Become the leader you want to be
The Executive Leadership Program, brought to you by Lakehead University and Georgian College, is designed to produce long term results for you and your organization. Facilitated by leading faculty and delivered in the heart of Simcoe County, this innovative program will help you, and your team, reach their full leadership potential. The program builds on your real-world experience, analyzes your personal leadership style, and helps you improve your own impact and drive performance and culture within your organization.
Who should attend?
- Directors, senior managers and business owners from a broad range of industries including corporate, government, manufacturing and health care.
- Professionals with a minimum of five years management experience.
What you need to know
What does the program provide
- a network of likeminded individuals in the Simcoe County region from a variety of sectors
- access to academic contacts within Lakehead University and Georgian College
- a certificate of completion
- master the principles of employee engagement to build highly productive teams
- integrate self-awareness and personal power
- develop leadership styles and communication skills
- cultivate leadership practices that motivate staff and achieve a high level of commitment
The Executive Leadership Program brought to you by Lakehead University and Georgian College is an excellent partnership to build leadership capacity locally. Leaders across different sectors in our community can learn together and from each other, providing added value to the experience.
– Carmine Stumpo, President and CEO, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
The people of Executive Leadership
Barb Watts, Academic Director
Barb believes that leaders are made rather than born and that is program will fill an important gap in providing training to potential leaders in our catchment area.
A seasoned educator with over 30 years of experience teaching in business and marketing. In her role as Associate and Acting Dean at Georgian College, she believed in fostering innovative teaching practices and curriculum design through the orientation, development and engagement of faculty and staff. She facilitated the on-going review of existing programs and the development of new programs to reflect market changes and the employment needs of industry. The introduction of Georgian’s Honours Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Leadership degree was one such example of an innovative program that she led the development, planned the delivery both in-class, online and in a compressed format and launched into our region.
Chris Glover, Academic Director
Chris Glover is the Acting Associate Vice President, Administration at Lakehead University’s Orillia campus. Chris has been working in higher education for almost 15 years. Most of Chris’ experience and background is in student services and leadership. Chris has developed and instructed student leadership programs at three different universities (Trent University, Dalhousie University, and Lakehead University).
Highlights from Chris’ career include successfully implementing institution-wide systems for acknowledging leadership contributions students have made within their communities [Co-Curricular Record], leading experiential service-learning retreats abroad, and mentoring teams of student service professionals. Currently pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education, Administration, and Leadership, Chris is passionate about supporting others achieve their leadership potential.
Michael Agema, Facilitator
Michael is a connector, entrepreneur and educator. Most important of all he is an inspiring storyteller. He has worked as an administrator and professor at Georgian College, teaching courses in business management and finance. He holds a Master of Arts – Leadership degree from Royal Roads University.
As an entrepreneur, Michael has been part of several business startups from a house painting company at 14 years old to Founder and CEO of Agema Hospitality and Agema Mobile today. Agema Hospitality has over 300 associates from 30 different countries providing trusted staffing solutions to the hospitality and tourism sector across the region. Michael’s business mantra is to “Always Be Connecting.”
Michael believes that even in this high tech world, business relationships are still the most important factor in the foundation of success.
Heather Tilley, Facilitator
Heather Tilley is a Senior Human Resources Professional who has proven employee relations skills and extensive experience in dealing with and resolving sensitive employee situations. During her career as an HR professional, Heather has developed and administered numerous company policies and programs relating to recruitment and retention, job evaluation, job descriptions, employee satisfaction and engagement.
Heather is a full time Professor, and Program Coordinator for the Business Administration Human Resources Diploma, and Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate programs at Georgian College and holds a Master of Business Administration with a specialty track in Human Resources Leadership from the University of Fredericton, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saint Francis Xavier University, and a Certificate of Achievement in Human Resources Studies from Georgian College.
Dr. Stephanie Dimech, Facilitator
Stephanie joined Georgian in August 2017 and has a wealth of relevant experience having held leadership roles in similar portfolios at Humber and Sheridan College.
Prior to beginning her postsecondary career, Stephanie has served as a Police Constable with Halton Regional Police Service and as a social worker. Her previous experience in social work includes doing community development work for Peel Region Health Department, and working with the Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel.
Stephanie has just recently completed her doctoral studies in Educational Administration at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education—University Toronto with a focus in leadership, policy, equity and inclusion. She completed her Master of Education at OISE concurrently with the Graduate Collaborative Program in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at University of Toronto. Stephanie also holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University.
Dr. Sonia Mastrangelo, Facilitator
Dr. Sonia Mastrangelo is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. She teaches primarily in the areas of educational psychology, special/inclusive education, mental health and self-regulation. She is a facilitator in Shanker Self-Reg™ and she now shares her passion for self-regulation both at the pre-service level at the Faculty of Education and with practicing teachers throughout Ontario and abroad. Dr. Mastrangelo is the recipient of several Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grants on self-regulation. Dr. Mastrangelo has published widely in the area of play, autism spectrum disorder, self-regulation, and family quality of life. She served as a member on the board of directors for a sustainable housing development project for young adults with autism spectrum disorder with Habitat for Humanity. She is also editor of the International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development.
Dr. Kunle Akingbola, Facilitator
Dr. Kunle Akingbola is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour in the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Dr. Akingbola’s other graduate degrees include an MBA, Masters in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management (HRM), and MA, Workplace Learning & Change. He is a Certified Human Resources Leader(CHRL). Dr. Akingbola’s intellectual interests focus on the complex interactions in the environment that influence strategic change and human resource management in nonprofit and healthcare organizations. His research also explores the organizational dynamics of social purpose enterprises. Dr. Akingbola is the lead author of the book “Change Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Theory and Practice” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and the author of “Managing Human Resources for Nonprofits” (Routledge, 2015).