When I’m going through a challenging time I can evoke the experience I’m going to describe and find deep peace and transcendence. Back in 2013, I went to the Northwest Territories with my then-teenaged daughter to visit a friend. One night, we had already gone to our room for the night and our friend banged..
I’m new to my position in people development in the Healthcare arena, and since it is not currently possible to explore the context due to COVID restrictions, I’ve been researching in an effort to better understand. For past research endeavors, I’ve often gone to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as a reliable..
As the season changes and the bright fall colours envelope us, I would like to focus on creation care and what schools can do. Here’s an article that my colleague Dr. Allyson Jule and I collaborated on. Abstract Successful environmental pedagogy in faith-based schools has not been well explored even while most Christian schools in..
Today, Sept. 30th marks the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. As recommended in a very informative communication I received this morning from Amnesty International Canada (below), I have registered for a virtual tour of the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School, courtesy of the Woodland Cultural Centre. It is a powerful walk-through..
Power has no gender. Yet, we are so conditioned to associate leadership with masculine traits. Check your unconscious bias. Avoid diminishing yourself and your capabilities – it serves no one and there’s nothing holy in it! Avoid comparing your weakness to other people’s strengths. Do not be afraid! Never discount the cost of inaction. Own..
For years I’ve had this gorgeous antique glass bottle beside my sink and the original dish soap under the sink, out of sight. Why? It ‘dignifies’ and adds meaning to the simple task of cleaning the dishes. I was reminded of this recently by a colleague who told me he has changed his frequent handwashing..
As I transition from a position I’ve held for almost a decade, it’s time to reflect on my leadership journey. This will inform my discernment of opportunities and help me continue to contribute to the common good through my education and leadership. I first detected my capacity to lead in high school when I was..
#Leadership #womeninleadership #STOPASIANHATE #innovation #socialenterprise We are coming to the end of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. I’m pretty sure we’ve all seen the coverage chronicling xenophobia and anti-Asian racism in Canada. This is important to be aware of and to fight against. It’s also important to recognize and celebrate the resilience of Asian people…
This week I participated in several sessions of the Seeking Justice Together conference organized by Citizens for Public Justice (https://cpj.ca/). The closing keynote was Romeo Saganash who has worked for 23 years on the UNDRIP. His leadership is a testimony to the possibility of change and to the power of persistence and patience in leadership…
We need to nurture a sense of the common good. Cherie Harder, policy advisor, and think tank leader asserts “vital to such renewal will be the reinvigoration of what might seem a modest practice: the extension of intellectual hospitality”(2021). She recommends nine ways forward to increase trust which leaders wisely adopt: Read widely, Understand that..