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Through a personal leadership development plan, one-on-one coaching and experiential learning, discover and achieve your true career potential.

Your leading edge

The program will transform your strategic and operational capabilities and provide you with the leadership edge that’s required in the new global economy. Developed in partnership with an executive leadership expert, the leadership development program uses a comprehensive leadership model to help you clarify your ambitions and accelerate your professional growth..

Personal leadership development plan

Delve further into your own capabilities through a highly personalized leadership program that combines group work with deep self-development insights and strategic know-how. Each Global EMBA student is encouraged to create a personal leadership development plan and follow it throughout the program in a process of learning, applying and reflecting. How you define your goals and your path to achieving them are key factors in your success.

“I was impressed with the emphasis that Rotman places on leadership excellence – both organizational and personal. There is no substitute for great leadership in the corporate world.”

— Rotman graduate

Leadership assessment

Receiving valuable feedback from a variety of sources is the cornerstone of personal development. We use a number of assessments to help you better understand your skills and heighten your self-awareness.

One-on-one coaching conversations

Your executive leadership coach will help you explore key areas of your personal leadership development plan and focus your attention on what is working well and what needs to change, based on your individual assessment, leadership goals and team feedback.

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Team effectiveness

Learning through your study teams is integral to your overall development of interpersonal acumen and emotional awareness. Gain critical knowledge and experience in team dynamics, and discover the actions you can take to achieve success as a high-performing team.

Leadership retreat

See yourself and your world through new lenses, recognizing that complexity, ambiguity and challenge are opportunities for innovation, reinvention and renewal. This experiential off-site workshop allows you to gain insight into your patterns of behaviour and take a courageous step towards achieving personal and professional transformation.

“It’s a privilege to have this time to self-reflect, to consider what you really want and what drives you. The experience is made more profound by being offsite in an atmosphere of trust and sharing.”

— Rotman student, about the leadership retreat

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Speaker Series

Both the Rotman School and SDA Bocconi have close ties with the business community, and host special events, speakers and conferences on key topics of interest to managers and business leaders. As a Global EMBA student, you can explore the innovative thinking and research that energize our campuses, in areas ranging from digital transformation to behavioural economics to gender equity in the workplace.

You can see a full list of upcoming events here.

Mastery Sessions

These workshop-style sessions focus on leadership skills and competencies to enhance the core leadership curriculum. Topics include:

  • The psychology of self-management
  • Resilience and the neuroscience of leadership
  • Leadership presence
  • Presentation skills: customized coaching and feedback
  • Global leadership and cultural fluency
  • Integrative dialogues (difficult interpersonal communications)

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