Rotman Psychology of Leadership
Transform Yourself and the Way You Lead
Leadership development requires learning new skills for solving increasingly complex strategic organizational problems. The two-pronged responsibilities of the leader – reaching organizational goals and developing people in their teams – can be a difficult task, particularly when professional, personal, and global pressures compete for one’s inner resources. In Rotman’s Psychology of Leadership, leaders like you learn the steps necessary for self-development and facilitate conditions for broader organizational development.
Apply NowNovember 17 – December 1, 2022 | $6,250 CAD + HST
We start with techniques of how leaders can facilitate self-development in themselves and their teams across five domains of self:
- Motivation (Prioritizing goals)
- Behaviour (Preventing Burnout)
- Emotions (Building Resilience)
- Mind (Cultivating Focus)
- Body (Building New Habits)
Within each topic, we discuss how development in each part of self aligns with its organizational counterparts:
- Organizational Goals/Vision
- Organizational Action
- Organizational Culture
- Organizational Constructs
- Organizational History
Leaders will learn tools and techniques that will allow them to facilitate healthy personal and organizational development.
You will learn:
- about the structure of the motivational system, and how to align your priorities across personal and organizational goals.
- how to cultivate focus and develop productive organizational constructs.
- optimal emotion-management in the workplace, and how to facilitate healthy organizational culture.
- how to prevent burnout and find routes to align yourself with organizational actions that you value the most.
- how to address challenging events in both your personal and organizational history.
Welcome/Kick-off Event Pre-Program (Dates TBD)
Day 1: Motivation: Aligning personal and organizational goals
- How to assess, evaluate, and prioritize conflicting goals
- Aligning personal goals with organizational goals
- Learn how wants are generated and go off track
- Practice techniques to quickly assess motivations
Day 2: Behaviour: Preventing burnout and facilitating agency
- Behaviour change in yourself and others
- The dynamics of self-regulation
- How to leverage your will in the process of self-change
- Preventing burn-out
Day 3: Emotions: Developing personal and organizational resilience
- Signaling function of emotions and modes of expression
- Learning to process strong negative emotion
- Strategies for emotion-heavy interpersonal interactions
- Cultivating a healthy organizational culture
Day 4: Mind: Cultivating focus and healthy organizational constructs
- Learning to focus your thoughts and solve complex problems
- Tuning out distractions and external pressures
- Develop a more disciplined mind
- Mindfulness as a tool
Day 5: Body/History
- Learning to lay down new neural pathways
- Neurological patterns
- Alternative techniques to sustain self-development
- Reflecting on organizational pasts and how they impact motivation, mind, emotions, and behaviour
Self-Development Project: You will self-identify an underdeveloped skill you believe is hindering your leadership success, and work on it throughout the program. At the end of each day of the program, you will receive techniques and exercises to practice and work on your self-development.
Individualized Feedback Session
In the individualized feedback session, Professor Djikic and each participant will spend 30 minutes in which they will discuss progress, identify obstacles, and propose alternate techniques necessary to complete their self-development project.
Schedule subject to change.
Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management
Director, Self-Development Lab
Maja Djikic, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and the Director of Self-Development Laboratory at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She is a psychologist specializing in the field of personality development. Her work examines means of developing a congruent and flexible self. She has been a post-doctoral fellow with Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at Rotman School of Management, and Psychology Department at Harvard University. She has published more than 30 articles and book chapters in the area of personality development in journals such as Psychological Science, Journal of Research in Personality, Creativity Research Journal, New Ideas in Psychology, etc. Her research has been featured in The New York Times, Salon, Slate, The Scientific American Mind, and many other media outlets.
Apply NowNovember 17 – December 1, 2022 | $6,250 CAD + HST
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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.
This program will be delivered over Zoom and requires access to this platform. Terms and conditions for Zoom usage can be found here: https://zoom.us/terms. 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.
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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 has been approved for 15.5 CPD hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).
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