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RSM2913H – GettingItDone®

General Information

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

  • None


  • Brendan Calder is a master at GettingItDone®, spending most of his career as the CEO of financial services companies, including CIBC Mortgages Inc, and as a Director and Chair of many organizations, including TIFF, and several public companies.
  • Dr. John O’Dwyer has been GettingItDone® for over 35 years as a successful executive coach, consultant, entrepreneur, author, and academic.
  • Kelly Murumets, as the CEO of a US publicly traded telecom company, and of ParticipACTION and Tennis Canada, has been GettingItDone® in the private and not-for-profit sectors for over 30 years.
  • Brendan, DocJohn, and Kelly have worked together in various capacities for more than 25 years. They are a powerhouse combo of experiences, skills, knowledge, stories, and enthusiasm; plus, they are fun😊

Target Audience

GettingItDone® provides participants with a Comprehensive Management System, complete with 23 proven Leadership/Management Effectiveness Tools, used for developing a winning strategy, getting organizational alignment to that strategy, deploying that strategy, and then, consistently, and continuously improving.

This course is designed for anyone who plays or plans to play a Leader-Manager role, and who wishes to achieve results through improved personal, team, and organizational effectiveness. In fact, this course is designed for anyone who plans on Getting It (the right things) Done, effectively and without wasting time.

It is a ‘DOING’ course, not a ‘Memorizing’ course:
BUILD a Culture of Trust no matter the distance,
UNLOCK the Collective Power of 21st century teamwork,
FIND Innovation in places you never imagined,
GET the Right Things Done!


Intensive format – delivered over 10 days
January 3-14, 2022 from 9:15am – 12:45pm

Course Mission

  1. Participants will get proven tools that will enhance their Personal Effectiveness
  2. Participants will get proven tools that will increase their Team’s effectiveness
  3. Participants will get proven tools to achieve improved Organizational Results
  4. Participants will experience and practice these tools in teams during the course
  5. Graduates will be more effective Leader-Managers in the real world

Course Scope

The course provides a Comprehensive Management System that will allow students execute their vision, and bring their dreams to fruition, by using well-refined models and proven management tools based on the works of Peter F. Drucker, Bill Reddin, and Roger L. Martin. 

These proven tools, practiced during the course, will enhance students’ leadership and management capacity, improve their personal effectiveness, and enhance their ability to realize team and organizational success.

The course also includes sessions with GettingItDone® practitioners who will come in and share their real life GettingItDone® experiences with the class.

Evaluation and Grade Distribution

ComponentDue DateWeight
Class ParticipationAll classes20%
Integrated Business Management SimulationTuesday, January 4
Wednesday, January 5
Sunday, January 9
Tuesday, January 11
(11:00 pm)
Individual PaperTuesday, January 11
(10:00 pm)
Individual PresentationThursday, January 13 (noon) – presentations due
Friday, January 14 – presentations done in class
Team Presentation Thursday, January 13 (10:00 pm) – presentations due
Friday, January 14 – presentations done in class
Participants will complete both individual and team-based assignments. Participants will be randomly assigned to teams of five where, through a business simulation, they will have the opportunity to practice effective management tools and strategies.

Required Resources

  • Course package: GettingItDone® Tool Kit
  • Peter F. Drucker: The Effective Executive
  • Additional readings provided by the Professors will be posted online

Last Updated: 2021-07-13 @ 4:12 pm