Custom Leadership Programing for Organizations

Whether your organization is going through significant change, is looking to retain talent or is working toward succession planning, our Custom Leadership Programing will allow you to invest in your employees to become resilient leaders who will excel within your organization.

At DeGroote, we are committed to working with you to tailor the program to suit your business needs and meet your organization’s goals.  Our flexible Leadership Programs can be custom designed to support emerging and existing leaders in your organization to advance their leadership skills. Through collaboration and discussion, we will create a customized journey that aims to build the foundation for both new leaders and those who are forging a path towards a leadership role. During their leadership journey, participants will become equipped with strategies and learn best practices to successfully become confident leaders who embrace innovation, support change and lead teams effectively.

Our Commitment:

Our Custom Leadership Programing provides your employees with a highly engaging learning journey consisting of leadership development courses along with relevant business topics. Our interactive sessions are led by university faculty members and leading industry experts who offer their expertise in the subject matter.

We pride ourselves on collaboration and connection within each session via Facilitator led discussions and with the use of various learning modes. Using a combination of self-assessment tools, learning activities, case studies, reflection, peer discussion groups and facilitated class discussions, participants will be fully engaged throughout the program.

Program Format:

We offer a multi-module leadership development program that focuses on your organization’s core leadership competencies that align with your organization’s key values.  Whether they involve championing change, embracing diversity, focusing on innovation or improving communication, we aim to create a Learning Journey that meets your organization’s needs.

Sample Learning Journey:

Capstone Project:

Our Program includes an option for an integrative collaborative Capstone project focusing on an innovation opportunity within your organization or the option for an individual personal Capstone project.

What is included:

  • Full development of the all in-course learning and between module course work.
  • Program option to be delivered in person onsite at your organization, in person onsite at the Ron Joyce Centre or virtually.
  • The opportunity to have phone discussions prior to the session with the program facilitators to overview the agenda and desired learning outcomes.
  • Dedicated program management support from our team.
  • Program evaluation.
  • Framed Certificates of Completion from McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business for each participant.

Customer Service Approach:

At the DeGroote School of Business, Executive Education, we value the relationships with our clients by creating long lasting partnerships. Through dedicated staff who are committed to serving our clients, we have built a reputation of putting the needs of our clients first and exceeding their expectations. We instill a hands-on approach to customer service and believe that each of our clients are important.

Our dedicated Program Manager provides a single point of contact for your organization and will be the consistent liaison throughout the engagement and beyond. This individual will provide you with necessary updates and ensure that all deliverables will be met. Our team member will also be the key point of contact for any issues that may arise or concern the client may have.

For more information on designing and facilitation of our Custom Leadership Programing for your organization, please contact Steve Walker, Manager, DeGroote School of Business, Executive Education at or 905-525-9140 Ext. 28195.

  • Testimonials:

    “I highly recommend this program to aspiring leaders wishing to learn how to lead in today’s uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. The content has been designed to help define, develop and nurture the necessary leadership skills to consider challenges from different perspectives.  You’ll learn how to play to your strengths and be aware of your ‘blind spots’ at the same time.” Renee Ruccolo, Organizational Development Specialist, Human Resources

    “The Emerging Leaders Program explores insight into what makes a good leader, and how to evaluate yourself. What’s your “brand”? Learn how to change your habits, change your thinking, and set better goals!” Donna Desantis, Supervisor Facilities, Facilities

    “The course load and content of the program were incredibly interesting and relevant.  But the thing that sets this program apart is that you get this unique opportunity to get to know other people with similar interests since you spend a few months with the same individuals, sharing thoughts and experiences.  This is a rare opportunity in these challenging times.”  Stacey McGuire, Manager, Arenas & Rec Facilities Rec & Culture

    “The Emerging Leadership Program provided opportunity to channel perspective about myself and how to further position myself personally and professionally!  Great way to network, share thoughts and transform behaviourism with an open mind.”  Dan Mitchell, Supervisor, Environmental Quality

    “The Emerging Leader Program provided an opportunity to reflect and grow as a manager, team member and community member. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to reconnect and expand their portfolio.” Michelle Staadegaard, Manager, Culture and Events, Recreation and Culture

  • Upcoming Sessions

    Interested in bringing this course to your organization? Contact Steve Walker, our Manager of Business Development.

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