Friday, April 24

Pre-CONNECT Primer

Location: Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building

Participate in our pre-CONNECT primer, an exclusive program for Schulich alumni, organized in collaboration with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC).

Friday sessions are exclusive for Schulich Alumni.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Registration

Mamdouh Shoukri Atrium

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Session (select one)

G1: Innovation Leadership
G2: The Future of Project Management
G3: Becoming an Agile Strategist

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

Mamdouh Shoukri Atrium

Saturday, April 27

The Schulich Alumni Forum

Location: Seymour Schulich Building

Join Schulich Alumni from around the globe for a day of discussion, debate and discovery of new ideas and concepts.

8:30 am – 9:30 am Registration & Networking Breakfast

North Wing & CIBC Marketplace

9:30 am – 10:15 am Opening Remarks

Robert R. McEwen Auditorium

10:15 am – 11:15 am Opening Session
11:15 am – 11:45 am Networking Break

Alumni CONNECTions Café

West Wing
11:15 am – 4:00 pm Coaches

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East Wing

11:45 am – 1:00 pm Sessions A (choose one)

North Wing

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Buffet Networking Lunch

CIBC Marketplace & Executive Dining Room

2:30 pm –  3:45 pm Sessions B (choose one)

North Wing

3:45 pm –  4:15 pm Networking Break

Alumni CONNECTions Café

West Wing
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm Closing Session

Robert R. McEwen Auditorium

5:15 – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks

Robert R. McEwen Auditorium

5:30 pm Closing Reception

CIBC Marketplace

Friday, April 24, 2020 - Pre-CONNECT Primer

Exclusive for Schulich Alumni

Sessions 1:30 to 4:30 pm (select one)

G1: Innovation Leadership
In an increasingly complex world, leading successful innovation has become a sought-after leadership capability. Innovation is a discipline, just like strategy, planning, marketing, selling or budgeting. Sustained innovation requires leadership that accesses people’s creativity and executes in uncertainty. A recent innovation poll of leaders across North American captured the understanding that while 84% of leaders said innovation was extremely important to their future growth, 94% were dissatisfied with their outcomes. The move from the status quo to the new and different is a challenging one. Understanding key innovation fundamentals and practices will minimize these challenges and stimulate innovation traction.

Lee-Anne McAlear, Program Director, Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management, Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC)


G2: The Future of Project Management: Navigating the modernization of a very old profession.
Project management is now one of the top five core competencies in most of our industries. As a young professional at the beginning of our careers or as seasoned professionals looking ahead, the business of project management has become an essential part of our “body of knowledge.”

What lies ahead? As a professional in any industry, what do I need to know about project management and the changes coming to this business down the road?

This session focuses on what we might see down the road and what we, as professionals, will need to know to stay ahead of the curve – regardless of our industry.

David Barrett, Program Director at Schulich Executive Education Centre


G3: Becoming an Agile Strategist
Organizations are continuously pushed to respond quickly to the change in their environment. The volatility and complexity of the markets prompt leaders to adopt new perspectives to deal with the resulting challenges. This lecture provides an overview of one of the major frameworks used by leaders–Strategic Agility.

The lecture will define agility and its different types, provide one of the tools to achieve strategic agility, and conclude with the main outcomes of becoming agile.

Wissam AlHussaini, Director, Custom Mini-MBA Programs, Schulich Executive Education Centre

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - The Schulich Alumni Forum

Sessions A

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Closing Session

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Further inquiries can be directed to Schulich Alumni Relations at or 416-736-5708