Typical Program Models
Executive Programs can be of short duration, 1-5 days, or extend over a period of four to six months, delivered in integrated modules, usually in modules of two days each. The focus on specific needs and outcomes means that participants can obtain needed skills and expertise, while maintaining a full work schedule. The time between modules is important for the learning process as participants are able to reflect upon and apply learning from previous sessions.
Some typical program models that we use are described below. Please note that this is not an extensive list of options. We are able to work with any organization to meet their needs and can offer a variety of different options which best suits your organization.
This program takes place over an extended period of time, usually four to six months, in periods of 2 consecutive days of learning. The 2 days are called “modules” and the modules are integrated together to meet the needs of the organization. Each module typically has a specific theme or subject matter. This is ideal for organizations looking for extensive leadership development and who wish to cover a variety of topics. The modular approach also allows for reflection and practice between sessions - as modules are typically six weeks apart - which will enhance the success of your program.
For an example of a modular program, see the Champlain LHIN Senior Leadership Program.
Ideal for communities, associations, or organizations which extend across the country, the extended module approach allows for the learning to be spread out over a larger period of time and is therefore less demanding on participants’ time and resources in a given period. Similarly to the modular approach, each module is usually centered on a theme and is often 2-5 consecutive days.
In this approach, the modules can usually be taken in any order and, once all are completed, result in a certificate of completion. The frequency of delivery for each module is dependent on the organizations involved. Twice a year is most common.
For an example of an extended modules program, see the CPA Executive Leadership Program.
Single Topic Sessions:
If your organization has a very specific need or wishes to focus on developing a certain talent, we can cater some of our regular programming specifically to your organization or develop a one- to two-day program addressing the specific topic or issue facing your organization.
Some possible sessions could include:
- Coaching for High Performance
- Change Management
- Leadership Styles and Skills
- Business Analytics
- Performance Management
Week Long Program:
If there are multiple topics you would like to address within your organization, it is possible to deliver a one-week course which covers a wide variety of topics, all catered toward your organization. This program would involve multiple instructors and would often be overseen by an Academic Director to ensure continuity and integration of all the material learned throughout the week.