|It has always been a rewarding experience to work and collaborate with the John Molson Executive Centre’s team. They have dynamic professional resources, are careful about our needs and show real innovation skills when it comes to tailoring our programs. For instance, the seminar “Understand the Financial Environment and Markets” has been designed by both our teams together and offers a better understanding of financial markets evolution and its impact on Mouvement Desjardins. This seminar has been greatly appreciated by our managers and I believe that the John Molson Executive Centre is a fantastic partner for our corporate university, the Desjardins Cooperative Institute.
Josée Ouellet, MBA
Vice-president People Development
People and Culture Desjardins Group
|As director of the Institute for Co-operative Education at Concordia University, one of my principal mandates was to implement a new orientation for our co-op program. Change management is never an easy process and we decided to engage the Executive Centre at JMSB to work with us to facilitate the required culture transformation and to assist us in effectively integrating new team members, with our excellent longer term employees. I have to say that working with the team at the Executive Centre has been a rewarding experience, both professionally and personally.
The management team at the Executive Centre are very dedicated and focused towards excellent customer service. They have consistently demonstrated a strong level of efficiency with their consultation capabilities and adapting to our specific objectives.
Our program facilitator has adapted very well to on our ongoing needs and has gone out of his way to provide us a wide range of information and constructive suggestions. His knowledge and experience has been impressive and a definite asset for what we are trying to accomplish.
We have been very pleased with our experience and most importantly the results in working with the John Molson Executive Centre and will continue to explore new projects with them in the months to come.
Institute for Co-operative Education
|Working with the team of the John Molson Executive Centre is a pleasure.
The service is excellent! The advisors are always available and really
understand the specific training & development needs of our
organization. The instructors are bilingual and possess a highly
diversified expertise. This allows us to offer fully customized course
content, hence delivering interesting seminars that are adapted to our
leaders’ reality. Another great advantage is the possibility of using
JMSB’s facilities. Located down-town Montreal, it offers a perfect
Professional Development Specialist
CGI Group Inc.
|I have used the services of the John Molson Executive Centre over the
past 5 years to deliver courses in specialized high-technology
environments. What appeals to me about their training programs is that
they are not general or standardized courses, but instead, they are
tailored to meet the unique needs of our culture and our employees.
Human Resources Director
|The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has worked closely with the John Molson
Executive Centre in developing a Certificate Program in Business
Administration that has surpassed our expectations. The benefits of the
training were immediately evident, and our employees were able to
incorporate the material into their daily work right away. The quality
of instruction is outstanding and customer service is second to none. I
look forward to working with the Executive Centre in order to continue
helping our organization achieve its goals.
Growth & Development Coordinator
Human Resources Department
Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
|I have been dealing with the John Molson Executive Centre on numerous
occasions since 2009. I was looking for a development program that will
refresh my knowledge and enhance my skills in different business topics.
My advisor recommended the one-on-one coaching approach as a training
solution and so far, I completed courses in Finance, Leadership, and
Strategy, to name just a few.
The Executive Centre has helped me not only to improve my skills in those areas but also to learn new practices and tools that I was able to apply to my everyday tasks and responsibilities. I liked the fact that the program was adapted to my specific needs and that the instructors were flexible in customizing their material to my industry. We even worked on real documents and projects from my work environment.
The instructors are all very experienced and work hard to teach you their knowledge in the best way possible. They always use relevant examples to clarify the concepts. The one-on-one coaching format allowed me to receive advice and counselling from each instructor and to benefit from a flexible curriculum.
If I had to describe the John Molson Executive Centre in three words, I would say: flexible, available, and competent.
Overall my experience with the John Molson Executive Centre exceeded my expectations and therefore, I am planning on taking more courses with them in the future.
Director, Operations & Construction
Polaris Realty (Canada) Ltd.
|RONA first partnered with the John Molson Executive Centre (JMEC) in
2009 to develop a training program targeted to all store managers. The
first year, 40 store managers were enrolled in the program and all
regional managers were trained as well, in order to have a consistency
among hierarchical levels. It was such a success! Today, the program is
still offered and so far, we have trained about 200 store managers. In
January 2012, 60 other store managers will start the program.
What’s amazing about working with JMEC is that we really work together. In fact, the mandate became a common project. I felt their support during the entire preparation of the program, and I still feel it today as we update certain course material to reflect the priorities of our company and industry. I always felt that my contribution was very well received. Together, we customize the modules so that they represent RONA’s reality and to make the transfer of knowledge to the workplace easier for the participants.
Given that we really liked our experience with JMEC, it was obvious that we wanted to partner with them again when we had a new mandate for a program targeted to all managers in our support centres. This new program includes 16 days of training and the majority of the modules were assigned to JMEC without any hesitation. Once again, we worked hand in hand on this project so that the instructors’ material and expertise reflects RONA’s reality; including our unusual structure and our business plan.
The people making the team of the John Molson Executive Centre are true professionals; and the instructors are very much appreciated, whether by our store managers or our managers in the support centres. We wanted development programs at the MBA level that will add value to our people’s work at RONA and I can only say that based on participants’ comments, our goal was reached!
Senior Training advisor
People & Culture
|I would like to take this opportunity to thank the JMEC's Team for
everything they did to help me secure the 3-Day Management Essentials
Seminar. They were very prompt and professional. It was a real pleasure
to do business with them and I look forward to more opportunities in the
future. Regarding the 3-Day Seminar, I am so pleased to report that I
was very satisfied with the course and with the instructor. The material
was well organized and Gilles Bélanger was a good facilitator and he
connected well with the group.
Tewatohnhi'Saktha Economic Development Commission