Ivey Leadership Certificate for CPAsIvey Leadership Certificate for CPAs

The Ivey Leadership Certification for CPAs is our flagship development experience, tailored to accelerate career growth and elevate leadership skills. Created in collaboration between CPA Ontario and Ivey Business School, Canada’s #1-ranked provider of executive education, the program prepares you for your next level of leadership.

Guided by Ivey Business School Faculty, participants are immersed into interactive learning scenarios, gaining profound insights and strategies for accelerated career growth, and earning a year’s worth of PD hours (40).

What you learn

By the end of this comprehensive program, you will have acquired a range of critical skills to tackle real-world challenges at work, including:

  • Demonstrate leadership presence by showcasing your authentic style.
  • Manage strategic change by communicating vision and fostering purpose-driven alignment.
  • Build and sustain high-performance teams by overcoming common obstacles to successful collaboration.
  • Create shared value and trust in conflict situations through negotiation and persuasion.
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How you learn

Experience the hands-on, interactive approach that sets Ivey apart. Learn by doing, creating meaningful and enduring behaviour transformation through:

  • Faculty-led Case Method discussions.
  • Collaborative cross-industry peer learning teams.​
  • Real-world practical simulation exercises.
  • Personalized leadership style assessment.​
  • Interactive live actor workshops.​
  • Panel discussions from executive CPAs.
  • Engaging social events and network-building opportunities.​

Hear from past graduates

“As a CPA in a leadership role, I think I was really looking for guidance to help make the jump from management to leadership. I’ve taken an MBA before, but they didn’t address a lot of leadership. There’s a bit of a knowledge gap I felt I needed to address.”

Darren Rotsch
Managing Partner at Murphy & Chung Professional Corporation

“The professors, their experience really opened my eyes to another level of excellence. The whole design is to accelerate learning to give people the opportunity to grow and grow quickly. Experiment, learn, practice, refine and do it again.”

Jane Wei
Director, Pension Accounting at Health Care of Ontario Pension Plan

Invest in Your Future

Elevate your leadership impact with this prestigious Ivey Business School program tailored for CPAs. Enhance your leadership presence, master change management and join an exclusive network of top-tier professionals.

Enhance Leadership Presence 

Learn critical leadership skills to drive influence and make a tangible impact at work. Explore the intersection of accountability, courage and integrity as the foundation of effective leadership as a CPA.

Master Change Management 

Build the interpersonal skills you need to orchestrate change in your organization. Learn to communicate your vision and create purpose-driven alignment to ensure sustainable outcomes.

Join an Exclusive Network 

Each cohort will bring together a select group of CPAs from across Canada to learn together and share best practices, joining an exclusive and connected international group of executive leaders.

Is this program right for you?

Tailored for mid-to-senior-level CPAs with growing leadership accountability who have history managing teams, projects and direct reports. The experience prepares participants to progress within their organizations, take on more advanced responsibilities and amplify their potential as leaders.

Speak to an advisor to find out if this program is right for you.

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Program Cost and Timing

Registration open until: November 13, 2024

Start Date: November 18, 2024

End Date: November 21, 2024

Location: Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre located at 130 King St W, Toronto

Price: $7990.00

Early Bird discount: choose a complimentary online workshop at Ivey Business School, valued at up to $790 and 4-6 PD hours.

Group Discount: contact [email protected] to learn about our group rates.

Financial assistance

Learn more about Executive Education Funding in Canada.

Contact an Advisor to learn more about our payment plan options.

Ivey Business School Faculty

With expertise in organizational and communication challenges as well as issues, crisis and change management, Kanina’s greatest passion is in leadership development, education and coaching. From C-Suite executives to emerging leaders, Kanina focuses on supporting professional growth and development.

Fernando teaches courses in organizational behaviour and interpersonal negotiations in Ivey's MBA, EMBA, Executive Education and Ph.D. programs. Fernando has delivered executive learning for a variety of organizations, including Bruce Power, J.D. Irving Ltd., PwC, RBC and New World Development (Hong Kong).

A Professor of Strategy and the Executive Director of the Ian O.Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Dusya is widely published and awarded in the areas of research and service. She is also an award-winning instructor, teaching at all post-secondary levels in the areas of strategic management and strategic leadership.