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POSTPONED: Luncheon - Leading with Integrity

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Name: POSTPONED: Luncheon - Leading with Integrity
Date: March 26, 2020
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ADT
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Premier McNeil is encouraging organizations to limit public gatherings to 150 people. We respect and support this decision. More information regarding our Leading with Integrity Luncheon will be available soon.

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We live in a challenging time and it’s essential to empower leaders who embrace values such as integrity, collaboration, compassion, kindness and respect in order to come together and effect the positive change we wish to see in the world. When we bring diverse people and perspectives together into conversation, we lay the groundwork for creative and innovative ideas to emerge and flourish.

Join us to hear from a panel of amazing leaders for a conversation on how we can lead from our values, stay true to them in times of change and challenge, and create a more just, compassionate and sustainable world.


Reverend Canon Neale Bennet
President, Atlantic School of Theology

Reverend Canon Neale Bennet is President of Atlantic School of Theology, one of Nova Scotia’s ten universities. He is an Anglican priest with a background in post-secondary education, strategic organizational leadership, organizational learning and leadership development. 

Neale was ordained in 2004 and before that enjoyed a successful career in marketing and communications. In 1994 he took a leave of absence from his business to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Premier of Nova Scotia.

Prior to taking up his appointment at AST, Neale was Director of Organizational Learning at Nova Scotia Community College and previously was Director of Organizational Development and Transformation at Capital District Health Authority.

Reverend Canon Bennet has a Master of Business Administration degree from Dalhousie University and a Master of Divinity degree from Atlantic School of Theology.



Don Bureaux
President Nova Scotia Community College 

Don Bureaux has been president of Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) since 2011. Don’s commitment to adult education spans over two decades working with adult learners at colleges and universities as well as professional designation granting organizations across Canada and internationally. At NSCC, he works to bring the college’s vision – transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time – to life. 

Before becoming president of NSCC, Don served as vice-president, academic and vice president, people and planning at the college, and has served in many academic leadership roles throughout his career.

His work has allowed him to collaborate with educational leaders across North America, Europe and Asia in creating entrepreneurial learning environments that are connecting to communities and industries. 
Don holds a certificate in Adult Education and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Acadia University and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. Don is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant and holds an international designation as a Certified Business Counsellor through the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He’s been granted his Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) designation by CPA Canada and his Fellow Certified General Accountant (FCGA) designation by CGA Canada. 
Don has been recognized as one of The Top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine for five consecutive years (2015-2019) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019. Don serves on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations in Nova Scotia.

The Honourable Dr. Mayann Francis, O.N. S.

The Honourable Doctor Mayann Francis, O.N.S. was appointed to the Faculty of Management, School of Public Administration as the first Distinguished Public Service Fellow in fall of 2015.

Dr. Francis served as Lieutenant Governor for the province of Nova Scotia from 2006 to 2012. She was the first African Nova Scotian and second woman to be appointed as the vice regal representative. 

She is the recipient of six honourary degrees and an Honorary Diploma. She has served in many leadership roles including Chair of the Board for the Atlantic School of Theology.

Dr. Francis graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Masters in Public Administration from New York University.

Her memoir, Mayann Francis: An Honourable Life, was released in June 2019 and was listed in The Hill Times’ list of 100 best non-fiction books of the year.

Lauren Sears
Managing Director, Common Good Solutions, Co-Founder, P4G 

Lauren Sears is a committed entrepreneur and emerging leader in the social innovation and enterprise sector in Canada.

She's the Managing Director of Common Good Solutions, a growing consulting and training firm currently doing business in over a dozen countries, as well as co-founder of P4G, a CIC focused on attracting and retaining youth in Atlantic Canada.

Lauren is keenly interested in developing and supporting young people through entrepreneurship and sport. She's a Director at 100 Seed$ Atlantic, an alternate board member of S4ES Canada, a member of the implementation committee for the NS Social Enterprise Strategy, a Director at Volleyball Nova Scotia and assistant coach of Saint Mary's University women's volleyball team. 

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