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Mentor-Led Leadership Development Program


Serial 1 | 2023 | Tuesdays | 4-6pm Est

11 Apr, 16 May, 13 Jun, 11 Jul, 08 Aug, 12 Sep

Registration Open | Closes 7 Apr 23

| Online Live | Over 6 Months

| 6x 1-2 Hr Monthly Mentorship Sessions

Serial 2 | 2023 | Wednesdays | 4-6pm Est

12 Jul, 9 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 8 Nov, 6 Dec

Registration Open | Closes 7 Jul 23

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

The Mentor-Led Leadership Development (MLD) program leverages the success of the IOLM group-based mentorship program, using a 5:1 ratio between mentor and mentees over six months, to enhance critical leadership skills tailored to each participant's specific challenges.

This program is designed for new or experienced leaders seeking to enhance their leadership performance, and engagement between key stakeholders within their organizations.

Watch Our Mentor-Led Leadership Development Program Webinar

Watch our recent 10 min webinar to learn about the Mentor-Led Leadership Development Program, our mentors, speakers and approach. 


Participants will complete 6 x 1-2 hour group mentorship sessions over six months - completing a tailored leadership development plan to best meet specific participant leadership challenges. Leadership performance is assessed through 3 x 360 assessments conducted with participant stakeholders within their organization over the 6-month program. 

Participants will also gain insight into key prevalent leadership topics, including critical communication skills, adaptive leadership, the Cynefin decision-making framework, design thinking, group-based decision-making, mentorship & coaching through 6 hours of asynchronous micro lessons (20 min each). To enable flexibility, the 6 - hours of asynchronous lessons are consumable at the convenience of the participant's schedules over the 6-month program.

Live Online Mentorship

Real-time interactive, industry-led

mentorship brought to you anywhere.

Measurable Impact

Drive a measurable improvement in your leadership performance - assessed by your team & organization stakeholders.

Earn a McMaster Certificate

Walk away with a McMaster Certificate and practical skills to lead high-performance teams.

Skilled Industry Experts

Hear from academic instructors and experienced industry experts across disciplines.

Tailored Networking

Attend quarterly tailored networking events to meet and connect with others best suited for your career progression needs.

Learning Objectives

  • Derive a measurable leadership performance improvement as assessed by the participants' stakeholders.

  • Grow individual networks by attending quarterly tailored live networking events.

  • Gain an understanding of the Industry 4.0 leadership styles

  • Understand your current leadership profile, individual skill gaps and development opportunities.

  • Complete a self-assessment identifying personal mentorship-specific skills gaps.

  • Improve context awareness of key leadership challenges & solutions through group mentee interactions.

  • Gain an understanding of the roles of mentorship and coaching.

  • Understand how to execute and lead a mentored leadership development program within a team.

  • Develop critical interpersonal skills.

  • Understand the evolving practice of Adaptive Leadership.

  • Gain insight into decision-making approaches such as the Cynefin framework, Design thinking and Nominal group-based techniques.

  • Participants will as well receive an additional tools & resources package to enable sustained performance growth post the program.


Hours of Mentorship


Sessions Live


Hours Asynchronous Lessons


Industry Speakers


Course Content Breakdown

Session 1

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Est

    Program Introduction

  • TSL Leadership Development Archetype & Orientation.

  • Mentor-Mentee Introductions

Session 2 

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Est

    Group Mentorship Session

  • Leadership Development Plan Alignment

Session 3 

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Est

    Group Mentorship Session

  • Progress Check-In

Session 4 

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Est

    Group Mentorship Session

  • Leadership Development Plan Alignment

Session 5 

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Est

    Group Mentorship Session

  • Progress Check-In

Session 6 

4:15 pm - 6:15 pm Est

    Group Mentorship Session

  • Mentorship Results & After-Action Review

Who Should Attend?

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

  • Participants with relevant leadership experience looking to obtain an industry leadership university credential.

Upcoming Serials

Serial 1 | 2023 | Tuesdays | 4-6 pm Est

11 Apr, 16 May, 13 Jun, 11 Jul, 08 Aug, 12 Sep

(Registration Open Now - Closes 7 Apr 23)

Serial 2 | 2023 | Wednesdays | 4-6 pm Est

12 Jul, 9 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 8 Nov, 6 Dec

(Registration Open Now - Closes 7 Jul 23)

Seat Capacity Limited

Mentors & Speakers

Meet some of the mentors and speakers in the Mentor-Led Leadership Development Program.

Admission Details

Participants should have relevant work or training 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

Subsidized Cost

$200 CAD

Qualifying Association Members

$1500 CAD

McMaster Alumni, Staff

$1500 CAD

Regular Cost

$2000 CAD

Mentor-Led Leadership Development Program Brochure

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Apply Now

Apply for the Mentor-Led Leadership Development Program on our New Registrant Application Page

Program Lead

Industry Operations Leadership & Management

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Ashan Corea

McMaster University

W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology

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