Call for Submissions: Research | Women, charitable Leadership & Learning, Michelle Coombs/The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto

Are you currently leading a charitable organization in canada?

Are you willing to talk about your leadership & learning?

My PhD thesis will examine the day-to-day leadership and learning experiences of women who are currently the paid, chief operational lead of a Canadian charity.

Women from diverse backgrounds who are currently the paid, chief operational lead (i.e. ED, CEO) reporting to a board of directors and responsible for the supervision of staff and volunteers are invited to participate. Women who are the administrative leads of universities, colleges, hospitals and religious institutions (churches, synagogues, mosques) are excluded from this study.

What is involved?
You are invited to participate in a confidential 1 to 1.5 hour interview. Interviews will be held at a place convenient to you.  During the interview you will be asked questions about your work, how you learn on-the-job and about factors that have helped or hindered you in your leadership and learning.

Your interview will be recorded, kept in strict confidence and stored in a secure location. Findings will be reported in a way that protects your confidentiality and any identifying characteristics will be removed to protect your privacy.

This study will be carried out in Canada under the supervision of Professor Kiran Mirchandani, Department of Leadership, Adult and Higher Education, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto. The data is being collected for the purposes of a PhD thesis and perhaps for subsequent presentations and research articles.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact me at:

Michelle Coombs| mcoombs@bell.net ½647-525-7049