Posted September 15, 2020 by Catherine Etmanski

MA Leadership Student Voices

In mid-March 2020, when the global pandemic was declared, faculty and staff in the School of Leadership Studies mobilized quickly to move the Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) two-week residency into an online format. As RRU’s founding program, MAL has the benefit of experienced, engaged, and committed Associate Faculty, all of whom rose to the challenge and modelled the way for a whole new experience of online learning.

Posted August 28, 2020 by Christina Comeau, Tammy Towill, Émilie Dubé, and Erika Bailey
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Leadership in a Changing and Adaptive World

In the second year of their program, Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) students deepen their understanding of key components required to lead change in human systems. 

Posted August 21, 2020 by Andrea Morgan

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the globe, our world changed dramatically, and the unknowns ignited a collective fear and anxiety. It was all so sudden, strange, and scary. Friends from around the world began reaching out to me, including those whom I hadn’t spoken to years. They all had unique experiences that were only further compounded by the isolating effects of the pandemic. They all had a story. And they all felt better after sharing their story with me.

Posted August 18, 2020 by Niels Agger-Gupta

Connecting Alumni and Students 

A common refrain from current students is that they would love to hear from people who have graduated from the Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) program.

Posted August 11, 2020 by Shauna Fenwick and Michael Keller
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What might be possible if we used a development lens?

Many leaders and Organizational Development (OD) practitioners are at the edge of their current understandings and need to learn new ways of approaching organizational change. Developmental theory suggests the next step isn’t necessarily more courses on how-to, but a broadened mindset and the ability to truly work from a systems perspective.