MBA Leadership Day
July 21, 2020, 9:00AM
On July 21, the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership will host its annual Ivey MBA Leadership Day – a day dedicated 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 and leader character 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, led by Ivey Professor Gerard Seijts, Executive Director of the Institute for Leadership, will focus on the learning that happens to good leaders throughout their lives. Three exceptional leaders will share the experiences and influences that enabled them to know what to do, how to act and how to lead during tumultuous and trying times. This year's guest panelists are:
Andy Chisholm, MBA ‘85
Director, Royal Bank of Canada
Chair, Ivey Advisory Board
Keynote Address by Olympian Jeremiah Brown
Jeremiah Brown is one of few Olympians ever to have started learning his sport only four years before winning a medal at the Olympics. Jeremiah’s book, The 4 Year Olympian, spent five weeks as the #1 bestselling sports memoir in Canada. His story has been featured on CBC, CTV, Roger’s Sportsnet, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and USA Today.
Jeremiah seems to operate on four-year cycles of reinvention. From commercial banker to Olympic medallist, from Olympian to Canadian sport leader, and from Canadian sport leader to bestselling author and professional speaker.
Through each transformation, Jeremiah has come to learn the most crucial strategies that make the difference between success and failure. He now passionately helps organizations and people understand how to overcome adversity and adapt to change in their own careers and personal lives.