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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Special Program Events

MBA Leadership Day

July 24, 2018

MBA Leadership Day PanelMBA Leadership Day was a day dedicated to the development of our students as leaders. Ivey's MBA classes had 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. The panel discussion focused 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. The three proven leaders who participated in the panel:

Jon Hantho, MBA ‘89
Principal, Janus Advisory Services

Pat Horgan, HBA ‘82
VP, Manufacturing, Development & Operations at IBM Canada Ltd. (retired)

Barbara Stymiest, HBA ‘78
Corporate Director

The day was be brought to a close by our keynote speaker, Deepak Chopra, the former CEO of Canada Post. Click HERE to watch a video of Mr. Chopra sharing his thoughts on leadership, innovation and his experiments with courage.

 

HBA Leadership Day

September 12, 2018

Tessa Virtue and Scott MoirAs Canada's leadership school, Ivey honoured its past, present and future with a morning dedicated to leadership. On September 12, 2018, 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.

The day will began 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  focused 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 were:

Andy Chisholm, MBA ‘85
Director, Royal Bank of Canada

Franca Gucciardi
CEO, McCall MacBain Foundation

Mona Malone, HBA ‘94
Chief Talent Officer, BMO Financial Group

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.  The day came to a spectacular close, with keynote guests, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.  Read more about Tessa & Scott's talk at Ivey HERE.

 

East Meets West MBA Leadership Case Competition

February 7-9, 2019

Students working on their presentation for the East Meets West Leadership Case CompetitionThe Ivey-Haskayne MBA Leadership Case Competition is a collaboration between Ivey’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. The fifth annual competition is scheduled to take place at Ivey Business School, Western University from February 7-9, 2019.

The MBA Leadership Case Competition is committed to the development of the next generation of business leaders through its unique real-life cases that will challenge teams to think about leadership from a variety of perspectives. This event provides an opportunity to network with Canada’s top MBA students and business leaders, the chance to learn from successful organizations and their leaders and exposure to a demanding set of cases featuring leadership challenges that require good judgement and action.

Read more about the February 2018 competition hosted by Haskayne School of Business.

Stay tuned for more details, including registration information, coming soon. For immediate information, please contact Kimberley Milani at the Institute for Leadership at kymilani@ivey.ca.

 

HBA Character & Candour Leadership Conference

February 12, 2019

W. Brett Wilson

Character and candour are intimately connected and both are essential in great leadership, but in short supply. Building on the cutting-edge, world-class research and teaching being conducted at Ivey, the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership has designed a day for students to experience first-hand what character is, why it is so critical, and how they can develop it.

This conference provides students with the opportunity to hear from two exceptional keynote addresses from leaders in very different fields who deliver compelling messages reminding students of the importance of leader character and candour. 

Students also receive their own personalized self-assessment of leaders’ character and will work with faculty to identify how character plays out in the leadership of Nelson Mandela.

Read about last year's event 

 

HBA Troost Annual Leadership Event

March 29, 2019

Andy Fastow, former CFO of EnronThe Troost Annual Leadership Event is presented by Ivey’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership and made possible by a generous donation from Kathleen and Bill Troost, MBA ’75.

For the fourth year, former Enron CFO, Andy Fastow will speak to students via webcast about his career with Enron, how Enron and his personal career derailed, and what he learned both personally and professionally. In 2002, Mr. Fastow was indicted on 78 counts including fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. Two years later he pleaded guilty to two counts of wire and securities fraud and struck a deal with federal authorities to become an informant of other former Enron executives in exchange for a reduced sentence. His presentation focused on the distinction between legal and ethical decisions in the gray areas of laws, regulations and rules.

Mr. Fastow took full accountability for his actions and has acknowledged on many occasions that he caused immeasurable damage.  He acknowledged that he tries, “by doing these presentations, especially by meeting with students or directors, to help them understand why I did the things I did, how I went down that path, and how they might think about things so they also don’t make the mistakes I made.”

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