Are you being groomed to step into a leadership role in your organization? Have you recently been promoted to an executive-level position and feel your skills need a boost? The Ascension program is here to guide you as you climb to the top!
Combining the academic excellence of HEC Montréal faculty members with the on-the-ground experience of eight respected business executives, this program will give you the tools you need to adjust to your new role and the responsibilities that come with it. Learn what it takes to confront the strategic challenges facing your organization, lead with more confidence and foster a culture of innovation so essential to your company’s and your own success.
Ascension is ideal for leaders looking to forge a bold, strategic vision and develop sharper decision-making reflexes. It is a one-of-a-kind program that lets you share what you are going through with your fellow participants and instructors, adding a rich, interactive layer to the overall learning experience.
This program will help you:
This program is designed specifically for current and aspiring leaders, senior managers and executive committee members with formal managerial training or 10+ years of experience.
Réal Jacob and Robert Dutton
The books Paroles de PDG and Mise à niveau (Robert Dutton’s autobiography) will be distributed to all participants.
Day 1 - Shifting Perspective
Guest executives (evening):
Day 2 - Strategic Thinking For the Win!
Louis Hébert and Alain Brunet
Day 3 - Seeing Things Differently
Day 4 - Leading Strategic Change and Organizational Transformation
Day 5 - Successfully Transitioning to an Executive Role
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.
Participants will receive a copy of the following books:
MPs (Industrial Psychology), CEA (Labour Studies)
Professor Emeritus, HEC Montréal
Co-author of Paroles de PDG
Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal; President, Groupe Conseil Devin; former CEO and senior executive with major organizations such as the Société de transport de Montréal and the Casino de Montréal
CEO, Promutuel Assurance; FCHRP; member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and Investissement Québec
Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Resources Management, HEC Montréal; FCHRP; head of the Reflective Mindset module of the McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA program; co-author of Paroles de PDG
Professor, Department of Management, HEC Montréal; Co-Director of the McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA
Lawyer and Partner at MindLab; Adjunct Professor, Executive Teams and Strategy, McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA
Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal; President and CEO, Global Change Leaders; Director and Advisor, Peterson Real Estate; Director, Wealth One Bank of Canada; former CEO, GE Capital Solutions Europe
Professor and Director, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, HEC Montréal; Co-Founder and Director of Mosaic
For module 1, your registration includes three nights’ accommodation, coffee breaks and meals. Module 2 takes place at HEC Montreal and your registration includes both coffee breaks and lunches.