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Industry Operations Leadership & Management

PROGRAM STREAM

Learn about the courses offered under the Industry Operations Leadership & Management Program Stream.

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Industry Operations Leadership & Management

Develop the integral leadership, managerial and operational skills needed to lead, transition and scale industry business units.

McMaster’s Industry Operations Leadership and Management program is a hands-on, applied learning experience. Each course in the program is designed to enable industry business leaders to develop, deploy and execute high-performance industry teams capable of utilizing innovation, flexibility, and bottom-up intent-based execution to sustainably scale industry operations.

Upcoming Course Dates

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Our Industry Experts

Meet the speakers, mentors and panelists on the Industry Operations Leadership & Management Program.

DAIR | McMaster Speaker Series

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5 Speaker Events | 1 Mentorship Event  | Nov 23 - Mar 24

1-1.5hr Each | Live | Virtual | Free

Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research (DAIR) & McMaster University have collaborated to craft a monthly speaker series where leaders in industry will be able to learn directly from senior leaders world-wide on prevalent topics within the aerospace sector.

DAIR | McMaster Student Aerospace Speaker Series

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4 Speaker Panellist Events  | 07 Feb 24 - 28 Feb 24

1-1.5hr Each | Live | Virtual | Free

Downsview Aerospace Innovation & Research (DAIR) & McMaster University have collaborated to craft a weekly speaker series where students seeking entry into the Canadian Aerospace sector will be able to learn directly from senior leaders, both within Canada and worldwide, on prevalent topics in the aerospace sector.

IOLM Program Courses

One Day | Live | Virtual

Focused on enabling new leaders within industry business operations. You will understand and adopt essential operations leadership skills to successfully align, direct, and maneuver your teams.

Operations Management Essentials

One Day | Live | Virtual

Focused on enabling new leaders within industry business operations. You will understand and adopt essential management skills to successfully co-ordinate, manage and sustain business unit operations.

Enhanced Leadership Skills

One Day | Live | Virtual | McMaster & Women In Aerospace 

Focused on enabling leaders within industry business operations. You will understand and adopt enhanced leadership skills to successfully adapt, align and lead resilient teams

Business Case Development

One Day | Live | Virtual | McMaster & Women In Aerospace 

Focused on enabling leaders within industry business operations to collaborate, develop, plan and brief a business case.

Conflict Management & Resilience Development

One Day | Live | Virtual | McMaster & Women In Aerospace 

Focused on enabling leaders within industry business operations to enhance personal and professional leadership resilience and conflict management skills.

Maintenance Management Fundamentals

One Day | Live | Virtual

Focused on enabling Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME's) and Lead Hands with the competencies to enhance their management, execution and leadership skills needed to meet current industry challenges. 

Leading Digital Transformation

One Day | Live | Virtual

Focused on enabling leaders to execute a digital transformation strategy within their own business units. Participants will gain insight into the challenges, opportunities & benefits of business unit digital transformation, focusing on leadership & execution.

Mentored Leadership Development Program

6 Months | 6x 1-2 Hr Monthly Mentorship Sessions | Live | Virtual

Focused on enabling leaders to drive a measurable enhancement in their leadership performance through tailored mentorship and industry-led content.

Enhanced Management Skills

Three Days | Live | Virtual

Focused on enabling front-line leaders to cultivate, manage and lead engaged, resilient, high-performing teams.

Advanced Leadership Skills

Three Days | Live | Virtual

Focused on new and senior leaders with critical interpersonal, cohesion and leadership skills to drive the next era of industry. 

Business Unit Management & Scaling

Three Days | Live | Virtual

Focused on enabling leaders with the skills and insight needed to maneuver, sustain, scale and efficiently execute an industry business unit.

Who Should Attend?

Directors, Senior Managers, Supervisors, Managers, Lead Hands, Officers, Senior NCO’s, Small to Medium Sized Business Owners, Graduate & Undergraduate Students and Consultants. 

 

Participants with relevant work/technical/leadership experience looking to obtain an industry leadership university credential.

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Program Lead

Industry Operations Leadership & Management

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PROGRAM LEAD

Ashan Corea

McMaster University

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

Certificates of Completion Professional Programs

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IOLM Program Participant Testimonials

What participants are saying

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Leonardo Guerrero

Plant Manager

Tesla

Industry Operations Leadership Fundamentals

The Industry Operations Leadership Fundamentals Course provides a very detail introduction of what is Industry 4.0 which is unclear for many of us.It also introduces the Strong Link Archetype which provides a very specific and practical model of leadership intended to learn and develop tools, techniques and leadership styles for the Industry 4.0 environment combined with specific methodologies or techniques to enable leaders with powerful tools for project and resources management.

 

The Professors and Guest Speakers have a great balance between academical and practical experience, providing useful and practical tools and techniques to transfer the acquired knowledge into immediate action. In my particular case as a Plant Manager at Tesla, understanding the Industry 4.0 environment, and the upcoming trends and technologies in manufacturing, is providing me with a different perspective to better understand the challenges that my team and I are and will be facing in the following years and as well to better lead and manage the new generations that are developing in this fast changing and technologically advanced environment.

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Joe Figliomeni

Director of Business Operations

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Industry Tactical Planning & Execution

The Industry Tactical Planning & Execution Course is a great introductory course for Supervisors and Managers who are looking to develop high performance teams by improving communication, driving clear accountability across their team members, while achieving the strategic goals of the organization. The course provides tried and tested strategies to improve communications and improve efficiencies while ensuring quality and safety are never compromised. If you are looking to take your leadership skills to the next level, this course is for you.

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Thanuja Rukman

Manager

Department of National Defence

Industry Operations Leadership Fundamentals

The MacMaster IOLF had a great selection of very knowledgeable presenters from a variety of fields who were able to discuss the impacts of key theories in practice based on their experience. I was particularly impressed with the consideration McMaster had in bringing in a speaker to address mental health within the context of managing. It is a topic often cited as important, but rarely are managers provided tools to deal address it.

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Andrew Liberman

Sargeant

Department of National Defence

Industry Tactical Planning & Execution

I found the Industry Tactical Planning and Execution course innovative, interesting and exciting. Ashan and the team undertook the difficult challenge of redefining and articulating the age-old philosophical problem of good leadership practices, and brought them into the 21st century.

I feel they hit the nail on the head. Infusing tried and tested intent-based bottom-up execution techniques into the rapidly evolving business world, the course delivered tools, techniques and resources to enable anyone, to better themself in the tradecraft of management and leadership. Personally, I’ve since delved into the Intent Based Execution principles, utilizing the attributes of high performance teams to reduce the decision action cycle. These adjustments have made my team more effective and efficient, driving bottom up innovation while remaining on task, on schedule and on budget.

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