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Friday February 28, 2020
9 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Aria Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel
Toronto, Ontario

In today’s complex and complicated world, the character of our leaders (and indeed, their followers) has never been more critical—yet often, it is leaders lacking in character that dominate our purview. We invite you to join us at a different vantage point: The Ivey Leadership Summit. 

In 2008, Ivey - one of Canada’s preeminent business schools – put a stake in the ground after conducting pioneering leadership research. We exposed that good leadership depends on competencies, commitment, and character and yet character had been severely neglected in leadership discourse and development. We decided to change that – for our students and for leaders in the public, private and not for profit sectors. During this day-long event, you will hear from leaders who have shown extraordinary character in their leadership and learn how to integrate it into your own leadership practice. The Ivey Leadership Summit is designed to:

  • cultivate a deeper understanding of the power of character in the art of leadership;
  • demonstrate how character is critical to leadership success because of its foundational role in making effective decisions and taking transformative, generative action; and
  • reveal how character-driven leaders out-behave their competition and create sustainable excellence, for their own organization as well as for society at large.

Join us on February 28, for a day focusing on character-driven leadership created for individuals to be inspired, enlightened and invigorated. Through our keynote speakers, you will meet exceptional leaders who have had to rely on their strength of character to meet challenges, perform in their roles, to influence others, and to ignite excellence.

Summit Speakers:

Anna Maria Tremonti

Anna Maria Tremonti
Journalist, Podcaster & 17 Season Host of 'The Current'

Michael Friisdahl

Michael Friisdahl
President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Tyler Shultz
Theranos Whistleblower & Entrepreneur

Erika Cheung

Erika Cheung
Theranos Whistleblower & Co-Founder,
Ethics in Entrepreneurship & Spiral Bio

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland*
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Maureen Chiquet

Maureen Chiquet
Former Global CEO of Chanel

* The scheduled appearance by The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, has been postponed due to Parliamentary obligations.