Master of
Finance (MFin)



You will learn to identify and hone the instincts necessary to differentiate yourself and thrive in a competitive executive labor market environment. This module seeds the development of future leaders by going beyond the traditional curricular offerings to explore personality structure and common challenges that inhibit optimal effectiveness in dense social settings. We will together with you explore and seek to understand the cognitive and emotional processes at the core of the exercise of leadership, and to see and practice the self command, self control and self regulation skills and techniques required to master the organizational dynamics you create.
• Duration: 8H


Communicative Blueprint: Presentations I

You will get individualized feedback on your performance during a class-presentation, including body language, tone, eye contact, verbal habits, and overall rapport and connectedness with the audience. You will receive precise, timely, individualized feedback guided by a framework that challenges you to consider the impact that everything you say and do in public has on the effectiveness and efficacy of your communication, and the persuasiveness of your presentation. You will leave the session in possession of a communication compass – a set of structured questions that will help you model and understand your intent and purpose in making a presentation, and the degree to which the presentation itself achieves your purpose.
• Material: a video of your team presentation
• Duration: 1H


Communicative Blueprint: Presentations II

Designed for students who have successfully completed Presentations I, this module gives individualized, intensive feedback on the way in which you present, connect, relate to their audience and content and engage in the complicated landscape of public dialogue. The feedback is based on the video of the presentation made AFTER the Presentation I module - and will therefore provide with guidance and feedback on the degree to which the changes made as a result of the first round of feedback are producing the results sought.
• Material: a video of your team presentation
• Duration: 1H


Feedback: The What, the How and the Why

Giving feedback is a core managerial and executive skill. Organizational settings are ‘constant feedback’ settings: annual performance reviews, team debriefings, 360 degree feedback, developmental coaching, comments, criticism, suggestions, advice, complements, commendations, promotions, demotions, warnings and other expressions of opinion, considered or otherwise. Feedback reports and transcripts are critical: they are used to influence people’s future actions, punish past perceived transgressions and alter careers. For many, giving feedback is an activity avoided and dreaded. But feedback is necessary for leaders and managers to perform and grow. This module will introduce you to the art, science, craft and discipline of effective feedback. You will receive guided practice on giving and receiving feedback, and a framework informed by the state of the art of behavioral and social science.
• Material: As requested
• Duration: 2+1H


Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6