University of Ottawa offers leadership executive training for construction and property management businesses


Ottwa Construction News staff writer

            The University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management is launching its second Leadership for Growing Business Program, designed to help CEOs address succession planning.

            Described as focused on “engaging and preparing the new generation of leaders for greater responsibilities,” the $12,000 course includes 14 days of instruction in one-day and two-day consecutive sessions, spread over several months. Though specific dates are still pending, Brent Moore, the university’s senior program officer of executive programs, says the program will likely run April through December.

            The program is designed for middle managers currently working in the Ottawa/Gatineau construction and property management sector with an interest and the ability to move into senior management positions in the near future. “Professor Terrence Kulka, as academic director, will lead the development and design of the program, which will cover areas including strategic leadership awareness, operational excellence, building growth strategies and critical leadership competencies,” says Moore.

            The school expects 30 to 40 students. In order to be considered, applicants must submit a nomination letter from a person of authority within their company indicating why they would be a strong candidate for the program, a current CV and a personal letter of intent.

“This executive program will help CEOs address critical succession planning needs by developing their emerging leaders so that their companies can grow despite the very challenging business climate,” explains Moore. “By engaging and preparing the new generation of leaders for greater responsibilities and new roles, CEOs will lay the foundations for a prosperous future. Participants will gain the knowledge and insight needed to understand the dynamics of their business and to acquire skills to grow the business.”

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