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RSM2760H – C-Suite: Living Out Leadership Day to Day for Organizational Impact

General Information


Applicable Major(s):
(c) = Core, (r) = Recommended

  • Leadership and Change Management (c)

Instructor Bio

Nouman Ashraf is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream within the Organizational Behavior area at the Rotman School of Management and Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, reporting to the Dean.

Winner of numerous teaching awards, Nouman teaches Emancipatory Leadership within the GEMBA program, Leading Social Innovation with the 2 and 3 year MBA program and Leading Across Differences within the Rotman Commerce Program. He specializes in enabling inclusive and innovative practices within teams, organizations and boards. Nouman has advised organizations across sectors including Shopper’s Drugmart, Tory’s, the Canada Pension Plan and Investment Board, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, United Way Toronto, and numerous post-secondary and healthcare institutions. He also serves as Teaching Fellow at the Institute for Gender + the Economy. He is also an Associate at Trinity College within the University of Toronto.

Target Audience

C-Suite introduces students to the practice of deep learning about the challenges of leading through opportunities for engagement with leaders across diverse organizational cultures and industries.

This course allows students to deepen their understanding of self and to develop skills that extend impact to others. Students who are interested in iteration and innovation in real time will move beyond theories of leadership and come away with a toolkit that enables sustained and meaningful engagement as leaders in their current and future roles. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their learnings by crafting a leadership portfolio that is personalized to their aspirations.


This is a half year course with 10 evening sessions (4:15 – 6:15 PM) plus one weekend full day (9AM – 4 PM). Sessions will take place on Thursday evenings with the all-day session on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Course Mission and Scope

By taking an integrative approach, this course explores a key question: What can leaders do to direct their organizations to be fearless in seizing opportunities by enabling a culture wherein various forms of talent can find meaningful engagement?

Through this course, participants will finesse their leadership stance and add depth to their toolkit. This entails gaining a firm understanding of the instincts that motivate them, frameworks for decision making that inform how they transition through many different roles, and the range of tools they rely upon for enabling innovation.

Evaluation and Grade Distribution

ComponentDue DateWeight
Class ParticipationClass starts September 16 – Ongoing10%
Midterm PaperTo be distributed September 27
Due on October 5
Learning JournalsWeekly30%
Final ExamTo be distributed on November 435%

Required Resources

Readings will be posted online.


This courses was previously RSM2705H.

Experiential Course Limit

There are limits to the number of RSM27XX range courses that students may take for credit toward their degree. Please refer to the Experiential/International Course Eligibility Specifics and Limits section on the RO website for all details.

Last Updated: 2022-10-13 @ 12:18 pm