The Centre for Leadership Excellence is a Senate centre of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University. The Centre for Leadership Excellence (CLE) aims to foster an environment where emerging models of leadership can be explored and the theoretical and practical value of these models can be shared with stakeholders.

The Centre's work is organized in two streams:

Capacity Building for Innovation  | Impactlab


Call for Papers: Social Enterprise World Forum

Social Enterprise World Forum, with SEWF 2021 Co-host Common Good Solutions, and our Academic Partners Saint Mary’s University, Centre for Leadership Excellence, Sobey School of Business and SMU Entrepreneurship Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, Griffith University, Swinburne University of Technology and Euclid Network, are bringing together educators, academics, researchers, students and practitioners for SEWF’s first-ever virtual Academic Forum.

The SEWF Academic Forum 2021 will focus on achieving stronger collaboration between academia and the social enterprise sector by exploring the ways through which academia can support sectoral growth. This Forum is about increasing the impact of research and teaching through innovation in knowledge translation, action research and boosting opportunities for work-integrated learning. The Forum will push participants from academia and the social enterprise sector alike to question the role of academia in supporting the growth of the social enterprise sector and furthering action and conversation about how we can collectively and collaboratively work across sectors to tackle wicked problems.

More information can be found on the SEWF website.

Abstracts can be submitted through this online form. 

Special issue call for papers

This scientific event is also partnered with the Social Enterprise Journal for a special issue titled ‘Better Together: Collaborative approaches to advancing SDGs through social enterprise. Research papers that present problems, innovative ideas and are considered high quality by the Academic Forum’s Scientific Committee will be invited to submit papers for the special issue.

 

CLE Capacity Building for Innovation (CBI)

During the last decades we have seen an intensification of several social complex challenges linked to economy, financial institutions, environment, and increased global interaction, amongst others. To better tackle these, we required knowledge and capacities at different levels, from individual to country and even globally.

The mission of CBI at the Centre for Leadership Excellence (CLE) is to contribute to capacity building for innovation and economic development in the global economy, and to study the role of innovation and its effects on the economy and society.

CLE Impactlab

The Centre for Leadership Excellence has a mandate to provide and support research and consulting expertise that will foster an environment where emerging models of leadership can be explored, and the theoretical and practical value of these models can be shared with stakeholders. Understanding that the value of emerging models can only be assessed through measures that capture their total impacts, the CLE founded the Impactlab. Through research and partnership with community actors, the Impactlab is developing and refining impact assessment tools that can account for the complex systems in which impact occurs. While the Centre for Leadership Excellence is guided by its objective of Fostering Innovation in Leadership, the Impactlab proposes to do Research with Impact

 


A chart depicting the Sustainable Development Goals.