The Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program is intensive, in-house, intercultural and international program based at Sauvé House in Montreal. Every program cohort brings together a group of young leaders from Canada and around the world to live and work together and to share their passion for addressing a particular globally significant challenge. Participants bring to the program their own expertise and perspectives, shaped by their experiences working to address this issue in their respective contexts, communities and countries.
The program invests in the capacity of these young leaders to effect positive change by cultivating in them the skills required to work across cultures, countries, disciplines and sectors in the public sphere. It does this by:
By supporting inquiry and concrete action around this important issue, the program aims to stimulate participants to deepen their understanding of this issue and cultivate their leadership skills in ways that they can later apply to effectively lead change on a wide range of issues within the public sphere.
Every two years, the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation focuses its activities on a different globally significant challenge.
For the 2015-17 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, the Fellows were challenged to collectively re-imagine the role of public leadership in supporting social cohesion within culturally diverse societies. They chose to collectively reflect upon and rethink refugee integration in Canada.
To find out more about their public leadership work, click here. As an example of Collective Learning and Engagement, the 2015-17 Fellows, undertook the following over the course of their year in residence:
For the 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, a new cohort of Public Leadership Fellows will collectively explore how focusing on strategies of inclusion can help public leaders respond to the complex challenges facing culturally diverse societies. Find out more about the new program HERE.