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Telfer Executive Programs

About the Program

From Manager to Leader is for experienced managers in the public sector who seek to become leaders at the executive level.  As a participant in the program you will undertake a leadership journey to prepare for increasing responsibilities and challenges, gain insights into your leadership style, and become more strategic in your actions. You will acquire important insights and practical knowledge that can be applied immediately upon return to your workplace. This will empower you to contribute more broadly to the development and realization of organizational goals.

The program consists of a ½ day orientation followed by 3 modules and includes the use of self-assessment tools, readings, teamwork, simulations, and learning groups. The From Manager to Leader program design is based on leading practices in executive education and builds on Telfer’s successful public sector programs. Program instruction is in English, although where possible instruction materials will also be available in French.

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for experienced managers who seek to bring their leadership to a new level as executives in the public sector (EX minus 1, EX1, or equivalent). Post-secondary education or equivalent professional designation is expected. All participants will be asked to participate in a phone interview to ensure the program meets their learning and development needs.

What You Will Learn

  • To think and act strategically within a broader organizational context
  • To be an intentional and aware leader who acts with courage and conviction
  • To engage and enable others
  • To create a high performance culture and achieve results
  • To lead change which supports strategic goals of the organization

Program Takeaways

As a participant in the program, you will:

  • acquire new skills and insights to develop into a leader who is aware and intentional in your actions
  • be able to engage and motivate effectively, create possibilities for others, and lead change with confidence
  • learn to create performance management frameworks to align your work unit with organizational goals to achieve desired results


Program Facilitators

Christina Tector

Christina Tector

Christina Tector, MEd

Craig Szelestowski

Craig Szelestowski


James Clemens

James Clemens


Marie Schingh

Marie Schingh



Registration Deadline

Friday, August 26, 2022


In-person and virtual sessions. See program schedule for details.


September to December 2022.

This program will be starting on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

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Tailored Programs

Our programs and certificates can be delivered to your employees and tailored to fit your organization’s specific requirements.

To discuss your needs, please contact us.

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