On March 3 2017, CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association’s managing director, Ms. Mirjana Dončić Beaton and Legal Advisor Ms. Ana Stefanović, attended the LEADER Alumni Reunion of Canadian Richard Ivey Business School in Toronto, organized with the aim of celebrating 26 years of successful LEADER Project Program. During the event, Ms. Dončić Beaton addressed to the audience emphasizing the importance of collaboration on this educational entrepreneurial program between CANSEE and Richard Ivey School of Business from the University of Western Ontario, bringing Canada and Serbia even closer.

Canadian LEADER Project is an international educational program, continuously implemented since 1991 and it is currently taking place in eight countries. The program primarily aims at the provision of a contemporary business education in developing countries and countries in transition. The LEADER Project is implemented in a series of MBA – style workshops, which are tailor-made to suit its participant’s profile and it is aimed at enabling them to successfully develop their business ideas and entrepreneurship.

LEADER Project Serbia was inaugurated in 2016 and was implemented by CANSEE Association in cooperation with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and Canadian Embassy in Belgrade. During the ten-day course, four Canadian LEADER instructors taught business course material, gave support with case studies and offered individual consultations. This helped participants to reach a more profound understanding of the course materials as well as provide them optimal implementation of the acquired knowledge geared towards their specific business plans or working positions.

“We are very happy to be here at the celebration of 26 years of successful LEADER Project initiative with all the Richard Ivey School of Business Alumni. Also, we are very grateful to have such an organization as our partner. In May 2017, CANSEE will organize LEADER Project Serbia second year in a row. During two-week mini MBA course, best world practices will be taught to Serbian LEADER participants by five Canadian instructors from Richard Ivey School of Business”, said Ms. Dončić Beaton.

LEADER Project Serbia 2017 will be held in Belgrade from May 8-19, and applications will be open in the following days.