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Strategic Leadership: Transform Your Business by Leveraging Disruption

The accelerated pace of digital change is bringing tremendous opportunities for business leaders who are prepared to guide their organizations through disruptive times. By successfully capitalizing on technology-induced disruption, you can drive greater growth by enhancing your customers' experiences, and even changing the terms of competition in your industry. However, taking advantage of technological disruption requires a different form of strategic leadership and new business acumen in order to exploit market opportunities successfully, all while navigating the inevitable business transformation that comes with market exploitation.

This program will help you determine if your company is ripe for becoming a disruptor, and will show you how to recognize and profit from changes that are affecting your customers, business, and industry. You will also learn how to harness the strategies, tactics, methods, and resources needed for undertaking transformative digital initiatives.

Upcoming Sessions

Join us for one of our upcoming sessions.

Who should attend?

  • Executives in positions to influence their organizations to enact positive change
  • Business leaders seeking ways to better prepare for navigating disruption and the business / technology transformation that comes with it
  • Executives who have recently graduated from line responsibility to decision-making responsibility

What You Learn

  • How, why, and where disruption is affecting legacy industries
  • The five phases of preparation that help identify and capitalize on exponential market disruption
  • Tools and frameworks for diagnosing your company’s readiness to be a disruptive market force
  • How to “disrupt yourself” by reframing your perspective, thinking, and core assumptions

How You Learn

This immersive program is heavily grounded in collaborative learning outcomes achieved through facilitated discussions, group activities, presentations, and case studies. You leave knowing exactly how you will apply your new knowledge and skills to start making an impact once you are back in the office.

If you are having a hard time imagining yourself in a classroom again, keep in mind that Ivey designs its Executive Education programs with busy leaders in mind. This engaging, interactive experience draws on the vast perspectives that you and your classmates bring to the program. Our real-world method of learning is not about textbooks and lectures: it’s about learning by doing. You will take on real challenges faced by real companies to gain practical hands-on experience. You will also come away with new knowledge and ideas that are directly applicable to your business and that will have immediate impact.

Preparation and Background


Andreas Schotter

Faculty Director
Andreas Schotter

A dual Canadian and German citizen, Andreas Schotter is an Assistant Professor of International Business and the Faculty Director of Ivey’s MSC in Management program. He also serves as Ivey’s Academic Director of the CEMS Global Alliance Masters in International Management program. Dr. Schotter has lived in Canada, Europe, Asia and the USA and holds permanent resident status in Hong Kong. As an international business expert he helps executives and organizations understand the challenges and opportunities posed by the ever increasing turbulences in the global economy. He specializes in how to think strategically and drive the agile decision-making that will prevail in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous business world. His current areas of endeavour include the development of strategies for business system disruption and investigations into boundary-spanning leadership capabilities in global organizations. Dr. Schotter’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies and the MIT Sloan Management Review amongst others. He has authored numerous book chapters, cases, and a book on strategic management frameworks. In addition to his academic work Dr. Schotter collaborates closely with leading multinational corporations from North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America on emerging market strategies and international leadership development.

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Karen S. Walch

Karen S. Walch

Lecturer (part-time)
Paul Kinsinger

Paul Kinsinger

Lecturer (part-time)

Where You Learn

Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This state-of-the-art facility is located in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District and provides the perfect backdrop for executive courses.