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Programs for Organizations

Flexible design to help your organization reach its strategic goals

We partner with you to ensure your customized program is closely aligned to your organization's strategy and highly relevant to your stakeholders. We deliver fresh thinking and on the job learning to create lasting impact at all levels of your organizations.

Co-design a program for targeted learning

More nimble, adaptable and collaborative teams. Stronger leaders, problem solvers and communicators. And an organization that's ready for the disruptive challenges ahead. If these are your strategic priorities, we'll work with you to develop a custom program that bridges current gaps in skills and expertise, builds new potential and accelerates progress toward long-term goals.

Transform your organization or professional association

For nearly two decades, we've developed custom-designed programs in collaboration with clients across the spectrum of industries and sectors, from Starbucks and TD Bank Group to Canada Post, SickKids Foundation and the Government of Ontario – to name just a few.

We start by connecting you with one of our leading faculty members, who assesses your organization's needs and tailors program content to your unique strategic and business challenges. Then we develop and deliver your custom program – on the Rotman campus or at your preferred venue – taking care of all the logistics while your team focuses on expanding their skills, gaining new insights and working together more effectively to achieve sustainable impact.

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At the Rotman School, we place a premium on original thinking and rigorous scholarship. In the classroom, our top-ranked professors share the knowledge they have gained from years of experience in both business and academia. Outside the classroom, some of the greatest minds in business share their insights at conferences, seminars and speaker series, and in articles for Rotman Management Magazine.

Rotman has strategically invested in hiring faculty members who publish influential research in their fields. Learning from industry-shaping individuals raises the level of classroom debate and makes a significant difference in our classroom experience.

Research Impact

Rotman has been consistently ranked in the global top ten for faculty research by Financial Times which puts us in an elite tier of institutions—alongside Harvard, Wharton, Berkeley, Stern, Stanford, Booth and Kellogg—that take the lead in the creation of business knowledge.

Rotman is also home to over ten research centres and education centres that drive innovation through daily advances in research and thought leadership.


Learning that lasts.

Rotman Executive Programs specializes in learning experiences that are transformative, hands-on, and collaborative. A custom program at Rotman will bridge the gap that separates skill acquisition from skill application. Through expert program design, quantifiable assessments of your talent, and leadership coaching we can help your team achieve real, lasting behaviour change and positive results.

A customized learning experience with Rotman will:

  • Equip your organization to achieve strategic goals, face crises and accelerate performance
  • Address gaps in organizational and individual capabilities
  • Offer flexible design, teaching format, content, duration and location
  • Empower your leaders to envision and enact transformation

Why you should customize with Rotman:



We start from a foundation of knowledge: world-class expertise in management education and in the design, development and delivery of cutting edge executive education experiences.


We then develop and refine a program design through a collaborative process that involves executive interviews, material reviews, and a number of other tools to understand your context. The end result is a program design that turns learning goals into learning outcomes.


Programs are delivered by Rotman faculty, industry experts, and client executives through a variety of formats including lectures, cases, workshops, action learning projects, personal development plans, on-line modules, coaching, and in-field experiences.


Everything we do is designed to facilitate skill transfer and meaningful, real world impact. New ways of thinking, improved individual and organizational performance, and lasting behavioural changes are all standard outcomes.

Design Process

1. Needs Assessment
We listen

Rotman’s approach to needs assessment is simple – we listen, understand and get to know your organization. It is consultative and iterative process that involves extensive one-on-one communication with our faculty to ensure we understand your unique goals and challenges.

3. Delivery
Based on the unique
needs of your organization

Your customized program can be delivered at the Rotman School or at the location of your choice. These can range from two-three day intensives, to lengthy multi-modular programs, to a series of one-day workshops. Always supported by our highly trained and service-oriented staff.

2. Program Design
We create and develop with you 

Through a consultative and collaborative needs-assessment process, academic directors and program developers analyze actual and desired performance levels in your organization. We work with you to craft a unique program perfectly suited to meet your organization's needs. Programs are taught and facilitated by Rotman faculty and industry thought leaders, bringing together the best knowledge, the most effective teaching methods and a wealth of real-life, real-time experience to help your organization succeed in a challenging and competitive economy. Any of our customized programs can be designed to include a variety of learning formats including lectures, cases, workshops, action learning projects, personal development plans, on-line modules, coaching, and in-field experiences.

4. Follow-up and Assessment
We facilitate change

Everything we do is designed to facilitate skill transfer and meaningful, real world impact. New ways of thinking, improved individual and organizational performance, and lasting behavioural changes are all standard outcomes.

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With our Custom programs, we can bring any of our offerings to you or build a bespoke program that fits your organizational needs. Interested in these topics? Contact us about a custom offering.

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Become a more engaged, creative and adaptable leader.

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Development »

Build the capabilities you need to accelerate your transformation into the leader you aspire to be.

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Lead your organization through a crisis with confidence and learn how to prevent future crises.


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Understand and influence consumer behaviour.

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Refine your marketing skills with new insights, tools, and strategies for a global and digital market.

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Business Design
Facilitation »

Facilitate and train design thinkers inside your organization.

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A Real-Time Virtual Experience »

Is your organization positioned to pivot? Learn to assess, improve and innovate for success in a rapidly changing world.

Learn more about
Custom Programs »

Create lasting impact at all levels of your organization.

Questions? Contact
our Learning Advisor
for more information

Start building your program today

For more information, contact our Learning Advisor.

Tel: 416.978.8815

Case Study

Canada Post

Canada Post »

How a sticky note made Canada Post think like a startup, with a little help from Rotman Executive Programs.