Ivey Leadership Program
Build the interpersonal leadership skills needed to be effective in leading people and orchestrating change.
Who should attend?
Mid- to senior-level leaders with at least 10 years’ experience managing teams and direct reports.
The shift from managing a team to leading within an organization can be difficult to navigate. With greater seniority comes greater responsibility. In order to deliver long-term results for both you and your organization, you need to lead, not manage.
Rising leaders need to shift their perspective to a wider lens – one that encompasses the entire organization. To really make an impact, you’ll need to amplify your interpersonal leadership skills – the soft skills that will differentiate you from the rest of the pack.
Building on your experience and analysis of your personal leadership style, the Ivey Leadership Program will help you develop your leadership potential. Armed with enhanced influence and persuasion skills – and the ability to think big picture – you will confidently make the shift from managing to leading.
Through case studies, experiential learning exercises, a 360-degree assessment and post-program coaching, you will journey to a deeper self-awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader. You’ll return to work with the skills you need to drive performance, orchestrate change, and develop a leadership culture within your organization.
The Leadership Challenge
An important feature of the Ivey Leadership Program is an application project where you'll identify a specific challenge you're facing at work now or in the near future before the program begins. The project serves as an anchor throughout the program as you formulate and execute a plan to solve the challenge using what you've learned. Throughout the project, you will:
- Apply new frameworks of thinking to persistent organizational challenges.
- Receive objective advice and input from other leaders facing similar issues.
- Return to work with a clear plan to lead change.
- Deliver tangible value for your organization.
Following the program, we'll provide an executive coach to help you maintain the momentum you've generated in solving your leadership challenge. Our coaches are solely focused on helping you accomplish the goals you've identified that you were initially unable to address. Within two to three months after the program, you'll have taken concrete steps to solving this problem - a tangible outcome directly attributed to your program learning.
What do I get?
After completing the Ivey Leadership 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.
What You Learn
For detailed program content, download the brochure.
Leading Individuals and Teams for Exceptional Performance
- Performance management
- One-on-one leadership
- Choosing and developing leaders
- Building exceptional teams
- The leadership role
- Exceptional leadership
- Managing your personal leadership development
- Leading change
- Developing and getting commitment
- Negotiating effectively
- Leading through influence and persuasion
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.
Where You Learn
Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre
551 Windermere Road
London, Ontario, Canada
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.Learn more about the centre
Ready to enrol?
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.Enrol Now