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Ascension - programme pour dirigeants et relève dirigeante


Module 1

Opening reception

Réal Jacob and Robert Dutton

  • Program overview
  • Conversation with an experienced CEO – The executive as leader, manager and individual: Facts and perspectives

Day 1 - Shifting perspective

Nicolas Vincent

Business environment: Understanding it today, anticipating it tomorrow

  • Broadening your analytical horizons
  • Identifying trends and understanding what they mean from a strategic perspective
  • Handling complexity with more assurance

Jacques Neatby

How to fit into a management team

  • The rules of the game: Succeeding and working effectively as part of a management team
  • Power: Growing your power to have a greater impact on the team
  • Influence: Earning your coworkers’ support

Guest executive (evening):
Marie Pier Germain, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Germain Hotels

Day 2 - Strategic thinking for the win!

Louis Hébert and Alain Brunet

  • Analyzing internal and external strategic context: Tools to improve your analytical insight and executive decision-making
  • Transforming strategy into tangible action plans: Resources and the role of the CEO
  • Striking a balance between rational decisions, risk management and decision-makers’ instincts

Day 3 - Seeing things differently

Laurent Simon

  • Re-examining your company’s business model and identifying new ways to add value using the Business Model Canvas (BMC)
  • Placing creative thinking and new approaches to innovation (co-creation, collaboration, open innovation) at the heart of strategic thinking
  • Creativity workshop: Experimenting with an analytic framework to develop an organizational culture of innovation

Guest executive:
Daniel Lamarre, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

Module 2

Day 4 - Leading strategic change and organizational transformation

Réal Jacob

  • Acquainting yourself with the trends and challenges linked to organizational transformation
  • Solidifying your change leadership: Understanding the role of executives and the management team, and determining how to engage stakeholders
  • Guiding large-scale transformation: A five-point analytical framework

Guest executive:
Yves Devin, Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal; President, Groupe Conseil Devin

Caroline Ménard and Maryse Leduc

  • Addressing the challenges of being a transformational leader
  • Making transformational leadership work: Four action areas
  • Understanding the three main spheres of transformational leadership
  • Analyzing the results of a psychometric test to determine the level of ease or effort in deploying energy and resources in applying transformational leadership skills

Guest executive:
Roman Oryschuk, Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal; President and CEO, Global Change Leaders

Day 5 - Successfully transitioning to an executive role

Alain Gosselin

  • Reflecting on five essential questions
  • Making your new role and responsibilities your own
  • Determining what to keep and what to leave behind
  • Pinpointing where things might go wrong

Guest executive:
Geneviève Fortier, FCHRP, CEO, Promutuel Assurance

Training approach

This is a dynamic, interactive and intensive program, using a wide variety of learning methods, including case studies, concrete examples of best practices in action, analytical frameworks, group discussions and conversations with high-level business leaders.

Part of the program will be held in residence so that participants can devote their undivided attention and energy to their training and take full advantage of the corresponding synergies.

Participants will also receive a compendium of resources to take with them to support what they have learned during the course.

Additional information

The Brio transformational leadership psychometric test was developed using PerformanSe’s PERF ECHO self-assessment tool. It lets you take a closer look at behavioural tendencies and main workplace motivators, based on 10 competencies identified by research and consulting teams as being particularly important in developing a leadership style conducive to organizational transformation.



Participants will receive a copy of the following books:

Mise à niveau


Les communautés d'innovation

Leadership Team Alignment


$9 995 + taxes



May 5 to June 7, 2024
Five days and one evening

Module 1 - In residence
One evening and three days

May 5 (evening)
May 6
May 7
May 8

  in residence
  Alt Hotel, Dix-30

Module 2 - At HEC Montréal (Downtown)
two days

June 6
June 7


in class

For module 1, your registration includes three nights’ accommodation, coffee breaks and meals. Module 2 takes place at HEC Montreal (Hélène-Desmarais Building) and your registration includes both coffee breaks and lunches.

Make an appointment with:

Émilie Mazet

Émilie Mazet
Program Manager

By Email or Phone

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