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Leadership Development for Mid Career Women Digital

Formerly Emerging Leaders

The program promotes leadership effectiveness and business insight by developing the critical skills that shape your career and better organizational and team performance.

Flexible Learning Design during COVID-19

Don’t feel alone while you learn online. This program has been designed to respect both the current challenges of working from home while maintaining and building connections with a class of your peers across different industries and organizations. You will still gain the networking and learning benefits of our in-class programs while learning from the comfort of your own home with a schedule adapted to your current needs

About the program

Participants complete a 360° self-assessment, review and discuss leadership case studies and models. The program is designed to broaden your leadership capacity, learn how to leverage your unique strengths to lead inclusively, better equip you for increased responsibility and accountability through understanding strategic decision-making and have a sustained impact as a leader.

Program Dates

9 afternoon sessions between
November 16  & December 1, 2021

Full schedule below

Program fee

$7,400* + HST

Participant profile

High potential women with 8+ years experience who require new skills for greater authority, accountability and influence within their organizations e.g. assistant vice-presidents, directors and senior managers.

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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.

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

Program Themes & Schedule

Understanding and Developing Leadership

360 assessment, female leadership business cases, leadership styles/social presence, resilience, personal action planning, and one-on-one executive coaching session post program.

Inclusive Leadership

Uncover how unfolding subtle and manifest changes on how women lead and are perceived as leaders give them unique strengths in leading inclusively and having a sustained impact.

Leading Effective Teams

Learn to assess leadership effectiveness and understand the role of the leader in designing and leading effective teams.

Building Your Professional Network

Discover practical tools to build powerful networks and leverage them effectively.

Integrative Thinking

Explore the concept of integrative thinking, through a four-step decision-making model: salience, causality, architecture, and resolution. Discuss some of the key leadership tensions and formulate ideas to create new, integrative solutions.

Resilience: Unlocking Strategies for Personal Success

Learn strategies to increase personal energy and remain positive, engaged and focused in high pressure environments.

Program dates and schedule

    The program schedule includes:

  • Instructor lead webinars running from 12:00– 3:00 p.m. (EST)
  • 1 – 2 hours per week of self-paced online study
  • Personal advisory groups
  • One-on-one executive coaching online by appointment only
  • Online networking opportunities with peers

      Dates Sessions


      • Week 1: November 16, 17, 18, 19 

      • Welcome and Inclusive Leadership
      • Understanding and Developing Leadership
      • *Networking Session & Introduction to PABs
      • Week 2: November 23, 24 & 25

      • Integrative Thinking
      • Building Your Professional Network
      • Week 3: November 30 & December 1

      • Resilience: Unlocking Strategies for Personal Success
      • Peer Coaching
      • Wrap-Up

Program benefits

Organizational Benefits

  • Improve results by developing high-potential female managers
  • Enrich leadership skills within your organization
  • Equip managers to take on more responsibility and accountability
  • Develop your female talent pipeline

Participant Benefits

  • Learn and apply a variety of leadership models
  • Understand how to integrate self-awareness and key strengths into your leadership style
  • Become more effective at influencing at the individual, team and organizational levels
  • Learn how to coach teams to higher levels of performance
  • Gain an external peer network

Faculty and instructors

Tiziana Casciaro Tiziana Casciaro >>

Academic Director, Emerging Leaders
Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management

Jia Lin XieJia Lin Xie >>

Magna Professor in Management
Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management

Julie McCarthyJulie McCarthy >>

Professor of Organizational Behavior & HR Management

Jennifer RielJennifer Riel >>

Academic Director, Rotman's Integrative Thinking Program
Associate Director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking

Who should attend


Candidates for the Mid-Career program are high-potential professional female managers with 8+ years experience.  Participants are senior team leads and emerging executives with direct reports who require new skills for greater authority, accountability and influence within their organizations.

This program will be particularly valuable if you:

  • Have been identified as high-potential
  • Are seeking a confidence boost to move ahead
  • Are looking for skills to address current business challenges
  • Are new in your role or organization
  • Wish to quicken your re-entry after a work absence


For application information please contact the program at


Each application is reviewed by an admissions committee to ensure their suitability.


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

Fees and payment


$7,400* + HST


  • Tuition
  • All Program materials
  • Completion certificate
  • Online networking opportunities


Deposits are required at the time of application (refundable only to applicants not accepted to the program). The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before program start date, whichever is first.


Rotman Initiative for Women in Business participants or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the Program fee. One discount may be applied per person.


Please review the full version of our APPLICATION POLICIES » for cancellation information.


If the Program is employment-related training, Rotman must receive a letter from the employer confirming that the Program constitutes such training within the meaning of Canada Revenue Agency Interpretation Bulletin IT-470R.  Generally, the Bulletin states that where the training is taken for the benefit of the employer, there is no taxable benefit to the employee.

If the tuition fee is paid for by the employer, it is the employer’s responsibility to determine whether or not the fees paid on behalf of the individual is a taxable benefit and should be included on his/her T4 slip.


If an employer has not sanctioned that the Program is being taken for employment reasons, any discounts are taxable benefits to the individual participant and should be included on the individual’s tax return.

Technical requirements

Technical Requirements

This program will be delivered online. This program requires:

  • A stable internet connection
  • The latest version of the Google Chrome internet browser
  • The use of a microphone
  • A web camera or computer/laptop that has a built in web camera

"I have learned more practical and useful things in the last four days than in any other education program I have ever taken."

—Erica Cih, Senior Compliance Manager, Capital One Canada

Have a question?

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Initiative for Women in Business
Rotman School of Management


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This program has been approved for 25 continuing professional development hours under section A of the continuing Professional Development Log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA™)