Leadership Development

The Leadership Development Program consists of three courses that are offered in the Executive Management Program; Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, The Human Side of Organizational Change and V.I.P. Leadership. Upon completion of these three courses, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance in the Leadership Development Program. You also have the option to choose two additional courses offered in the Executive Management program to receive the Certificate of Completion.

Each one day program is designed for mid to senior level managers and provides participants with a toolkit of resources that are applicable and relevant. Whether you have completed your MBA and are looking to update your skills, or want to further your career without committing to a full MBA program, this program will help take you to the next level.

There are no prerequisite requirements to enrol in this program.

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders

Great leaders can make or break a business.  And in today’s economy companies need every competitive advantage in order to grow and develop sustainable businesses.  To compete and grow, we need leaders who know how to get results through effective relationship management and work with people at all levels. This fast paced workshop will explore how emotional intelligence gives leaders a competitive advantage in their roles.  Learn how it can shape a culture which encourages innovation, accountability and amazing service to clients.

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The Human Side of Organizational Change

Today’s leaders are facing the challenge of unprecedented speed in the rate of organizational change. Traditional approaches to change management, which tend to ignore the human component in change, often fail to produce optimal outcomes for organizations and their employees. This course invites you to adopt a different, leading-edge mindset focused on managing the human risk on change. You’ll be introduced to a new definition of change and a fresh perspective on your role as a leader of change initiatives at work.

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V.I.P. Leadership

This interactive session builds upon the experience of participants as professionals or managers and establishes a firm foundation from which participants can continue to advance their own development.  Through discussions, self-assessment and group work, participants answer key questions such as: “Why do people do what they do?”, “How do I adapt my style to match the situation?”, and “How do I increase the performance of individuals and groups?”  Recognizing that the behaviour of a leader sets the tone for those that he/she is leading, this workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to “lead for peak performance”.

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  • Dates and Fees

    Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
    Friday, October 20, 2017

    The Human Side of Organizational Change
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    V.I.P. Leadership
    Friday, November 3, 2017

    Cancellation Policy

    Payment Policy

    These courses are currently being offered as part of the
    Executive Management Program.

    Contact us for information about funding options.
  • Who Should Attend?

    These courses are designed for mid to senior managers and executives who want to further develop their management skill-set.

  • The Setting

    Classes are held at the:

    DeGroote School of Business
    Ron Joyce Centre
    4350 South Service Road
    Burlington, ON
    L7L 5R8

    The Ron Joyce Centre is easily accessible from the QEW and Go train service.

  • Learn More

    For more information, please contact Lynn Petruzzella at petruzl@mcmaster.ca or by telephone at 905-525-9140 Ext. 20509.

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