical Issues in business. Boost your leadership acumen, connect with peers, and bring back the latest research insights.

Flexible Program Content Options

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Select Two

Choose from a rotating selection of interactive Workshops on focused topic areas. Programs in our Leadership Suite, such as the Ivey Leadership Program, also qualify as a flex option.

→ Ivey Advanced Impact Project

Customized Project

Work directly with an Ivey Faculty advisor and develop a plan to tackle a practical challenge, change, or opportunity in your organization. Create real impact through learning.

Ivey Advanced Impact Project

The Ivey Advanced Impact Project (AIP) is focused on a real-world challenge or opportunity in your role at work. Working one-on-one with an expert Ivey Faculty advisor, you will apply your learning, address Critical Issues for your organization, and drive measurable change. An AIP is required to complete the Advanced Impact Certificate.

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1. Identify a Focus
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1. Identify a Focus

Work with your dedicated faculty advisor to define a problem statement and map your objectives. Get personalized advice on aligning the project to your strategic priorities and performance goals.

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2. Develop Your Plan
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2. Develop Your Plan

Connect with your leader, peers, and faculty advisor as you work through a unique framework for systemic change designed in collaboration with the Ivey Innovation North Lab.

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3. Implement at Work
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3. Implement at Work

Present your plan, commit to tangible next steps with your team, and work through learning sustainment activities on communication, strategy, and change management.

Return on Investment

The Ivey Advanced Impact Certificate takes learning to the next level. Designed for practical application, the experience propels your career, prepares your organization for the future, and generates immediate value.

  • Earn an exclusive Advanced Impact Certificate from Ivey Business School — represented by a shareable digital badge and printed certificate bearing the Ivey seal.
  • Accelerate your leadership capabilities with cutting-edge Ivey research. Work with Canada’s top-ranked executive education faculty to tackle Critical Issues.
  • Create space to jump-start a deeply impactful project. Demonstrate your capabilities as a change leader and build trust with your peers and leaders at work.
  • Create a deep connection with Ivey Business School: Canada’s top-ranked resource for research insights, recruiting, learning resources, and coaching.
  • Showcase your organization’s commitment to impact by working with a research team to produce an original Ivey case study for the Ivey Publishing collection.
  • Make tangible progress on a real-world challenge or opportunity, crafting a ready-to-implement plan to generate ROI and competitive advantage.

A Commitment to Impact

When your organization commits to implementing your Advanced Impact Project, we match you with a research team to produce an original Ivey case study featured in the Ivey Publishing collection. Ivey is one of the world’s largest and most influential publishers of business cases — educators will use your case example globally to train the next generation of leaders. As a case protagonist, you can also return to Ivey as a guest speaker and showcase your organization’s commitment to impact.

Certificate Pathways

The Advanced Impact Certificate allows you to mix flexible learning experiences across three focus areas: Inclusive Leadership, Digital Leadership, and Sustainable Leadership. These concentrations represent Critical Issues that will define your organization's future and accelerate your potential as a change leader.

Flex Options

Choose two flexible Workshops, or layer in one of our leadership programs. New options are announced monthly.

Featured Faculty Experts

Rob Austin

Rob Austin, PhD

Professor, Information Systems

Dr. Austin is Ivey's Evolution of Work Chair, and an expert in digital transformation and neurodiversity in organizations. He has worked with organizations including IBM, Microsoft, and Roche.

Nicole Haggerty

 Nicole Haggerty, PhD

Associate Professor, Information Systems

Dr. Haggerty is Ivey's Associate Dean of Faculty Development, with deep expertise in IT consulting and technology. Nicole has collaborated with numerous Fortune 500 clients and is widely published.

Hubert Pun

 Hubert Pun, PhD

Associate Professor, Management Science

Dr. Pun is the Director of Ivey's PhD program, and a recipient of the Western Faculty Scholar Award for his research on blockchain in business. Hubert has extensive industry experience in cybersecurity.

Mazi Raz Ivey Professor

Mazi Raz, PhD

Associate Professor, General Management

Dr. Raz is a founder of Ivey's EDI Advisory Council and an Innovation North Learning Lab research fellow. With expertise in strategy and Systems Thinking, Mazi has held senior industry roles in aviation, media, and finance.

Kanina Blanchard

Kanina Blanchard, PhD

Assistant Professor, Management Communications

Dr. Blanchard has an extensive background as a practitioner in international business. The Director of Ivey's CEMS Alliance program, Kanina combines deep lived experience with academic rigour.

Hayden Woodley

Hayden Woodley, PhD

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour

Dr. Woodley's research is focused on leadership and followership in organizations and has been funded by Mitacs and SSHRC. Having worked as a leadership and management consultant, Hayden brings an applied lens to research.

Questions about Certificates

How much time do I have to complete my certificate? plus small icon minus small icon

Participants must complete their learning pathway within 18 months of their first program experience. Existing alumni of programs may apply previous learning credentials earned with Ivey towards certificates until May 1, 2026.

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Workshops and programs are available on a rotating basis. Programs are offered throughout the year in Calgary, Banff, London, Toronto, and online. Click here to contact us and receive a notification of new dates for specific programs.

When do I choose my programs? plus small icon minus small icon

You can earn your Advanced Impact Certificate by combining programs and workshops according to the requirements outlined on our Certificates page. Programs can be completed in any order, and optional offerings can be selected individually at your own pace.

What benefits do I gain as an Ivey Academy Leader? plus small icon minus small icon

Advanced Impact Certificate alums can share a 10% discount on Open Enrolment programs and workshops with friends, peers, or colleagues. You will also receive a 50% discount on the first run of select newly-introduced programs or workshops. Click here to learn more about alumni benefits.

Full Certificate pathway bundle price* starting at

$9,590

*Total component value of $13,390. Discounted price is available if all components are completed within one year. Program costs are tax-exempt.

Get one-to-one advice from our team

Our Learning and Development advisors are here to help you choose the certificate pathway that's right for you. Book a meeting to discuss certificate options, funding resources, and upcoming programs.










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