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Ascension - Program For Current And Aspiring Executives

 

Understanding the intricacies of today’s business environment and strengthening your capacity to contribute at a higher level and/or as a member of your senior management team.

In this course, your will hone your ability to create value, get everyone on the same page and change your organizational culture, all of which are incontrovertible assets in the ever-evolving corporate world. You will also acquire new approaches and analytical tools to make better, bolder strategic decisions. Come tap into the wisdom of business veterans who have “been there” and share experiences with your fellow participants about the challenges you have had to face. Use your newfound knowledge to become the executive you want to be – someone with strategic insight, decision-making prowess and a knack for thinking outside the box in order to make better decisions at the top and within your management team.


Being a leader means thinking strategically


GOALS

This program will help you:

  • Broaden your management skill set
  • Develop a coherent, executive-level approach to strategic issues
  • Sharpen and embolden your decision-making
  • uRevitalize your analytical mindset
  • Leverage state-of-the-art tools to set yourself apart
  • Build up your network to support your initiatives.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

Current or aspiring leaders, senior executives or management team members within an organization, division, business unit or department. You have formal managerial training and 10+ years of management experience

SPECIAL FEATURES

Broaden your horizons, learn from experts and experienced managers, be prepared to climb the next rung of the corporate ladder, expand your sphere of influence and reinforce your reputation as a senior executive with strategic insight, superior decision-making skills and the capacity to make a real and lasting difference.

 

“An excellent program that gave us a closer look at the experiences of CEOs and leaders, in order to reinforce the theoretical concepts taught and make them really come alive. Now we can take this knowledge and apply it to our own careers.”

Anick Tremblay, Senior Director – Expertise, Hydro-Québec
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Other testimonial(s)

“This program explores the essential aspects of what it is to be a business leader. It’s a compelling mix of theory, case studies and real-life experiences from top executives.”

Jacques Béland, Vice-President, Business Partnerships – Facturation.net, MD Physician Services

 

IN RESIDENCE

Opening reception

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

Instructors: Réal Jacob, MPs, CEA, Professor, HEC Montréal. Program Coordinator, co-author of Paroles de PDG and judge for Les Affaires’ CEO of the Year competition.

Guest executive: Robert Dutton, Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal. Former CEO of RONA and corporate director.

The books Paroles de PDG and Mise à niveau (Robert Dutton’s autobiography) will be distributed to all participants.


Day 1 - Shifting Perspective

  • Business environment: Understanding it today, anticipating it tomorrow
    • Broaden your analytical horizons
    • Identify trends and understand what they mean from a strategic perspective
    • Handle complexity with more assurance

Instructor: Nicolas Vincent, Associate Professor, Department of International Business, HEC Montréal

  • 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

Instructor: Jacques Neatby, lawyer, MBA, Partner at MindLab Global Solutions and consultant for executive teams across the globe.

Guest executives: in tandem, Christiane Germain, Co-President, Marie Pier Germain, Director of Opérations, Groupe Germain Hotels.


Day 2 - Strategic Thinking For the Win!

  • Biases in strategic decision-making; mental mapping; limits of artificial consensus within an executive team
  • Tensions between rational decisions, risk management and decision-makers’ instincts
  • Making decisions in a complex world: Contexts and analytical grids

Instructors: Louis Hébert, Co-Director, McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA, Director, MBA Program, HEC Montréal, Professor at HEC Montréal and Alain Brunet, adjunct professor at HEC Montréal, former president and CEO of the SAQ.


Day 3 - Thinking More Strategically

  • 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

Instructor: Laurent Simon, Professor at HEC Montréal and co-founder and co-director of Mosaic, HEC Montréal’s creativity and innovation hub focusing on research, knowledge transfer and dissemination.


AT HEC MONTRÉAL

Day 4 - Leading Strategic Change and Organizational Transformation

  • Organizational transformation: Trends and challenges
  • Solidifying your change leadership: What is the role of the manager and management team? How do you engage stakeholders?
  • Guiding large-scale change: An analytical framework in five questions
  • Moving beyond managing change toward building organizational capacity for change

Instructors: Réal Jacob, Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, HEC Montréal and Program Coordinator.

Guest executives:

  • Yves Devin, Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal and President of Groupe Conseil Devin. Former CEO and senior executive with major organizations such as the Société de transport de Montréal and the Casino de Montréal.
  • Roman Oryschuk, Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal and Managing Director of Global Change Leaders. Former CEO of GE Capital Solutions Europe and GE Capital Canada.


Day 5 - Transitioning to an Executive Role

  • The importance of reflection: 5 essential questions
  • Taking on new roles and new responsibilities
  • Key changes
  • What to leave behind
  • How things might go wrong

Instructors: Alain Gosselin, PhD, FCHRP, Professor, Department of Human Resources Management, HEC Montréal. Head of the Collaboration module for the McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA program and co-author of Paroles de PDG.

Guest executive: Geneviève Fortier, MA, FCHRP, Senior Vice President Distribution, SSQ Insurance. Chair of the CHUM/CHU Sainte-Justine Board of Directors; member of the Sanimax Board of Directors. Former senior executive with several prominent private-sector organizations.

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, analysis grids, 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 synergies resulting from the intensive format.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Participants will receive a copy of the following books:


 

Faculty administrator and instructor:

Réal Jacob

MPs (Industrial Psychology), CEA (Labour Studies)
Honorary Professor, HEC Montréal

Instructors:

Alain Brunet

Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal.

Yves Devin

Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal and President of the Groupe Conseil Devin. Previous CEO and senior executive with major organizations such as the Société de transport de Montréal and the Casino de Montréal.

Robert Dutton

Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal. Former CEO of RONA and author of the book Mise à niveau, which tells his story of innovative entrepreneurship and a 35-year career with RONA.

Geneviève Fortier

Senior Vice President Distribution, SSQ Insurance. Chair of the CHUM/CHU Sainte-Justine Board of Directors; Sanimax Board of Directors. Former senior executive with several prominent private-sector organizations.

Christiane Germain

Co-Founder and Co-President, Groupe Germain Hotels.

Marie Pier Germain

Directrice des opérations, Groupe Germain Hôtels.

Alain Gosselin

Honorary Professor, Department of Human Resources Management, HEC Montréal. Head of the Collaboration module for the McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA program and co-author of Paroles de PDG.

Louis Hébert

Co-Director, McGill–HEC Montréal EMBA, Director, MBA Program, HEC Montréal, Professor, HEC Montréal.

Jacques Neatby

lawyer, MBA, Partner at MindLab Global Solutions and consultant for executive teams across the globe.

Roman Oryschuk

Adjunct Professor, HEC Montréal and Managing Director of Global Change Leaders. Board member for Wealth One Bank of Canada. Previous CEO of GE Capital Solutions Europe.

Laurent Simon

Professor, HEC Montréal, co-founder and co-director of Mosaic, HEC Montréal’s creativity and innovation hub focusing on research, knowledge transfer and dissemination.

Nicolas Vincent

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, HEC Montréal. Past guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, INSEAD and the Kellogg School of Management.

FEE
$ 9,995 + taxes


LENGTH
One evenings and five days
Module 1: one evening and three days
Module 2: two days (there is a month between the two modules.)


LANGUAGE
Course given in French


DATE(S)

Module 1: In residence, Alt Hotel Quartier DIX30. May 3 (evening) and 3 days: May 4, 5 and 6, 2020.
Program registration includes three nights’ lodging along with breakfasts, lunches, breaks and dinners in one of the restaurants near the hotel.

Module 2: HEC Montréal – 2 days: June 4 and 5, 2020.
Module 2 will take place at HEC Montréal and includes breaks and lunches.

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