Bio (Sheila R. Carruthers)
Sheila R. Carruthers
School of Business
Sheila Carruthers is a Certified Management Consultant and an associate faculty member in the School of Business MBA program for the management consulting specialization. She delivers courses for Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) and for the University of Calgary. Her specializations are management consulting standards and practices, business ethics, board governance, public relations, strategic communication and corporate social responsibility (CSR). She balances her consulting work with training professionals and assessing ethical behaviour exams and is thrilled to be back at Royal Roads University, where she completed her MBA. Carruthers is best known for skillfully building initiatives that help businesses thrive by integrating sustainability and social value into the business model. She has worked in banking and finance, government (diplomatic service), non-profits and charitable foundations.
Carruthers’ work has progressed from business administrator in executive offices for communications and legal departments to being the corporate spokesperson for a multinational company and managing large charitable foundations and corporate sponsorships. She switched careers to be an independent management consultant in 2001 to better balance her work and family responsibilities. Carruthers is a tool and template master and has stories from the office ‘trenches’ to share to make learning a fun experience!
Carruthers has served on local, national and international non-profit boards and committees for most of her adult life. Currently, she serves on the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Executive Committee as Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee and as the board liaison for its Ethics Committee. She mentors CMC candidates and young professionals. In her spare time, she is a scout leader and avid reader, and will find any excuse to go ocean kayaking.
Carruthers holds an MBA in Public Relations and Communication Management (2004) from Royal Roads University and joined one of the first cohorts to also complete the Management Consulting Specialization. She also holds management certificates from the Grenoble École de Management: Management Certificate (2003), the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business (2001), and an Advanced level Corporate Community Relations Certificate from the Boston College, Carroll School of Management’s Center for Corporate Citizenship (2001).
She holds two professional designations:
- FCMC - Fellow Certified Management Consultant from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, and
- SCMP - Strategic Communication Management Professional from the Global Communication Certification Council.
Chapter co-author: Canadian Academic Uptake of United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME): Redefining Success: Integrating Sustainability into Management Education (2017).