Public Leadership – Jeanne Sauvé Foundation Program

Public leaders of the future will be called upon to respond to ever-more complex and systemic global challenges in ways that are creative, courageous and connected. Our goal is to develop young leaders capable of rising to meet those challenges by communicating and collaborating across cultures as well as thinking across traditional disciplines.

Our mission going forward is to equip the next generation with the skills, knowledge and tools necessary to take the lead in solving global challenges. Building on ten years of success delivering the Sauvé Scholars Program , the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program invests in the next generation of public leadership to help solve global challenges.

This intensive, in-house, intercultural and international program is based at Sauvé House in MontrealQuebecCanada. Every program brings together a group of young leaders from Canada and around the world to live and work together and to share their personal passion for addressing a particular globally significant challenge. Participants bring to the program their own expertise and perspectives, shaped by their experiences working to address this issue in their respective contexts, communities and countries.

The Program invests in the capacity of these young leaders to effect positive change by cultivating in them the skills required to work across cultures, countries, disciplines and sectors in the public sphere. It does this by:

  • Inviting young leaders to rethink a key global issue from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives
  • Inciting them to innovate through joint action
  • Investing in their public leadership skills with professional and personal development programming
  • Incubating their ideas by providing time and space for compelling individual initiatives to take root

The 2015-2017 Program Fellows will collectively take up the challenge of Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies.

By supporting inquiry and concrete action around this important issue, the program aims to stimulate participants to cultivate their leadership knowledge and skills in ways that they can later apply to effectively lead change on a wide range of issues within the public sphere.

Find out how the program works and how to apply.

Climate Injustice in Canada

Harper’s environmental record needs to change

By Robin Sas / October 30, 2012 Source The Concordian

Whether it be pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, the gutting of federal environmental regulations or the muzzling of some of our top climate scientists, the Harper government has done irreparable damage to our international reputation and more importantly to our ecology.

That’s not to mention an unprecedented and secretive trade deal being negotiated with China that would all but ensure the unbridled expansion of the tar sands. This would also increase Canada’s direct role in the release of GHG emissions which threaten to push the global concentration of CO2 over the edge and into dangerous territory.

It’s no secret that Harper is a friend to big oil. After all, this government continues to hand out subsidies to the tune of $1.4 billion to the fossil fuel industry even as energy companies take in record profits.

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Call for Applications and Nominations has been launched for 2013-14 Sauvé Scholars Program

Sauvé Scholars are highly motivated independent thinkers between 23 and 31 years of age with demonstrated skills as agents of change, who are offered a unique opportunity to spend nine months away from their studies, careers or other formal commitments, for a period of reflection and self-realization – both personal and professional.

In August of each year, up to 14 young men and women from around the world gather inMontreal – one of North America’s most vibrant international, multicultural cities – to embark on a rewarding personal and intellectual program combining reflection, study, travel and community engagement along with participation in conferences, seminars, cultural and sports events.

More info here www.sauvescholars.org/en/scholars/how_to_apply

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