While writing this testimonial for my 2 weeks trip to Toronto supported by Macedonia2025, I was guided by the emotion of fulfillment and satisfaction of my experience. I tried to be inspirational, hoping my story will motivate future applicants for the program and will bring the best candidates.
Schulich school of business: It is the best in Canada, and one of the best worldwide. Executive program for strategic agility intented to give us knowledge how to align organization strategy with the fast changing environment, the importance of critical thinking and necessity to be innovative and creative in order to “stay in the business”. The program was perfectly shaped and structured, containing valuable information for the organization structure, leadership skills and stategy creation. Our professor Rhona Berengut did an excellent job. Her profound lectures, well known use cases and passionate character made real revolution in our brains, and succeeded to navigate our thinking in the right direction. She is an excellent teacher and a real professional with long practical experience. Additional value to the program was a mixed environement of professionals, mostly from Canada. Views, perception and experience of each of us resulted in fruitfull and interesting discussions, and shifted our paradigmes.
Job shadowing at Purpose Investments: This was unique experience where I realized that the theory learned, “works” in reality. A good example that the leadership from the top of the organization, spreading the information to the lower levels of the organization, and being clear about our vision are some of the the most important things and key factors for the growth and success of the company. I would like to congratulate to Vlad Tasevski for the excellent job and persistent profesionalism. I would like to thank him for the welcome and colaboration during my visit there.
Macedonia2025: The most important factor and big supporter for my travel to Canada. The existence of this type of organization that supports and invests in young managers is of big importance for Macedonia. I really appreciate their efforts to also organize meeting in one of the biggest payment processors in Canada, Chase Paymentech. They were at my disposal for any question or issue I had. They are really a good team.
Toronto: One of the biggest cities I have visited. Big and full, but in the same time very secure and clean, with variety of people and cultures makes it unique and challenging. I had a chance to meet Macedonians who live there for years, and are happy that they found there a second motherland. I had also chance to meet other Macedonia2025 schollaship candidates, and to mutually share the knowledge we gained during our stay in Toronto. We continued our friendship in Macedonia and we hope to extend our colaboration.
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