Becoming CEO (and Staying There): The Leader’s Edge
Becoming CEO (and Staying There): Acquiring The Leader's Edge
Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25, 2013
Are you CEO material? Do you have the requisite emotional competencies, interpersonal skills, street-smart insights, decision-making ability and executive presence to lead? If so, opportunities abound. Organizations replace their CEOs every five years on average and over 40% flame out in the first 18 months.
This one-of-a-kind program is designed for those who aspire to master the skills needed to lead today’s organizations – whether you are already there or on your way up. And the truth is: in order to get there, you must know what is required once you arrive.
We succeed when we know the rules of the game, what deficiencies to address, what talents to optimize and what values to live by. And we only accomplish this through realistic self-assessment, the acquisition of certain critical leadership traits, an adherence to some fundamental affirmations and a workable plan of action.
This practical, intensive, provocative, highly interactive learning experience is the creation of Dr. Jim Murray, who has led both large and small organizations in the public and private sectors. He has a remarkable track record of helping senior executives and over 600 organizations achieve their often underappreciated potential. His life’s quest over 40 years of exemplary practice is to liberate personal genius and change lives.
Who Should Attend
This program is aimed primarily at those currently in positions of executive responsibility. Its premise is that, no matter what your starting point, you can always get better. Indeed, with the right framework, tools, insights and guidance, you can become extraordinary. Face it: you are the only one responsible for realizing your ultimate station in life. Where you are today is a consequence of your past choices. Where you will be in the future is the product of your decisions today.
Like all Jim’s courses, the format is highly practical, reflective of the latest research, and interactive. You are encouraged to discuss business challenges with each other in confidence. You will receive a pre-course workbook with readings and are expected to complete certain tasks prior to your arrival. The following is an outline of most of the topics to be covered in 2013:
The Opportunity and the Realities of CEOdom
Getting There – The Plan, the Tools and the Obstacles
Staying There – Perfecting the Key Skills
The CEO as Chief Decision Maker
Beyond the First Quarter
The Responsibility of Leadership
Dates and Times
Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25, 2013
The program begins at 5:30pm on Monday and concludes at 3pm on Thursday.
Program fees include the program itself, materials, meals and accommodations*.
An early-bird discount of $200 is available for registering 60 days in advance of the program start.
*Please note: A limited number of program spots are available to those who do not wish to have accommodations. As there may be evening activities (group work and/or networking opportunities), this option is recommended only for those who reside nearby.
Becoming CEO (and Staying There) will be held at the White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa, a premium, four diamond, five-star resort that has achieved a reputation for outstanding comfort, service and atmosphere to ensure a memorable learning and retreat experience for all executives who attend.
Program fees include meals, accommodations*, wi-fi access, use of basic fitness facilities, and a hospitality room for evening networking opportunities.
*Excluding registrants who have opted for the non-accommodation option.
From Pearson or Buffalo airports:
The Niagara Airbus offers Shuttle Transfers to and from Toronto’s Pearson and Buffalo Niagara’s International Airports and can drop you off right at the facility front doors. If you book on-line you can get a 10% discount for Airport transfers. The Niagara Airbus website is www.niagaraairbus.com.
Another option is the Falls Livery & Taxi. They can offer private cars for transport to and from the airport as well. They can be reached at 905-356-4500.
Average time to drive from Toronto to the Resort is an hour and a half*. Click here for a Google Map and directions.
*Please note that these directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly.
Subject to Institute regulations, members may count up to 25 hours of verifiable CPD for the completion of the Becoming CEO program.
Our alumni include participants from the following organizations:
Al Ghurair Group, Rogers Media, Bell Canada, CMN Global, York Central Hospital, Halton Region, The London Community Foundation, Bermuda Press Holdings, Dentsu Canada, Kinross Gold, and many others.
Here is what some had to say about the Becoming CEO program:
Dr. Jim Murray is CEO of optimal solutions international, a firm dedicated to helping people and organizations reach their full potential. Described by clients as “a rare breed” and “an organizational therapist”, and by students as “a man of brilliance,” he has been teaching creative problem solving and innovation skills for over 40 years. He has led enterprises in both the public and private sectors and provided his strategic counsel to over 600 organizations. Jim has been nationally honoured by the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education for his career in adult education and formally recognized by the University of Alberta for “excellence in the design and delivery of lifelong learning.”
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