Leading in Extraordinary Times: 2021 webinars

Leadership in Extraordinary Times

Building on the success of our webinar series in 2020, we invite you to join us for these three important conversations on January 22, February 5 and  February 19.

January 22: Bold Organizations Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency

The year 2020 was defined by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Yet the climate crisis poses an ongoing existential threat of great magnitude, as Dr. Robin Cox of the Resilience by Design lab notes, “there is no vaccine for climate change.”  Just as the pandemic exacerbates the fractures inherent to our socio-economic systems, so too does the impact of climate change. What will it take for us to collectively recognize and address the climate emergency? How are Indigenous communities leading the way? How can we advance existing social and economic innovations that account for the reality of finite resources and the effects of a changing climate? Courageous leaders are needed to reimagine the very culture of our organizations, the norms we live by, and what we understand a good life to be.

Panelists include author of A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, Seth Klein, Qqs Projects Society Executive Director Jess Housty and MakeWay President and CEO, Joanna Kerr as well as a video contribution by Royal Roads University President Philip Steenkamp.

To explore why leadership matters when bold organizations are mobilizing for the climate emergency, register here.

February 5: Building Global Resilience: The Role of Social Purpose Organizations

Building resilience without a larger imperative for supporting global health and wellbeing is not enough for surviving the new era. COVID-19 has shed light on the urgent and pivotal role that social purpose organizations play in addressing the immediate issues this crisis has brought to the surface. Social purpose organizations may even be key to our ability to survive and thrive into the future.

Join global leaders Nandita Bhatt, Éliane Ubalijoro and Pablo Chamorro to explore the role of social purpose organizations in building our collective resilience. Register here.

February 19: Healthcare Management in a Pandemic: Hearing Health Leaders’ Voices

In mid-March 2020, when the global pandemic hit Canada, health leaders across the country mobilized quickly to respond to what became an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous environment. Following the lead of countries where the pandemic hit first, many neighbours banged their pots and pans to express gratitude to those working on the front lines, but few of us can fully appreciate the lived experiences of Canadian healthcare workers responsible for stepping up to lead during COVID-19.

Join current students in the MA-Leadership Health specialization to explore key lessons learned from leading during the pandemic, as well as their ongoing experiences studying online and applying theory to practice in these most extraordinary times! Register here.

These extraordinary times are still calling for our leadership. Let’s continue to rise to the challenge.