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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.

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 communities.

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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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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.

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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 Institute.

For registration information, please contact execed_bailey@sfu.ca.

Invention to Innovation (i2I) is a unique and rewarding curriculum that will help you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in order to commercialize your inventions and overcome marketplace challenges. Whether you embark on the graduate credit-based certificate or the skills training program, you will experience a shift in mindset as you are equipped with the theory, frameworks and skills to commercialize your inventions, and contribute your talents to new product development and commercialization in industry.

i2I: Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization

Earn university credit and receive a graduate certificate with the option to ladder into the SFU MBA program in this 11-month, part-time cohort program. Classes take place at the Beedie School of Business, Segal Graduate School.

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i2I: Skills Training Program

Mitacs has partnered with SFU Beedie’s established Invention to Innovation (i2I) program to provide entrepreneurship mindset training for Mitacs interns, fellows and recent alumni. This hybrid training opens and closes with a 2-day in-person workshop with the remaining programming delivered online.

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