january, 2019

tue08jan15:3016:30EiP 2018 Winners Webinar – TELUS & Gustavson School of BusinessA globally-recognised model for leadership development15:30 - 16:30 CET Location: on-line event

Event Details

Scope and Objectives:

TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing telecommunications company, was facing a conundrum. Changes in the telecommunications industry and technology-driven advancements in education delivery were leading the company to reimagine its professional development strategy. It decided to create customized master level training for its future leaders.

The collaborative nature of the partnership between the Gustavson School and TELUS played a critical role in the success of this Corporate MBA Programme. Senior leaders at TELUS participated as executives- in-residence, mentors, project champions and guest lecturers. These executives shared their leadership knowledge throughout the two years, complementing the academic perspective offered by Gustavson professors. Participants in the TELUS MBA continued to work full-time with allowances provided by the company to accommodate the face- to-face residencies.

Dan Pontefract, TELUS Chief Envisioner, said: “the TELUS MBA has exceeded our wildest expectations. To realize economies of scale is one thing. To recognize a return on investment is another. But to witness the incredible transformation of team members in parallel with the significant impact they have created across the entire TELUS organization is a testament to the unique value, creativity and dedication that the Gustavson School has brought to the program”.

In this session, TELUS and Gustavson School of Business speakers will be sharing their success stories and also point out some of the interesting challenges they came across during these last years.

TELUS and Gustavson School of Business (University of Victoria) were granted the Silver Award in the EFMD Excellence in Practice Award 2018 in the ‘Talent Development’ category.

Following reading are available prior to the webinar: Global Focus article

Target group:

This webinar is dedicated to learning professionals from both companies and L&D providers (Business Schools, Executive Education Centers / Consultancies).

Attendance is free but requires registration in advance.
This EFMD webinar will be run using Zoom.
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Speakers for this event

  • Dan Pontefract

    Dan Pontefract

    Chief Envisioner, TELUS, Canada

    Chief Envisioner, TELUS, Canada

  • Jan Ginneberge

    Jan Ginneberge

    Senior Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD

    Senior Advisor, Corporate Services, EFMD

  • Mark Colgate

    Mark Colgate

    Professor, University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, Canada

    Professor, University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, Canada


[email protected]
Tel: +32.2.629.08.37


on-line event


(Tuesday) 15:30 - 16:30 CET