Program Info & Benefits

Odgers Berndtson Canada is pleased to announce that the CEOx1 Day program will return in 2022 with a twist! 

On February 25th, 2022, we will host a Future Leaders Summit to provide leadership development and career insights for Canada’s most promising future leaders. The summit will take place virtually, which will allow us to include more students from across Canada, while ensuring program participants are safe.  

Although the event will not include a one-on-one, in-person experience this year, it will provide many opportunities to learn from and network with some of Canada’s most impressive CEOs and CHROs.  

 Program Benefits:

  • Real-world experience: The rigorous selection process provides valuable skills and experiences for future job search.

  • Deep insights into personal leadership skills: Many applicants will have the opportunity to receive a personalized leadership assessment by Hogan Assessments. The report will provide feedback on leadership skills, including relationship-building, goal-setting, and strategic thinking, in addition to areas of development.

  • Professional networking exposure: Finalists will have the opportunity to network with the participating CEOs and CHROs as well as Odgers Berndtson executive search and leadership development experts.

  • Practical career management advice: Finalists will hear from current CEOs about how they managed their careers, what challenges they overcame, and what they are looking for in young talent. 

The program was founded over 10 years ago in Germany and now runs in more than 10 countries worldwide including the UK, Spain, Brazil, Belgium, Australia, and South Africa and Singapore.

To date more than 120 Canadian organizations have participated in Canada including: PayPal, Lululemon, Cineplex, Manulife, IKEA, MEC, De Beers, VanCity, Plan Canada, and Amnesty International. Click here to see more past participants.

To view our 2022 CEO and CHRO participants, please click here.

The CEOx1Day Future Leaders Summit is looking for students with a strong academic placement, who have demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community, and who want to change the world! If this sounds like you, we invite you to click here to apply and be recognized as a future leader!

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