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Resilient Leadership

Become a more engaged, creative and adaptable leader.

Between increased demands on employee time, high levels of exhaustion, stress, illness, and disengagement, building your personal resilience has never been more important.

What is Resilience and Why Do Leaders Need it?

Resilience is the ability to rebound from the challenges, stresses and pressures that impact our personal and professional lives. It is developed by rejuvenating and replenishing energy in four main areas: physical, emotional, mental and values.

Including resilience training in your leadership toolkit is important, not only for your own wellbeing, but for your ability to empathize with and understand the needs of your team. Resilient leaders have teams that are more engaged, more creative, more satisfied, and better able to adapt with change.

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Julie McCarthy, Featured Faculty


Professor of Organizational Behavior & HR Management

Julie's research examines strategies that individuals can use to reduce stress, build resilience and achieve success in their work and home lives. She also investigates how organizations can ensure that their policies and practices are viewed favorably by job applicants and employees. 

In the corporate sector, Julie conducts leadership and resilience training programs, and job performance management systems and personnel selection tools on behalf of public and private corporations. Her industry collaborations include Deloitte, TMX, Blakes, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rogers, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Department of National Defense, among others.

Your four-day journey includes:

  • interactive group exercises
  • a personalized resilience workbook
  • personal action plans, and
  • a two month follow-up session that will enhance your resilience, productivity, engagement, and leadership skills


Improve your ability to stand strong in high stress situations and support your team with a mindful, resilient approach to group dynamics that will have a lasting impact on your career.

Designed to Deliver Maximum Impact Virtually

Experience the power of Rotman's virtual portfolio in achieving your goals, even in disruptive environments.  We've not only adapted our leading open enrolment portfolio for a virtual environment, but have designed our programs to capitalize on the unique benefits offered by online settings. These programs make it easy for you to continue your growth while you navigate the current challenges of working from different environments. Access world-class faculty in live sessions for the latest research and insights, grow your connections with peers from different industries and organizations and refine your leadership strengths from the comfort of wherever you are.

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Technical Requirements

This program will be delivered over Zoom and requires access to this platform. Terms and conditions for Zoom usage can be found here: This program requires a stable internet connection, the latest version of the Google Chrome internet browser, and use of a microphone. Access to a webcam is preferred but optional.

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman's admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

This program can count towards earning your Excellence in Executive Leadership certificate. Join an elite circle of leaders building their own path to professional development and receive official recognition from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.


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4 half-days plus a follow-up session

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Participant profile:
Managers and above from across the public and private sectors

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