Are you ready to challenge yourself to develop a new skill or a change in mindset? We offer a selection of programs for open enrollment – from immersive peer learning experiences to longer modular programs leading to a certificate. We will make you feel comfortable thinking uncomfortably so that you can challenge the status quo. Our programs are inclusive and offered in affiliation with a national or international partner. This allows us to be straight-talking and relevant. You will become purposefully curious and acquire the skills to be an innovative and socially-conscious game changer.
Directors Education Program (DEP)
Are you ready for the most definitive Canadian program for increasing
your impact as a Board Director? The Directors Education Program,
jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the
University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, helps experienced
directors like you build on your expertise, fine-tune your skills for
around the boardroom table, and strengthen your capacity to create and
protect value for organizations. You can expect an interactive 12‐day
program of roundtable discussions, real‐time case studies and on‐point
insights from leading governance experts. Taught in four three-day
modules over the course of one year, you’ll build an extended network of
leading directors who are bringing better governance to Canada and its
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Not-For-Profit (NFP) Governance Essentials Program
The Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program, jointly developed
by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto's
Rotman School of Management, is a two-day intensive program focused on
key accountabilities and responsibilities for NFP leaders. You will
learn best practice in governance, build group decision-making skills,
apply change management principles, and understand your fiduciary duty,
all through team-based learning.
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Technology Leadership Program
Gain the confidence, tools and knowledge to grow as a leader while building an invaluable network of peers across industries. This program will allow you to lead strategic change in your organization as you explore and understand the intersection of business and technology.
Indigenous Leadership Development Program
The Indigenous Leadership Development Program, formerly known as June
in Vancouver (JiV), provides professional development opportunities
for Indigenous leaders and those working in the area of Indigenous
affairs. This program is based on the best available research and
offered in partnership with the Native Nations Institute (NNI) at the
University of Arizona. If you complete six courses in either program,
you are eligible for a non-credit certificate from the Native Nations
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Invention to Innovation (i2I)
Invention to Innovation (i2I) is a unique and rewarding curriculum that will help you change your mindset. The program helps scientists and engineers understand how to take their ideas from lab to market. You will be equipped with the theory, frameworks and skills to commercialize your inventions, become an innovation champion in industry or increase knowledge mobilization through translational science.
i2I: Skills Training Program
Mitacs i2I Skills Training:
SFU Beedie has partnered with Mitacs to provide this unique mindset training for Mitacs interns, fellows and recent alumni. If you are interested in the 2020 Cohort of the Mitacs i2I Skills Training, please visit the program's page.
i2I Skills Training:
Are you interested in bringing the i2I Skills Training Program to your organization or school? Work with us to build a customized program. With the option for virtual or hybrid delivery, we have the flexibility to create an offering suitable to your needs.
Please contact us at i2I@sfu.ca.
The Canadian Payments Industry is changing quickly; new providers, platforms and tools launch all the time. As consumer behaviour evolves, industry players must keep up and adapt. To help you successfully navigate these changes, SFU Beedie has partnered with the Rotman School of Management and Payments Canada to offer the Business of Payments program.
This program brings together academic and industry experts who, using real-time global and national statistics to help you reframe the challenges and questions being asked, will help you build creative solutions from existing and new models. Develop an integrative thinking stance that recognizes the tension between legacy systems and the push for innovation, such as managing growth and innovation in the Credit Union space while maintaining personalized customer service or the emerging industry of FinTechs trying to enhance or replace traditional financial services.