Schulich ExecEd Announces Exciting New Partnership with Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
Schulich ExecEd, an extension of the Schulich School of Business at York University, and TIFF are partnering to launch leadership and management programs, workshops and speaking engagements to strengthen the leadership capabilities of TIFF’s management and senior teams. This joint venture launched in May 2023 and will continue into 2024, alongside TIFF’s September 7, 2023, opening date.
“The goals of the partnership are to augment and enrich the management and leadership development program at TIFF by engaging with Schulich ExecEd’s research excellence and expertise; to co-develop a diverse curriculum intended to elevate leadership competence and empower TIFF people leaders at all levels; to secure best-in-class resources and tools that will increase team effectiveness and organizational performance; and to position TIFF as a learning organization committed to investing in its employees’ growth and development,” says Nathalie Sato, Director of People and Culture at TIFF.
Schulich ExecEd spearheads program creation and facilitation, striving to empower leaders with advanced training to enhance business skill sets, management, change and transformation, and DEI initiatives. With world-class faculty and their recent title of #30 best in the world for the 2023 Financial Times Executive Education rankings, Schulich ExecEd brings experience, prestige, and capabilities to match their internationally celebrated partners.
“Schulich ExecEd is proud to be the official training partner of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Through custom programming and a bespoke learning journey, we will empower TIFF senior leaders and management with advanced training on skillsets integral to today’s business landscape, such as problem-solving, strategy, resilience, and leadership. Through a series of programs, workshops, and speaking engagements, we will incorporate TIFF’s mission and goals with strong strategic leadership skills that are at the core of the program,” says Rami Mayer, Executive Director of Schulich ExecEd. “The TIFF-Schulich ExecEd partnership will amalgamate our mission to support the professional development, upskilling, and reskilling of today’s business professionals and TIFF’s aim to transform the way people see film.”