On Nov. 15, an impressive group of international scholars and practitioners gathered on the Royal Roads campus to explore concepts of global leadership and to work with the School of Leadership Studies on the development of a competency framework for a potential new MA degree in Global Leadership.
The workshop was opened with a traditional welcome by Mr. Greg Sam, Coast Salish Elder and a introduction by Dr. Steve Grundy, VP Academic/Provost. Participants included faculty from the School of Peace and Conflict Management and the School of Leadership Studies as well as staff from the Centre for International Studies. External participants included senior policy managers, Centre directors and consultants who work in various global settings to address issues of aboriginal wellness, child rights, community development, humanitarian aid etc.
Next steps will be to finalize a competency/learning outcome framework and to identify courses that address learning in these areas. An existing preliminary conceptual model for the MA Global Leadership will be further developed in order to prepare a proposal for Academic Council approval in early spring 2013.