Rt Hon Kim Campbell has a unique perspective on current events and Canada’s place in the world. From her rise as a young leader to an international ‘leader of leaders’, Ms. Campbell brings a seasoned and bold perspective to current events, politics and international relations. She’s also on the cutting edge of leadership training that is preparing our NEXT generation of Canadian leaders to thrive. Campbell discusses the importance of creativity, innovation and the need to be brave and bring people together to find solutions to complex problems.
As Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, Campbell created an interdisciplinary program to cultivate the next generation of leaders. 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 in a world driven by intense competition, rapid technological change, and ever more complex diversification. She encourages the need to have clarity of vision and communicate it confidently.
Her experience teaching youth is complemented by her personal experiences as a former world leader. A “leader of leaders”, she’s 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).
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. Campbell’s formal experience has been informed by her role as Advisory Board member for Climate Action Reserve.
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. 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.