The Future of Leadership: The Role of Management Education in Preparing Tomorrow’s COURAGEOUS Leaders

Telfer School of Management 50th Anniversary Celebration


Friday, 25 October

18:00 – 20:00


Shaw Centre

Meeting Room 208



Thank you to Telfer School of Management for being a Platinum Sponsor and being a sponsor for this event!

The Future of Leadership: The Role of Management Education in Preparing Tomorrow’s COURAGEOUS Leaders

Telfer School of Management 50th Anniversary Celebration (ticketed event)

We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and challenging time. With economic inequality, financial and political instability, environmental and social crises all on the rise, management education can, and must, play an important role in reshaping and rebalancing the choices made by leaders in business, in our social enterprises and in our public sector institutions.

Join our panel of Telfer C-Suite Alumni from across programs (BComm, MBA, MHA, EMBA), industries (consumer goods, health care, government/technology) and cohorts (1969 to 2019) as we explore the role of management education in preparing courageous leaders of the future. As part of Telfer’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, we’ll not only look back at how management education has helped our panelists make an important difference to communities they serve, but more importantly look forward to explore what can be done to better prepare the next generation of business school graduates to lead courageously in these challenging times. Amongst other topics, we’ll explore:

  • How has the purpose of management education changed in the last 50 years? How might it evolve in the next 50 years?
  • What are the opportunities that management schools should capitalize on to more effectively contribute solutions to the challenges the world is facing?
  • If Telfer were to embody best practices in terms of societal impact in teaching and student activities in the future, what would this look like?


Moderated by Prof. Daina Mazutis (Telfer MBA 2004), our distinguished panelists include:



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Corey Ellis, Co-founder of The Growcer

Corey Ellis is the Co-founder of The Growcer, a company he started three years ago with the goal of providing a tool for northerners to grow food.

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Corey is an alumni of Enactus, an international leadership development organization focused on the next generation of socially-conscious entrepreneurs. His unique perspective as a social entrepreneur has helped him understand how to enable community-level impact through profitable market-driven business models.

Anie Rouleau

Anie Rouleau, Founder and CEO, Baléco – The Unscented Company

Why not use a strong leadership to create inspiring, socially and environmentally innovative businesses? Proactive, Anie Rouleau didn’t have to ponder this question for long.

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As a Montrealer born to a business-oriented family, Baléco’s Founding CEO knows how to do business without compromising her values and convictions. That’s why she chose to redefine the notion of clean by creating a line of ecofriendly home and body care products designed for conscious living.

In 1992, Anie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Business, majoring in Finance. She joined Hydrocom International, the family business. Quickly made Vice-President, she left Quebec to start Hydrocom USA in Birmingham, Alabama. When the family business was sold, she was offered the role of President for Maclean Power Systems’ Canadian branch, before becoming President at Société de Gestion du Commensal.

Trilingual, open to the world, Anie runs on new challenges. Her values guide her choices. Fervent defender of local sourcing, she sits on different committees, including Made in Montreal. Women leadership and ethics being causes close to her heart, she is a mentor for young women in business. She is also part of Quebec entrepreneurship promotion groups.

Anie strongly believes that a business’ social values are no obstacles to its profitability and financial viability. That is why she is a BCorp ambassador, giving conferences on this new business model. HEC, UQAM, and ETS also invite her as a guest speaker to discuss the importance of including one’s values at the heart of one’s business management.

Mother of two, Anie is driven by her desire to protect future generations. By investing in innovation and eco-design within an industry which sets his sight far from sustainable development issues, she seeks with Baléco to define tomorrow’s business as a transparent entity, respectful of its employees, the community and the environment.


Tammy Labelle, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Digital Services Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada

As CIO, Tammy is driving the evolution of the PSPC information management and information technology strategy. As CIO, Tammy leads the maintenance of technology operations and key government-wide projects in support of government priorities and departmental service improvements.


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In addition to her role as CIO, she is also responsible for common Government of Canada services such as shared human resources, information management (GCdocs), shared case management services, finance (FreeBalance and Integrated Financial and Material System) and the Shared Travel Services program.

Before that, Tammy was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Integrated Services Branch where she led several government programs and initiatives, including: public opinion research; publishing and depository services; the Canada Gazette; Electronic Media Monitoring Services; advertising; MyGCHR, GCSurplus, seized property management, the Canadian General Standards Board, as well as the PSPC Client Service Strategy.

Tammy has extensive experience in developing and implementing large-scale business programs, computer applications and infrastructure systems. She joined the department in February 2014 as Director General of MyGCHR, where she led the successful implementation of MyGCHR, a new human resources system, across the federal government. Additionally, Tammy was appointed by the President of the Treasury Board to the Board of Directors of the Federal Public Service Health Care Plan Administration Authority, effective June 2016. Tammy has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa and is a certified information technology project management professional.

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George Langill, former CEO of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

George Langill was Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and a widely recognized leader in health care management.

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Awarded HealthCare Manager Magazine’s National Award for outstanding health care administration in 2003, George is a 40-year veteran of the health care management sector, and holds an M.H.A. from the University of Ottawa. He has held leadership positions within the industry including advisor on provincial health issues, as a director on numerous boards and associations, and as a consultant to health organizations. He led the first application of a Public/Private Partnership in Canadian Health Care with the redevelopment of the Royal Ottawa Hospital

George has been widely published and presented at countless conferences on a wide array of topics, and has himself chaired numerous sessions and workshops. He has been active within the University of Ottawa community and Ottawa’s academic health community generally, served as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, and as a sessional lecturer and course coordinator. As Executive in Residence with Telfer’s MHA Program, he facilitates Practitioner and Stakeholder engagement.

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Moderator: Daina Mazutis, Co-chair ILA Global Conference and Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Ottawa

Daina Mazutis is a tenured Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Ottawa where she also holds the Endowed Professorship in Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS).

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Daina is a tenured Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Ottawa where she also holds the Endowed Professorship in Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS). Daina’s research on leadership, strategy and sustainability has been published in several edited books as well as peer-reviewed journals such as: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Business & Society, California Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Organizations & Environment amongst others.

Her work has also been honored with numerous prestigious awards and has been presented broadly at conferences internationally. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Daina was a Professor of Strategy, Leadership and Ethics at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and spent over ten years in various marketing, advertising, sales and consulting roles. She holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa, a PhD from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of the ICD Directors Education Program. Daina currently sits on the Board of Prime Ministers’ Row and Riga Business School.


Light refreshments will be served. Casual business attire.