Ivey Executive Program

Lead in today’s changing business environment. Think strategically. Cultivate the talent in others. Drive change in your organization. Create a culture of innovation. Develop practical solutions to problems and opportunities your organization is facing today.

Who should attend?

Senior leaders with 10+ years of experience, who have demonstrated progress and impact.

Session Dates

Module 1

April 20 – May 1, 2020

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Module 2

June 8 – 12, 2020

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Location

London, Ontario, Canada

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

551 Windermere Road

Program Fees

$25,000 CAD

Program fee includes all materials, meals and accommodations.

Program fees are tax exempt.

Accounting & Financial Analysis

April 17 – 19, 2020 | $3,500

Ivey's Accounting and Financial Analysis tutorial prepares participants who have limited background and experience in the area for the more in-depth accounting and finance content covered during the Ivey Executive Program. A basic understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and financial analysis is essential to maximize the learning experience during the Ivey Executive Program.

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What do I get?

After completing the Ivey Executive 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 Executive Program Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Overview

As a seasoned executive, you need the most important, relevant knowledge for the most important stage of your career. 

With the Ivey Executive Program, you’ll link leading-edge concepts with hands-on best practices. Receive coaching from top-rated executive coaches and faculty. And build a powerful peer network, who will be in your corner when you need them most. 

Return to work armed with the confidence and ability to lead in today’s complex, global business environment.

Program ROI

  • Take a deep, personal dive into your own leadership by using assessment tools in tandem with three full days of intense executive coaching
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the changing environment of business and develop a more strategic way of thinking
  • Develop your abilities to drive innovation, set strategic direction, and lead change
  • Hone your capacity to lead people and help them grow and exceed their own expectations
  • Enhance your executive presence, personal impact, and influence within your organization
  • Develop practical solutions to problems and opportunities your organization is facing today

What You Learn

For detailed program content, download the brochure.

Strategic Thinking

  • Develop insight into rapidly changing market dynamics: customer needs and preferences; competitive landscapes; and industry structures, value chains, and ecosystems
  • Assess your organization’s competitive advantage: battle test capabilities, identify resource gaps, and develop a view of what it will take to sustain success

Organizational Savvy

  • Develop sophisticated knowledge of both traditional and new organizational forms
  • Partner externally through alliances and other forms of cooperation

Innovation, Agility, and Change

  • Develop the skills and confidence to bring an entrepreneurial mindset into an established organization to drive innovation and renewal
  • Learn how to recognize and discover new business opportunities, assess their potential, and bring them to market

Enable, Empower, and Engage People

  • Enable teams to drive innovation and value creation; develop leaders who consistently raise their teams’ capabilities

Leadership Presence and Growth

  • Develop new approaches to connect with those around you in meaningful and authentic ways
  • Communicate with confidence and professionalism in boardrooms, client meetings, virtual connections, or large presentation halls
  • Learn who you are as a leader by using self-assessments, peer assessments, and executive coaching from experienced executive coaches – both during and after the program

 

How You Learn

This is Not about Textbooks and Lectures

This isn’t your typical classroom. Our programs are designed with busy leaders in mind. We’re talking an engaging, interactive, and unique experience. Our real-world Case-Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and ideas that you can immediately implement in your business.

Create Immediate Impact

Throughout the program, you’ll track your learning outcomes and pinpoint specific initiatives to implement. You’ll leave knowing exactly how you will apply your new knowledge and skills, and a self-developed implementation plan to start your impact once back in your workplace.

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Program Faculty

Martha Maznevski

Professor

Martha Maznevski

Martha Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Ivey. She is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity, and empowering individual differences. She has published widely on these topics in academic and management arenas, and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership at all levels in today’s highly complex global environment.

Dr. Maznevski completed her Ph.D. at Ivey with research on multicultural teams, and has expanded that research stream throughout her career. She publishes the popular textbook International Management Behavior, now in its 7th edition, with Ivey professors emeriti H. Lane and J. DiStefano. Her research has been published in leading journals including Journal of International Business Studies and Strategic Management Journal. Her current research unlocks the performance dynamics of lateral teams – teams that coordinate across multi-unit organizations such as global key account teams or matrixed product or function groups. 

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Lawrence A. Plummer

Associate Professor

Lawrence A. Plummer

Lawrence (Larry) Plummer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Ivey in the Entrepreneurship group. He earned his Ph.D. in strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previously, Professor Plummer was an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Oklahoma's Price College of Business and an assistant professor at Clemson University's College of Business and Behavioral Science. In 2004, Professor Plummer was named a management research fellow of the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. His prior experience includes two consulting practices founded with his wife as well as international consulting and management in the aerospace, environmental, and television/film sectors.

Plummer's research focuses on new venture creation, growth, and performance. Much of his current research focuses on the geography of entrepreneurship through the lens of spatial economics including economic geography, regional/urban economics, location theory, and spatial econometrics. Professor Plummer's research is most concerned with the location choices entrepreneurs make in starting their businesses and how spatial competition between firms drives the survival and performance of new ventures. His research appears in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Organizational Research Methods, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics, Annals of Regional Science, and Production and Operations Management.

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Craig Dunbar

Associate Professor

Craig Dunbar

Professor Dunbar joined the Finance Faculty Group at the Ivey Business School in July 1997. He previously taught Finance at the Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh from 1992 to 1997. He was the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at Ivey from 2004 to 2009. Professor Dunbar has served the University in a number of capacities. From 2010 to 2013 he was an elected member of the Western Joint Pension Board. He was a University Senator from 2007 to 2011 and served on the Senate Committee on University Planning (SCUP) from 2008 to 2012. He was Chair of that committee from 2009 to 2012. Professor Dunbar is currently the Paul Desmarais/London Life Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Dunbar's research focuses on investment banking, corporate finance and financial contract choice. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Financial Analyst Journal.

 

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June Cotte

Professor

June Cotte

June Cotte holds the Scott & Melissa Beattie Professorship in Marketing and is Professor of Marketing at the Ivey Business School. From 1998-2001, she was Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She earned her B.B.A. (Honors) at Brock University, her M.B.A. from University of Windsor, and her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Professor Cotte's research interests focus on behavioral issues, including why and when people will pay more for ethically produced products, how people perceive time and how that influences their behavior at work and at leisure, family influence on behavior, and consumption issues in gambling. She is on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, MIT/Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Services Marketing, and the Journal of Managerial Psychology, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, and other journals and books.

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Andreas P.J. Schotter

Associate Professor

Andreas P.J. Schotter

A dual Canadian and German citizen, Andreas Schotter is an Associate Professor of International Business. He also serves as Ivey’s Academic Director of the CEMS Global Alliance Masters in International Management program. Dr. Schotter has lived in Canada, Europe, Asia and the USA and holds permanent resident status in Hong Kong. As an international business expert he helps executives and organizations understand the challenges and opportunities posed by the ever increasing turbulences in the global economy. He specializes in how to think strategically and drive the agile decision-making that will prevail in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business world. His current areas of endeavour include the development of strategies for business system disruption and investigations into boundary-spanning leadership capabilities in global organizations. Dr. Schotter’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies and the MIT Sloan Management Review amongst others. He has authored numerous book chapters, cases, and a book on strategic management frameworks. In addition to his academic work Dr. Schotter collaborates closely with leading multinational corporations from North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America on emerging market strategies and international leadership development.

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Kanina Blanchard

Lecturer (part-time)

Kanina Blanchard

Kanina Blanchard has extensive experience working in international business, the public service, non- profit and consulting. Having lived and worked on four continents she is recognized for her ability to adapt, lead teams and projects, and navigate complexities across various sectors, geographies and cultures. With expertise in the areas of organizational and communication challenges as well as issues, crisis and change management, her greatest passion is in the area of leadership development, education and coaching.

From CEOs and C-Suite executives to emerging leaders, and from the next generation of professionals to those seeking to leave a leadership legacy, Kanina has coached thousands of individual's seeking to grow and develop their character, competencies and commitment. Kanina brings almost 30 years of practical, dynamic and real-world experience to the table along with a deepening array of research and academic credentials that grounds her consulting practices in the creation of transformational and sustainable change. Kanina is committed to provide clients with targeted and customized strategic solutions to challenges that impact organizational and leadership brand, reputation and bottom line. Kanina invites you to join her on LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kaninablanchard

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Where You Learn

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

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551 Windermere Road
London, Ontario, Canada
N5X 2T1

The Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre provides business professionals with an extraordinary and intimate setting like no other. Housed in a Georgian manor with 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland and gardens, The Ivey Academy is minutes from Western University and the Ivey Business School.

Spencer has 125 guest suites, 14,000 sq. ft. of event space (including three amphitheatres), cycling and hiking trails, a fitness centre, a high-ropes team-building course, five dining rooms, and free parking.

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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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