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QuantumShift™ for Entrepreneurs

A learning experience specifically designed for entrepreneurs.

QuantumShift™ is a rigorous five-day developmental program for Canada's most promising entrepreneurs.

Only 40 business entrepreneurs are accepted into this exclusive program annually. They are nominated by KPMG Enterprise, with final selection determined by the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Ivey.

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

Upcoming Sessions

Join us for one of our upcoming sessions.

Date Location Fee
May 07 - May 12, 2017
London, ON $3,750 CDN
  • Program fee includes: all materials, meals, accommodations.

Call us: 1.800.948.8548 or 1.519.661.3272

KPMG Enterprise is looking for the next wave of elite business entrepreneurs to nominate as QuantumShift participants. To see if you may 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.

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Who Should Attend?

QuantumShift™ is for CEO business owners who are past start-up. 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, all while building a valuable peer network.

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

The QuantumShift™ program is more than an Executive Development program.

  • It is an entry into an exclusive peer network designed to provide business leaders with a platform to share their ideas and challenges.
  • Following completion of the program, you will become a Fellow of QuantumShift™.
  • Long after the program is completed, you will continue to connect with this exceptional business support network through bi-annual videoconferences and an annual conference.
Eric Morse

Eric Morse: Faculty Director

Eric Morse is the Associate Dean - Programs, at the Ivey Business School. He is the founder of QuantumShift™, an executive education program for Canada's best entrepreneurs, and a recognized authority on entrepreneurship and strategic management.

His extensive research has appeared in leading academic journals including: MIT Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Management. Much sought after for his expertise, Eric has been widely cited by the popular press including: CBC News, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Financial Post Magazine, Vancouver Sun and Business London.

Clients: Closing the Gap Healthcare Group, Constellation Software, General Dynamics, HSBC, Jones Packaging, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Maple Leaf Foods, MTR Hong Kong, RedKey Real Estate, Tech Alliance, Toronto Star and Volvo.

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell

J. Robert (Rob) Mitchell, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Ivey in the Entrepreneurship group. He teaches undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship courses. Prior to joining Ivey, Professor Mitchell taught entrepreneurship and strategy at the University of Oklahoma. He completed his doctoral studies in entrepreneurship and strategic management at the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana. Before pursuing his Ph.D. at Indiana University, Professor Mitchell worked in a technology startup in Salt Lake City, Utah and was involved in emerging enterprise consulting in Victoria, British Columbia.

Professor Mitchell's research interests bridge entrepreneurship and strategic management in that he studies how cognitive, environmental, and behavioural factors lead to the creation of new value in new and existing firms. Professor Mitchell is the recipient of the NFIB Best Dissertation Award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. His research has been published or accepted for publication in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Strategic Management Journal.

Lyn Purdy

Lyn Purdy

Lyn Purdy, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, teaches courses on Organizational Change, Career Management and Management of People for Exceptional Performance.

She teaches Ivey's degree programs (HBA, MBA and Executive MBA) and in Ivey's public and custom executive education programs. She has extensive experience facilitating skills development workshops and coaching feedback sessions. Lyn has written a number of publications in the area of the organizational and behavioural impacts of implementing new technologies and techniques in manufacturing and non-manufacturing firms. She has worked in a variety of industries as an employee and a researcher.

Clients: ATCO, City of London, Syngenta, Smart Systems for Health Agency, Volvo, Siemens, The Globe and Mail, Maple Leaf Foods, Sagicor, Orlick Industries, Newalta, Rogers Communications and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Gerard Seijts

Gerard Seijts

Gerard Seijts, Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Executive Director, Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, has taught EMBA, MBA, undergraduate and executive training courses.

He has been interviewed by the popular press including: The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald and numerous other media outlets. His research activities have been published in journal articles, book chapters and conference papers covering a wide range of leadership and organizational behaviour topics. In 2005 and 2007, he received the Innovation in Teaching Award from Ivey and in 2008 received the Canadian Association of Municipalities Administrator Education Award for his work with the City of London. He is also the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, voted by MBA students.

Clients: Aecon, Intact Financial Corporation, OMERS, Maple Leaf Foods, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, 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.

David Simpson

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.

Mary C. Weil

Mary C. Weil

Mary C. Weil is a lecturer in the communications area group at the Ivey Business School. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Journalism at Western University and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science (Honours) at McMaster University.

Prior to joining Ivey in 2005, Mary worked at CTV's Business News Network (BNN) in a series of progressively higher positions. While there, she booked high-profile Fortune 500 CEOs as guests, managed a dozen staff, and produced two-and-a-half hours of live programming every day.

Mary also spent five years as a reporter for Dow Jones & Company, where she wrote news and feature-length articles on initial public offerings, biotechnology and retail. She has had numerous stories published in newspapers across Canada as well as in The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Asia.

Mary is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).