Corus Media Management Accelerator

This 56-hour intensive program is designed to provide screen-based media professionals with the skills needed to excel as managers and entrepreneurs.

  • Exclusive access to industry leaders and Ryerson faculty
  • Certificate from G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University upon completion
  • Friday/Saturday sessions to minimize out of office time
  • Limited enrollment for a more intimate class size

Jointly developed by WIFT-T and Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, the Corus Media Management Accelerator delivers essential management training focusing on six core competency areas: communications, financial literacy, marketing, organizational behaviour, project management, and strategic planning.

Following completion of the program sessions, team up with a Ryerson University mentor/coach to focus on a specific career-building skill. 

Successful participants will receive a Recognition of Completion award from the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Receipt of the award is determined by attendance and the completion of assignments.

This program runs biennially and will be offered in 2019, October/November.


May 15, 2019 | Registration will open on April 24.


May 22-August 9.

Two bursaries will be available courtesy the Foundation for WIFT-T. More details on bursary eligibility and application process to come.

This program is open to WIFT-T members and non-members, and is recommended for any manager or entrepreneur with 1-5 years of direct management experience, and 5+ years’ experience in the media industry.  The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of accomplishments and demonstrated work progression.

2017 FEES

‍WIFT-T Members: $1500 +HST

Non-Members: $1800 +HST

Sessions run on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.

Talk the Talk (Business communications)

Veronica Chail, Journalist, Professor & Public Speaker

Finding Your Management Style

Dr. Wilson Leung, Leadership in Project Management Instructor, Chang School, Ryerson University; Chairman and Co-Founder, Thinking Forward

Organizational Behaviour

Catherine Meyer, Founder & CEO, Catalyst Leadership Solutions

The Big Picture (Strategic planning)

Paul Gillespie, Contract Lecturer (Strategy and Entrepreneurship), Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Project Management

Jerry Kafieh, AVP, IT & Portfolio Governance, Technology Solutions, TD Bank Group Project Management Professional, Project Management Instructor, Ryerson University


Brent Barr, Contract Lecturer, Ted Rogers School of Retail Management, Ryerson University; and Nicole Chrysostom-Murray, Marketing Consultant

Understanding the Numbers (Financial report analysis)

Brad MacMaster, Entrepreneurial Financial Executive and Business Lecturer, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

Industry Forward Day

Featured speakers: Carly Beath, Program Director, Interactive Ontario; Carly Gray, VP, Audience Growth & Brand Marketing, Vice Canada; James Farr, Director of Development, Cream Productions; and Natasha Negrea, production executive & creative consultant

"Through the Corus Media Management Accelerator, I gained new insight into areas of the industry that I would never have learned at my own workplace. I now feel that I have a well-rounded view of the media industry and a base of knowledge where I can start to build a stronger professional path for myself. The people involved in the program have lent to my renewed motivation towards professional development and learning."
~Kyrene Kim, 2017 Participant
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