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Leadership Lab: MSVU Nonprofit Leadership Program & NS’ Community Sector

November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership Lab: 

MSVU Nonprofit Leadership Program & NS’ Community Sector

The nonprofit sector in Canada contributes significantly to the development of societal wellbeing and provides a large economic benefit. It is estimated there are 171,000 registered nonprofit sector organizations in Canada employing over 2 million people and with annual revenues of more than $112 billion. The Department of Business Administration and Tourism offers a Major, Concentration or Minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Also offered is a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership which is available to students in Arts and Science degrees, and other professional programs, as well as those currently working in the nonprofit sector.

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia is hosting an informative Leadership Lab, November 22, 2019(10am-Noon) at Phoenix Learning & Employment Centre, 6169 Quinpool Road, Ste 220, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  On hand to discuss the program, its value to Nova Scotia’s community sector and field your questions and take your feedback will be Dr Heidi Weigand.

 Dr. Heidi Weigand,

Assistant Professor, Management, Nonprofit Leadership


Heidi Profile


Dr. Weigand joined the Mount on July 1, 2018. She has completed her Executive MBA and PhD in Management at the Saint Mary’s University, and her BA in Languages at Dalhousie University. Dr. Weigand’s research areas are leadership, governance, ethics, with a specific interest in examining global nonprofit management models to identify innovative and sustainable practices. In her PhD research, she developed and tested a new leadership construct ‘leader positivity’, empirically distinct and positively correlated to a widely known and used leadership construct, transformational leadership, and the effects on innovation and burnout. In her master’s thesis, she developed a First Nation Governance tool for the First Nation Centre for Governance, and explored the multitude of different governance models used in business, non-profit organizations and the historical practices of the Mi’kmaq.