McGill Executive Leadership Experience

A fresh look at your leadership transformation

Overview

In order 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 to allow participants to reflect and introspect, both on their journey as leaders today and what their future leadership destination will be. 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. It 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

Montreal

The program fee is CAD $8,495 + applicable taxes. This includes program tuition, instructional materials, breakfast, lunches, daily refreshments as well as an evening activity in Old Montreal and a celebration dinner on Friday evening.

Online

The program fee is CAD $8,495 + applicable taxes. This includes program tuition, digital materials, an opening session, key morning reflections, and a virtual closing ceremony, as well as one-on-one coaching before and after the learning experience.

Applications

The McGill Executive Institute seeks to build strong, positive learning environments within which participants can flourish. As such, eligibility for program acceptance 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 marie-helene.laplante@mcgill.ca

Course Leaders

Jared Lee

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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 and innovation, structured communication, business presentations, data analysis and visualization, and change leadership.

Jerry Remillard

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Jerry Remillard

Jerry Remillard specializes in team dynamics and implementation of business strategies in the workplace. He is a coach, trainer and consultant, acquiring his corporate skills and knowledge in such well-known corporations as Kraft Foods, Domtar, and Catelli. Through McGill and his own firm, JR Management, Jerry’s particular interest lies in helping managers at all levels translate “what needs to be done” into “how to get it done.” He holds a B.A. with a minor in psychology and an MBA in Marketing, and is a graduate of Corporate Coach University.

 

John-Paul Ferguson

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John-Paul Ferguson

John-Paul Ferguson is an accomplished keynote speaker and executive educator as well as an award-winning business school professor. He is currently the Academic Director of the MBA program at McGill University. Formerly a professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, John-Paul holds a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. For more than a decade, John-Paul has studied trends in organizational diversification, careers, employment, and strategy. He has published widely on these topics in leading academic outlets. His work on the changing nature of employment composition in the USA has been cited in the New York Times and viewed more than a million times on YouTube. In 2015 he received the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s John T. Dunlop Prize for outstanding research contributions in work and employment research from an early-career professor. Drawing on his research and teaching experience, John-Paul has delivered keynote presentations, executive training programs, and consulting services to organizations in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa. His clients have ranged from small firms to multinationals like General Motors and included healthcare and government organizations as well as for-profit companies. He was a pioneer instructor in Stanford’s Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, where he taught strategy and organization design to dozens of business owners from 23 countries. He teaches in the MBA, Ph.D., and undergraduate programs at McGill. In recognition of his teaching excellence, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Stanford GSB in 2015.

Karen Diaz

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Karen Diaz

Ms. Karen Diaz M.Ed. (McGill University) is an experienced Adult Educator, facilitator and trainer. Karen has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Adult education, Diversity & Inclusion, leadership, and human resource management since 1999. She has extensive experience in the analysis, design, development and delivery of workshops and planning sessions for public, private and not-for-profit organizations. She specializes in training managers and staff in areas such as Strategic Planning, Managing Change, Leading Teams, Building a Team Culture, Coaching, Leadership and Development, Diversity in the Workplace, Training of Trainers, Decision Making, Conflict Management, and Career Planning. Karen is passionate about helping groups engage in powerful dialogue that strengthens their individual and collective ability to succeed. Her educational background and experience make her particularly effective in helping groups navigate through sensitive issues where there are divergent points of view. Karen has undertaken projects across Canada and internationally in the Russian Federation, India, Central America, and the Caribbean. For these projects she has recently researched and designed a series of workshops with the intent of building organizational capacity and institutional strengthening in the areas of talent management, performance management, workforce diversity, change management, and training of trainers.