RECODE WEBINAR: Why Community Leadership Matters
What is leadership, and why does it matter to communities, societies and nations?
On Wednesday July 6 at 12:00pm (EDT) join us for a webinar discussion with Mount Royal University’s James Stauch and Lesley Cornelisse to discuss their recently released report Strengthening Community Leadership Learning: Results of a Canada-wide research project on leadership learning for social change. James and Lesley will discuss their research into Canadian leadership development programs as they relate to community development, social innovation, environmental systems, and social change.
Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate, and join the webinar via webex here (access code: 924 188 122; audio connection: 1-855-749-4750).
James Stauch – Director, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University
James has served as a foundation executive and community sector consultant with nearly two decades of experience working in the field of philanthropy. He has guided or advised on a wide range of programs that support the emergence of community leadership, or that help organizations uncover new possibilities for their programming and operations in order to be strategic, authentic and enduring in their impact. From 2002 to 2012, he served initially as Program Manager and then as Vice President, Programs and Operations at the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. He previously ran the Community Grants Program at The Calgary Foundation.
Lesley Cornelisse – Program and Research Assistant, Institute for Community Prosperity, Mount Royal University
Lesley holds a BA Honors in Global Politics and Women’s and Gender Studies from Carleton University, a certification in International Microfinance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, and an MA in Political Economy from Carleton University. She comes to the Institute for Community Prosperity from the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation in Ottawa, bringing with her three years of experience researching issues in the social economy in Canada. She is also an advocate for leadership development opportunities at Universities, having co-chaired the Student Philanthropy Council at Carleton University and lobbying for increased funding for Undergraduate internship programs.