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Rotman Organizational Leadership Program

Develop the tools, skills and mindset to think and act strategically at more senior levels of responsibility. Position yourself as a successful cross-functional leader. Drive change by expanding your perspective, influence and effectiveness.

Expand your impact and influence.

Success in senior management roles requires a shift in mindset and orientation. The Rotman Organizational Leadership program helps you look beyond your immediate team and expand your focus to the broader needs of the organization.

Designed to help you expand your personal influence and effectiveness, this program equips you with tools to improve the quality of your thinking, enhance your decision-making skills and lead more effectively. The program provides a challenging opportunity to deepen and hone your strategic leadership skills in achieving effective integration among strategy, systems, people and culture. Our expert faculty will also equip you to facilitate innovation more effectively while also addressing key issues of diversity, equity and inclusion that are crucial for success in today’s workplace. 

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Think and act strategically.

This unique development experience will provide you with a framework for thinking holistically about the challenges inherent in more senior leadership roles. The framework will help you identify and address the key issues that differentiate successful senior leaders, resulting in insights that will equip you to

  • Drive change more effectively
  • Shape a high-performance culture within your organization and
  • Better address new challenges.

Whether you are moving into a more senior role for the first time, or have already assumed senior leadership responsibilities, Rotman’s Organizational Leadership program will provide you with tools and frameworks to analyze the challenges you are facing and set priorities more effectively. You will benefit from the insights and experience of Rotman’s world-class faculty, each of whom has a wealth of real-world business experience, paired with deep research insights. By the end or the program you will be better able to take the decisive actions required for success as a senior leader. 


Meet the Faculty and Instructors teaching in Executive Leadership: Organizational

Hugh Arnold, Featured Faculty

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Rotman School of Management

Hugh Arnold divides his professional time between teaching executives at business schools in Canada and the UK and his consulting practice through Hugh Arnold Associates Limited specializing in leadership and organization. Dr. Arnold is Adjunct Professor of Management at the Rotman School at the University of Toronto. Dr. Arnold was previously Magna International Professor of Business Strategy and Dean of the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in the leading scholarly journals and has written several books in the McGraw-Hill Series in Management. He has served on the editorial boards of The Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Dynamics and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Economics and Business.


Maximize your growth.

Rotman program design combines in-class learning, case discussions, and online simulations. You will also have the opportunity to tackle current leadership challenges together with other class members in personal advisory boards throughout the week. This mix of activities creates opportunities for you to increase your self-awareness, develop meaningful plans for personal change, and close the gap between understanding and action.

Many participants form life-long networks during their time at Rotman. The combination of outstanding faculty and a diverse group of highly motivated peers in the program creates a rich learning environment which stimulates new ways of thinking about leadership and equips you to succeed in overcoming the challenges inherent in senior management roles. 


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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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5-day intensive program

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Rotman School of Management
Toronto, Ontario

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Participant profile:
Senior level professionals

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$11,500 CAD + HST 

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