A rigorous annual five-day developmental program for 45 of Canada’s leaders of publicly accountable NPOs, CommunityShift will change the way the participants look at their operations and provide a catalyst for change.

Upcoming Sessions

Join us for one of our upcoming sessions.

Date Location Fee
Nov 19 - Nov 24, 2017
London, Ontario, Canada $2,750 CDN
  • Program fees are tax exempt.
  • Program fee includes: all materials, meals, accommodations.

Call us: 1.800.948.8548 or 1.519.661.3272

Who Should Attend?

CommunityShift™ is designed to benefit the leaders of Canada's influential charitable and not-for-profit organizations with assets/revenues greater than $5M. Successful participants will be leaders in their sector and community, insightful and articulate, with a desire to learn and develop and be ready and willing to contribute to the learning of their peers. The application process is rigorous and requires the support of the participating organization's board.

Nominations

Any C-level leader of a Canadian charity or not-for-profit organization may be nominated. All applications are confidential and are made through KPMG Enterprise. Participants are selected by the Ivey Business School. 

Applications will be accepted beginning February 20, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact: Bobbi-Jean White bobbijeanwhite@kpmg.ca

 

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What's Covered

Top faculty and outstanding guest speakers will challenge participants to share experiences, learn from each other, and apply the learning back to their own organization.

Topics covered include:

  • Fostering Collaboration
  • Managing the external environment & stakehoders
  • Leading deep and comprehensive change
  • Measuring impact
  • Individual and team decision making in challenging situations
  • Negotiating Effectively
  • Developing personal leadership

CommunityShift is a leadership development program designed exclusively for C-level leaders of Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations, founded by KPMG Enterprise and Ivey Business School.

A rigorous annual five-day developmental program for 45 of Canada’s leaders of publicly accountable NPOs, CommunityShift will change the way the participants look at their operations and provide a catalyst for change.

This in-residence program will include representatives from across sectors (e.g. education, health, youth, community service) and will include not-for-profits and charitable organizations.

CommunityShift builds on the success of QuantumShift, a long running, highly successful developmental program focused on the leaders of high growth, entrepreneurial organizations co-founded by KPMG and Ivey. QuantumShift has grown into a national network with over 500 alumni, actively engaged in continued learning and networking activities.

A.C. (Ann) Frost

A.C. (Ann) Frost: Faculty Director

Ann C. Frost is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Ivey Business School. Prior to joining the school in 1995, Frost was a doctoral fellow at the Center for Industrial Competitiveness at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and a research associate at MIT's Industrial Performance Center. She earned her BComm and MSc from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in industrial relations from the Sloan School of Management, MIT.

Frost's research interests include workplace restructuring, dynamics in industrial relations, the high performance workplace, and knowledge management in services. Her research has been funded by the Russell-Sage and Rockefeller Foundations (changes in low skilled - low wage work in the American hospital industry) and SSHRC (job quality in Canadian call centres and care team interactions in Ontario intensive care units). Frost is also involved in a multi-year, SSHRC-funded Major Collaborative Research Initiative project entitled Rethinking Institutions for Work and Employment in the Global Era.

Gerard Seijts

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.

T.S. (Tony) Frost

T.S. (Tony) Frost

Tony Frost is an associate professor of international business, and the former MBA Program Director at the Ivey Business School. Frost received his Ph.D. from MIT's Sloan School of Management. His thesis "The Geographic Sources of Innovation in the Multinational Enterprise" received the inaugural Gunnar Hedlund Award for the best doctoral dissertation in international business. Before earning his Ph.D., Frost completed the first year of Sloan's MBA program and worked as an intern at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Washington. His undergraduate degree (BComm) is from the University of British Columbia.

Frost's research interests revolve around strategy and competition in a global context. The main focus of his research is on the capacity of foreign subsidiaries to assimilate, utilize and transfer geographically localized knowledge during the process of technological innovation. Papers from this research stream have been presented at various academic conferences and published in leading academic journals. More recently, Frost has embarked on a research project looking at competitive dynamics between multinationals and local firms in emerging markets. A paper from this project, co-authored with Ivey's Niraj Dawar, was recently published in Harvard Business Review. Frost's research has been funded by various organizations including Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Center for European Studies at Harvard University, Industrial Performance Center at MIT, and Carnegie Bosch Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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