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Leadership Focus

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:35am

Leadership is a central theme across the core curriculum, from the first course, “The Manager as Strategist”, to applied leadership in the Capstone project course.

The executive speaker series is an opportunity for students to connect in a meaningful way with Canadian business leaders, many of whom are alumni of the Haskayne School of Business. Previous speakers have included:

  • Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO , WestJet Airlines
  • Anne Merklinger, CEO, Own the Podium
  • W. Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist
  • Naheed Nenshi, Mayor, City of Calgary
  • Jeff Gustavson, President, Chevron Canada Ltd.
  • Bob Sartor, President and CEO, Big Rock Brewery
  • Dick Haskayne, former Chairman, TransCanada Pipelines 

In response to interest in augmented leadership offerings, the program offers highly interactive leadership development workshops on Sunday mornings in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business. Previous sessions have included:

  • Meaningful work: bringing your best leadership qualities to life
  • Building and leading high performance teams
  • Climbing the corporate ladder: what to expect and how to get there
  • Inclusive leadership: embracing diversity

Executive MBA students have free access to an executive coach whilst in the program to further hone their personal leadership style and support them in successfully balancing the demands of home, life and their MBA.