Rami Mayer, executive director of Schulich ExecEd, an extension of York University’s Schulich School of Business, was awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pin by Member of Parliament (MP) for Thornhill Melissa Lantsman.
Mayer was among a group of individuals recognized with the award in October for their long record of public service in the GTA.
This year marked Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, and the pin was created to commemorate her 70-year reign.
Under Mayer’s leadership, Schulich ExecEd has become one of the most successful and prominent professional development providers in Canada, with a vast network of consultants, facilitators, boutique company partners, and Schulich School of Business faculty. As the initiator of custom programs for organizations, Mayer systematically built and led a team that created, sold and delivered a portfolio of programs and customized solutions to B2B and B2C clients across the globe.
As executive director, Mayer spearheaded the innovation and transformation of more than 58 new custom clients from reputable organizations such as Coca-Cola, TD, Walmart, FedEx and TOYOTA. He has introduced more than 60 programs – delivered online, face-to-face or hybrid – and included new programs that focus on leadership, management and business operations. He has also launched more than 20 community-impact programs.
The work Mayer has done to bring Schulich ExecEd to the forefront has been recognized by the government over the past two years, with nine Skill Development Funds for collaboration with organizations such as the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Immigrant Workers’ Association, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, Prep Doctors, Town of Innisfil, University Health Network and Working Women Community Centre. The Skill Development Fund is a provincial initiative to support organizations for projects that address challenges to hiring, training or retaining workers.
Mayer’s priorities have remained rooted in community involvement, and since 2021, he has revitalized Schulich ExecEd’s offerings to focus on equity deserving groups (EDI) and social innovation. He targets employment barriers facing women, Indigenous Peoples, Black professionals, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ community members, people with disabilities, newcomers to Canada and at-risk youth.
Visit the Schulich ExecEd website for more information on its programs, offerings and achivements.