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Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:39am

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Advanced leadership is a part of life in many ways, and  leadership education at the Haskayne School of Business is part of many courses, whether they are located in the classroom setting or in the beautiful and challenging natural environment of Alberta. A specialist non-credit course the Haskayne Guided Path System (Haskayne GPS) provides our framework for leadership development connecting leadership in and outside of class.

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:10am

Haskayne Guided Path System (GPS) for BComm

The Haskayne Guided Path System (GPS) runs in parallel to the MBA and BComm degree programs offered at the Haskayne School of Business.

The Haskayne GPS provides Haskayne students with a guide for their future leadership based upon feedback, mentoring and coaching designed to help develop leadership skills within an ethical leadership framework. From the first day of their degree to their graduation, students are connected by the Haskayne GPS to a wide range of leadership development opportunities. Tools such as self-assessments help create a personalized leadership profile, allowing students to set goals and access resources for further leadership development.

Access the Haskayne Guided Path System in D2L GUIDED PATH

Haskayne Guided Path System (GPS) for MBA

The Haskayne Guided Path system for  MBA  is a supportive program that runs in parallel to the MBA. The D2L course Guided Path for MBA  provides access  to development materials for leadership self-awareness, experiences and capacity. The Haskayne Guided Path  for MBA  is only available for students involved in the Haskayne MBA Program.

Leadership Expedition


Leadership Expedition is a five-day backpacking expedition that will take participants into spectacular high mountain terrain in the Rockies. Recalling the old adage that “there are no passengers, only crew” on a true expedition, students will quickly find themselves engaged in learning to lead every aspect of the journey. Alongside the fun, camaraderie and adventure, course elements will include training in a range of technical skills for traveling safely and efficiently in the mountains (e.g. trip planning, navigation & route-finding, risk assessment, campcraft, wilderness skills, ecological awareness), problem-solving challenges, leadership assignments, structured personal reflection, small group work and both the structured discipline and adaptive creativity required to achieve expedition goals while traveling in challenging wilderness terrain under unpredictable conditions.

Learn more about the Leadership Expedition...

Wilderness Retreat (Undergraduate)

The Wilderness Retreat is a six day retreat set in the natural splendour of Kananaskis region of the Rocky Mountains. 

The Wilderness Retreat is one of Haskayne’s most unique and exciting elective courses. It is offered at both the undergraduate and MBA level.

The retreat is an unconventional learning experience for business students that combines outdoor activities, personal growth challenges, team building, self-reflection, and cross-cultural learning.

The purpose of the course is to cultivate core leadership skills in the context of sustainable development. “Great leaders are people of exceptional integrity, vision, and creativity who inspire others to achieve their best for the greater good,” says Lertzman.

Learn more about the Wilderness Retreat (MGST 559.4) ...

Wilderness Retreat (MBA)

The Wilderness Retreat is a six day retreat set in the natural splendour of Kananaskis region of the Rocky Mountains. 

The Wilderness Retreat is one of Haskayne’s most unique and exciting elective courses. It is offered at both the undergraduate and MBA level.

The retreat is an unconventional learning experience for business students that combines outdoor activities, personal growth challenges, team building, self-reflection, and cross-cultural learning.

The purpose of the course is to cultivate core leadership skills in the context of sustainable development. “Great leaders are people of exceptional integrity, vision, and creativity who inspire others to achieve their best for the greater good,” says Lertzman.

Learn more about the Wilderness Retreat  (BSEN 749)...

Ethical Leadership

Students will develop skill in applying a variety of different ethics frameworks to problems and an understanding of when various frameworks are most applicable. Critical thinking skills will be honed using cases, readings, class discussions and written opinion. Leadership theories, including gender and cultural influences, will be covered. Students will be able to identify components of their leadership styles in self and others. Tools to operationalize ethical choices will be provided. Students will witness and experience leadership as it progresses from individual to team to organizational to community levels.

Learn more about MGST 453...

Ethical Governance

Develop an increased awareness of the importance of corporate governance systems and strong financial decision making systems in developing effective business enterprises. Specific emphasis on the resolution of agency problems, the role of the board of directors, compensation systems and financial modelling.

Learn more about MGST 451...

Leadership Experience Opportunities

Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:16am

The Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business supports leadership development through experiential leadership experiences that take students out of the classroom and immerse them in safe yet challenging spaces where they can test new leadership skills.

Haskayne Professional Mentorship Program

The Haskayne Professional Mentorship Program gives students the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals through six one-on-one meetings between September and April. Students are provided with self-assessments and required orientation in advance of program launch so that they are prepared to think about their goals and come to meetings with their mentor well prepared. The program hosts events through the year offered jointly to mentors and mentees as well as events for only mentors or only mentees. A research project runs alongside the program, providing recommendations on best practices in many areas of the program.

Learn more about the Mentorship Program...

Haskayne Peer Network

The Haskayne Peer Network is a new initiative on the part of CCAL and the Haskayne Students Association (HSA) that brings together senior and first year students. This program is a foundational part of the Haskayne Student Experience.

Peer mentors participate in a comprehensive preparation program that in combination with their peer mentoring can earn co-curricular record credit. The program is supported by Peer Network and Leading Edge events held in the Nu West Commons on Wednesdays.

Contact Frances Donohue for further details about this opportunity and how to become a peer mentor, or how to be matched with a  mentor.

Leadership Challenge Weekend

Advanced leadership and effective teamwork. At every level of your academic, personal and career journey these two elements are critical to success. The CCAL Leadership Challenge Weekend is a unique weekend field course designed to help students practice the real world competencies, attitudes and self-awareness skills required by advanced leaders and effective teams in the modern business world. Based at a lodge in the Rockies, students will participate in a range of engaging experiential activities and challenges designed to build their leadership skills and reflect on the implications for their academic, community and professional roles.

Learn more about the Leadership Challenge Weekend....

Leadership Dojo

The Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership for Business Leaders Dojo follows traditional Japanese martial arts approach, using a somatic coaching approach and mindfulness techniques, to help students explore and embody the principles of advanced leadership.  Participants work through a range of dynamic scenarios, both alone and with partners, that mirror the leadership opportunities they encounter as individuals, as Haskayne business students, as employees and as community members. Our goal is to support students to respond instinctively to such leadership opportunities with greater levels of self-awareness, confidence and effectiveness. 

Leadership Drum Circle

CCAL’s Leadership Drum Circle uses mindful coaching and active listening with reflective learning to explore themes of advanced leadership hinging on authenticity and centeredness, relational awareness and healthy group culture. Partnering with Calgary’s One World Drum Company, participants receive instruction in basic rhythms and hand technique of West African and Afro-Cuban drumming in a series of weekly Drum Circle workshops over eight weeks. Find your place in the rhythm of life exploring team building and authentic leadership through African drumming in a high performance culture of creativity, communication and trust at Haskayne’s Leadership Drum Circle.

Learn more about the Leadership Drum Circle

Lunch with Leaders

The Lunch with Leaders program is designed to give Haskayne School of Business students an opportunity to make meaningful connections with established business leaders linking a member of the business community with a group of three to five students over a lunch. The one-hour conversation provides opportunity for a business leader to lead a conversation about key topics, open the discussion to questions from students, or a combination of both.

These lunches can be hosted by an organization downtown, in which case students will travel to participate in the lunch, or at the Haskayne School of Business. The program is provided in partnership with Haskayne’s Commerce Undergraduate Society (CUS).

If you are interested in joining the program and staying up-to-date on upcoming lunch opportunities, please complete a Student Application Form online here or learn more about this program by contacting CCAL Program Advisor Natalie Valle at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca or stopping by the CCAL offices in Scurfield Hall (SH 223 and 233).

Leading Edge

Learn more about Advanced Leadership by joining skill and knowledge building opportunities.

Grow Your Club

The Leadership Development Program is delivered in partnership by the Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business, and the Leadership and Student Engagement office at the University of Calgary.

This program aims to support the development of leadership within business club executive teams by providing them with personal assessments and team advising. All participants will complete StrengthsFinder to discover what their individual strengths are, and will learn how they can apply that to their leadership team with the help of a trained leadership advisor. The take away is a more cohesive team, fuelled by members who understand their own personal contributions to the club's success, and growth.

To enroll your club's executive in the Leadership Development Program, please visit our registration page.

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Student Accounting Volunteer Initiative (SAVI)

The Student Accounting Volunteer Initiative (SAVI) provides local not-for-profits (NFPs) with volunteer accounting support from 3rd or 4th year Bachelor of Commerce accounting students at the Haskayne School of Business. SAVI volunteers will support an NFP’s board treasurer and assist with routine accounting tasks or special projects. Students can volunteer from March to December or September to April and are required to commit a maximum of 12 hours per month.

Learn more about Student Accounting Volunteer Initiative (SAVI)...