Presentation "Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development in Africa", Saskatoon and Regina, Jan. 24, 2012

Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Development in Africa   Presented by Professor Keith Walker, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan   In July 2011, the Commonwealth Heads of African Public Service met in Windhoek, Namibia, to discuss the state of leadership in the public service and reflect on the critical role of ethical leadership for sustainable development. As a point of action, these Heads (Secretaries to Cabinet and Permanent Secretaries) agreed in a communiqué to hold themselves accountable for championing ethical leadership cultures for sustainable development throughout the public service. This presentation will provide a first-hand account of their deliberations on state of progress toward Millennium Development Goals; their evolving heuristic for ethical leadership; and their strategic intentions to facilitate sustainable development through ethical leadership.   Keith Walker is a professor in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education (joint appointment). His academic attentions are given to educational administration, organizational and leadership development and applied ethics and governance. Recent books, with colleagues, include: Adapting mentorship cross the professions (2011); Working through ethics in educational and leadership: Theory, analysis, plays, cases, poems, prose and speeches (2010); and Dancing on the narrow ridge:  Superintendents’ Ethical decision-making (2010). With Paul Clark and Heather Heaven, he is currently researching “The best interest of the child” concept (a SSHRC funded study). His teaching in the School of Public Policy includes the course: Executive Leadership, Ethics and Trust in the Public Service.   Event Details and Registration:   January 24, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.   Please note: This lecture will take place in Saskatoon and will be video-conferenced to a Regina audience.   Saskatoon Location:
Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker
Place, University of Saskatchewan Campus   Regina Location:
JSGS Window Room, 2nd Floor, Gallery Building
University of Regina, College Avenue Campus   Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online at   Please be advised that the JSGS Window Room is located on the second floor of the Gallery Building.
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