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5 events to help you become a better leader in 2023

December 9, 2022

Looking for fresh ideas to get inspired in the New Year? In early 2023, the Rotman School will welcome world-renowned experts in leadership, real estate, human psychology and more to share their insights with the community.

Most of our public events are offered both virtually and in-person at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Please see event details for in-person and livestream options. For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Here are five events to mark in your calendar:

David Johnston on Empathy and Turning Compassion into Action

February 16, 2023 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

David Johnston, the 28th Governor General, is convinced that empathy is the best route to peace and progress in a post-pandemic world. In his new book, he explores how kindness can turn into action to improve areas like education, immigration, healthcare, law and business ethics. On February 16, Johnston will be joined by David Beatty, academic director for The David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation at the Rotman School.

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The Prepared Leader with Erika James and Lynn Perry Wooten

January 23, 2023 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

How can we emerge from crises more resilient than before? That’s the roadmap for Erika James (Dean, Wharton School) and Lynn Perry Wooten’s (President, Simmons University) new book, The Prepared Leader, which distills more than two decades of their research on crisis management, decision-making and leadership. The co-authors will be joined by Susan Christoffersen, dean of the Rotman School.

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Intentional Leadership with Rose M. Patten

January 30, 2023 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

Chancellor Rose M. Patten from the University of Toronto draws on her expertise as one of Canada’s most influential leaders in her new book, Intentional Leadership. Whether you’re a C-level executive, working in the public sector, raising a family or involved in community work, hear from Patten on January 30 as she shares key learnings from advising hundreds of senior leaders across industries.

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Post City’s 2023 Real Estate Roundtable

March 2, 2023 | 5 to 6:30 p.m. EDT

If you're interested in the future of the real estate market in Toronto, join an all-star panel of experts on March 2 as they weigh in on the city’s housing correction. The panel includes Sebastian Clovis (HGTV), Barry Cohen (#1 Re/Max), Odeen Eccleston (WE Developments and WE Realty), Brian Gluckstein (Gluckstein Design), Michael Kalles (Harvey Kalles Real Estate Brokerage), Jennifer Keesmaat (Keesmaat Group), Michele Romanow (CBC’s Dragon’s Den) and Benjamin Tal (CIBC World Markets). The conversation will be moderated by Julia Mastroianni from Post City Magazines and Aradhya Sood from U of T Scarborough’s department of management.

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Psych: The Story of the Human Mind with Paul Bloom

March 9, 2023 | 5 to 6 p.m. EDT

Ever wanted a deep dive into human psychology without taking a full university-level course? Paul Bloom, professor of psychology at U of T, offers a comprehensive overview of the field of psychology in his new book, Psych: The Story of the Human Mind. He’ll be at Rotman on March 9 to discuss what psychology can teach us about pressing moral issues, from belief in conspiracy theories to the discussion around implicit racial bias.

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