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.

Upcoming Sessions

Join us for one of our upcoming sessions.

Module 1: April 23 - May 04, 2018

Module 2: June 04 - June 08, 2018

$28,500 CDN
(Program fee includes all materials, meals, accommodations.)

Optional Accounting/ Financial Analysis Tutorial: Finance for Non-Financial Professionals: April 20 - 22, 2018, $3,300

Have a question? Call us: 1.800.948.8548 or 1.519.661.3272

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.


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


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

T.S. (Tony) Frost

T.S. (Tony) Frost: Faculty Director

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.

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.

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. 

Michael H. Taylor

Michael H. Taylor

Michael Taylor is a member of the marketing faculty at the Ivey Business School. He earned a BA in Economics from Western University. He earned an MBA from The Ivey Business School at Western University. He joined Ivey in 2009 after a successful 20 year management career in the private sector.

Prior to joining Ivey, Michael Taylor has 20 years experience in various management roles with large international companies. He has held a wide range of management and leadership positions, and has taught in executive education programs. His areas of experience include; marketing strategy, business-to-business marketing, sales management infrastructure, and account management in complex organizations. He has played a senior role in a wide range of complex projects including, for example; Key-Account Management for complex industrial customers, "System Usability" of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, and repositioning service offerings from a reactive "break-fix" market position to a proactive "maintenance management" position.

Michael Taylor held progressively responsible positions during his career in the private sector finishing off as the Senior Manager of Strategic Development with Siemens Canada Ltd. He was with Siemens Canada Ltd. from 1998 to 2009. Before that he was with Westinghouse Canada from 1981 to 1998.

Lawrence  Plummer

Lawrence Plummer

Lawrence (Larry) Plummer, Ph.D. is an Assistant 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.

Jana Seijts

Jana Seijts

Ms. Seijts is a lecturer in Management Communication at the Ivey Business School. She received her B.A., B.Ed., and M.A from the University of Toronto. Before arriving at Ivey, Ms. Seijts was the Coordinator and English Language Specialist at the Writing Support Services from 2000 to 2009 at Western. She has over 23 years’ experience teaching professional and technical communication courses to undergraduates and graduate students at Western University, Schulich School of Business-York University, and the University of Manitoba. She is the co-author of A Concise Guide to Technical Communication (First and Second Canadian Editions, 2010 and 2012), as well as IMPACT! A Guide to Business Communication, (Ninth Edition, 2017). Ms. Seijts is also a best-selling author of business cases in Management Communication, Marketing Communication, and General Management, and her cases have appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

Ms. Seijts is the owner of a consulting company specializing in technical and professional communication. Her clients have included J.D. Irving, Lanxess, Toronto Hydro, the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario, Ontario Power Authority, Tangerine, CIBC, the Agricultural Bank of China, Aecon, AVIVA, Skanska, and The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. She is regularly invited to speak at postsecondary institutions and conferences (most recently Stanford University, The Management Communication Association and the Association for Business Communication). Ms. Seijts speaks on such topics as Unlocking Your Leadership Presence, Strategic Storytelling for a Rapidly Changing World, Reach Your Potential: Designing Winning Proposals, Getting Social: Effective Social Media in Business, and Delivering High Impact Pitches.

London, Ontario, Canada

Housed in a Georgian manor situated on 30 beautifully landscaped acres of parkland, Ivey’s residential executive centre is minutes from Western University and the Ivey Business School.

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