Haskayne Adventure Leadership offers unique transformational learning experiences through a range of specialized programs that take students beyond the classroom and into the outdoors. These experiences include nature-based and experiential learning, wilderness solos and expeditions, leadership retreats, martial arts training, arts-based learning, meditation, Qigong and mindfulness practice.
Our programs draw from a diverse body of traditions and research to help students enhance their academic study and experience of leadership and cultivate the foundational qualities and personal capabilities required by leaders in any domain.
The Haskayne Leadership Expedition (OBHR 559) is a unique field course designed to help students cultivate the practical skills and qualities they will need to thrive as leaders in the modern business world. The course is highly experiential and students will have multiple extended opportunities to practice and receive feedback on their leadership skills in a dynamic and challenging environment.
The Wilderness Retreat (OBHR 447) 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.
Leading in Complexity
Leading in Complexity (OBHR 668) is an intensive course designed to give students the theoretical maps, practical tools and personal foundation from which to lead and make effective decisions in complex, high stakes contexts. Drawing from both systems theory and developmental psychology it blends a traditional classroom format with nature-based activities, experiential learning, reflexive practices, and a unique martial arts-based somatic coaching approach to create a dynamic learning environment.
Leadership Experience Opportunities
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.
Stressed? Under pressure? Need a reset?
Return to your centre with Inner Leadership.
Inner Leadership is typically offered at the end of the fall and winter terms. Offered in both a multi-week program and a half-day intensive session, the program features Qigong practices with basic mindfulness meditation supplemented by debriefing and reflection based on themes of leadership and self-development. Guided by Haskayne Adventure Learning Co-Chair, Dr. David Lertzman, Inner Leadership is open to all students, faculty and staff. No previous experience is required.
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The Leadership Dojo is a 90-minute session modeled on the structure of a traditional martial arts class. A typical class will explore a particular leadership theme and may include stretching, rolling, breathing & meditation exercises, mindfulness & awareness practices, martial arts techniques, teaching stories, group discussions and reflection.
The atmosphere is one of great respect, safety and personal growth for all; this is not a gym or a fight club and there is no sparring or competition. Physical fitness, muscular strength or previous experience are of little importance here; you will be able to learn something valuable whatever your background.
The program is instructed by Dr. Julian Norris.
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.