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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.

Align your team to a vision and identify opportunities for digital change solutions, then create a roadmap for your digital transformation journey. The DTL program is ideal for middle to senior-level leaders and high-potential individuals leading or part of a team driving digital transformation decisions. This program will help you develop critical digital leadership skills and capabilities to generate ideas for digital innovation in your organization.

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Transform your mindset and gain the skills to apply digital innovation to your organization's digital transformation projects. The DTM program is ideal for early to mid-career-level individuals who want to develop a digital mindset and the capabilities to transform digital ideas into action.

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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 your organization. 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 one year, you’ll build an extended network of leading directors who bring better governance to Canada and its communities.

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ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP) Diversity Scholarship

The ICD-Rotman DEP Diversity Scholarship aims to facilitate the development of a diverse representation in boardrooms across all sectors of the Canadian economy by providing access to governance education, to advance and strengthen directors' contributions to Canada's boardrooms and beyond.

This scholarship program allows underrepresented individuals to gain a strong governance education through Canada's leading director education program, the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP). Preference is given to those who demonstrate a financial need and belong to one of the following groups: women, Indigenous Peoples, people with visible or invisible/episodic disabilities, members of racialized communities, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQI+.

Click here for additional information on the scholarship, application, and review process. The scholarship program has been made possible by the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management, and its network of partner business schools across Canada.

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 ICD-Rotman Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program, offered in collaboration with SFU Beedie Executive Education, is a two-day intensive program focused on key accountabilities and responsibilities for NFP leaders. You will learn best practices in governance, build group decision-making skills, apply change management principles, and understand your fiduciary duty, all through team-based learning. Stay tuned for a future Vancouver offering.

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Invention to Innovation (i2I) is a unique and rewarding curriculum that will help you transform 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 and increase knowledge mobilization through translational science.

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, 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.

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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

In collaboration with CPA Canada and KPMG Canada, this non-credit online program is custom designed for Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) who have five or more years of experience post-qualification as an analyst, manager, consultant, controller, director of finance, or currently in another similar role. The program is comprised of five courses: (1) Introduction to a Data Analytic Framework; (2) Visual Storytelling with Data; (3) Data Governance: Risk Strategy and Data Privacy; (4) Business Intelligence, Automation and AI; and (5) Applied Accounting Analytics.

You can also apply this program toward credit for a graduate certificate from SFU Beedie. Please contact for more information.

Through the DTL program, my approach to projects has changed. Initially, due to my technical background, I used to focus narrowly on technology. This program helped me to look beyond my own area of expertise and consider the bigger picture.

Amarjit Manku

IT Senior Project Manager

City of Surrey

This program has impacted my understanding of my work in the client service industry. This experience has given me a deeper understanding of the importance of managing the digital transformation process and using digital technology as a tool.

Ciana Zhou

Financing Specialist, Commercial Financial Service Department

Royal Bank of Canada

The big revelation for me was that the IT industry is geo-agnostic. We had an incredibly diverse group of participants from across Canada in the course. By talking to people across the country, you can learn a lot more about adversity and how to overcome challenging circumstances.

Archana Nirad

Chief Information Officer

BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA)

The ability to communicate with investors, and with partners who don’t have a background in science, is critical to bringing a technology from the lab to market. The i2I program helped me see my work through a business lens. I not only learned to communicate but how to value technologies appropriately and to identify market opportunities and their associated risks and uncertainties.

Finlay MacNab, i2I

PHD candidate in the Department of Chemistry

Simon Fraser University

This program was a turning point in my career. One of the first things I learned is that digital transformation has no finish line. The technology we adopt today will quickly become obsolete, so we should always be looking ahead, learning, and adapting.

Olya Ollila

Project Manager

Esri Canada

The content of the program, the lecturers, the guest speakers involved were all incredibly knowledgeable. I hope I get to meet all the lecturers and students in my cohort one day as each of them made an impact.

Jason Williams

Manager, Innovative Travel Solutions

Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)

The i2I program is perfect for people like me who are deeply involved in science, and who want to look for opportunities in the business world. A program like this opens your mind and teaches you that there is another world of possibilities outside of the lab.

Elena Groppa, i2I

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia Biomedical Research Centre

The program really changed how I view a lot of the projects that we were already doing. Learning the terminology really opened my eyes to the changes we were making and how they all fit together. Being able to come into a project with the right tools and being able to explain the big picture with the right terminology has resulted in more buy-in from everyone involved.

David Gilbert

Senior Systems Analyst

Canfor Corporation

What you put into the course is what you get out of the course, so take your time and mine as many nuggets as you can

Suzanne Fuller Blamey

Program Director, Outpatient Services & Holy Family Rehab

Providence Health Care

I was impressed by the wide range of industries represented in our program cohort. I learned that large organizations all face the same challenges, depending on which Digital Transformation pathway they’re on. They all have one thing in common; shifting their focus on transforming how they do business to meet changing customer needs, both internally and externally.

Christo Carstens-Jansen van Vuuren

Senior Manager, National Operations

PwC Canada

DTL: Amarjit

DTM: Ciana

TLP: Archana

i2I: Finlay

DTL: Olya

DTL: Jason

i2I: Elena

DTM: David

DTL: Suzanne

DTL: Christo