Develop a practical and successful negotiation approach that can be applied anywhere, anytime.

The Ivey Academy and CPA Ontario Certificate in Leadership is a collaboration between CPA Ontario and The Ivey Academy at Ivey Business School to deliver professional leadership development tailored for emerging and established CPAs alike.

Please visit our website for more information on this unique learning experience and how to earn a  Certificate in Leadership.

Each completed course awards a digital badge to signify your accomplishment. You can share these badges across social media, websites, ePortfolios, professional networks and email signatures to highlight your enhanced skill set and expertise.

After completing three courses of your choice, you will receive a Certificate in Leadership. This powerful credential signifies your diverse leadership skill set and ability to manage through disruption.

NOTE: This course is delivered virtually over three weeks and includes 25 hours of learning. Expect highly interactive live sessions led by expert Ivey faculty, small peer learning groups, online simulations and self-paced learning journeys.


Effective negotiations build your reputation and relationships. Whether between suppliers, clients, other managers or external stakeholders, negotiation isn’t about winners and losers – it’s about aligning resources appropriately and creating value.

Throughout Strategic Business Negotiations for CPAs, you will learn the essential skills required to successfully prepare, lead and adapt during negotiations. Rooted in experiential learning, this course will challenge you to engage in negotiations with fellow participants, receive and apply feedback, and reflect on your own performance. Gain confidence in your ability to identify negotiation opportunities, conduct successful negotiations and learn to implement agreements effectively.


Identify opportunities to create value through negotiation Recognize the conditions under which negotiating is the best way to accomplish your objectives; Determine the benefits and potential risks of negotiating
Improve your ability to prepare for and manage the negotiation process Become proficient in identifying your objectives, determining your position of strength and building a plan; Learn how to obtain internal support, reach agreements and maintain relationships
Adapt your negotiation approach to different circumstances Learn how to negotiate effectively in a variety of situations ranging from single issue, two-party negotiations to multi-issue, multi-party negotiations; Master effective negotiations with standing relationships; Formulate strategies for team negotiating
Develop confidence in your negotiation skills through real-world simulations Understand your own negotiation style; Build on your strengths and address specific areas for improvement; Practise how to effectively position your objectives; Claim value in a way that helps maintain long-term relationships


This course is deeply experiential, grounded in case research and facilitated by expert faculty from Ivey Business School.

Ivey’s real-world case methodology isn’t about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. You will identify specific, practical learning takeaways through deep discussion and simulations, then develop an implementation plan with feedback from other leaders.

Learning methods include:

  • Self-paced learning that includes pre-recorded videos, readings and case studies
  • Live sessions led by expert Ivey faculty
  • Discussion sessions with peers in private forums and guided self-reflection exercises
  • Online simulations using realistic challenges where leaders can test action against immediate feedback in individual or team-based scenarios
  • Opportunities to test leadership skills in online simulations, apply concepts in critical decision-making moments and navigate team dynamics – just like in real life
  • Peer learning sessions to share experiences, exchange ideas and collaborate to solve challenges in virtual breakout groups during larger sessions


  • Experience a variety of different negotiation strategies through realistic negotiation exercises
  • Identify opportunities to create value for both negotiating parties
  • Receive valuable feedback on your newly acquired negotiation skills in a risk-free environment
  • Develop a clear strategy to tackle specific challenges at your organization


This course is suitable for CPAs who are mid-to-senior level leaders who want to master negotiation skills to create value. Whether they are Managers, VPs or Executive Directors, participants should have at least five years of business experience.

While not required, we often recommend that two leaders from one organization attend together to maximize learning outcomes. This helps to generate dialogue and maximize learning outcomes for your entire team, not just course participants.


  • Tuesday, November 9, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (one hour orientation and e-reception)
  • Thursday, November 11, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 18, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 23, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.