Webinar - Bold Organizations Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency

9:30AM to 11:00AM January 22, 2021 PST
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Join us for Bold Organizations Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency, the first session in our Leading in Extraordinary Times 2021 webinar series.

The year 2020 was defined by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Yet, the climate crisis poses an ongoing existential threat of greater magnitude in that, as Dr. Robin Cox of the Resilience by Design lab states, “there is no vaccine for climate change.” Just as the pandemic exacerbates the fractures inherent to our socio-economic systems, so too does the impact of climate change. What will it take for us to collectively recognize and address the climate emergency? How are Indigenous communities leading the way? How can we advance existing social, environmental, and economic innovations that account for the reality of finite resources and the effects of a changing climate? Courageous leaders are needed to reimagine the very culture of our organizations, the norms we live by, and what we understand a good life to be.

This webinar examines what we can learn from the past to take action in the present and plan for the future.

Seth Klein will set the stage with a discussion of his new book, “A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.” Canada’s wartime experience, Klein contends, provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before. We have mobilized in common cause across class, race and gender, and entirely retooled our economy in the space of a few short years.

Royal Roads University President, Philip Steenkamp, Qqs Projects Society Executive Director, Jess Housty, MakeWay President and CEO, Joanna Kerr, will then share examples drawn from their own experiences of how organizations are already working to take bold climate action and build resilient, thriving communities.

Hosted by RRU’s School of Leadership, Executive Leadership specialization, this webinar showcases how and why leadership matters when bold organizations are mobilizing for the climate emergency.

  • Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
  • Time: 9:30 - 11:00 am (Pacific Time)

Please register in advance space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact leadership.admin@royalroads.ca.

These extraordinary times are still calling for our leadership. Let's continue to rise to the challenge.