Leadership Development Day - FULL

Oct 26, 2019 08:30AM to Oct 26, 2019 05:30PM
McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Rd S Hamilton ON L8P 0A1

Program Overview:

OAMRS has partnered with the McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business to host an executive development program to give OAMRS members leadership tools, guidance, and support to succeed as leaders.  The Leadership Development Day will be an annual program.  Valued at over $825 per person, the program is free for members. This interactive session includes an online self-assessment tool, The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) that must be completed prior to the program.

Your participation is eligible as credit toward an Executive Management Program Certificate from The DeGroote School of Business.  Please follow the link below for more information.




Goals of the Session:

  • Identify the unique combination of thinking patterns that characterize your current behavior.
  • Determine the links between thinking and behavior, hence effectiveness.
  • Understand which of your thinking patterns are effective, which aren’t, and why.
  • Learn about Constructive; Passive-Defensive; and, Aggressive-Defensive styles of thinking.
  • Define optimal ways of thinking and approaching your work that may be different or more beneficial than the thinking styles that you are using today.
  • Decide which thinking patterns would benefit you the most if you were to change them.
  • Formulate a strategy to undertake change through self-development.
  • Understand the power of styles to improve productivity and effectiveness as a leader.


Program Agenda


8:30 - 9:00  Meet and Greet with Sid Ridgley  Continental Breakfast
 9:00   Phase One Opening, Welcome
    Phase Two What does successful leadership look like?
     Phase Three Challenges of leading today
    Phase Four Leaders Don’t Do Personality Transplants (even though you may want to)
  • Cognitive psychology vs. personality theory
  • The connection between thinking and behaving
  • The impact of thinking on performance
  • Effective and ineffective styles of thinking
  • Thinking styles of the effective leader
    Phase Five Habits in success
    Phase Six Program summary, open questions
4:30 Pm - 5:30 PM   Networking Reception  


Space is limited for this prestigious event.  To attend please complete the application telling us why you want to develop your leadership skills.  Financial assistance may be available for members traveling a long distance.  Successful applicants must be available to attend the program October 26, 2019, in Hamilton. Last day to apply is October 6, 2019



About the DeGroote School of Business

The DeGroote School of Business has earned a strong reputation as a centre for academic excellence and innovation. An integral part of our innovative culture is our focus on experiential learning that enables students to gain hands-on experience through co-op work terms, internships, simulations, and assignments that stimulate learning, lead to personal development and discovery, and enhance their ability to function effectively and quickly after moving into their career paths. DeGroote has also gained recent recognition as an innovative provider of effective blended learning programming, as demonstrated through the school’s flagship program, the EMBA in Digital Transformation, and most recently with the launch of the school’s new Part-Time Blended Learning MBA.

McMaster University is known as one of Canada’s most innovative research-intensive universities, and DeGroote faculty play an important role in supporting this reputation. Faculty members at DeGroote are selected for their research, teaching skills, and their ability to generate new business knowledge. Their connections in the business community help to provide students with opportunities to pursue the practical side of their business education and to facilitate their post-graduate activities. DeGroote faculty have studied extensively nationally and internationally, bringing their wide variety of experiences and backgrounds to the DeGroote School of Business success story.

DeGroote Executive Programs

DeGroote Executive Programs is a division within the DeGroote School of Business that is committed to providing high-quality education and professional development programs that meets the needs of senior and aspiring leaders. The division’s three levels of programs include Executive Education, the Executive MBA in Digital Transformation and The Directors College and represent a suite of executive-level programming for managers, organizational leaders, and Board Directors

DeGroote Executive Education has a demonstrated history of innovative program design that meets the needs of leaders as they prepare to deal with the future challenges of complicated, complex systems that are changing at an ever-increasing speed. There is a commitment to engaging program faculty/consultants that have relevant work-life experience, can relate to the participant group and come from diverse backgrounds. We also believe that individuals can become great leaders through the attainment of knowledge, skills, and preparation for a lifelong practice of learning.

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175 Longwood Rd S
Hamilton ON L8P 0A1

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