Centre for Leadership Excellence

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‌Leadership in business is evolving with the presence of rapid, constant change; the emerging knowledge economy; and a culturally and generationally diverse workforce. We have moved beyond the traditional styles of command and control to newer models of leadership. The Centre for Leadership Excellence (CLE) is purposed with fostering an environment where emerging models of leadership can be explored and the theoretical and practical value of these models can be disseminated to stakeholders.

Research and consultations have confirmed a need for conversations regarding emerging leadership. Large organizations such as Emera are investing in their current and future leaders. Organizations from various sectors are realizing the benefits and necessity of having highly trained and developed leadership.

To connect to the private, public, and non-profit sectors and ensure broad reaching mobilization of knowledge, the CLE is positioned to establish strategic partnerships. Currently the ‌ is partnered with the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University. Each year the Centre sponsors the Sobey MBA Society’s annual Leadership Forum. Other CLE partners include: Canadian Youth Business Foundation; Nova Scotia Junior Achievement Halifax; Fusion Halifax; Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette; and T4G Limited Halifax. These, and additional partnerships will ensure the CLE is on the pulse of current leadership needs.

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Dr. Chantal Hervieux
Director of the Centre for Leadership Excellence
Assistant Professor
Sobey School of Business
Management Department
Saint Mary's University


We would like to congratulate two of our members, Julia Pelton and Nicholous Deal, on recently graduating from the MBA program at the Sobey School of Business.


4th International Conference on the Social Responsibility of Organizations

The fourth international conference on the social responsibility of organizations; held in Marrakech, Morocco brings together the largest cohort of francophone researchers on the topic of corporate social responsibility. This years conference, “From commitment to Reporting: the Double Face of CSR” is partnered with the journal Management International, and also includes a Doctoral Workshop on the writing of scientific text.

For more information visit the conference site.