Leadership Development for Mid Career Women
Formerly Emerging Leaders
The program promotes leadership effectiveness and business insight by developing the critical skills that shape your career and better organizational and team performance.
About the program
Participants complete a 360° self-assessment, as well as review and discuss leadership case studies and models. The program is designed to broaden your leadership capacity, learn how to leverage your unique strengths to lead inclusively, and better equip you for increased responsibility and accountability through understanding strategic decision-making and creating a sustained impact as a leader.
Four full days at Rotman in the Fall of 2023
$7,950* + HST
High potential women with 8+ years experience who require new skills for greater authority, accountability and influence within their organizations e.g. assistant vice-presidents, directors and senior managers.
Program themes & schedule
Understanding and developing leadership
360 assessment, female leadership business cases, leadership styles/social presence, resilience, personal action planning, and a one-on-one executive coaching session post program.
Uncover how unfolding subtle and manifested changes on perceived women leadership gives them unique strengths in leading inclusively and creating a sustained impact.
Leading effective teams
Learn to assess leadership effectiveness and understand the role of the leader in designing and leading effective teams.
Building your professional network
Discover practical tools to build powerful networks and leverage them effectively.
Explore the concept of integrative thinking, through a four-step decision-making model: salience, causality, architecture, and resolution. Discuss some of the key leadership tensions and formulate ideas to create new, integrative solutions.
Resilience: unlocking strategies for personal success
Learn strategies to increase personal energy and remain positive, engaged and focused in high pressure environments.
Program dates and schedule
The program schedule includes:
- 4 day in-person program from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM* with meals included
- Pre-program readings and assigned pre-work (approximately 5 hours)
- One individual executive coaching session online
- Networking opportunities with peers
- Celebration dinner to begin at 5:30 PM
- Welcome and inclusive leadership
- Understanding and developing leadership
- Social styles
- Building your professional network
- Integrative thinking
- *Celebration dinner
- The science of resilience: unlocking strategies for personal success
- Peer coaching
- Personal action planning and wrap-up
Improve results by developing high-potential female managers
Enrich leadership skills within your organization
- Equip managers to take on more responsibility and accountability
- Develop your female talent pipeline
- Learn and apply a variety of leadership models
Understand how to integrate self-awareness and key strengths into your leadership style
- Become more effective at influencing at the individual, team and organizational levels
- Learn how to coach teams to higher levels of performance
- Gain an external peer network
Faculty and instructors
Tiziana Casciaro >>
Academic Director, Emerging Leaders
Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management
Jia Lin Xie >>
Magna Professor in Management
Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management
Julie McCarthy >>
Professor of Organizational Behavior & HR Management
Jennifer Riel >>
Partner and Global Head, Strategy, IDEO
Adjunct Professor & Executive-in-Residence, Rotman School of Management
Who should attend
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Candidates for the Mid-Career program are high-potential professional female managers with 8+ years experience. Participants are senior team leads and emerging executives with direct reports who require new skills for greater authority, accountability and influence within their organizations.
This program will be particularly valuable if you:
- Have been identified as high-potential
- Are seeking a confidence boost to move ahead
- Are looking for skills to address current business challenges
- Are new in your role or organization
- Wish to quicken your re-entry after a work absence
For application information please contact the program at Women.Initiatives@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca.
Each application is reviewed by an admissions committee to ensure their suitability.
If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of their completed application and fee deposit.
Fees and payment
$7,400* + HST
- All Program materials
- Completion certificate
- Class-day meals (breakfast, lunch and snacks)
Deposits are required at the time of application (refundable only to applicants not accepted to the program). The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before program start date, whichever is first. Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form.
Rotman Initiative for Women in Business participants or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the Program fee. One discount may be applied per person.
Please review the full version of our PROGRAM POLICIES » for cancellation information.
TAX INFORMATION – EMPLOYMENT-RELATED TRAINING
If the Program is employment-related training, Rotman must receive a letter from the employer confirming that the Program constitutes such training within the meaning of Canada Revenue Agency Interpretation Bulletin IT-470R. Generally, the Bulletin states that where the training is taken for the benefit of the employer, there is no taxable benefit to the employee.
If the tuition fee is paid for by the employer, it is the employer’s responsibility to determine whether or not the fees paid on behalf of the individual is a taxable benefit and should be included on his/her T4 slip.
TAX INFORMATION – NON-EMPLOYMENT-RELATED TRAINING
If an employer has not sanctioned that the Program is being taken for employment reasons, any discounts are taxable benefits to the individual participant and should be included on the individual’s tax return.
"I have learned more practical and useful things in the last four days than in any other education program I have ever taken."
—Erica Cih, Senior Compliance Manager, Capital One Canada