QuantumShift™ for Entrepreneurs

In partnership with KPMG Enterprise, Ivey’s QuantumShift program for entrepreneurs is purpose-built to help improve your leadership style, inspire your business partners, and maximize your growth opportunities.

Session Dates

May 3 – 8, 2020

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Location

London, Ontario, Canada

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre

551 Windermere Road

Program Fees

$4,250 CAD

Program fee includes all materials, meals and accommodations.

Program fees are tax exempt.

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What do I get?

After completing the QuantumShift™ for Entrepreneurs 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 a QuantumShift™ for Entrepreneurs Certificate of Completion, a powerful credential from the top business school in Canada.

Program Content

Join some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs and take your company to the next level. Do you have what it takes?

QuantumShift™ is a rigorous five-day developmental program for Canada's most promising entrepreneurs. Only 40 entrepreneurs are accepted into this program annually. We keep it small to ensure a tightknit community, with the best of the best. Participants are nominated by KPMG Enterprise. The Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at Ivey determines the final selection.

Those selected are awarded a subsidy from Ivey and KPMG Enterprise, which offsets a significant portion of the program's cost.

How To Apply

KPMG Enterprise is looking for the next wave of elite business entrepreneurs to nominate as QuantumShift™ participants. To see if you qualify, contact KPMG Enterprise by emailing info@quantumshift.ca or visit www.quantumshift.ca 

Founded by KPMG Enterprise and the Ivey Business School and sponsored by The Globe and Mail and TD.

   

Who Should Attend?

For detailed program information, download the brochure.

QuantumShift™ is for CEO business owners who are past startup. They're innovative, insightful business leaders. And they're ready to shift a thriving enterprise to a whole new level of success. Candidates must be nominated by KPMG Enterprise and selected by Ivey's Institute for Entrepreneurship. 

QuantumShift™ explores critical issues that matter to entrepreneurs, and gives you a valuable peer network you won’t find anywhere else. 

Topics covered include:

  • Leadership: Effectively guide your organization through change
  • Strategy: Uncover obstacles that may be limiting growth
  • Finance: Learn how to move from business plan to business proposition
  • Human resources: Learn how to attract and retain the very best
  • Building a network: Share ideas and discuss common challenges

Benefits To You

QuantumShift™ is more than an executive education program. It is an entry into an exclusive peer network designed to provide business leaders with a platform to share their ideas and challenges.

Even after the program, you will continue to be connected through bi-annual videoconferences and an annual conference.

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Program Faculty

Eric A. Morse

Professor

Eric A. Morse

Eric Morse, Ph.D. is the Ron and Nancy Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Executive Director of the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School. Eric currently serves as Special Advisor to the President and Director of Entrepreneurship at Western University. In this position, Eric also serves as Chair of the Western Entrepreneurship Steering Team. Eric served as Associate Dean Programs for a six-year term, which ended in 2014. Prior to his service as Associate Dean, Eric served as the Inaugural Director of the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, a post he returned to July 1, 2015. Dr. Morse is the founder of and the Academic Director for, Ivey and KPMG Enterprise’s QuantumShift Program for Exceptional Entrepreneurs. Over its fifteen-year lifetime the QuantumShift Program has inspired over 600 of Canada’s best and brightest entrepreneurs onto even greater success.

Eric’s research has been published in top journals around the world including: the Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Management, The Strategic Management Journal and the Sloan Management Review. In the most general sense Eric pursues research questions with three foci: the entrepreneur, the venture and the venture context. However, his emphasis has been on the entrepreneur, and Entrepreneurial Cognition is his main area of study. Dr. Morse was an early participant in this area of study within the entrepreneurship field.

Eric’s work with business leaders has been widely cited by CBC News, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Financial Post Magazine, Vancouver Sun, The South China Morning Post, Chatelaine, and Cosmopolitan (HK).

Eric has served on the board, been an advisor to, founded, or been an investor in a variety of entrepreneurial start-ups. Dr. Morse actively consults with both private and public enterprises across Canada and around the world. He has worked with a diverse range of corporate clients on strategy, strategic planning, growth and innovation.

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David Simpson

Lecturer

David Simpson

David Simpson is a London based financier with a broad range of business experiences and a passion for Entrepreneurship. He has financed and operated a diverse range of businesses including restaurants, golf courses, aircraft leasing, oil field serves and retail. He completed an undergraduate degree (Political Science) by part time study while he played professional hockey. Upon retirement from hockey, he completed an MBA at the Ivey Business School in 1988. Upon graduation, he began his career as an entrepreneur engaging in all aspects of corporate finance in the small business sector. In 1989, he was the co-founder of The New Enterprise Workshop, one of the earliest attempts (supported by the Provincial Government) to support fledgling entrepreneurs. As an operator himself in a "Family Business," he is keen to support Ivey's efforts to understand and support learning in this vital sector of the Canadian economy. As a practicing entrepreneur, he has a passion to promote this lifestyle choice at Ivey.

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Gerard Seijts

Professor

Gerard Seijts

Gerard Seijts received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1998. Prior to joining Ivey Business School in 2000, he was on the faculty at the I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. Gerard is teaching on several leadership programs. For example, he has worked with organizations including Aecon, Intact Financial Corporation, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Maple Leaf Foods, J.D. Irving Limited, Hutchison Ports, Cigna, A.S. Watson, Bank of China Hong Kong and many others. He has also worked with local government in Canada and Hong Kong on issues such as leadership and change. Gerard has taught EMBA, MBA and undergraduate courses in leadership, leading change, organizational behavior, performance management and staffing.

His research activities, spanning journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, cover a wide range of topics including leadership, change, goal setting, training and development, teams, organizational justice, and performance management. He also enjoys writing practitioner-oriented articles.

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Mary Weil

Lecturer

Mary Weil

Mary Weil is a Lecturer in the Management Communications group at the Ivey Business School and the Faculty Director of the HBA Program. Mary teaches Management Communications in Ivey’s HBA, MBA, MSc and Executive Development programs. Mary graduated from Western University with a Master of Arts in Journalism and spent several years as a reporter and television producer before starting a career in public relations.

Mary was awarded the 2015 EFMD Responsible Leadership case writing award. She has written cases about the communication issues that companies face including recovering from natural disasters, from social media disasters and handling challenging media encounters.

Mary has worked with a range of corporate clients at multinational firms and mid-sized companies. She especially enjoys helping entrepreneurs engage with the media and find the best way to tell their stories.

Mary is a member of the Management Communications Association and the Association for Business Communication.

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R. Lyn Purdy

Associate Professor,Deans' Office

R. Lyn Purdy

Lyn Purdy is an associate professor of Organizational Behaviour at Ivey Business School. Prior to joining Ivey, she was an associate professor at the Centre for Administrative and Information Studies at Western University. She earned at BASc in Chemical Engineering, and an MASc and PhD in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo.

Purdy's research interests include organizational impacts of new technologies and techniques, performance evaluation of supplier organizations, quality management programs and participation of employees, and decision making and the impact of negative information. She has authored or co-authored several articles which have appeared in such publications as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the Journal of Management Systems, the Sloan Management Review, Journal of Operations Management and Behaviour and Information Technology.

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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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