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Customized Learning
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Businesses and people aren’t one-size-fits-all - so why should Executive Education be?

Exec Ed at SFU Beedie is designed in partnership with you to specifically address your most pressing needs. Our radical heritage and academic expertise uniquely position us to enable transformative change that is grounded in research and can be delivered in practice to produce high-impact results.

Customized Learning

We create tailored learning experiences as unique as our clients. Carrying out Learning Needs Assessments with your leaders, staff and key stakeholders lets us understand your complex challenges and the opportunities they present.

Enduring Partnership

Our focus on long-term, enduring partnerships gives us a deep understanding of our client's needs that allows us to consistently deliver excellence, year after year.

Practical Focus

Our instructors are world-renowned faculty and industry experts bridging the realities of their fields with the best research. They create content and experiences that you can immediately apply to your own organization to help you anticipate change and benefit from it.

High-Impact Results

SFU Beedie Executive Education is focused on achieving demonstrable, high-impact results with you. Providing consistent value has led many of our partners to maintain a relationship with us for multiple years as we innovate and respond to their learning needs.

Our Programs

A few examples of the customized learning experiences we have developed for our partners: 

Digital Innovation and Leadership (DIAL)

The DIAL initiative is a systems-based strategic response to the challenge of rapidly skilling workers to drive digital transformation within organizations. DIAL offers two high-impact programs custom designed to help individuals and organizations across sectors develop capacity for digital innovation.

Share Your Expertise

We love co-creation. Become a DIAL consortium partner and contribute your expertise. We welcome subject matter experts in digital to join our national network and commitment to helping companies across Canada who need support in their digital transformation.

FPSC - Leadership and Management Development Program

Working to support Family Practice Services Committee's Primary Care Initiative stakeholders, we offer a customized leadership and management development program that is integrated and aligned with the constellation of support activities, professional development and education/training opportunities currently available to existing and emerging FPSC Divisions and stakeholders.

KPMG - Data and Analytics in Accounting Program

These programs were custom-built to take KPMG audit professionals’ digital skills to the next level. The program focuses on technology and data analytics to help prepare KPMG’s auditors for the fast-changing world of machine learning, artificial intelligence and technological transformation. By completing this program, participants can earn a Graduate Certificate in Accounting with Digital Analytics and a Master of Science in Accounting with Cognitive Analytics.

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

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 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 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)

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 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 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

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

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 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

DTL: Christo

DTM: Ciana

i2I: Elena

TLP: Archana

DTL: Amarjit

DTL: Olya

i2I: Finlay

DTL: Suzanne

DTL: Jason

DTM: David