People Leadership

Executive Education Programs at Schulich Exec Ed

When you ask a leader about his or her job, they usually say they are leading a department, business unit or enterprise. Whatever the function, title or business, leadership is fundamentally the task of leading people. Schulich Exec Ed’s leadership courses and training portfolio – what are often called ‘soft skills’ – covers the range skills and behaviours needed to be a great leader.

Business leaders have long recognized that upgrading their employees’ skills – giving them the tools they need to excel – helps achieve their organization’s business goals. By cultivating capable employees, an organization helps guarantee its own success. Our people leadership training programs help develop all of the essential competencies required to function as a capable leader.

Choose from the programs below to improve your skills as an adult trainer or an effective manager-supervisor and learn how to take advantage of the latest developments in the psychology of leadership and using facilitative, team-building and strategic thinking. Our newest course in this collection is specifically designed for women looking for ways to develop an action plan for personal and organizational development that builds on their unique strengths and opportunities as leaders

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Aspiring Leaders

Mid-Career Leaders

  • Thriving in a Digital Future
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    Certificate in Digital Strategy

    Certificate in Digital Strategy is five-day program for managers and executives with at least five years of management experience who are looking to see further out into the future and navigate the complexity of digitization. The course includes information on the latest tools to help make sense of mega-trends, including AI, the Internet of Things, genetic engineering and quantum computing. This program consists of three full-day sessions and participants will also receive three half-day online components to review before each day in the virtual classroom.

  • women's leadership program, leadership development training for women, womens leadership training
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    Leadership for Women: Practical Strategies for Success

    Organizations with women leaders in senior management are more profitable and successful. Yet few organizations achieve the benefits associated with gender equity. The old business models do not identify and develop women for succession planning pipelines. This women's leadership program is designed to help women develop an action plan for personal and organizational development that builds on their unique strengths and opportunities as leaders.

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    Leading in Complexity

    This 2-day virtual classroom program is designed to equip you with leadership competencies that will help you and your organization thrive in a turbulent and rapidly changing world, post-pandemic. You will develop specific knowledge in managing complexity and adult learning development, and acquire tools and techniques to become more adaptable and prepared to navigate new challenges now and in the future.

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    Managing in the Workplace of the Future

    Effective management and leadership will look different in the post-pandemic recovery with virtual work, flexible hours and the continuing and accelerated disruption of new technology. How can leaders adjust?

    This 2-day program in the virtual classroom will provide current and aspiring leaders with an understanding of the kinds of changes occurring now as well as ways to anticipate future impacts. Participants will also be introduced to novel approaches to leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation and job design that can help them broaden and enhance their effectiveness.

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    Masters Certificate in Leadership

    This 8-day Masters Certificate program will show you your personal leadership style and how to use it to create a WIN-Thinking mindset for your team and organization. The eight modules, delivered in the virtual classroom, cover topics such as creating a culture of success, entrepreneurship and innovation as well as financial acumen and how to find the best talent for your enterprise.

    This program includes the LeaderGENE™ assessment tool and a one-on-one review of your results with a leadership coach.

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    Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change

    Designed for both those new to OD and Change, as well as those who have been practising in the field without formal training, the Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change has been designed to give you the applied knowledge and practical experience necessary to solve critical business and organization development challenges with proven behavioral science-based approaches and techniques.

  • resilient leadership
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    Maximizing Leadership Impact with Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence (EQ) refers to a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges and use the information in emotions in meaningful ways. This EQ training program explores how you can leverage 15 EQ competencies and apply current EQ tools and techniques to enhance performance and productivity in your organization. You will learn how to increase your leadership capacity and overall performance by benchmarking, leveraging and setting plans for intentionally developing your EQ.

Senior Leaders

  • Thriving in a Digital Future
    Program Length

    Certificate in Digital Strategy

    Certificate in Digital Strategy is five-day program for managers and executives with at least five years of management experience who are looking to see further out into the future and navigate the complexity of digitization. The course includes information on the latest tools to help make sense of mega-trends, including AI, the Internet of Things, genetic engineering and quantum computing. This program consists of three full-day sessions and participants will also receive three half-day online components to review before each day in the virtual classroom.

  • Program Length

    Leading in Complexity

    This 2-day virtual classroom program is designed to equip you with leadership competencies that will help you and your organization thrive in a turbulent and rapidly changing world, post-pandemic. You will develop specific knowledge in managing complexity and adult learning development, and acquire tools and techniques to become more adaptable and prepared to navigate new challenges now and in the future.

  • Program Length

    Managing in the Workplace of the Future

    Effective management and leadership will look different in the post-pandemic recovery with virtual work, flexible hours and the continuing and accelerated disruption of new technology. How can leaders adjust?

    This 2-day program in the virtual classroom will provide current and aspiring leaders with an understanding of the kinds of changes occurring now as well as ways to anticipate future impacts. Participants will also be introduced to novel approaches to leadership, interpersonal communication, motivation and job design that can help them broaden and enhance their effectiveness.

  • Program Length

    Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change

    Designed for both those new to OD and Change, as well as those who have been practising in the field without formal training, the Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change has been designed to give you the applied knowledge and practical experience necessary to solve critical business and organization development challenges with proven behavioral science-based approaches and techniques.

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