The Ivey Academy-CPA Ontario Certificate in Leadership

Select the path that's right for you — take programs individually, choose three programs to gain a Certificate in Leadership, and continue to a Master Certificate by completing five programs and a capstone experience. Combine cutting-edge material on a range of business topics from diversity to analytics and find practical ways to add new value for your organization.

Who should attend?

These individual courses and certificates are for CPAs and financial professionals who want to grow within their careers and pursue more advanced leadership roles.

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Enhance Your Leadership

Learning Designed for You

Change is constant and organizations are continually evolving to keep up with the world around them, relying on leaders who can adapt and find opportunities through disruption. In partnership with CPA Ontario, we have developed a suite of professional development programs specifically tailored for CPAs to accelerate key leadership skills.

A Custom Learning Experience

As a leader, you are interested in sharpening your people, team and organizational leadership skills to inspire teams and drive performance. By selecting from a range of programs focused on critical leadership challenges, you'll learn to shape an organizational vision and manage change through disruption.

Working directly with expert Ivey faculty in live virtual sessions, you’ll identify practical takeaways through deep discussion and simulations, before developing an implementation plan to tackle specific challenges at work. And since peer-learning is at the heart of each pathway, you’ll collaborate and network with CPAs from a variety of industries and sectors.

 

Certificate in Leadership

Earn Leadership Credentials

Each completed course awards a digital badge to signify your accomplishment. You can share these badges across social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures to highlight your enhanced skillset and expertise. 

After completing three programs of your choice, you will receive a Certificate in Leadership. This powerful credential signifies your diverse leadership skillset and ability to manage through disruption.

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Key Takeaways

With each program completed, you'll earn an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge links to a personalized digital certificate, showcasing your achievements and commitment to professional development.

Master Certificate in Leadership

Advanced Learning Outcomes

After completing five programs of your choice and a Capstone experience, you will receive a Master Certificate in Leadership. This advanced credential recognizes your ongoing commitment to personal leadership development and deep understanding across a range of critical modern business challenges.

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Key Takeaways

With each program completed, you'll earn an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge links to a personalized digital certificate, showcasing your achievements and commitment to professional development.

How You Learn

Ivey Academy programs are deeply experiential, grounded in case research, and facilitated by expert faculty from Ivey Business School. Our real-world Case Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll identify specific, practical learning takeaways through deep discussion and simulations, then develop an implementation plan with feedback from other leaders. You’ll complete the program having gained new skills, heard insights from peers, and developed a clear strategy to tackle specific challenges back at work.

Self-paced Learning Activities

Prepare for live sessions using pre-recorded videos, readings, and case-studies – delivered at a flexible pace through our Canvas learning management system. Discuss ideas with your peers via a private forum and complete guided self-reflections to help apply key takeaways in your own role.

Live Faculty-led Sessions

Join live sessions featuring expert Ivey faculty using any computer or mobile device. With the help of a live technical director, we also call on the group to participate in real time.

Peer Learning Sessions

Virtual learning technology allows faculty to assign instant breakout groups during a larger session. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate to solve challenges together with your fellow participants.

Self-Assessments

Individual assessment tools enable deeper self-awareness, encouraging participants to reflect on their learning journey throughout the program. Apply valuable new personal discoveries to your constantly evolving identity as a leader.

Online Simulations

Facing a realistic simulated challenge, leaders can test action against immediate feedback. Played individually, simulations teach the application of concepts and frameworks in critical decision-making moments. Meanwhile, team-based simulations require participants to apply leadership skills and navigate team dynamics – just like in real life.

Fall 2021 Programs

Strategic Decision-Making for CPAs

Begins November 9

  • $2,400
  • 20 hours (11 hours in-class and nine hours of pre-work)

Strategic Negotiations for CPAs

Begins November 9

  • $2,400
  • 25 hours (17 hours in-class and eight hours of pre-work)

 

Communication and Leadership Presence for CPAs

Begins October 18

  • $3,500
  • 32 hours (20 hours in-class and 12 hours of pre-work)

Upcoming Programs

Management in the Data Era for CPAs

  • $3,500
  • 20 hours (in-class and pre-work)

 

Inequality, Diversity, and Organizations

  • $4,800
  • 24 hours (in-class and pre-work)

 

Designing for an Interconnected World as a CPA

  • $4,800
  • 25 hours (in-class and pre-work)

 

Elevate: Ivey Leadership Program for CPAs

  • $4,800
  • 36 hours (in-class and pre-work)

 

Predicting Success; "Great Ideas" for CPAs

  • $4,800
  • 25 hours (in-class and pre-work)

 

Leadership Journey for CPAs: Finding Purpose in Crisis

  • $3,500
  • 20 hours (in-class and pre-work)

 

Managing for Innovation as a CPA

  • $2,400
  • 24 hours (in-class and pre-work)