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.


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.


2022 Wayne Honorary Doctorate

Leading With Empathy: Wayne Purboo Shares Advice and Lessons Learned

Wayne Purboo, Vice President, Amazon Shopping Video, is a DeGroote School of Business 2022 Honorary Doctorate recipient. Entrepreneur, business leader, volunteer and McMaster graduate Wayne Purboo has over 25 years of experience in the media and telecommunications industries. Purboo, the co-founder and CEO of QuickPlay Media – a company providing mobile media services to premium […]

EMBA Professor Dr Arshad Ahmad smiling in front of a campus building

EMBA Professor Named International Educator of the Year

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 […]

Use Your Voice: Leadership Advice for Women

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 […]


Parmjit Singh

Parmjit Singh

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.

Milena Head

Milena Head

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.

Michael Hartmann

Michael Hartmann

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.


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City of Burlington
The Institute of Internal Auditors/L'Institut des auditeurs internes Canada
McCarthy Tetrault
Women Get on Board
Compensation Governance Partners (CGP)
Women in Capital Markets
CIO Association
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