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Leadership: the Rotman Difference

Through a personal leadership development plan, one-on-one coaching and experiential learning, discover and achieve your true career potential.

Your leading edge

The program will transform your strategic and operational capabilities and provide you with the leadership edge that’s required in the new global economy. Developed in partnership with an executive leadership expert, the leadership development program uses a comprehensive leadership model to help you clarify your ambitions and accelerate your professional growth.

Personal leadership development plan

Delve further into your own capabilities through a highly personalized leadership program that combines group work with deep self-development insights and strategic know-how. Each EMBA student is encouraged to create a personal leadership development plan and follow it throughout the program in a process of learning, applying and reflecting. How you define your goals and your path to achieving them are key factors in your success.

“I was impressed with the emphasis that Rotman places on leadership excellence – both organizational and personal. There is no substitute for great leadership in the corporate world.”

— Rotman student

Leadership assessment

Receiving valuable feedback from a variety of sources is the cornerstone of personal development. We use a number of assessments to help you better understand your skills and heighten your self-awareness.

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One-on-one coaching conversations

Your executive leadership coach will help you explore key areas of your personal leadership development plan and focus your attention on what is working well and what needs to change, based on your individual leadership goals, assessment and team feedback. How you define success, and your path to success, are key factors in building your plan.

“[My executive coach] was outstanding. Her insights were thoughtful and helpful and she had excellent advice on how to deal with difficult management situations.”

— Rotman student

Team effectiveness

Learning through your study teams is integral to your overall development of interpersonal acumen and emotional awareness. Gain critical knowledge and experience in team dynamics, and discover the actions you can take to achieve success as a high-performing team.

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Leadership retreat

During the leadership retreat, participants are given an opportunity to see themselves and their world through new lenses, recognizing that complexity, ambiguity and anxiety are opportunities for innovation, reinvention and renewal.

An experiential off-site workshop provides a powerful learning environment to allow you to gain insight into your patterns of behaviour and current ways of being, and take a courageous step toward achieving personal and professional transformation.

“It’s a privilege to have this time to self-reflect, to consider what you really want and what drives you. The experience is made more profound by being offsite in an atmosphere of trust and sharing.”

— Rotman student, about the leadership retreat

Speaker Series

The Rotman School is deeply engaged with the nearby business community, creating innovative partnerships in key sectors from life sciences to high tech to financial services. We share insights and ideas with a wider audience through special events, publications and speaker series.

Each year, Rotman is proud to host over 100 public talks by best-selling authors, senior management executives, award-winning journalists, and other business thought leaders. The real-world perspectives, insights, and inspiring stories shared by our speakers have an extraordinary impact on our students. As an EMBA student, you can explore the innovative thinking and research that energize our School, in areas ranging from digital transformation to behavioural economics to gender equity in the workplace.

You can see a full list of upcoming events here

Gretchen Ruben speaks at one of our events, February 2018

Mastery Sessions

These workshop-style sessions focus on leadership skills and competencies to enhance the core leadership curriculum. Topics include:

  • The psychology of self-management
  • Resilience and the neuroscience of leadership
  • Leadership presence
  • Presentation skills: customized coaching and feedback
  • Global leadership and cultural fluency
  • Integrative dialogues (difficult interpersonal communications)
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