BUILDING CONFIDENT LEADERS
Executive Programs at DeGroote provides progressive leaders with a suite of professional development programs from one of Canada’s top business schools. Robust, innovative content is delivered by leading academics, consultants and subject matter experts and is designed to enhance knowledge and skills for individuals and the organizations and communities they serve. Whether you are looking for a certificate program, university-accredited designation or degree, we have an education program to meet your needs.
CUSTOM PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Maximize your organization’s professional development investment and put executive training where you need it most. Our program design experts will help you identify the key learning areas required to advance the skills of your teams and leaders. Every program is tailored to your unique needs and desired outcomes. DeGroote custom programs are focused, cost-effective, and can be delivered to groups of all sizes, at your site or at one of our campuses.
THE DIRECTORS COLLEGE
Our unique competency-based programs, including Chartered Director (C.Dir.), create prepared and insightful directors with the ability to promote collaboration in the boardroom. We go beyond theory to cover not only formal rules and practices, but also the individual and collective behaviours associated with high-performing boards and the dynamic relationship between corporate governance and corporate purpose.
EXECUTIVE MBA IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
This 14-month, blended-learning program is the first EMBA in the world to focus on preparing executives to lead their organizations through digital disruption. With residencies in the GTA and Palo Alto, California, students learn to manage digital systems, lead diverse teams, foster innovation, and make data-driven decisions.
A portfolio of open-enrolment and custom programs designed to help middle and senior management increase the value they bring to their organizations. We help leaders reach their potential through high-quality, flexible, experiential learning supported by personalized service.
The EMBA in Digital Transformation is an excellent opportunity to really develop as a leader and expert. The student gets the latest thinking of how digital will change the business and societies we live in. The programme is delivered so that the students receive a solid set of management tools like an MBA but in many cases integrated into the field of digital transformation.
The expertise of the dedicated faculty, the diversity and group dynamics of participants, provided for me a stronger understanding of the governance environment. New approaches to governance are discussed and the opportunity to reflect on your response around ethics, reputation and crisis management in the Module 5 Simulation is a value added approach to the learning environment. My leadership skills and courage to engage confidently at any board table has been enhanced by The Directors College.
I chose the DeGroote EMBA because I felt the program was best suited to help me develop the tools to succeed in today and tomorrow’s increasingly digital economy. The structure of four residencies and online modules has allowed me to continue my regular work without significant impact.
The Human Side of Organizational Change was highly valuable, practical, and had relevant content and activities.
The Directors College Chartered Director program provided me with the foundational basis for good governance learned through a collegial, interesting and expert manner. Understanding good governance is an important prerequisite for eligibility for many boards of directors and any board should consider this program as an essential part of their skills matrix.
Investing my time and resources to DeGroote’s EMBA is definitely aligned to my career aspirations as it balances my business experiences with the academic learning, research and insight. This combination allows me to better understand the full picture and acquire the executive tools and methodologies I need to be successful.
Today’s experience in Motivating for Results was insightful, informative and thought provoking. I learned a lot of information and left with tools I can use to apply my learning on the job. The instructor was engaging and well-spoken. Great experience.
Even as an experienced Director, I have found The Directors College Chartered Director program to be a very valuable opportunity to learn from strong faculty and fellow participants in an informed and current atmosphere. The program's approach to learning provides participants with a thoughtful combination of theoretical principles and practical experience as well as simulations that bring to light the variety of challenges that Directors might encounter in their work.
I was looking for a program that really focused on effective governance; the latest thinking that’s going to challenge me and allow me to bring more information to my role. The Chartered Director program, to me, was the most comprehensive and most encompassing.
As a McMaster graduate I was pleased to find DeGroote’s Executive Management Program offering. Over the past few years I have taken several courses and just recently received my Certificate of Completion Specializing in Leadership Development. As the Director of Human Resources I am eager to find programs that add to my own knowledge base... I found the facilitators to be highly skilled and engaging. The content is relevant, timely and evidence based. I highly recommend this program.
The Mindful Leader program needs to be experienced by executives and other managers.
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Arshad Ahmad was 16 years old when his father inspired in him a passion for education. It was a lesson that stayed with Ahmad — a DeGroote Executive MBA professor and current vice chancellor at Pakistan’s Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) — during the course of his educational journey and an eventual storied teaching […]
In honour of International Women’s Day, we spoke with Marianne Meed Ward, Burlington Mayor and The Directors College alumna about being a woman in a prominent leadership role. She shares her personal stories of barriers faced as a woman politician, tells us about women who inspire her, and shares her advice for the next generation […]
FEATURED FACULTY EXPERTS
Facilitator, Executive Education
Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Dr. Parmjit Singh is Assistant Clinical Professor with Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and has a PhD in psychology. He has Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine from Harvard Medical School, Mindful Communication from Rochester School of Medicine, and has participated in an intensive retreat on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in mind-body medicine under the direction of Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.
Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation
Academic Director, EMBA in Digital Transformation
Milena Head is a Professor of Information Systems at DeGroote, the Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation and Academic Director of the EMBA program at the DeGroote School of Business. She specializes in electronic business (eBusiness) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI), having published over 100 papers in academic journals, books and conferences.
Principal of The Directors College
Executive Director, EMBA in Digital Transformation
Michael Hartmann is a Professor of Human Resource Management at the DeGroote School of Business and Principal of The Directors College. Prior to joining DeGroote, Dr. Hartmann was Deputy Director, Manchester Business School and Assistant Dean, Rotman School of Management. Dr. Hartmann has over 20 years of academic and professional experience teaching executive leadership and innovation programs to organizations in Asia, Europe, the UAE, and the Americas.