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Ivey Academy and CPA Ontario - Leadership Development Pathways

Leadership Journey for CPAs: Finding Purpose Through Crisis

NOTE: This course is delivered virtually over four weeks and includes 20 hours of learning. Expect highly interactive live sessions led by expert Ivey faculty, small peer learning groups, executive coaching, online simulations and learning journeys.

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Through expert-led seminars and deep discussion with peers, you will gain vital insights on the potential for tangible change – in your business and in society.

This course blends contemporary academic research with practical, case-based, experiential learning and real-world expertise. Gain actionable business insights and access to a network of alumni that supports continuing individual growth.

Learning methods include:

  • Self-paced learning activities including pre-recorded videos, readings, case studies, private forums and self-reflection exercises
  • Live sessions led by expert Ivey faculty
  • Peer learning sessions in which participants share experiences, exchange ideas and collaborate to solve challenges in virtual breakout groups during a larger session
  • Small group discussions moderated by professional coaches from Ivey Coaching Academy in which you exchange peer support with like-minded leaders


  • Gain a heightened sense of self-awareness and motivation
  • Increase your awareness about your drivers and talents for leadership, and your leader character development
  • Develop higher confidence with a broader repertoire of leadership behaviours
  • Leverage your strengths to increase your leadership impact
  • Experience enhanced energy and purpose in your leadership
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the relationship between neuropsychology, values, purpose and leadership


This course is designed for tenured CPAs who are senior executives (e.g. VPs, Partners, General Managers, Executive Directors) with strategic decision-making responsibilities, who may want to run their own company or work in other industries. They should possess five to fourteen years of experience.

While not required, we often recommend that two leaders from one organization attend together to maximize learning outcomes. This helps to generate dialogue and maximize learning outcomes for your entire team, not just course participants.


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Martha Maznevski joined the Ivey Business School as a professor in September 2016, returning two decades after graduating from Ivey with a PhD in Organizational Behaviour, specializing in cross-cultural management. She teaches in the areas of leadership, teams, and global management, including leading continuous and disruptive change, diversity and inclusion, and digital transformation. Prior to joining The Ivey Academy, Martha held program directorship roles at IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland where her portfolio included a wide variety of custom programs for senior leaders at companies in a variety of industry sectors and geographies. At The Ivey Academy, Martha is a Faculty Director and co-directs the Ivey Executive Program. She also launched the Ivey Coaching Academy, a program to develop experienced executive coaches. Martha serves as a consultant and advisor to organizations around the world on challenges and opportunities of managing people globally, and works with global humanitarian and conservation NGOs.

Find resilience through disruption: upgrade your leadership capabilities and rediscover your motivation to lead.

The Ivey Academy and CPA Ontario Leadership Development Pathways are a collaboration between CPA Ontario and The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School to deliver professional leadership development tailored for emerging and established CPAs alike.

Please visit our website for more information on this unique learning experience and how to earn a Certificate in Executive Leadership.

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