McGill Executive Leadership Experience

A fresh look at your leadership transformation


For any leadership learning experience to be effective, it should provide a blended mix of structures and tools as well as enough open space and time for reflection and introspection, influencing a participant's journey as a leader today and their destination as a future leader.

The McGill Executive Leadership Experience (MELE) is a program that advances the competitiveness of seasoned managers and executives by challenging them with new insights, high energy learning exercises, best practices, practical tools and coaching techniques. MELE develops well-rounded, value-added thinkers and decision makers, revolving around you in your role as a ...

  • Leader of People and Organizational Change
  • Strategic Thinker and “Imagineer”
  • Influencer for Inclusion and Diversity
  • Innovator and Growth Seeker

This program is the opportunity to start your day with a reflective mindset. Each session focuses on the acquisition of key leadership disciplines and mindsets relating to your business context.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Increase your value as an organizational mobilizer by strengthening your leader mindsets – you as a leader of people and change – you as a strategic thinker – you as an innovator and growth seeker
  • Maximize relevancy through a unique blend of learning, coaching and advising for every delegate
  • Hone senior level leadership skills, developing an ability to mobilize talent and commitment
  • Broaden and challenge beliefs with a network of top caliber participants and faculty
  • Advance your personal and organizational capacity to define and create value
  • Explore and reflect on your personal leadership attributes
  • Sustain long-term impact through follow-up mechanisms to track learning application and actions

The program fee is CAD $8,495 (plus applicable taxes). This includes learning materials, an opening session, key morning reflections, and a closing ceremony, as well as one-on-one coaching before and after the learning experience for increased relevance and impact. This is an exceptional opportunity to enhance key competencies, achieve a worldlier mindset, and understand how and why business leaders succeed today.

Course Leaders

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Lisa Cohen


Lisa Cohen

Prior to joining Desautels, Lisa Cohen has been a faculty member at London Business School, the Yale School of Management and the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, where she taught in the areas of strategic human resources, organizational behavior and communications.


Following postgraduate studies at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Lisa Cohen enjoyed a successful consultancy career. She worked as Principal Consultant at Terranova Consulting Group/Right Management Consultants, a human resource and management consulting firm working to improve organizations’ potential through their people.

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Roman Galperin


Roman Galperin

Roman Galperin is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior. He studies how signals and perceptions of competence and expertise influence markets for professional services, facilitate knowledge exchange and learning in organizations, and shape careers of knowledge workers. He earned his PhD in management at MIT Sloan School of Management and have previously taught at Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, where he received a Discovery Award for joint work with the Dept. of Neuroscience studying efficient expert search in the context of patent examination. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, professor Galperin was an NSF-ASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University and an Edward J. Safra Network Fellow at Harvard University. Galperin also served as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 2013 to 2016.


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Jared Lee


Jared Lee

Jared Lee is a senior consultant who provides training to executives of various organizations as well as professional and graduate students. He has led workshops, seminars, and guest lectures at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, Max Bell School of Public Policy, Queen's University's Smith School of Business, and Concordia University's John Molson Executive Centre. Topics have included strategic thinking, problem-solving, design thinking, innovation, structured communication, business presentations, data analysis, data visualization, and change leadership.

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Estelle Métayer


Estelle Métayer

Estelle Métayer is an expert in Competitive and Strategic Intelligence. Her research focuses on how managers, CEOs, and board members build and improve their strategic planning and/or competitive intelligence function to avoid strategic blind spots. She is a reputed public speaker in international conferences (such as Davos in 2012) and facilitates strategic workshops around the world. She also introduced Competitive Intelligence into the McGill-Rotman School of Business’s certification program for Canadian board directors, and into the new HEC-McGill Executive MBA. Estelle is also a guest lecturer in programs led or co-led by IMD (Lausanne), the IMB (India), INSEAD (France) or MIT (United States).


Online Information Session

October 14, 2021 ⁠–⁠ 12 pm ET

Join us online to learn more about our Leadership programs, explore what it takes to learn to be a better leader and help you find the right program for the leadership skills you need. Advisors will be on hand to answer any questions live during the information session.



The McGill Executive Institute seeks to build strong positive-learning environments within which participants can flourish. Eligibility for acceptance into the program requires the following qualifications:

  1. Participants have upper- to senior-level management responsibilities;
  2. Show high interest in engaging positively with peers in a unique executive learning environment.

Candidates are encouraged to register online and supply a current resume that shows both your academic and professional experience. Email to:

Marie-Hélène Laplante