Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Talent

Level Up with JENNY DO FORNO, Chief People Officer at TouchBistro.

So, you want to be a people person—to grow your people skills and move up in your career? Sure, you’ll have to nail the basics, attracting, retaining, and developing talent, but you must also meet the right people. Why not do both at the same time?


Join this convenient online program and learn directly from Jenny do Forno, Chief People Officer at TouchBistro. Get exclusive access to recorded or live content from Jenny about the nooks and crannies of the industry and how to not only join but thrive in venture-backed organizations.


Jenny do Forno brings over 20 years of experience creating talent strategies and programs that build award-winning cultures. Read more about Jenny here. 

Schulich Masterclass Certificate in Venture Talent

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

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Get a Backstage Pass to the Tips and
Tricks of the Venture Talent Industry With Jenny do Forno

Are you a Talent, People, and Culture Leader feeling stuck on your next project, role or promotion? Well, shake that hesitation off and build the skills and learn the practices to soar in your career with Jenny do Forno, Chief People Officer at TouchBistro.

Come along and learn all the need-to-know skills and strategies from an industry star. Master the art of retaining and attracting top talent; develop a kick-butt talent management process; dive into high-performance cultures; create a culture of accountability and performance; and learn to consider the right legal and ethical questions.

But we’re not just about the technical stuff. To make your mark in this industry, you need to know the right people. Get a backstage pass to meet and speak with Jenny do Forno, a renowned leader in the industry with 20 years of experience and connections under her belt. Work with peers that share your interests.

Unlock the secrets to success in Talent Management, meet all the right people, and score a goal on that project, role or promotion.


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

Culture Building
Employee Engagement
Performance Management
Talent Acquisition
Employer Value Proposition

This program is truly one-of-a-kind, where we dive deep into the intricacies of talent development in the competitive world of startups and venture capital. This course cuts through all the HR speak and talks about the real, tried, and true strategies that help startups and fast-growing scaleups thrive.

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4 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

Learn from a Chief People Officer in a conveniently 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

Gain private access to prerecorded or live lessons with Jenny do Forno, Chief People Officer at TouchBistro. 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

Aspiring Talent, People, and Culture Leaders

Early Talent, People and Culture professionals can expand their knowledge and skills to break into the talent management industry. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the critical importance of talent management in startup and scaleup success.

Mid-Career Talent, People, and Culture Leaders

Mid-career professionals with 3-5 years of work experience in the innovation, startup or scaleup industry can prepare for their next project, role or job promotion and gain the knowledge and skills to transform their organization’s Talent platform.

Program Overview

  • An overview of talent management and its importance in a startup environment.

  • Develop a recruitment strategy that aligns with your company’s goals and values and helps supercharge your Talent pipeline.

  • Understand the importance of company culture on employee engagement and how to make it your secret weapon in keeping your most important talent.

  • Learn how to get the best out of your people and how to set performance expectations and goals. Create a culture of feedback and communication.

  • Navigate the many legal and ethical considerations involved in HR leadership roles in a startup.

  • Wrap up the major themes of the program and focus on key trends and considerations for the future of work. Explore how to successfully anticipate and build for the future.

  • Celebrate your program graduation with Program Instructor Jenny do Forno, 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 Talent, 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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