Public Lectures

Leadership and Diversity Speakers Series

The Leadership and Diversity series, co-sponsored by the Peter Lougheed Leadership College and the Intersections of Gender Signature Area, is dedicated to broadening our thinking about who leads and what leadership looks like. In a time of growing complexity, multiple perspectives and experiences are imperative for addressing contemporary organizational issues.  

In a series of monthly, lunch time talks, speakers from the University of Alberta community present their leadership research and experience, offering an opportunity to engage with their findings and share knowledge among attendees.

Tickets cost $15 (plus tax) to secure your seat. Lunch is included.

2019-20 Series

Read more about each speaker in our speakers biographies document.

March 9, 2020, 12 - 1 pm: Deb Verhoeven

Net Effects: Why we are going the wrong way about improving women’s inclusion on company boards

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April 7, 2020, 12:30 - 1:30 pm: Karen Hughes

Gender, Leadership, and Inclusive Economies: Lessons from Women's Everyday Entrepreneurship

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Previous lectures:

  • Malinda Smith | The Courage to Lead: Equity and Diversity in Times of Crisis

  • Bailey Sousa and Alex Clark | Leadership & Leaders, Learning & Learners: Why we Need to Radically Reclaim Learning for Leadership

  • Chris Andersen | 10 Principles I Have Learned as an Indigenous Academic Administrator: Notes on Navigating Institutional Whiteness in the Academy    

  • Samira El Atia and Elissa Corsi | Leadership and Public Education

The winter 2019 line-up included:

  • A Coaching Model of Feminist Leadership with Dr. Jennifer Askey

  • Exploring the Wisdom Embedded in Indigenous Leadership Practices with Dr. Shalene Jobin

  • Spiritual Intelligence: Going Beyond IQ and EQ to Develop Resilient Leaders with Dr. Marvin Washington

  • Career Transitions for Women in Leadership with Dr. Heather Caltagirone

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