Centre for Leadership Excellence
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:
Current visiting students and scholars are Miriam Charco and Cecilia Diaz, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico. Arriving soon will be Anna-Mari Simunaniemi and Riitta Forsten-Astikainen, Micro-Entrepreneurship Centre of Excellence MicroENTRE, University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute, Finland.
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.
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.