Governance, Leadership and Ethics
Students who will thrive in Huron's new Major in Governance, Leadership & Ethics (GLE) recognize we live and work in an increasingly complex, interdependent and uncertain world. They understand, or are to determined to understand, the need for new decision-making models and the influences of different leadership styles. They are keen to participate in civic affairs and contribute to the well-being of their local and global communities.
GLE is designed to help students fully grasp the challenges of contemporary governance and develop the know-how for leadership that is inclusive, accountable and effective. The goal of GLE is to develop Leaders with Heart who are able to meet the growing demand for ethical and transformative leadership in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
Leaders with Heart need to know how to conduct their teams and themselves in ways that protect and promote positive values. There are huge differences between people in positions of power who take it, rather than earning the admiration and cooperation of their follows. Learn how Governance, Leadership & Ethics has helped Huron graduates to lead others more successfully toward their goals - in community, corporate, government and other various sectors.
If you want to Lead with Heart like these strategic individuals, considering studying within this program to refine your understanding of how to motivate others in ways that command respect.
Governance, Leadership and Ethics Course Intro
Huron's new Major in Governance, Leadership & Ethics (GLE) is designed to fully grasp the challenges of contemporary governance and develop the know-how for leadership that is inclusive, accountable and effective. The goal of GLE is to develop students who are able to meet the growing demand for ethical and transformative Leadership with Heart in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
NEW Courses for Fall/Winter 2020 – 2021
The Governance, Leadership & Ethics program is pleased to offer two new, and exciting courses for the Fall/Winter 2020 – 2021 Academic year:
GLE 3003F – Special Topics in Governance (Fall 2020)
This course provides an in-depth exploration of principled leadership as an ethical foundation for governance from a historical perspective. Through a series of case studies profiling historical leaders in politics, government, business, non-governmental organizations, and social movements, we will consider questions of ethical leadership and governance, innovative forms of leadership, the tension between principles and power, and the role of leaders, followers and constituents within a variety of organizations.
GLE 3001G – Special Topics in Governance (Winter 2021)
Environmental Stewardship in the 21st Century
This course will explore what it means to be an Earth steward in the Age of the Anthropocene. We will use the Head, Heart and Hands framework to: (1) investigate the current thinking around stewardship in both Western scientific and Indigenous knowledge; (2) explore the spiritual and ethical underpinnings of modern industrial and alternative worldviews; and (3) engage in experiential learning to apply minds and heart to a local stewardship challenge. The goals of the course will be to challenge your thinking, awaken your passion for the Earth and provide you actionable tools to use in meeting personal and professional career goals. The course will consist of two hour lecture with heavy emphasis on active learning and a one hour tutorial where students will analyze and discuss case studies and course readings. Don’t wait for the stewards, be the steward!
Introduces students to the theories and models of contemporary governance and explores their implementation in organizational settings across the public, private and community sectors.
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Offers students a range of opportunities to integrate and develop their learning experiences, including a thesis, major research papers, reading course or a community-based consultancy with a written report.
Governance, Leadership and Ethics Careers
Graduates from Huron's GLE program will be prepared for leadership roles in government, business and the non-profit sector. GLE graduates will also be prepared to pursue advanced study in graduate studies in the social sciences or at professional schools in business or law.
- Civil service
- Government/International agency advisors
- Policy researchers/consultants
- Advocates/Volunteers in community organizations
Kathy Mazur-Spitzig, BA
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday