Ryerson University's Ted Rogers Leadership Centre to launch Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program
Donation from Canadian philanthropist and business leader Jim Pattison opens the door to new program
January 09, 2013
A recent gift from Jim Pattison, founder and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group, will support the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre to establish The Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program - focused on educating Canada’s next generation of business leaders.
“As we know so well, ethical leadership is critical to business success and it is my hope that this new program will help the next generation of graduates from the Ted Rogers School of Management, as well as business leaders, implement ethical leadership approaches that will have the greatest impact on employees and business performance,” says Jim Pattison.
The Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program will better prepare Ryerson students for the Canadian marketplace by providing them with an enhanced understanding of the values, attitudes and practices of ethical behavior and leadership and how to best apply these values to everyday business decision making and organizational practices.
Each year, the program will offer ethical leadership workshops for undergraduate and graduate students and ethical leadership executive seminars for business managers and will support leadership research that will identify ethical leadership best practices.
"This gift from Jim Pattison will help the Ted Rogers School of Management continue its work in developing leaders with the entrepreneurial, critical, and ethical skills to solve real world problems,” says Chris MacDonald, professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management and director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program. “It recognizes that leadership has an ethical core, and that ethics is about not just making good decisions, but leading others in making good decisions, too."
The Pattison gift will also help drive the university closer to its $200-million goal for Make Your Mark, Ryerson's major fundraising campaign that is focused on providing students with the very best opportunities for a distinctive and career-focused education.
The Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program will have a launch event at Ryerson University on January 30, 2013 to communicate the direction and priorities of this exciting new program.
The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre (TRLC) at The Ted Rogers School of Management helps develop the core competencies that leaders need to excel in the organizations of today and tomorrow. The Centre’s programs combine academic and practical approaches to leadership, giving students opportunities to learn how they can become tomorrow's leaders.
The Jim Pattison Group is the third largest private company in Canada, with 465 locations worldwide focusing on the automotive, media, packaging, food sales and distribution, magazine distribution, entertainment, export and financial industries.
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