Leadership, Policy and Global Citizenship

We identify and nurture our University's and our community's best ideas, people, and processes to create new long term public and private value.

The most important element is for each individual to extend his or her loyalty, beyond the now familiar groupings based on ethnicity, religion, community, or nation, to the human race as a whole. That is the concept of world citizenship. Science and technology are increasingly taking us towards this.

M. G. K. Menon (1997, pp.36-37) “Effect of Modern Science and Technology,”

in World Citizenship: Allegiance to Humanity, Joseph Rotblat (ed.) New York: St. Martin’s Press.

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Global Citizenship

We appreciate that “Universities have a responsibility to promote global citizenship by teaching their students [and faculty] that they are members of a large global community and can use their skills and education to contribute to that community.” 2

We are interested in leadership and policy development under the domains of Global Citizenship:

Cognitive

  • Local, national and global issues are interconnected
  • Different peoples, countries issues are interdependent

Socio-emotional

  • Sense of belonging; shared values, responsibilities, human rights
  • Empathy, generosity, solidarity, respect for differences and diversity

Behavioral

  • Effective and responsible at local, regional or global levels
  • Motivated action

To understand and grow with our communities, public actors can facilitate connections among communities.

2https://academicimpact.un.org/content/global-citizenship

Leadership

In the public academic health space, we aim to:

1)      Develop, recruit and retain world class leaders to foster world class ideas and systems.

2)      Reorient our people, ideas and systems to a high value, generational focus.

3)      Apply and develop best practise in leadership, management and innovation.

Policy

Formation of public policy is nuanced and complex. Dynamic actors in civil society and government operate within fluid priorities reflective of our society’s humanly rational and emotional mosaic. 

Through knowledge synthesis, we engage in various forms of informal knowledge diplomacy to contribute evidence to and understanding among our stakeholders.

To learn more about our programmes or to get involved, contact csmengage@ucalgary.ca