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Stepped away from your career?

The Back to Work program has a long and acclaimed history of supporting women returning to work after a break in their careers. Partnered with industry leaders and award winning Rotman Faculty, the Back to Work program has a proven record of accomplishment to get you working again.

Anjalee Budhan participated in the Back to Work program in 2013, since then she's gone on to great success. Here's what she had to say about Back to Work's impact on her career:

“It is amazing what this program did for me. I could still remember the days when I was at home with the kids wondering if I would ever be able to find a job because I was so out of touch with the business world. With the help of the program, I gained the confidence to become a Vice President for one of the major banks on Wall Street in a matter of two years. Incredible! Thanks again to you and everyone on the Back to Work Program Team, and the University of Toronto for offering this incredible program.”


How does the back to work program work for you and help you relaunch your career and return to work

Over six months with three intensive classroom modules (3 months), as well as project work and professionally facilitated peer coaching – you will gain practical insights on business culture, hiring practices, leadership and career goal setting. We will put you in touch with senior executives and HR consultants to build your profile, grow your support network and get you workplace-ready.

Classroom Modules:

Module One: September 25-27, 2018
Business Primer Module; equipping you with the networking and professional tools you need to succeed in the current career climate.

Module 2: October 25-26, 2018
Personal Development Module; teaching you important industry specific trends and a how to carry yourself with confidence and impact

Module 3: November 29-30, 2018
Career Success Module; focused on proven methods of career management that will keep you moving forward as you advance your career


Intra Module Project Work:  Team Projects

Working in teams to re-energize your collaborative skills, you will work on real-live business problems from one of our sponsors. Supported by a star Rotman faculty member, you will hone your consulting skills delivering business solutions that matter. The project ends with your project team presenting your recommendations back to the sponsor organization with key decision makers from the sponsoring organization learning from your findings. Not only do your get the chance to shine and build your confidence, you also get the opportunity to add a real life consulting experience with a top Canadian company to your resume.


Post Program Support:  Professional Peer Coaching

The career search can often feel daunting and isolating, but you do not do it alone.  Our partners at LHH Knightsbridge will be with you for the next 12 weeks supporting your specific and customized career re-entry strategy.

The Rotman team, our sponsors and LHH Knightsbridge have the experience, network and knowledge to get you Back to Work.

By the numbers

  • Program Cost. $1,500* Prior to August 17, 2018 (Early Registration Fee thanks to our lead sponsor Manulife)

  • Program cost: $4,950 * plus HST After August 17, 2018 (Full Fee for applications received after August 17, 2017)

  • Scholarships valued up to $3500 are available after August 17, 2018.

  • Free childcare during program hours: $3,500 value

  • Application deadline: September 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

*  Manulife is the lead sponsor of the Back to Work program. Our supporting sponsors are RBC Dominion Securities and TD Bank. Together with our sponsors the Rotman School of Management are underwriting the cost of the program to lower tuition fees for participants. Complimentary childcare services on class days provided Kids & Company and in-kind support from LHH Knightsbridge.

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The Classroom Experience

Professor Simon Ashbourne describes what it's like to take the Back to Work Program

Learn more about the Back to Work program offered by the Initiative for Women in Business

Information Sessions

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