Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL)

Connect with Advanced Leadership

The Community for Advanced Leadership, business leadership that builds sustainable capability of people and profit, is growing!

Our community is active through student and business involvement with CCAL and informational, social and speaking events and competitions.

Advanced Leadership Community Newsletter

A monthly e-newsletter to stay in touch with what's been happening and what's coming up in Advanced Leadership.

Become a Mentor

BMO Mentorship Program at the Haskayne School of Business

As a mentor, you will help the next generation of business professionals develop their leadership skills. At the same time, you will develop your own skills to help you become a better manager and leader.

The experience of mentoring a student is greatly rewarding as you get to know your mentee, help them work through difficult situations, and navigate their education and careers. By using your own experiences and industry insights to give back to students, you are helping them to gain confidence, build new connections, and learn to give back in their own way. 

The program’s focus is leadership development and offers meaningful learning experiences to BComm (2nd year and up), MBA and Master of Management students. Mentors and mentees connect in-person, over the phone, or virtually to discuss their personal, professional and leadership goals and skills development.  


A successful mentorship relationship is dependent on the amount of time and effort that a mentor and mentee put in to creating a great experience. Mentors are expected to meet with their mentees at least six times throughout an 8 month period. Of course this is only a minimum requirement; we encourage additional touch-ins with your mentees.

We hope to partner students with professionals who can offer advice and guidance as our students prepare to transition from university to the business world. We seek mentors who hold an undergraduate degree and who have been working professionally for at least five years.

Learning with Leaders

Learning with Leaders brings together an experienced senior leader and a small group of inquisitive students (6-8) to learn about leadership, not only from the leader but with each other.  It is about the power of conversation and – more importantly – human interaction.  Students see how a leader treats people, grapples with challenging issues, listens to different perspectives, and perhaps evolves in his/her thinking with the insights shared by others.

You asked and we listened. We are excited to launch the new name for our Lunch with Leaders program. Effective January 22nd, 2021, the program will be called Learning with Leaders. The decision to change the name of this program is to more accurately reflect what happens in these leadership conversations. It is an opportunity to learn about leadership, not only from the leader, but with each other. The decision to change the name comes with a desire to continue to grow and expand our program, host conversations beyond the lunch hour, and find new ways to engage with our Haskayne students. We know that leadership can be learned and we hope that through this name change, the value of these conversations becomes even clearer.  

CCAL Research Roundtables

The CCAL Research Roundtables are an example of our commitment to bringing applied research on leadership, ethics, governance and performance challenges confronting business leaders to our community.

These curated small-group discussions are designed to stimulate both research and business thought-leadership.  In this forum, business leaders have the opportunity to hear first-hand from researchers while scholars have the opportunity to learn from the extensive experience of business practitioners.

Research Roundtables are currently pending for 2021. For more information, please email


Dr. Denise Rousseau – Sept. 16th, 2019: Making Evidence-Based Management Work for You

Dr. Joanne Ciulla – Oct.24th, 2019: Ethical Leadership and Meaningful Work

Dr. Mary Gentile – Jan. 23rd, 2020: Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right.

Dr. Ed Freeman – Feb. 6th, 2020: Bridging the Values Gap: How Authentic Organizations Bring Values to Life.