TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Odgers Berndtson, a leading global
executive search firm, is proud to launch CEO x 1 Day - a unique
initiative that gives third and fourth year university students an
opportunity to spend a day in the shoes of a senior executive. Through
a rigorous selection process, Odgers Berndtson will identity students
with outstanding leadership potential and match them with a CEO from a
leading Canadian organization. Exclusive to Odgers Berndtson globally,
this program is being launched today in universities across Ontario and
Participating CEOs include: Elyse Allan, GE; Nitin Kawale, Cisco; Jim
Gabel, Adidas; Patrick Nangle, Purolator; Ellis Jacob, Cineplex; Ian
Troop, Pan Am Toronto 2015; Kirstine Stewart, Twitter; Marc Bertrand,
MEGA Brands; Manon Brouillette, Videotron; Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft; and
Thierry Vandal, Hydro Quebec.
"Our CEO x 1 Day program is designed to uncover Canada's most promising
future talent, while giving CEOs an opportunity to connect and better
understand what drives this next generation of leaders," said Carl
Lovas, Canadian Chair at Odgers Berndtson. "For students this is a
tremendous opportunity to observe a talented CEO in action - providing
them with inspiration, role modeling and a road map for their careers."
Initial applications will be screened based on the student's academic
record, their resume and a short written essay about leadership.
Students selected to advance to the second phase will be asked to
complete an online leadership assessment from Hogan - which will
provide them with feedback on their leadership skills and help them in
choosing their career path. The third phase involves telephone
interviews and, finally, for phase four, semi-finalists will spend a
half-day interacting with Odgers Berndtson consultants, participating
in group exercises and one-on-one interviewing. A total of 11 finalists
will spend a full day shadowing a CEO, learning about their background,
career path and leadership approach.
Students can apply by submitting an online application at www.ceox1day.ca until October 25th.
About Odgers Berndtson
Odgers Berndtson is Canada's leading executive search firm with offices
in 30 countries worldwide. The firm specializes in recruiting senior
executives and board members in the private, public and not-for-profit
sectors. Odgers Berndtson is known for its global reach, and
extraordinary industry and functional expertise across the country.
SOURCE: Odgers Berndtson Canada
For further information:
Jacqueline Foley, Chief Marketing Officer at Odgers Berndtson: Jacqueline.Foley@odgersberndtson.ca or 416-366-1990.