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HBA Leadership Day

September 16, 2020


*This event is exclusive to Ivey HBA1 students.*

On September 16, 2020, the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership will hosted our annual Ivey HBA Leadership Day - a day dedicated to the development of our HBAs as leaders.

Leaders Panel

The event will begin with a panel of leaders representing a broad range of perspectives and moderated by Professor Gerard Seijts, Executive Director of the Institute for Leadership. The panel discussion will focus 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. Our panelists are:

Franca Gucciardi
CEO, McCall MacBain Foundation

Mona Malone
Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of People & Culture, BMO Financial Group

Jeannine Pereira
Director, Talent Development, EY Canada

Rashid Wasti
EVP & Chief Talent Officer, George Weston Limited

Following the panel discussion, students will participate in a mini-case class in their section classrooms. These cases have been specially written for this event and will be facilitated by guest faculty members. 

Keynote Address by Peter Katz, JUNO-Nominated Musician and Storyteller

Peter Katz is a JUNO Award & Canadian Screen Award-nominated singer-songwriter who has spent the past 15 years touring internationally. He has been described by many of his fans and speaking clients as "a thunderbolt for the soul”.

Renowned CBC radio host Tom Power described Peter’s music as “one of the most heartfelt, beautiful, and vulnerable records of the year… an astonishing record”. To date, his music has been streamed over 3 million times on Spotify and his music videos have over 16 million views on YouTube.

Peter’s music has also been featured on several TV shows and movies like Lethal Weapon, Reign, Sign Sealed and Delivered, Felicity, For Your Consideration, Hello Goodbye, Alias, Heartland and more, as well as on CBC Television’s 2016 Rio Olympics / Paralympics coverage.

As a speaker, Peter is a 4-time TEDx fellow being called on to give his highly customized ‘Keynote Concerts’ to countless companies and organizations across various industries like Bell, Xerox, Royal Lepage, SITE Global, Trillium Health, The Canadian Society of Association Executives, and the Government of Canada, to name a few.

For more information on Peter or to listen to his music, click HERE.


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