Can Leadership Be Taught?
As Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, Campbell created an interdisciplinary program to cultivate the next generation of leaders who are facing a world driven by intense competition, rapid technological change, and unprecedented leadership challenges. Drawing on her personal experience as well as the most up to date social science, former Canadian Prime Minister Campbell explores aspects of effective leadership across sectors, and how to develop creative, flexible, and innovative leaders.
Gender & Power
Ms. Campbell has spent much of her life breaking barriers for women. Through her political career serving at all three levels of Canadian government, Kim knows what it’s like to make it in a man’s world, and is widely regarded as one of the foremost thinkers and speakers on gender issues. Attendees will be inspired by her unique experience in the political arena. She explores both sides of her experience: the price she paid & the rewards she reaped for sticking to her principles, her vision, and her achievements. Her determination and wit helped her battle stereotypes & change perceptions of what’s possible. Both men and women will be inspired by her insights on leadership.
The Business Case for Women Leaders
In the last century, the argument for including women in leadership positions such as corporate boards seemed to rely on it being a kind and noble thing to do. However, recent studies are showing that the inclusion of women can improve decision-making and even the intelligence of a group, which in turn, improves performance overall.
Social & Security Dimensions of Climate Change
In the past decade, climate change has come to be recognized globally as one of the most serious challenges facing our planet. Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell can discuss not only the impact of the physical changes of global warming on human societies but also the security risks that can be posed by this global threat as well.
Leadership & Education
From serving as the first female student body president of her high school, to becoming the first female prime minister of Canada, Kim Campbell has spent much of her life breaking barriers for women. After politics, she represented Canada internationally and led organizations such as the World Movement for Democracy, the Council of Women World Leaders, the International Women’s Forum, and the Club of Madrid, an independent organization of former heads of state and government (such as Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Mary Robinson). She has also dedicated much of her time and expertise to educating current and future leaders. From her rise as a young leader to an international ‘leader of leaders’, Ms. Campbell brings a unique and matured perspective to current events, politics and international relations, but is also on the cutting edge of leadership training that is preparing our NEXT generation of Canadian leaders to thrive in a world driven by intense competition, rapid technological change, and ever more complex diversification.
After breaking barriers in her rise to become Canada’s first female Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell remains a force to be reckoned with on the world stage. She’s smart; she’s quick; she’s funny. And she’s the only female Prime Minister we’ve ever had. Enjoy a conversation on what Kim Campbell has to say about the importance of women’s voices on issues ranging from Politics, Leadership, Human Rights and more.
Vancouver Metro YWCA Icon Award
Doctor of Civil Laws, honoris causa, Acadia University
UBC's Peter Allard School of Law Alumni Assoc. Lifetime Achievement Award
Global Woman of Vision Lifetime Achievement Award
Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Lifetime Achievement Award
Famous 5 Ottawa | Nation Builder
Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson, declares September 22, 2014 as "Kim Campbell Day"
UBC Alma Mater Society Great Trekker Award
Order of British Columbia
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Order of Canada | Companion
UBC Alumni Achievement Award of Distinction
Equal Voice, Canada's EVE Award
Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 | Trailblazers & Trendsetters
Churchill Society Award of Excellence
National Geographic Almanac of World History | The 50 Most Important Political Leaders
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Woman of the Year by Chatelaine Magazine
YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Vancouver