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Leadership in Administration

A Program for Women Administrative Professionals

Dates: February 26-27, 2020
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Participant Profile: Program/Organizational Administrators and Coordinators, Clerical Supervisors, Executive Assistants

Applications for the next offering, February 26-27, 2020,
will open November 1st.

Please contact us at if you wish to be notified when applications will be accepted.

The Leadership in Administration Program enhances productivity and performance management. Participants will receive the professional development and interpersonal tools they need to achieve and maintain administrative performance. The Program includes an EQ Emotional Intelligence assessment and practical, relevant approaches to productivity and time management. Learn the essentials of managing priorities and relationships like a leader.

Program Themes:

  • Productivity and Performance Management
    Prioritization, organization, and proactivity: these core professional administrative competencies are solution-oriented and key to managing commitments and delivering better results.

  • Influence
    Understanding the social dynamics in daily interactions, and accessing the practical tools, approaches, and frameworks to influence at every professional level.

  • EQ
    Personal assessment of professional competencies and areas for growth, introduction to a model for learning and developing emotional intelligence skills that are essential for effective team and individual performance.

  • Difficult Conversations
    Navigate the real, challenging conversations that create anxiety with practical, relevant tools, strategies, and frameworks to improve conversation outcomes.

Beatrix DartBeatrix Dart >>

Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business
Professor of Strategic Management, Faculty-at-Large

Carolyn MeacherCarolyn Meacher >>

Leadership Coach & Consultant

Sarah NevilleSarah Neville >>

Founder and Principal of Open Line


Ann GomezAnn Gomez >>

President & CEO of Clear Concept Inc.

Geeta ShekerGeeta Sheker >>

Director, Leadership in Administration
Director, Initiative for Women in Business


Candidates for the Leadership in Administration Program are Administrative Professionals Program/ Organizational Administrators and Coordinators, Clerical Supervisors, Executive Assistants with 3+ years of work experience in an administrative role. We look for participants who are committed to continuous learning and development, who strive to enhance their organizational value with a strategic focus.


Applications are currently being accepted. Select the 'Apply Now' button at the top of the screen to access the application form.
Note: A 50% deposit is required at the time of application.


Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure suitability of participant.


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.




This includes:

  • Tuition
  • All Program materials and supplies
  • Completion certificate
  • Class-day meals (breakfast, lunch, and snacks)

*Program participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.


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 are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the Program Fee.


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 Bulleting 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 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.

“You have filled a gap by providing valuable learning opportunities for a market niche. [Leadership in Administration] lends credibility and value to the role and provides a learning opportunity that is otherwise very difficult to find.”

- Theresa Hulleman, Manager, Corporate Executive Support, Meridian Credit Union

“I am really happy that Rotman has created a course for administrative roles. I had a great experience and the instructors were excellent!”

- Vita McKenna, Paralegal Assistant, De Lage Landen Financial Services Canada Inc.

“I value how [Leadership in Administration] made me think outside the box. I can really apply the skill sets I learnt here in my daily work.”

- Jaclyn Lavigne, Office Manager, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

“Life changing 2 days. I can’t wait to introduce the new me to my staff and peers.”

- Jennifer Curry, Manager, Office of the Vice-President & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough


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The Leadership in Administration Program has been approved for 13 continuing professional development hours under Section A of the continuing Professional Development Log of the Human Resources Professionals Associations (HRPA™)

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