Chris is a second year MBA student at the Michael G. Foster School of Business and a first year Master of Science in Real Estate student at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, both at the University of Washington in Seattle.
“The 2010 Canadian Leadership Orientation Program was fascinating and insightful. I learned not only about Canada, but the U.S. and Mexico as well. A common theme pervaded all of the talks and panel discussions: It is vitally important for the continued success of our three countries that future business leaders understand the issues and driving forces that underlie our economic, cultural, and demographic ties.
Therefore, I have undertaken the task of furthering the knowledge of my Foster MBA peers by leading 25 of them on a study tour to Toronto in March 2011. We will spend a week visiting several of Canada’s most influential business including TD Bank, the CBC, Rogers Communications, Hudson’s Bay Company, and Tim Hortons. Our goal is to learn more about Canadian businesses and best practices, how trade and politics influence company operations, and how Canadian companies compete globally. Of course, we will see many fantastic sights around Toronto as well, including Niagara Falls, the CN Tower, and the majesty that is Canadian Hockey: The Maple Leafs (Please note: The Telfer School of Management does not support this comment…Go Sens GO!).
To the Telfer School of Management CLOP program organizers and partners, thank you! I am very grateful for the experiences during that week in Ottawa and Montreal with some of the brightest minds and nicest people.”