OTA-Schulich Exec Education Program Registration is Now Open!

Ready to take the next step up the leadership ladder? The OTA is pleased to announce the OTA-Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) joint certificate program is now open for registration.

The OTA-SECC program is based on two modules: “The Business Race Program” and “Critical Thinking for Leaders.” Both of these impactful, one-day programs will help participants build upon their business leadership skills by providing them with practical tools aimed at improving performance and driving business results.

The Program will build on the skills acquired in OTA’s popular Next Generation program. (OTA strongly recommends that participants first take the Next Generation program, but there is no restriction for registration for the OTA-Schulich program for 2015).

The Business Race Program will be led by Jeff MacInnis, a motivational leader who was once part of Canada’s National Ski team during the era of the Crazy Canucks. His current client list includes more than half of the Fortune 500. This module is scheduled for July 30 and will be capped by a networking evening at a Toronto Blue Jays game.  To register for the Blue Jays event, or for more information, visit OTA Blue Jays Day for all the details.

Module 2 entitled, Critical Thinking for Leaders is being run by Dr. Brett Richards – considered the leading global trainer in Effective Intelligence, a system designed to improve individual and team thinking skills and system wide collaboration. This session will be held in conjunction with OTA’s Executive Conference on Nov. 4.

After successfully completing the two-part program, graduates will receive an OTA-Schulich co-branded certificate and a leadership development designation through the Schulich Executive Education Centre.

For full details on the OTA-SEEC program, see the attached .pdf. Also included in this package is information on what will be the third part of the OTA-SEEC curriculum – a specialized certificate program, entitled Entrepreneurial Skills for Leaders, coming in 2016. To sign up for the OTA-SEEC program, you can register here. Seating is limited so register early!

Contact Lak Shoan at lak.shoan@ for more information about the Next Generation or OTA-SEEC program.

Canada-Ontario Job Fund

The Canada-Ontario Job Fund was developed to help employers identify skills gaps and map out areas where employees need to develop so their companies can grow.

Programs from the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) could qualify for funding under this grant.

If you qualify, Government funding will pay for 2/3 of Training costs up to a maximum of $10,000 per individual working in Ontario.  All employers must individually apply for the grant

Visit the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities to apply or learn more about the Canada-Ontario Job fund.


OTA understands that some people are unable to commit the time needed for a formal education program, but would still like to get involved with Next Generation activities, where individuals can network with peers and meet OTA Board Members.

We will be having two workshop sessions at the OTA Spring Board Retreat which takes place on June 18-19 at the J.W. Marriott, The Rousseau Muskoka Resort.  The workshops will be taking place on Day 1 of the Board Retreat, June 18 from 1pm-5pm, and will be led by Brenda Allen. 

These unique, custom designed workshops will focus on two important aspects in leadership development:

Workshop 1:  Branding Yourself  

 Workshop 2:  Aligning for Success

The Next Generation agenda at the Spring Board Retreat on June 18 includes the Board of Directors Luncheon, Next Generation workshops, the Board of Directors Reception and Dinner.

For more information about the workshops contact Lak Shoan at lak.shoan@, or visit the OTA Spring Board Retreat website to register.

Scroll to Top