Food for Thought: "Made in Canada Leadership" - Françoise Morissette

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 11:45 AM
CIGI, Seagram Room, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Sep 14

Made in Canada Leadership
As the world gets smaller, more complex and interdependent, the importance of integrating various perspectives, achieving win-win solutions and co-operating with diverse people increases. Canadians are uniquely positioned to succeed because of our inclusive style and process expertise. We excel at rallying diverse points of view and creating common ground. Our collaborative and professional approach is prized everywhere. Yet, others seem more aware of its impact than we are: How can we better understand and leverage our unique leadership style? Who and what do we want to serve through our leadership? How can we become more effective leaders as individuals and as a nation?

Convinced that Canadian leadership matters and can make a significant contribution to the world, Françoise, along with co-author Amal Henein, CHRP, embarked on the Made in Canada Leadership research project to find answers to 3 main questions:

What are the best ways to develop competent leaders?
How to ensure Canada has a reliable supply of capable leaders?
How to enhance Canadian Leadership?
Discover what the 360 research participants had to say about these issues. The data is fresh: at times surprising, if not shocking, but always thought- provoking. Get ready for new paradigms and breakthrough thinking…

A light lunch will be provided to those who RSVP.

Speaker Bio

Françoise has been a Faculty Member at Queen’s University’s prestigious Industrial Relations Centre since 1994, and was made a Fellow in 2006. She has played a key role in the development of the new OD Certificate Programs intended for practitioners, the first of their kind in Canada. She is also an Associate at the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Guelph and a collaborator at the Université de Sherbrooke. In her consulting practice, Françoise is a major contributor to the field of Organizational Development in Canada and abroad. Her main area of expertise is Leadership Development. Through a variety of interventions, Françoise helps leaders increase their effectiveness and organizations enhance their leadership capacity. Françoise is a sought after speaker in both official languages. For instance, she has made presentations at prestigious Conferences such as the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the International OD Network (ODN), the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) She has contributed to Global Impact, a book on best HR practices from around the world and has written case studies and articles such as Telcomco, a lesson in customer service training, a fictitious case published by Queen’ s University IRC Press. For Queen’s, she has also written several cases about corporations such as Zellers, Cirque du Soleil and the Stratford Festival of Canada.

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