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Governance, Leadership & Ethics 
Developing Leaders for the 21st Century

Students recognize we live and work in an increasingly complex, interdependent and uncertain world. You understand the need for new decision-making models and leadership styles. You are keen to participate in civic affairs and contribute to the well-being of local and global communities. 

Huron's new Major in Governance, Leadership & Ethics (GLE) ​is designed to fully grasp the challenges of contemporary governance and develop the know-how for leadership that is inclusive, accountable and effective.

The goal of GLE is to develop students who are able to meet the growing demand for ethical and transformative ​Leadership with Heart ​in the private, public and non-profit sectors. 

In addition to new courses in Governance and Leadership, GLE is a multi-disciplinary program that brings together relevant courses in:

- Political Science
- Management & Organizational Studies
- History
- Philosophy 

Additionally, GLE students will be engaged in unique experiential learning and research opportunities. 

New Courses 

Governance:

Introduces students to the theories and models of contemporary governance and explores their implementation in organizational settings across the public, private and community sectors.

Leadership:


Introduces students to principled leadership as a foundation for decision making and evaluation, taking into account power, influence, followership, roles and citizenship. 

The Capstone Course (4th year):

Offers students a range of opportunities to integrate and develop their learning experiences, including a thesis, major research papers, reading course or a community-based consultancy with a written report. 

Major in Governance, Leadership & Ethics

Students majoring in GLE are required to take three courses:

- Governance
- Introduction to Ethics and Value Theory
- Leadership

After successfully completing these courses, they may choose from selected courses from three groupings:

- The Governance Group
- The Leadership Group
- The Ethics Group

Beyond the classroom

Huron's GLE Major integrates teaching, research and community-based learning into the analysis of organizational behaviour, civic engagement and social responsibility in decision making. 

Each student works with a faculty advisor to develop individual research-learning opportunities and connect with community-based and professional organizations for experiences where theory meets practice.

Several courses offer students a community-based learning experience, including Management & Organizational Consulting, which provides a real-world management consulting experience for each student. 

Each of the governance themes - organizational, ethical and leadership - provides for student-driven research partnerships