Student Leadership Development

Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business (CCAL)

Courses

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.

OBHR 559 is known as the Haskayne Leadership Expedition and is open to BComm undergraduates. This course takes place during the fall block week (late August/ early September).

The Haskayne 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.

Application Process
Students fill out an application for the course. All applications are reviewed and the top 24 applications will be offered a place in the course. Those not selected will be offered a place on the waitlist. Applications for Fall 2021 will be open February 10, 2021 – March 5, 2021 and are distributed through the BComm student mailing list. 

Questions? Contact us at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

BSEN 449 is known as the Wilderness Retreat and is open to BComm undergraduates.

Each summer since 2004, Haskayne School of Business professor Dr. David Lertzman has taught students about leadership and sustainability in a remarkable classroom — the Rocky Mountains.

Delivered at the Barrier Lake field station of the University of Calgary’s Biogeoscience Institute, the Wilderness Retreat is one of Haskayne’s most unique and exciting elective courses. The one-week course is offered each July 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.

Haskayne Wilderness Retreat iitaapohtop in Real Time

 

Application Process

Register using the university's course registration page

Questions? Contact us at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

BSEN 749 is also known as the Wilderness Retreat and is offered to MBA students. There are two sections for this course.

Each summer since 2004, Haskayne School of Business professor Dr. David Lertzman has taught students about leadership and sustainability in a remarkable classroom — the Rocky Mountains.

Delivered at the Barrier Lake field station of the University of Calgary’s Biogeoscience Institute, the Wilderness Retreat is one of Haskayne’s most unique and exciting elective courses. The one-week course is offered each July 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.

Haskayne Wilderness Retreat iitaapohtop in Real Time

 

Application Process

Register using the university's course registration page

Questions? Contact us at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

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.

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.

OBHR 668.3, known as Leading in Complexity, is open to MBA Students and runs over the course of a week in November.
Leading in Complexity is an intensive course intended for highly motivated and curious learners. It is designed to give students theoretical maps and practical tools with 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 outdoor and experiential education, reflexive practice, and martial arts-based somatic coaching to create a unique learning environment.

 
Application Process
Register using the university's course registration page
Questions? Contact us at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca
 

Leadership Experience Opportunities

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.

The BMO Mentorship Program at the Haskayne School of Business gives students the opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals through six one-on-one meetings between September and April. Students participate in a 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 and focuses on leadership development through mentoring.

First-year BComm students enrolled in SGMA 217 will have the opportunity to engage with CCAL through the CCAL Peer Network and start their leadership development journey. The CCAL Peer Network is a series of five one-hour sessions during the SGMA 217 tutorial time. The tutorials will include individual and group-based activities to help students start to develop the leadership behaviours that will help them throughout their degree and beyond their time at university.
Meet other first-year students and start to build your leadership skills and capabilities. Sessions will be held virtually, details for participation will be sent through D2L.

 
Questions? Contact leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca for more information.

Ethical leadership in business can be tricky.  And the stakes are high – for organizations and for the lives of the individuals involved. 

This speaker series brings leading scholars whose research and experience spurs students, faculty and community members to think more deeply, critically and creatively about core ethical principles in the business context.

The Jarislowsky Fellowship in Business Management started at the Haskayne School of Business in 2006 and has been connecting senior-level professionals with students ever since. The aim? To expose MBA and EMBA students to a holistic perspective to business through community involvement and an appreciation of the arts, international culture, religion, politics and diversity. The fellowship endeavors to enhance exposure of Haskayne MBA and EMBA students to the “real world” of business.

Questions? Contact us at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca.

Leadership is a key component in any organization, role and industry. Available to all University of Calgary undergraduate students, the embedded certificate in Leadership Studies gives undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the foundations of leadership and build the necessary skills to succeed as a leader. By adding this six-course embedded certificate, students will supplement the technical knowledge gained through their current program with tangible leadership skills. 

The embedded certificate was thoughtfully developed with experiential learning and evidence-based research in mind. Students enrolled in the embedded certificate will apply their newly acquired knowledge to real-world projects in their area of study and have access to the mentorship program. 

To add the embedded certificate to a current degree program, students can apply for a program revision starting October 1, 2020. Core courses will launch in Fall 2021, students are encouraged to start working towards the embedded certificate requirements by enrolling in their electives this academic year (2020). 

Questions? Contact us at leadcertificate@ucalgary.ca.

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 BComm undergraduate 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.

This program is typically held in November. The Leadership Challenge Weekend will not be running in Fall 2020, check back for updates in Fall 2021. 

Questions? Contact us at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

Lunch with Leaders brings together an experienced senior leader and a small group of inquisitive students (6-8) to discuss challenging topics in the context of a business lunch.  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.

Each spring CCAL hosts the Annual Celebration of the Community for Advanced Leadership. The Annual Celebration is CCAL’s premiere event, engaging Haskayne School of Business students, staff and faculty, along with our ‘Community for Advanced Leadership’ – our donors, volunteers, alumni, and other key stakeholders. Attendees engage in important conversations to help advance knowledge about leadership through research and community connections. 


Questions? Please contact leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca

Stressed? Under pressure? Need a reset?
Return to your centre with Inner Leadership. 

Inner Leadership is 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 Chi Kung 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.

Questions? Contact us at leadership@haskayne.ucalgary.ca.