BLACK C-SUITE AND BOARDROOM PREPAREDNESS
- Black Canadians make up less than 1% of senior executives
- There are no Black C-suite executives in Canada’s 7
largest energy companies, 6 largest banks, 5 largest
telecom providers or 2 largest life insurers
- In the public sector, there are no black Canadians as federal deputy ministers or federal court judges. Many black employees in Canada report discrimination when it comes to promotions.
Led by two Rotman School of Management professors at the University of Toronto, professor David r. Beatty c.M., o.B.E., f.Icd, cfa and adjunct professor Kelly Murumets, the BlackNorth Academy is a one year online bespoke program.
- Cultural modalities and diversity, equity, and inclusion: role of representation and team diversity as a strength
- Effective presentations
- Radical candour: practices to get, give, encourage guidance and feedback at work. Strategies for building a cohesive team
- Negotiation, leadership, and situational management
- Building your brand
- Digital tsunamis: how they affect and challenges old business models
- Macro-economics and public policy
- Governance strategies for public and
- Risk & ethics
- Nearly twenty guest speakers, lecturers, directors, and current and former CEOs have been invited over the year to share their experiences and lessons learned with students.
- Classes are a combination of lectures, student input and engagement, student experiential exercises, and fireside chats with executives from Canadian businesses
- Class assignments are individual-based and team-based
- Students share their top three insights as well as their impact and learned experiences during the final session. Upon completion of the program, they also commit to planned actions and undertakings.
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