As a seasoned executive, you want to increase your capacity to think strategically and to enhance your leadership capabilities. The Ivey Executive Program is a learning experience that links leading-edge concepts with hands-on best practices, along with opportunities for personal coaching from faculty and peer networks. You will leave with increased self-confidence and the ability to address complex management and leadership issues.

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Who Should Attend?

Senior leaders who have demonstrated a progressive career path and business impact in their 12+ years of experience, with no more than 3 reporting levels below C-Suite. 

  • 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

Strategic Thinking

  • Gain awareness of major trends affecting business today and what they mean for your organization in terms of threats and opportunities, impact and response – “What? So what? Now what?”
  • 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
  • Learn about growth strategies: where to look for growth, how to choose growth options wisely, and how to avoid growth options that destroy value 

Organizational Savvy 

  • Develop sophisticated knowledge of both traditional and new organizational forms
  • Navigate formal and informal networks of influence
  • Lead powerful collaboration across the matrix and in multi-unit initiatives
  • Partner externally through alliances and other forms of cooperation
  • Address the dual imperatives of alignment and agility: execute successfully today, adapt flexibly for tomorrow

Innovation, Agility, and Change

  • Develop the skills and confidence to bring an entrepreneurial mindset into an established organization to drive innovation and renewal
  • Gain insight into why even the most successful organizations are vulnerable to the problem of strategic drift – relying too heavily on past sources of success, established routines, and outmoded strategies
  • Learn how to recognize and discover new business opportunities, assess their potential, and bring them to market
  • Develop balanced brain techniques – left brain/right brain – for idea generation and structured business creativity
  • Hone your capacity to set direction and lead strategic change

Enable, Empower, and Engage People

  • Enable teams to drive innovation and value creation; develop leaders who consistently raise their teams’ capabilities
  •  Empower leaders to develop their unique qualities for exceptional performance
  • Leverage the benefits of diversity across the enterprise
  • Shape organizational culture to provide a healthy, happy workplace context
  • Influence beyond the rational and measurable by navigating unconscious power and identity dynamics

Leadership Presence and Growth

  • Develop new approaches to connect with those around you in meaningful and authentic ways
  • Stretch your vision and leadership purpose; acquire techniques to establish authority
  • Learn the power of storytelling techniques to set clear direction and to motivate others to achieve exceptional results
  • Communicate with confidence and professionalism whether it’s in boardrooms, client meetings, "virtual" connections, or large presentation halls

Optional Tutorial: Accounting & Financial Analysis

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.

 Industry

Oil and Gas/Energy: 25% Telecommunications: 9%
Finance: 25% Manufacturing: 7%
Public Sector: 14% Other: 20%


Age

55 and older: 12% 40 - 44: 20%
50 - 54: 25% 35 - 39: 20%
45 - 49: 23%  


Select Participating Organizations

AltaGas Ltd. ATCO Group
Banks DIH Limited Bell Canada
Bird Construction Group Bruce Power
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Canada Post Corporation
Capgemini Cascades Inc.
CSA Group DB Schenker
Dollarama Inc. General Dynamic Land Systems
Gran Tierra Energy Incorporated Maple Leaf Foods
Neal & Massy OMERS
Ontario Government Rogers Communications
Scotiabank  Spirit Airlines
Sun Life Financial Canada TransCanada Corporation
TD Bank Group WestJet Airlines 
   

"The interactive learning, through roleplaying, setting up teams, and walking through the story, you really felt you were participating in the case as if you were making decisions yourself. To run through what the actual outcome was and to see how it turned out, that really stuck as far as learning material."

Steve Renaud, General Manager, CenterLine (Windsor) Limited

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“My experience and time at Ivey has been exceptional. In three weeks, my universe has been further expanded by the simple reminder, as a professional manager, to always ask questions.”

Carey Kostyk, Vice President, Projects, ATCO Electric Ltd.

 

“This program will challenge and stretch you to be the best leader possible. If you are looking for a program that you can coast through with little effort, then this is not that program. The faculty is some of the best that you can find anywhere and they actually care. The case study method is a refreshing way to learn. Real companies and real leaders in real situations! Wow! You get to analyze, debate and fully discuss all options available in the situation and then determine the best course of action. Be warned, there are twists and turns along the way! I highly recommend IEP. It will give context to your leadership journey.”

Paulette Jones, Advertising Manager, The Nation Publishing Co. Limited

Tony Frost

Tony Frost: Faculty Director

Tony Frost, Professor of International Business and the former MBA Program Director, teaches courses on Global Environment of Business and Strategic Management in undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D. and Executive Education programs.

His research on strategy and competition in a global context has been presented at various academic conferences and published in leading academic journals including the Harvard Business Review. He is currently Program Director of the Erasmus program in partnership with Rotterdam School of Management and teaches specialized executive programs for emerging market companies in various locations around the world.

Martha Maznevski

Martha Maznevski: Faculty Director

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. 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.

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor has taught in the HBA, MBA and Executive Education programs. His areas of experience include marketing strategy, business-to-business marketing, sales management infrastructure, and account management in complex organizations. Michael is the author of Accelerating Business: How to Accelerate the Implementation and Adoption Rate of New Business Initiatives and Strategies, published in 2010. Prior to joining Ivey, Michael had a successful twenty year management career in the private sector, in which he held various management roles with large international companies.

Lawrence A. Plummer

Lawrence A. Plummer

Lawrence (Larry) Plummer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Ivey in the Entrepreneurship group. His 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.

Jana Seijts

Jana Seijts

Ms. Seijts is a lecturer in Management Communication at the Ivey Business School and a lecturer in Engineering Communication at the Faculty of Engineering --Western University. She has over 19 years experience teaching professional and technical writing and oral communications courses to undergraduates and graduate students at Western University as well as the University of Manitoba. She is the co-author of A Concise Guide to Technical Communication (First and Second Canadian Editions), as well as a forthcoming text in the area of Business Communications. Ms. Seijts is also the author of numerous business cases in Management Communication and General Management and her cases have been featured in the Harvard Business Review.