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Leadership Bootcamp

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Preparing you for a changing world. That’s our business.

Are you ready to develop your leadership stamina, and build your agility and problem-solving skills? JMEC’s Leadership Bootcamp will equip you with the tools and confidence to up your game and propel you ahead in your career. Before you start, you will complete a leadership assessment. The results of the assessment will be used throughout the program.

Business fundamentals. Flexible learning. 

We’re flexible so you don’t have to be. The program is split up into four one- and two-day courses that run over the course of four months. Our Bootcamp is designed to be compatible with your demanding agenda.

Taught by world-class faculty and industry experts who are dedicated to providing you with the latest trends in industry learning so that you can achieve your business goals and push your professional boundaries.

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Real world. Real results.

The classroom meets the big top in the Live Case Competition presented at Cirque du Soleil.

Your learning and the real world synergize as representatives from the Cirque du Soleil present their business case to the class. Stimulating, creative and high pressure, you’ll put your executive leadership skills to the test in a live case competition at the Cirque du Soleil headquarters.

Dates and fee


Dates: September 12 - December 6, 2019 (6 days)
Location: Montreal (John Molson Building)
Language: English

Cost: $3,745 CAD (+ taxes)*


*The program fee covers tuition, program materials and a certificate of attendance. Lunches and refreshments for all morning and afternoon breaks are provided.




Dates: September 12 & 13, 2019
Location: Montreal (John Molson Building)

Language: English
Cost: $1,950 CAD (+ taxes)*


*The program fee covers tuition, program materials and a certificate of attendance. Lunches and refreshments for all morning and afternoon breaks are provided.



Course 1: Mindful and Influential Leader 
September 12 & 13, 2019

Accelerating Your Leadership (Leadership Sprint)

This section can be taken as a standalone program (Leadership Sprint), but also doubles as the first course in the Leadership Bootcamp.

Click the link above for details regarding the syllabus for this part of the program.

Course 2: Reinforcing Your Tool Belt
October 10, 2019

In addition to emotional intelligence and decision-making skills, leaders require a set of technical skills to help them efficiently lead their teams. In this session, participants will focus on financial acumen, big data, strategy, and value creation in order to round out their skillset, and provide them with important knowledge leaders need in order to succeed. 

Course 3: Agile and Adaptive Leader
November 8, 2019

Unleashing the power and potential of your people, team and organization.

This one-day interactive workshop will introduce you to new perspectives on leadership and provide you with a practical, hands-on experience that will impact the way you think, feel and act empowered when faced with uncertainty and risk. This session will increase your and others’ willingness and motivation to take initiative, while holding you and others responsible and accountable for the outcome of these actions. It will positively contribute to increased levels of confidence, satisfaction and trust.

Discussion will focus on strategies and tools designed to sustain new thinking and new management practices conducive to learning, experimentation and risk taking. 

Course 4: Leadership in Action
December 5 & 6, 2019

Live case presentation and case competition.

On day one of this session, a representative from Cirque du Soleil will present participants with a case, which will challenge and test the leadership skills they have learned over the past three sessions. Participants will then take the rest of the day to work on the case in preparation for a live case competition, which will take place in front of a panel on day two.


Experienced, passionate, innovative. The Leadership Bootcamp’s faculty team members are leaders in their field.

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Diane Fulton
Part-time Faculty, Applied Human Sciences

Diane Fulton is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Applied Human Science at Concordia University. Diane is also a faculty member for the Personal and Professional Coach Certificate (PPCC) program - Concordia University. She is a certified professional Coach. 

Diane has over 30 years of experience as both a practitioner and an educator. As a practitioner, Diane works as a coach, process consultant, facilitator, trainer, educator and researcher across a wide range of industries such as education, manufacturing, service, and technology in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. As an educator and part-time faculty member at Concordia University, Diane uses adult learning principles in combination with an experiential learning approach and process facilitation to teach people how to use self as an instrument for change. 

Diane is a specialist in human systems intervention; creating self-sustaining entities - learning organizations and communities with self-managed individuals. 

Diane received her Bachelor degree from Concordia University with a double major in Psychology and Applied Human Sciences. She received her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from McGill University. Diane is PCC certified with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

Michel Magnan

Michel Magnan, PhD, FRSC, FCPA Auditor, FCA, AFC, C.Dir
Professor, Accountancy
Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Corporate Governance

Palma Robinson

Palma Robinson, M.Ps.C.Psych. Assoc.
CEO, Developing Leaders

Palma is an executive coach and organizational development consultant with more than twenty years of experience. Her strength lies in her ability to propose and facilitate personal change initiatives that empower individuals to make meaningful choices and take positive action in their lives as leaders.

She coaches C-suite executives from multinational corporations. Ms. Robinson designs global talent Leadership initiatives to support strategic growth objectives; innovative, growth-related executive coaching programs and facilitates personal change initiatives. She has served in the high technology, pharamceutical, automotive, transportation, financial services, manufacturing, and banking industries. Her coaching specialities include strategic thinking, executive presence, strategic communication, change readiness, high performance teams, leadership team alignment, diversity and inclusion, global and cross-cultural issues, mergers and acquisitions, success and career development.

Palma is President of Developing Leaders; a firm specializing in helping successful leaders develop themselves, their people and their teams to achieve positive, long-term changes in behaviour leading to increased performance. She consults with CEOs and executives on issues of talent leadership, succession management, assessment and development of current and future leaders to complement their business strategy. She has taught at McGill and Concordia universities in their E.M.B.A. and executive leadership development programs. She is a columnist for Canadian Business magazine on work-related issues.

Keynote addresses to the Conference Board of Canada include “Coaching for Influence and Expanding Your Global Impact” and “Building Leadership: Transformation Capabilities.”

Palma is an Associate of The Niagara Institute: A division of The Conference Board of Canada.

Tim Field

Tim Field, MBA
Senior Lecturer, Management
Miriam Roland Fellow in Business Ethics


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