Flourishing Leadership in This New World?

When: 12 October 2023 | 12:30 – 16:00
Where: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Facilitators: Rob Elkington, Erin Dixon Gizhagate, Jaden Gray, Alice MacGillivray, & Zweli Ndevu
Price: $69 ILA Member | $89 Non-Member

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Full Description

This workshop will address the leadership challenge of climate change by connecting scholars, educators, and practitioners. We will explore emerging conceptions of leadership and germinate a meaningful collaborative research framework that probes what sustainability/flourishing leadership might be in this new world of terra incognitae. We will co-construct a guiding epistemology grounded in Indigenous mindsets and complexity thinking and walk away with newfound connections and collaborations to support adaptation and research.

This program is designed to achieve the objectives of newfound connections and collaborations to support the development of a guiding epistemology, new leadership theories, and research collaborations.

  1. Welcome and Land Acknowledgement – 5 Minutes
  2. Creating Connections to Flourish in the Here and Now! – 15 Minutes
    • Rob Elkington
  3. Flourishing Leadership in This New World – 30 minutes
    • Jaden Gray – An Indigenous Perspective on Theory to Practice
    • Dr. Zweli Ndevu – Southern African Communal Leadership
  4. Lightning Round Questions– 10 Minutes
  5. Flourishing Leadership in This New World – 30 minutes
    • Erin Dixon Gizhagate – Wise Practices for Indigenous Leadership
    • Dr. Alice MacGillivray –Leadership and Change in Complex Environments
  6. Lightning Round Questions – 10 Minutes
  7. Facilitated Roundtables: Building new frameworks to inform leadership theories, teaching, and practices – 30 Minutes
  8. Sharing back – 20 minutes
  9. Facilitated Roundtables: Applying these new frameworks and developing coalitions that address the challenges of our New World – 30 Minutes
  10. Sharing back -15 minutes
  11. Closing Reflections and Suggestions on How We Move Forward – 15 Minutes

Guest Speakers & Facilitators

Rob Elkington

Rob Elkington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Trent University; Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership; Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management and Administration; Co-founder and CEO, Global Leadership Initiatives, Inc.

Erin Dixon (Gizhagatte)

Erin Dixon GizhagateDirector of Knowledge and Indigenous Leadership, Reconciliation Canada; Faculty and Researcher, Indigenous Leadership, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; Indigenous Awareness Trainer for the Ontario Provincial Police 

Jaden Gray

Jaden Gray, Indigenous Studies and Business Administration, Trent University

Aaniin! Jaden Gray is from Chippewas of Georgina Island and a lifelong resident of Curve Lake First Nation. Jaden has recently completing a fifth year at Trent University, receiving a double major in Indigenous Studies and Business Administration. Miigwech!

Alice MacGillvary

Dr. Alice MacGillivray, Associate Faculty, Leadership Studies, Royal Roads University, Canada; Independent Leadership Consultant; Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management (IJCLM)  

Zweli Ndevu

Dr. Zweli Ndevu, Director, School of Public Leadership; Academic Head, Honours in Public Development and Management; Professional Associate, Anti-Corruption Centre for Education and Research, Stellenbosch University, South Africa