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PLLC catalyzes leadership development at the University of Alberta

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Enhance your degree with electives or a certificate and take action on causes you care about.

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The Art and Danger of Adaptive Leadership

An online continuing education course

Leading effectively and inclusively in today’s increasingly polarized world requires both head and heart. Building your team’s — and your — ability to adapt to unforeseen realities also requires you to hold steady during periods of intense change. This course uses an adaptive leadership framework to strengthen your ability to tackle complex problems in your professional and personal worlds. Adaptive leadership is a critical tool and skill set for those looking to drive systemic change while being accountable to their own values and goals.

Participants will engage in public learning to test the adaptive diagnostic process together. Public learning is a collaborative process where we use the class itself as a case study, paying attention to how authority and leadership are alive in the classroom, and using classroom engagement itself as a testing ground for these new leadership approaches.

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Fall 2021

Date TBA  



Evening & weekend — 21 hrs





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Lougheed College Lectures sponsored by Syncrude

Text reads Dr. Deena Hinshaw presents "Leadership in Public Service: We are all in this together", as part of the Lougheed College Lectures sponsored by Syncrude. Photo of Dr. Hinshaw speaking on a stage flanked by flags.

The Lougheed College Lectures will return in Fall 2021 following the theme of leadership skills for an altered present. The 2020-21 series was recorded and is publicly available on our Lecture Archive alongside sessions from previous seasons. 

In the most recent presentation, Dr. Deena Hinshaw reflected on her experience of leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways that she has, in her role, intersected with the leaders who serve their communities every day. This event was co-hosted with the School of Public Health on April 15, 2021.

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Series on Leadership and COVID-19

What can responses to COVID-19 teach us about leadership? We have invited scholars, graduate teaching fellows and mentors at the Peter Lougheed Leadership to contribute their leadership insights on the COVID 19 crisis through a series of articles.

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PLLC unlocks leadership potential in Alberta.

"So far, the PLLC has fundamentally changed the way I view the world. Being able to hear the diverse perspectives and experiences of these people has provided me with a lot of insight as to how I can continue to develop myself. I really appreciate the constant support from the peers, mentors, and staff within the PLLC. The constant and purposeful learning in and out of the classroom is unparalleled to any learning I have experienced before. 

- Aaron Chris Manalo, Weatherill Family Award recipient, PLLC scholar and undergrad in the Faculties of Science and Education.