Leadership and Management in Changing Times 2 ECTS

CMMXX Elective course 2 ECTS
Period W18 28.04.14 - 02.05.14
Instructor James Mahone
This module focusses on leadership in sustainability and environmental management in changing times. The aim is for students to acquire practical knowledge and skills in sustainability leadership, and learn about best practices that can be implemented in different demographic settings (rural or urban), sectors (public or private), and fiscal development.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will:
  • be familiar with a set of selected, effective management tools based on sustainability leadership principles.
  • have received basic leadership and management skills based on sustainability leadership principles
James Mahone (Jim Mahone) holds a positions at the University of Guelph, Canada. As faculty member at UGuelph, he teaches two RES graduate courses: Leadership, Gender, Power and Advocacy and Facilitation Skills.

His research interests are focused on leadership development, gender and leadership and capacity building in rural communities. In this line of work, Jim is participating in the development of a national rural network that will join major provincial and territorial rural organizations across Canada. This project is funded by the Rural Secretariat of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and it has been promoted, among others, by the Coastal Communities Network (Nova Scotia), the British Columbia Coastal Communities Network, the Ontario Rural Council, Solidarite Rurale du Quebec, the Saskatchewan Council for Community Development and the University of Guelph. The final objective of this initiative is the creation of a rural advocacy body at a national level aimed at addressing the concerns of rural populations nationwide. 

Jim Mahone gave a lecture at the NAF 2013, held in Hólar, N-Iceland, titled "Enhancing Leadership Capacity through Community Engagement".

Guest lecturer
Further reading
Readings and further readings will be posted on the course website on UW intranet.