Learn about the joint McMaster & EMC - Digital Transformation Leadership Professional Micro-Credential Certificate course.
Digital Transformation Leadership
15 May 2023 | Online Live
Registration Open | Closes 12 May 2023
Focused on enabling leaders to execute a digital transformation strategy within their own business units.
A joint training initiative between McMaster University and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium - the Digital Transformation Leadership (DTL) course uses an industry-led approach bringing together senior business leaders to share best practices, lessons learned, tools & techniques.
Participants will gain insight into the challenges, opportunities & benefits of business unit digital transformation, with a particular focus on leadership & execution. They will also understand the importance of defining the critical current state of operations, benchmarking & gap analysis, design thinking approaches, and managing supplier-driven digital transformation.
This course is designed for leaders within manufacturing seeking to lead and or support business unit digital transformation initiatives.
Live Online Teaching
Real-time interactive conference-style education brought to you anywhere.
Earn a McMaster Certificate
Walk away with a McMaster Certificate and practical skills to think and problem-solve like a leader.
Skilled Industry Experts
Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.
Attend quarterly tailored networking events to meet and connect with others best suited for your career progression needs.
Understanding the challenges of leading a Digitized Transition (DT) implementation (5M’s Analysis case study, LEAN Methodology Vs Taylorism)
Develop insight on how to use a design thinking methodology to avoid non-efficient crisis mode state optimization.
Understanding the limitations and challenges with conventional supplier-driven transition strategies.
Understand how to define key requirements, stakeholders, drivers, owners, sponsors and skills for leading a DT strategy.
Learn best practices when benchmarking/gap analysis when evaluating the current state vs best in class.
Understand critical current state requirements, including disruption sensitivity and action urgency.
Hours of Training
Course Content Breakdown
1:00pm - 4:30pm Est
Learn how to utilize micro-mentorship & coaching actions on a day-to-day basis to drive accountability and increase autonomy within your teams.
Learn leadership fundamentals directly from senior industry leaders needed to enhance team and operations resilience.
Who Should Attend?
Employees taking on a new leadership role
New Managers or Supervisors
Skilled workers that may act in a leadership role within their teams
Learn directly from senior industry leaders on the Operations Leadership Essentials Course. Through our leadership panellist discussion, you will learn firsthand insights and management best practices.
Participants should have relevant work experience or education in their industry field; a college or university education is an asset but not required.
Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about the background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.
Tuition & Fees
Please note costs noted below are in CAD dollars, and do not include the 13% HST - Harmonized Sales Tax charged for Canadian Applicants.
Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Initiative
McMaster University has enabled a 90% subsidy cost program for employed individuals and businesses within Southern Ontario that work in or support the Aerospace Industry sector. We are as well pursuing other subsidy options for our participants; please contact the Program Lead for more information.
Southern Ontario Aerospace Subsidy Cost
Qualifying Association Members
McMaster Alumni, Staff
Hear from previous participants.
Having lead global teams in the last 5-10 years of my career and benefited from senior leaders taking the time to mentor me, I would recommend this course to anyone entering the management and leadership world. Absolutely on point! Frank G.
Frank Gimondo, Sr Director Advanced Services & Data Centre Operations, Rogers
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