Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Operations

Level Up with IZABELLA GABOWICZ, VP of Operations at Q2

Welcome to Venture Operations, your one-stop shop for nailing the essentials of the industry and gaining the background and connections to hit it big.


Access private content, tips and tricks from Izabella Gabowicz, Vice President at a leading provider of digital banking. While you’ll get the need-to-know details of organizational functions, metrics, and systems, you’ll also have a backstage pass to the secrets of success in Venture Operations. Make an impression with an industry leader and learn what exactly you need to do and know to make your mark.


Izabella Gabowicz brings over 20 years of experience working in client services and success for enterprise clients in Telecommunications, Financial Services and Airlines. Read more about Izabella here. 

Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Operations

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Length: 30 hours of study over 6 weeks
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Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Operations

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Your Backstage Pass to
Levelling Up in Venture Operations

In a word, a successful Operations professional is a generalist. Is that you—do you know how to structure unstructured problems? How to surface what is working and what isn’t or identify where to focus limited resources? Well, you can learn from a leading star in the industry.

Meet Izabella Gabowicz, VP of Operations at Q2 and join her in 30 hours of online study, to network, meet the right people and bolster your Operations toolkit.

Knock the necessary practical knowledge out of the park with modules on the responsibilities and key performance indicators of functional areas within a business, critical processes and systems, internal and stakeholder communications. Don’t worry, you’ll cover all the relevant topics, such as income statements and estimating the impact, value, risk and accountabilities of actions.

But don’t stop there: this program is a backstage pass to the secret steps on achieving executive-level positions in Venture Operations and meeting an established leader in the industry.


The Schulich Venture Scholars Program

Each cohort, there are a limited number of students who are accepted as Schulich Venture Scholars. A one-time scholarship opportunity for exceptional candidates with outstanding and/or high-potential backgrounds, we look for candidates who possess the drive and commitment to take their startup/venture career to the next level.

Want to know if you are eligible for one of our limited Venture Scholar spots? Contact Shivam Sharma, Partnerships Manager, to learn more.

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Cell: (647) 779-3083

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Organizing Teams & Resources
Business Analysis
Collaboration Skills
Operational Planning
Organization Skills
Process Improvement

As a veteran COO, and someone who built a startup from incubation through acquisition, I will be sharing my knowledge and passion for structuring a young company’s Operations in order to scale effectively and thrive in the tech industry.

Izabella Gabowicz

Program Director

4 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

Learn from the Vice President of a leading provider of digital banking in convient online format, either asynchronously or live.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Network and get exclusive tips, tricks, and practical knowledge for success. Set yourself apart as someone with the know-how, backing, and contacts to break into the industry.

Learn from the Pros

Get private access to prerecorded or live lessons with Izabella Gabowicz, VP of Operations at Q2. Get a leg up in the industry by connecting with one of its stars.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures, and lead their teams to new heights.

Who Will Benefit

Mid-Career Operations Leaders

This program is for early to mid-stage Operations professionals with a minimum of 2-5 years of work experience. Managers in Operations roles can build toward executive leadership positions in Operations or as COOs at start-up or scale-up companies. Having specialized training in Operations will allows you to close job offers or obtain promotions to leadership roles in a competitive market.

Program Overview

  • Review common organizational structures in venture-backable companies and the roles of the various functions.

  • Learn some of the hats that an operator may be expected to wear in a smaller company, such as contract negotiation, HR coordinator, or regulatory SME.

  • Explore the basics of the Income Statement and service-level agreements, and challenge learners to consider the cost of decisions made. 

  • Discuss roles and responsibilities and how they fit within a performance management system. Then, touch on the complementary topics of cadence and communications to enable continued alignment and empathy. 

  • Think about what decision-making, planning, and prioritization processes should look like before they become political or bureaucratic – while also thinking about how to right-size them with speed. Discuss the concepts of time span and altitude as a framing mechanism to focus on the right level of detail.

  • Receive a primer on the commonly encountered goal-setting framework of objectives and key results (OKRs).

  • Celebrate your program graduation with Program Instructor Izabella Gabowicz, Senior Leaders in the Venture Ecosystem and Leaders from the Schulich Startups Community. An opportunity to make in-person connections with top professionals and network for future job opportunities. Hosted in downtown Toronto at Schulich ExecEd.


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What You Get

After completing the Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Operations, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

Masterclass Certificate

You’ve completed a series of unique, high-level modules, which constitute a Masterclass Certificate.

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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