It is often said that one of the most valuable benefits of a course at the Schulich Executive Education Centre is meeting fellow business leaders from different fields.
In the case of one program this past June, Schulich Exec Ed’s Leadership Competencies: What Senior Managers Need to Know, that benefit came with an international flavour: three participants from Macedonia looking for a North American business experience.
Macedonia 2025 is an international, independent, non-partisan, non-profit “think and do” tank, founded in 2007 by Macedonian expatriates who envision a proactive way of contributing to the economic and democratic development of Macedonia. Their program includes a “Toronto Tour” in which selected students study at Schulich Exec Ed and participate in a job-shadow with a local business.
The program is designed to provide Macedonian talented executives with a complete North American experience through access to some of the best executive education programs and some genuine business experience in North American companies.
Schulich Exec Ed shares Macedonia 2025’s goal of providing and delivering executive education to professionals that increases participants’ competencies and performance in a continuously changing global business environment. This program also offers a unique networking opportunity that can help export-oriented companies promote their products and services to the global markets.
The five-day senior leadership certificate course, held June 4-8 at the Executive Learning Centre, boasts an interactive learning format that includes current case examples and peer-to-peer expertise exchange.
Participants developed a leadership action plan for their personal and professional advancement and improved skills in seven competency areas, including business governance, strategic planning and problem solving, innovation and change management, global business perspectives, financial planning, coaching skills, and employee productivity and engagement.
For more information on Macedonia 2025, visit their website. To learn more about Leadership Competencies: What Senior Managers Need to Know, visit the program web pages.