LGBTQ+ Executive Leadership Program

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PROFESSIONAL SERIES

Strengthen your leadership impact with confidence and authenticity

This leadership program is designed specifically for senior business professionals who identify as LGBTQ+. The week-long program combines insightful teaching, group discussion, team-based exercises, and personal assessment. It will be an immersive experience of learning, self-reflection, and inspiration. Realize your full potential and accelerate your career.

Topics will include:

  • Enhancing your leadership impact to advance your career
  • Bringing your authentic self to work
  • Wielding influence and driving decision-making
  • Optimizing personal communication and presentation styles
  • Managing bias in workplace teams
  • Networking strategies

Details

  • Oct 14 - Oct 19, 2018
  • SmithToronto, 200 Front St West, 30th floor, Toronto
  • Corporate and individual rate: $5,995+HST
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This course can be applied to your Certificate in Social Impact for Professionals.

"There was a time when many LGBTQ+ business people would shield their identities in the workplace. Now there’s the opportunity to embrace and apply your full identity at work.”

Tina Dacin
Director, Centre for Social Impact
Stephen J.R. Smith Chair of Strategy & Organizational Behavior

Benefits of Participation

Build authentic networks in and beyond your community.

Personal

  • Develop your voice as a leader
  • Gain insight from peers, faculty and business leaders
  • Develop strategies for effective team leadership and organizational influence
  • Enhance confidence to be your full, authentic self at work

Professional

  • Learn strategies for diversity and inclusion management
  • Explore leading approaches in systems and design thinking
  • Create and foster effective business work environments

Application

Prerequisites

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Five or more years of management or senior level experience in private sector, non-profit, or government
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Application requires a cover letter, CV, and nomination letter from a senior level sponsor in your organization.

For more information: csi@queensu.ca or 613.533.3331

Advisory Council

Michael Bach

Michael Bach, CCDP/AP
Founder and CEO
Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Melanie Bejzyk

Melanie Bejzyk
Deputy Director, Directorate of International Law
Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces

Marco Chan

Marco Chan
Policy Advisor, LGBTQ2 Secretariat
Privy Council Office, Government of Canada

Valerie Courtois

Valérie Courtois
Director
Indigenous Leadership Initiative

Tina Dacin

Tina Dacin
Director, Centre for Social Impact
Stephen J.R. Smith Chair of Strategy & Organizational Behavior

Robert Davis

Robert Davis
Partner, Global Transfer Pricing Services
KPMG LLP

Nancy Evans

Nancy Evans
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
Smith School of Business

Erin LeBlanc

Erin LeBlanc, MEd, LLM
Director, Strategic Program Development and Accreditation
Smith School of Business

Lawrence Spencer

Lawrence Spicer
Vice President, Audit, Personal & Commercial Banking
RBC

Smith Faculty Session Leaders

Tina Dacin

Tina Dacin
Advisory Council

Jay Handelman

Jay Handelman
Associate Dean, Faculty and Associate Professor, Marketing
Smith School of Business

Erin LeBlanc

Erin LeBlanc
Advisory Council

Elspeth Murray

Elspeth Murray
Associate Professor & Associate Dean
MBA and Masters Programs
Smith School of Business