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MBA Leadership Day

July 25, 2017

On July 25, the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership will host Ivey MBA Leadership Day, where we will dedicate the day to the development of our students as leaders. The MBA class will have the opportunity to have a first-hand look at the development of good leadership from some of Canada’s most respected practitioners.   

The day will begin with a panel of leaders representing a broad range of perspectives. The panel session will be led by Ivey Professor Gerard Seijts, Executive Director of the Leadership Institute and author of the book Good Leaders Learn: Lessons from Lifetimes of Leadership and co-author of Developing Leadership Character. The panel discussion focuses on the learning that happens to good leaders throughout their lives – the experiences and influences that enable leaders to know what to do, how to act and how to lead during tumultuous and trying times. Three proven leaders will participate in the panel:

Jon Hantho, MBA ‘89
Principal, Janus Advisory Services

Michael Rolland, HBA ‘79
Chief Investment Officer, OMERS Private Markets

Barbara Stymiest, HBA ‘78
Corporate Director

The day will be brought to a close with the keynote address, Clear Water Has No Fish, presented by accomplished leader, Linda Hasenfratz. Hasenfratz is the Chief Executive Officer, Linamar Corporation and has been named the Ivey Business Leader of the Year for 2017. She is also a member of the board of the United States Canada Council for the Advancement of Women Business Leaders-Female Entrepreneurs, announced at the White House earlier this year.


  • Leadership
  • MBA