The Irish Institute is pleased to announce that it has hosted, in cooperation with the Business Institute at Ulster University and Irish Times Training, the international component of the 2006 University of Ulster’s MSc in Executive Leadership Program, which took place in Boston, March 25 - April 1, 2006. This program brought together twenty senior executives from Ireland and Northern Ireland for a series of interactive seminars with distinguished faculty, roundtable discussions with industry leaders, and site visits to innovative and groundbreaking organizations in the Boston area.
Since 2000, the Irish Institute has worked closely with the University of Ulster to offer an international component to many of its executive Master’s programs. The 2006 Executive Leadership Program built on the success of previous programs, exposing participants to best practice models in the U.S. and providing them with international networking links.
While in Boston, the participants attended graduate-level seminars led by Professor M. Hossein Safizadeh, Professor Sandra Waddock, Professor Victoria Crittenden, Professor Mohan Subramaniam, and Professor Mike O’Leary, Boston College Carroll School of Management. Additionally, the group also had the opportunity to meet some of the most successful industry leaders in the Boston area, including Mr. Larry O’Toole, Founder and CEO, Gentle Giant; Barry Kelleher, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Vicor; Brian Fitzgerald, Senior Marketing Programs Manager, EMC; Tom Rose, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Development, and Janet Whitehouse, Vice President, Human Resources, Sun Life Financial; and Nancy Harhut, Senior Vice President, and Mark Mylan, Senior Vice President of Strategy at Hill│Holiday.