DeGroote School of Business

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.


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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.

For more information, please contact:
Dave Mammoliti, Director,
Executive Programs
905-525-9140 Ext. 26372


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.



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.

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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.

Chartered Director, Centennial College

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The Human Side of Organizational Change was highly valuable, practical, and had relevant content and activities.

Director, Implementation + Change Management, CIBC

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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.

Registrar Emeritus, Ontario College of Trades

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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.

Manager, Customer Service, Town of Caledon

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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.

Independent Director and Former Minister, Government of Ontario

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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.

Assistant Deputy Minister, British Columbia Public Service

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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.

Director, Human Resources, College of Family Physicians Canada

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The Mindful Leader program needs to be experienced by executives and other managers.

Customer Experience Manager, Hadrian Manufacturing

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