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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership


Become the leader you’ve always wanted to be

The Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership has a wide range of resources, articles and videos to help you become the leader you’ve always imagined yourself to be.

Professional Development and Consulting

The Institute can deliver customized professional development workshops, keynote lectures, consulting and coaching on leadership and leader character tailored to your organizations needs. We have worked with individuals and organizations at all levels and in all sectors, from elementary education to C-suite executives in global corporations. Contact us to learn more about how we can cultivate leadership and elevate character in your organization.

Leadership Character Insight Assessment (LCIA)

The Ivey Business School and SIGMA Assessment Systems, Inc. have partnered to create the LCIA, a tool to measure leadership character and help recognize the importance of character for effective leadership.

Question of Character Podcast

Hosted by the Institute's Executive-in-Residence, Bill Furlong, and Professor Mary Crossan, the Question of Character podcast is dedicated to asking and answering questions relating to the Ivey Leader Character Framework. This podcast has four purposes:

  1. To promote awareness and understanding of the Ivey Leader Character Framework around the world
  2. To inform and persuade people about the importance of leader character to their personal well-being and success and that of their families, social networks, institutions and society
  3. To provide a library of answers, resources and references to address commonly asked questions about Leader Character
  4. To stimulate interest in and inspiration for individuals and organizations to pursue developing and incorporating Leader Character within themselves and their organizations​


We bring national and international leadership scholars together with students, business leaders and practitioners to enhance our understanding of leadership.

Executive Education Programs

Executive Education programs deliver Ivey’s research on leadership into the classroom. For example, CommunityShift™ provides C-level leaders of Canadian charities and not-for-profit groups with the tools for taking their organizations to the next level.

Ivey Business Journal

Ivey Professors and key researchers Gerard Seijts and Mary Crossan and Professor Emeritus Jeffrey Gandz provide insights into leadership development through articles written for Ivey Business Journal – a widely-respected management journal that provides business-related articles for practitioners.

Leadership Blogs

Ivey faculty bring their own unique points of view to the subject of leadership and leader character through blog posts featured in the Huffington Post and other widely-recognized sites.

Media Coverage

Institute faculty are recognized globally for their research into key areas of leadership and quoted in major media around the world.


The Institute has developed an extensive library of video interviews with notable leaders’ who outline their personal and professional journeys to becoming better leaders.

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