Directors Institute Course Description

Directors of Education Leadership Institute Series VI

This unique and redesigned executive leadership program is slated to be offered in collaboration with the prestigious Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Designed for CEO’s of school districts across Canada it will be offered over two modules. The first is proposed for July of 2019 at Ivey’s residential Spencer Leadership Centre on the UWO campus in London, Ontario and the second in October of 2019 at Ivey’s Tangerine Leadership Centre in downtown Toronto.

This is the sixth Directors’ Institute on Leadership and Strategic Impact that The Learning Partnership has run and the third undertaken in collaboration with the Ivey Business School. Program delivery will be through Ivey’s renowned case study method which guarantees a high degree of interactivity by the participants. As was the case in Series IV and V, David Loree will be the Academic Director  and will be very involved in case delivery and analysis along with Ivey faculty members Fernando Olivera and Ann Frost.

This two module course will address leadership and strategic impact through three  broad themes:
• Big Picture Leadership: Connecting Strategy and Leadership
• Inter-Personal Leadership: Connecting with Your People
• Change Leadership: Connecting Action to Outcome

We are anticipating a core of participating Directors from Ontario but are again hoping to register participants from school districts across Canada to enrich the program’s national dialogue.

Program Overview

Module 1 is planned for Ivey’s impressive Spencer Leadership Centre on the UWO campus in London, Ontario. Participants will arrive for a 4:00 pm check in on July 7, 2019 and will depart at noon on July 12, 2019. All participants will be residential for the 5 days as sessions will run through the evenings. Time for reading, individual professional reflection and social activity is built into this intense, but actively engaging, program.

Case study themes for module 1 will be as follows:
Day 1 (Evening) What Leadership Actually Looks Like
Day 2 Extraordinary Strategic Leadership, Big Strategic Leaps in a Changing World, Resistance: Work Through It
Day 3 Designing Organizations for Continuous Change, Execution: How Strategy Develops Through Action, Leadership on the Line: Dealing With Crisis
Day 4 Leveraging Performance: Getting the Most from People, Injecting Coaching into Daily Interactions, Building an Organizational Culture of High Engagement
Day 5 Mastering the Art of Persuasion, Getting Your People on Board
Day 6 (to noon) Inter-Personal Leadership in Action
Module 2 is planned for Ivey’s Tangerine Leadership Centre at 130 King Street West in downtown Toronto. This program will run over two full days on October 24 & 25, 2019 with sessions commencing at 8:30 am on both days, running into the evening on the first day and concluding by 5:00 pm on the second day. The broad themes of "giver mindset" leadership, high functioning teams and meanaging effectively facilitated by Professor Ann Frost from Ivey. Professor Frost will have participants link these leadership concepts to their organizations for maximum strategic impact. During both modules keynote speakers from the business sector will address the course providing opportunity for participants to reflect upon their own leadership. In addition participants will have the opportunity to complete a confidential 360° evaluation of their leadership profile.

Program Dates

Module 1: July 7-12, 2019
This will be a residential module at the Spencer Leadership Centre in London (ON) commencing at 4:00 pm on Day 1 and ending at noon on the final day.

Module 2: October 24 & 25, 2019
Two full days at the Tangerine Leadership Centre in downtown Toronto
For more information and to register, contact:

Rod Thompson
Director of Executive Leadership Programs
416 440 5108
Sponsor Acknowledgement