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Industry Operations Leadership & Management


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 and operational skills needed to lead, transition and scale with in an industry 4.0 environment

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.

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Our Industry Experts

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

IOLM Program Courses

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.

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.

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. 

Mentor-Led Leadership Development Program

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

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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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


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.


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.


Thanuja Rukman


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.


Andrew Liberman


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.


Maedeh Pourmajidian

Post-doctoral fellow

McMaster University

Industry Operations Leadership Fundamentals

IOLF Course is a professional certificiate course from McMaster University, it is my pleasure to attend it to help me to develop personal leadership skills and gain valuable insight from industry leaders. It provides incredible opportunities to connect leaders across industry, share insights, drive operational solutions, and strengthen leadership and execution skills.

During the course, I enjoyed its mentorship program, which each participant conduct a 360 self-assessment, derive key observations and deductions culminating with a tailored leadership development plan to drive a performance improvement; this really helped me to reevaluate my leadership and management skills in current work environment, develop a plan to be a tactical industry leader. I highly recommend this course.