The Centre currently has several active programs.
"Leadership has an ethical core, and ethics means not just making good decisions, but leading others in making good decisions." -- Chris MacDonald, Director
The Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program aims to better prepare Ryerson students for the Canadian marketplace by providing them with an enhanced appreciation of the values, attitudes and practices of ethical behaviour and leadership and and understanding of how to best apply these values to everyday business decision making and organizational practices.
The Pattison program is an extra-curricular (non-degree) program with two key elements: education, and research.
The Program offers 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.
The Program is led by Professor Chris MacDonald, an internationally recognized leader in the field of Business Ethics.
Core funding for the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research Program was provided through a generous gift from Jim Pattison, founder and CEO of The Jim Pattison Group.
Taking place in October at the Vaughn Estates in Toronto, the Top 200 Program is a leadership development program for 3rd and 4th year students. Through a combination of case studies, input from executive advisors and industry leaders, participants learn about themselves and how their leadership skills compare with the characteristics found in strong leaders.
Held on a Saturday at TRSM, brings together both theory and real business experiences through the involvement of business leaders from different sectors that present actual scenarios they have experienced.
The series takes a "big tent" approach to business ethics, featuring academic and non-academic speakers examining a wide range of issues related to ethics in the world of commerce and in institutional life more generally.
Students from the Top 200 program have the opportunity to learn from a panel of Executive Leaders about their real life success stories, including the challenges faced along the way. Students then have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the panel and networking to follow.
Guides students in their quest for growth through learning from experienced executives. It addresses and supports the unique needs of Top 200 undergraduate student so as to help them develop leadership competencies, greater self awareness, and lasting insights into sound and ethical business practices.