posted February 13, 2017

Open call for Executive Scholarships at SEEC Toronto, Canada





General Information:


Macedonia 2025 offers a program that combines participation in Executive/Leadership Development courses at some of the top Executive Education Centers in North America with job shadowing at a renowned company. This program is designed to provide Macedonian talented executives with a complete North American experience through access to some of the best executive education programs and some genuine business experience in North American companies.

Macedonia 2025 provides a full scholarship for experienced managers, executives and entrepreneurs from Macedonia. The program is implemented in cooperation with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) at York University in Toronto, Canada. SEEC is an integral part of the Schulich Business School at York University in Toronto, Canada. SEEC provides an education that is focused, practical and immediately applicable. They share a common interest in providing and delivering executive education to professionals from Macedonia. This program will increase participants’ competencies and performance in a continuously changing global business environment. This program also offers a unique networking opportunity that can help export-oriented companies promote their products and services to the global markets.

Schulich Business School, being a part of the York University in Toronto, Canada is ranked among the Top 10 World Business Schools by The Financial Times, Forbes Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal and the Economist. Founded in 1966, the Schulich School of Business employs over 750 people.  Schulich has an internationally diverse faculty and student body. The faculty is drawn exclusively from both practitioners and academia, and each is an acknowledged leader and innovator in their field. Executive development at Schulich is all about this kind of "just-in-time" learning, focused, practical and immediately applicable to the task at hand.


Program Structure:


  • Participants can participate in one executive education module, in a duration of 5 working days during the course of 2017;

  • Enrollment, tuition or administrative fees associated with the executive program are covered by Macedonia 2025; 

  • Participants are required to finance their travel and accommodation costs;

  • Participants have the option to take internship/ job shadowing activity within a Canadian company based on their industry and background;

  • The applicant can select one of the proposed Executive Courses (see detailed list below)

  • Each participant should consider staying in Canada for minimum of two to three weeks (depending on the duration of the secured internship)


Executive Course Options:


Certificate in Coaching Skills for Managers and Directors (24-28 April)

Risk Management 1: Foundations Certificate (1-5 May)

Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation (8-12 May)

Executive Program in Strategic Agility (5-9 June)

Certificate in Critical Communication Skills for Emerging Leaders (5-9 June)

Strategic Marketing Management (12-16 June)

Leadership Competencies: What Senior Managers Need to Know (12-16 June)

Executive Program in Sales Management (19-23 June)

Six Sigma Green Belt for Service Organizations (10-14 July)


Location and accommodations:


The courses take place either at:

  • The Executive Learning Center at the York University:

Schulich School of Business, York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Tel: 416.736.5079  

  • The Center also offers accommodations for program participants:

Or at:

  • Miles S. Nadal Management Centre

    Ernst & Young Tower
    Toronto Dominion Centre
    222 Bay St., Suite 500
   Toronto, ON M5K 1K2

   Tel: 416.360.8850

  • For sessions held at the Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, please consider staying at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel   
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

For any programs scheduled to be held at the Schulich Executive Learning Centre, 4700 Keele Street campus in Toronto, please contact the Schulich Executive Learning Centre Residence for accommodation.  Participants attending our programs will receive a special discounted price of $89.00 plus taxes per night with the promotion code SEEC16.  For further details about the Executive Learning Centre Residence, please visit the website at or call 416.650.8300.

  • In some instances, the program fee includes full program tuition, teaching materials, refreshments and luncheons. Please see the list of courses, for details.




Macedonia 2025 will provide the following services to enrolled candidates:

  • Schedule an interview with Education Committee of Macedonia2025

  • Provide the applicant with a confirmation letter for visa application purposes

  • Enroll the students at SEEC short course or program

  • Provide assistance to the applicants while they are in Canada to ensure their successful completion of the program

  • Assist participants in finding host companies in Canada

  • The value of scholarship ranges from $3600 -$5000 CAD depending on the selected program (including tax)


The applicant or the company he/she works at will:

  • Personally prepare the visa application and submit the documents;

  • Personally cover all travel and accommodation expenses for the duration of the program;

  • Cover additional expenses not included in the education scholarships;

  • The candidate should consider additional living costs of at least $50 - $70 per day.


Application criteria:


  • Top Macedonian executives, high level managers and proven entrepreneurs at companies located in Macedonia that plan to develop their professional career in Macedonia and to contribute towards the economic development of the country

  • At least 5 – 7 years of relevant experience in a managerial position

  • Preferably, representatives of an export-oriented company

  • University degree or higher

  • Excellent proficiency in the English language

  • Able to adapt to working with international teams

  • Eager to learn, upgrade skills and implement the knowledge within the company

  • Possibilities for company expansion, growth within the company and sharing knowledge within the company


How to apply:


  • Fill out the application form HERE

  • Send professional resume or short bio (up to 200 words)

  • Send color photo

  • All documents should be sent to


Selection process:


  • Open call is announced on February 10

  • Applications deadline is March 31st

  • Best fitting candidates will be selected in April

  • The candidates will be evaluated by an independent educational council consisting of the School’s administrative department and designated members of Macedonia2025 Education Board.

    • Only short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

    • The selection process will try to identify the most eligible candidates taking into consideration the following:

      • Industry/ sector diversity

      • Relevance of educational background and professional achievements

      • Gender diversity


Important Notice:


  • Candidates that will receive a scholarship will be required to sign a framework agreement with Macedonia2025, identifying areas of “giving back” to the organization and to the country. Macedonia2025 is a self-funded organization and relies on the support of institutions, organizations, corporations and individuals to donate financials, time, network and expertize towards the organization.  Therefore, all contributions by our education alumni network are welcomed.

  • Candidates that will receive a scholarship will be required to send photos and one page testimonial to Macedonia2025, after the completion of the course and job shadowing for marketing purposes.

  • Candidates are expected to maintain close relations with the organization, to participate on events, transfer knowledge to young talents, share information about Macedonia2025 events and invite their network to participate, to be an active member of the alumni network as well as to assist Macedonia2025 in fundraising activities for educational programs.




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