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Scott Rutherford

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Scott Rutherford

Associate Professor


B.Sc. Engineering, Queen’s University
M.B.A., University of Toronto




Scott Rutherford is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Leadership Development Laboratory at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also core faculty within the Self-Development Laboratory at Rotman

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Scott teaches courses in Leadership Development in all MBA programs at Rotman. All of his courses are taught as 'Practica' in which the underlying context of learning are the real and present work and life challenges of the students themselves. Core to his courses are Leadership Retreats that allow students to deeply reflect on themselves and their work to help translate MBA program learnings into an accelerated path of development going forward.

Scott also works with corporate clients through our Executive Programs and acts as the Academic Director for custom and open-enrollment Leadership Development programs such as the Executive Leadership: Accelerated Development Program. 

Outside of Rotman, Scott continues to work with McKinsey & Company where he worked previously as a Practice Expert within their Leadership Mindsets and Capabilities Service Line. He is also the Chair of Roots of Empathy - a non-profit organization delivering acclaimed programs in 11 countries focused on developing pro-social behaviours in primary school children