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Strategic Leaders

For individuals that oversee a function and/or team within a department or faculty, the Strategic Leaders Program builds on McMaster’s six leadership capabilities and integrates three key themes: Leading Self, Leading Others, and Leading at the University.

Applications for the Winter 2023 cohort are open. 

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A New, Bold, and Different Way of Thinking about Leadership

Participants of this program will gain an awareness of their current capabilities and work to develop them to more effectively lead others and ultimately position themselves to grow their careers within McMaster. Individuals meeting program requirements will earn a McMaster University Certificate of Completion.

The curriculum is based on current literature drawing from diverse sectors, research, and best practices. A variety of learning methods are incorporated including a McMaster specific multi-rater leadership assessment, experiential and self-reflection activities including journaling, small group work, case studies, and more. Activities to support learning application include coaching, mentoring, small group activities, and experiential learning. Examples of leadership, best practices, and guest speakers from McMaster University and external subject matter experts will be integrated throughout the program. An online component will enable participants to stay connected between sessions and complete pre-assignments.

The Strategic Leaders Program is delivered by the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and sponsored by Human Resources Services. Read more about how the Strategic Leaders pilot program received an award at CAUCE 2018.

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Melanie Garaffa

Associate Director, Talent, Equity and Development, Organizational Development

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Christine Costa

Organizational Design and Development Consultant