Outdoor excursions becoming part of business curriculum

May 30, 2016

A five-day journey into the Canadian Rockies is one of several outdoor adventure programs now being offered through Haskayne’s Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business at the University of Calgary, writes Jennifer Lewington of the Globe and Mail, and it marks the school’s ongoing commitment to teaching decision-making and leadership in real-world situations. “We are talking about adventure education involving some level of risk,” says Jennifer Krahn, executive director of the centre. “There is a consequence to the decisions you make not only for yourself but also for your colleagues.” Lewington’s article also discusses how European business schools continue to lead their North American counterparts in offering specialty graduate programs to people with little or no business background. Globe and Mail