Ivey Emerging Leaders Program

Explore your personal approach as a new leader. Learn to inspire action, navigate conflict, and manage change for your team.

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Program Overview

New leaders often face the same challenge: learning to inspire, collaborate with, and rely on a team – instead of their own technical expertise. Effectively managing direct reports requires a shift in perspective and new approaches to learning.

The Ivey Emerging Leaders program is designed to help you build a foundation for success in your long-term leadership journey through a combination of self-assessment, peer learning, simulations, and faculty-led case discussions. Mindfully explore your personal approach to leadership, and work on constructing your future path. Network virtually with other leaders from across industries, learning best-practices and finding actionable takeaways for your own organization. Leap into your leadership potential with the Ivey Emerging Leaders Program.

Who Should Attend?

The Ivey Emerging Leaders program is designed for early-career leaders to build a strong foundation of people management skills and self-awareness. Participants are often preparing for a future leadership role or may already oversee small teams of direct reports. You have demonstrated success as an individual contributor, and your organization has identified you as a candidate for advancement into positions requiring more responsibility and enhanced interpersonal collaboration. By learning the fundamentals of team leadership, you’ll start your management career on the right track.

What You Learn

Week 1: Develop Your Leadership Style

Learning modes: self-assessments, self-paced learning activities, small group and peer learning exercises, followed by live faculty-led case discussion.

  • Develop awareness of your leadership style from self-assessment
  • Identify implications of your style for how you lead others
  • Understand how perceptual biases affect your interaction with others

Week 2: Lead Collaboratively

Learning modes: online simulation followed by live faculty-led discussions

  • Identify and overcome barriers to successful team collaboration
  • Recognize and set conditions for team success and learning
  • Learn to make effective decisions under changing environmental conditions

Week 3: Navigate & Manage Conflicts

Learning modes: online simulation followed by live faculty-led discussion.

  • Identify opportunities for value creation in a conflict situation
  • Build and maintain trust in collaborative relationships
  • Develop confidence in your ability to manage conflict effectively.

Week 4: Manage Your Relationships Upward

Learning modes: self-assessments, self-paced learning activities, small group and peer learning exercises, followed by live faculty-led case discussions

  • Understand and manage your relationship with your boss
  • Influence and propose change upwards in your organization
  • Position yourself for leadership growth in your career

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 polished 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 Virtual Faculty-led Sessions

Join live sessions featuring expert Ivey faculty using any computer, tablet, or mobile device. With the help of a live virtual IT assistant and co-pilot, we use polling, chat, and video conferencing to call on the group in real time. 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.


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.


Simulations teach the application of concepts in critical decision-making moments, requiring participants to apply leadership skills and navigate team dynamics – just like in real life. These simulations are supported by computer modeling with fully integrated, digital-first delivery. You’ll play out complex scenarios on accelerated timelines, choosing to follow or ignore new data, information, and advice. Following the simulation, join our faculty for a synthesis of ideas and concepts, working in concert with other leaders to find actionable takeaways for your organization.

Program ROI

  • Develop awareness of one’s expected performance on leadership competencies and how one’s background is likely to affect one’s leadership style
  • Understand key drivers of individual performance
  • Learn to lead collaboratively; Identify and overcome barriers to successful team collaboration
  • Learn to lead and make decisions under stressful conditions
  • Activate strategies of effective habit building to be prepared to face and lead change.
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What do I get?

After completing the Ivey Emerging Leaders Program, you'll receive an authentic digital artifact – also known as a badge. This badge showcases your achievements and commitment to professional development. You can share your accomplishment with your network by displaying digital badges on social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks, and email signatures. Included in your badge is a digital certificate. Your network will be able to view your personalized and authentic certificate through your online digital badge.

In addition to a digital badge, you will receive an Ivey Leadership Program Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Faculty

Session Dates

Module 1

Tuesday, October 18, 2022; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

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Module 2

Thursday, October 20, 2022; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

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Module 3

Tuesday, October 25, 2022; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

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Module 4

Thursday, October 27, 2022; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

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Online Learning

Live Virtual Session

Program Fees

$2,400 CAD

Program fee includes all materials.

Program fees are tax exempt.

Additional Details

Registration Deadline: September 28, 2022

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For nearly 70 years, leaders from around the world have come to The Ivey Academy to deepen their business knowledge and drive immediate results. It may be just what you and your organization need.

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