Strategic Executives Program (SEP) - Wallace McCain Institute

PROGRAMS

Strategic Executives Program

A peer based program for developing senior executives and decision makers.

WITH THE STRATEGIC EXECUTIVES PROGRAM

you will be more likely to succeed

After years of working with founders, presidents and CEOs, it is clear that the most important thing entrepreneurs need to succeed is not access to capital but rather access to great people to help translate their dream into reality. Candidates for this program are senior leaders with the power to act when their superior is absent. The role of individuals eligible for this program varies from one organization to another. Some have the responsibility for all areas of operations, some are the inside-facing person while the CEO is the outside-facing person and some are the executive focused on specific business needs. A key success factor for a CEO-senior executive relationship is their mutual level of trust.  WMI modelled this program after its Entrepreneurial Leaders Program (ELP) to support both the CEO and their internal key leaders with similar peer group formats.

IS THIS YOU?

The ideal candidate has many hats to wear.

  • The “go to” person for the CEO
  • The COO, GM, CFO, VP or equivalent senior executive
  • Maintains operational excellence
  • Puts out fires
  • The one that feels like a partner, with or without equity
  • The internal leader who needs to continue to grow for the company and for themselves

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING

Topics

Leadership

Understanding yourself & your role through personality profiling, peer coaching & goal setting.

Team building

Developing your team capabilities and enhancing interpersonal processes.

4R’s: Recruitment, retention, reward & recognition

Articulating your employment brand and getting the right people on the bus.

Alignment

Capturing customer needs, managing project fulfillment, product lifecycle, road mapping and prioritization.

Marketing

Amplifying your brand and leveraging social media and PR to increase your visibility.

Selling

Achieving results by making compelling pitches with clear ROI and win:win to both internal and external customers.

Money matters

Managing the budgets and forecasting the operation. Understanding what financial reports are saying.

Metrics

Creating systems to monitor what has been put in place, KPI’s and dashboards.

Change management

Continual improvement of all processes and systems based on measurements.

Program Details

The program has two start dates each year; one in the spring in NS and the second in the fall in NB. The program includes monthly sessions that provide a total of 13 days of training. Sessions are designed to include 25% external content from speakers and 75% internal content from participants. Each session includes the following content: – Goal accountability – tracking monthly progress – Forum updates – sharing bests & worsts – Speakers – learning through practical workshops – Deep dives – improving confidence & decisions – Peer coaching – 1:1 support to set monthly goal

Spring

Application Deadline

Feb 15, 2020

Location

Dartmouth, NS

Duration

12 months

Program Dates

April 8-9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 3, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 17, Jan 7, Feb 11 and Mar 11

Format

Each monthly session is a Thursday from 9 – 5PM except for the first launch session in April which is a 2- day overnight retreat.

Fall

Application Deadline

July 25, 2020

Location

Miramichi, NB

Duration

9 months

Program Dates

Oct 12-14, Nov 10-11, Dec 8-9, Jan 5-6, Feb 2-3, Mar 2-3, April 6-7, May 4-5, June 1-2

Format

Each monthly session includes an overnight that runs from 1PM on Tuesday to 5PM on Wednesday. The launch in October includes an additional overnight.

Application Process

Before applying at the link below, review the website and our online directory of members. Contact someone you know to get a first-hand account of their experience.

Either the candidate or the CEO / owner can complete the application form.

After the application deadline, finalists will be emailed to schedule a joint interview of the CEO and the candidate.  Members will be chosen based on the interview and the fit within the entire cohort.

Cost

The total program cost is $5,000. This includes speakers, accommodations, food and materials. This must be paid in full before the first session.

Download our printable brochure

Are you ready to grow?

THE STRATEGIC EXECUTIVES PROGRAM MAY BE FOR YOU.

Increase your chances of success by adding on the honest, open, experiences of other leaders who have dealt with similar issues.