Marie Michael Library
Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute
This course is not currently offered.
- Drucker, P. F., et al. (2008). The five most important questions you will ever ask about your organization. New York: Leader to Leader Institute.
- Shragge, E. & Toye, M. (Eds.). (2006). Community economic development: building for social change. Sydney, NS: Cape Breton University Press. Library has hard copy: 307.14 Sh83c.
Women’s Economic Empowerment
- Batliwala, S. & Pittman, A. (2010). Capturing change in women’s realities: A critical overview of current monitoring & evaluation frameworks and approaches. Toronto: Association for Women’s Right in Development (AWID). (1.3 Mb pdf)
- Edwards, M. (2010, January 26). Why social transformation is not a job for the market.
- Evaluation and social return on investment resources, the Canadian CED Network provides an evaluation of a number of CED and social economy programs and initiatives including social enterprise, community futures, social asset measurements, community development corporations, cooperatives, and what works in job creation.
- Hennessy, T. (2014, September 16). $15 minimum wage movement spills into Canada [Blog post].
Non-Hierarchical Organizational Models
- Kastelle, T. (2013, November 20). Hierarchy is overrated [Blog post].
- McDowell, L. (2012, July 2). Non-hierarchical structures: Could it work for you? [Blog post].
- AWID – Association for Women’s Rights in Development
- AWID. (2004). Intersectionality: A tool for gender and economic justice. Toronto: AWID.
- Batliwala, S. (2011). Feminist leadership for social transformation: Clearing the conceptual cloud. New Delhi: CREA. (2.99 Mb pdf)
- Batliwala, S. (2012). Changing their world: Concepts and practices of women’s movements (2nd ed.). Toronto: AWID.
- Global Change Leaders case studies, published by the Coady Institute, 2012.
- Kay, K. & Shipman, C. (2014). The confidence gap.
- LearnOutLoud. (2011, November 10). 100 best TED Talks [Blog post].
- Schmid, H. (2006). Leadership styles and leadership change in human and community service organizations. Non-Profit Management & Leadership, 17(2), 179-194. (StFX only).
- Social Entrepreneur Empowerment Network
- Talgem, I. (2009, October). Lead like the great conductors [Video file]. (20:51 min.)
- TED. (2010). Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders [Video file]. (15:29 min.)
- Toastmasters International. (n.d.). 10 tips for public speaking.
- University of Michigan. (2011). Understanding the impact of positive deviance in work organizations.
- United Nations. (2011). Progress of the world’s women: In pursuit of justice. New York: United Nations.
- UN Women, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
- Wujec, T. (2011). Build a tower, build a team [Video file]. (6:52 min.)
Human Resource Development
- Appreciative Inquiry Commons
- Authentic Happiness, using the new positive psychology.
- Teatro, G. (2012, September 9). Getting back to work: What motivates us. [Blog].
- TED. (2012). Susan Cain: The power of introverts [Video file]. (19:04 min.)
- Tierney, T. J. (2006). The leadership deficit. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 4(2).
- Urch Druskat, V. & Wolff, S. B. (2001). Building the emotional intelligence of groups. (154K pdf)
- Canadian Roots Exchange. (2012, December 20). Canadian Roots Exchange on Idle No More. (Media Release)
- Spangler, B. & Burgess, H. (2012). Best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA).
- Hayes, R. (2009). A brief introduction to strategic planning for boards. [n.l.]: Centre for Professional Excellence.
- Institute on Governance, resources related to aboriginal governance and good governance as it relates to government and government policies (i.e. health or education policies).
- Fenwick, T. (1996). Limits of the learning organization: A critical look. Antigonish, NS: St. Francis Xavier Univerity.
- Free management library for non-profit organizations.
- Lark, N. (2011). How to change the world. [Video file]. (40s.)
- Ragni. (2010). Steve Jobs talks about managing people. [Video file]. (2:26 min.)
- Strategies for managing change summarizes William Bridges’ work on organizational change.
- TED. (2010). Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile [Video file]. (21:48 min.)
- TED. (2010). Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action [Video file]. (18:34 min.)
- Edgington, N. (2009, October 27). Calculating the cost of fundraising. [Blog post].
- Foster, W. L., Kim, P. & Christiansen, B. (2009). Ten non-profit funding models. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 7(2).
- Maytree Foundation. (2011). Five good ideas about financial management [Video file]. (16:45 min.)
Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
- Partnering Initiative works to support and inspire cross-sector partnerships around the world.
- RSA. (2010). Adam Kahane – Power and love: A theory and practice of social change [Video file]. (34:22 min.)
- TCC Group develops strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporate citizenship programs to achieve social impact.
Community Engagement and System Change
- Anderson, A. A. (n.d.). The community builder’s approach to theory of change: A practical guide to theory development. New York: Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change. (532K pdf)
- Bauer, D. (2010). A mandarin’s lament. Stanford Social Innovation Review, 8(2).
- Bojer, M., et al. (2006). Mapping dialogue: A research project profiling dialogue tools and processes for social change. Johannesburg: Pioneers of Change. (2.77 Mb pdf)
- Cameron, C., Ghosh, S. & Eaton, S. (2010). Facilitating communities in designing and using their own community health impact assessment tool (Draft). (75K pdf)
- Case studies presented at the Citizen-Led Sustainable Change: Innovations in North American Community Development forum held at the Coady International Institute, June 23-25, 2013.
- Cunningham, G. & Fiander, K. (2008). By their own hands: 200 years of building community in St. Andrews, Nova Scotia (Occasional paper no. 7). Antigonish: Coady International Institute. (504K pdf)
- Dimond, J. P., Dye, M., LaRose, D. & Bruckman, A. S. (2013). Hollaback!: The role of collective storytelling online in a social movement organization. (1.20 Mb pdf)
- Doing feminist theory through digital video, a digital storytelling project through Women and Gender Studies at StFX.
- Michalko, M. (2012, April 28). How geniuses think: Thumbnail descriptions of thinking strategies used by creative geniuses [Blog post]. The Creativity Post.
- People Assessing Their Health (PATH). (2002). PATHways II: The next steps: a guide to community health impact assessment. (277K pdf)
- The Powercube: Understanding power for social change
- Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
- Stanford Social Innovation Review
- Turner, S., Merchant, K., Kania, J. & Martin, E. (2012, July). Understanding the value of backbone organizations in collective impact. Adapted from a Stanford Social Innovation Review blog.
- Weaver, L., Born, P. & Whaley, D. L. (2010). Approaches to measuring: Community change indicators. Waterloo, ON: Tamarack. (2.11 Mb pdf)
Strategy, Gender and the Non-Profit Sector in Canada
- Eakin, L. & Graham, H. (2009). Canada’s non-profit maze: A scan of legislation and regulation impacting revenue generation in the non-profit sector. Toronto: Wellesley Institute. (672K pdf)
- HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector. (2012). Driving change: A national study of Canadian nonprofit executive leaders. Ottawa: HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector. (803K pdf)
- Huyse, K. W. (2011). A Commonsense framework to measure social media success. Paper is excerpted from the book, Welcome to the fifth estate, by G. Livingston.
- McInturff, K. (2013). Closing Canada’s gender gap: Year 2240 here we come!. Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (302K pdf)
Best Practice Organizations
- Advocates for Youth partners with health care providers, educators, and youth-serving professionals to strengthen the ability of youth to make informed, responsible decisions about their sexual health.
- Good Men Project is a media company and an idea-based platform around the issue of men’s roles in modern life.
- Half the Sky Movement brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to raise awareness of women’s issues and provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women.
- Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment through a global network of local activists.
- Men Can Stop Rape is an international organization that mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.
- Men Stopping Violence (MSV) works to dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves.
- National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men.
- National Partnership for Women and Families provides information, opportunities and linkages between organizations working for an end to gender discrimination.
- One Billion Rising is a global campaign by women, for women. The movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality.
- SPARK (Sexualization, Protest, Action, Resistance, Knowledge) works with local and national partner organizations working with girls 13-22 to train them to be media activists and leaders in the fight against sexualization.
- Take Back the Tech! is a global campaign that connects the issue of violence against women and information and communications technology (ICT) platforms such as the internet and mobile phones.
- WITNESS is an international nonprofit that uses video and storytelling to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses.
- Women, Action and the Media (WAM!) connects and supports media makers, activists, academics and funders working to advance women’s media participation, ownership and representation.
- Women Donors Network (WDN) leverages millions of dollars a year toward solutions that address the root causes of injustice and inequality.
- Women’s Funding Network’s (WFN) mission is to accelerate women’s leadership and invest in solving critical social issues from poverty to global security.
- Because I am a Girl is a global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights, and give them equal access to health care, education, protection, independence, and an opportunity to participate in society.
- Canada Learning Code believes that digital skills are tools of empowerment. Its goal is to ensure that all Canadians who have been underrepresented are given equal opportunity to build our future.
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute providing information on a broad range of issues on social, economic and environmental justice.
- Equal Voice is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.
- Girls Action Foundation is a national organization that partners with organizations to lead and fund projects and programs that build girls’ and young women’s skills and confidence and inspires action to change the world.
- Idle No More is an ongoing grassroots protest movement originating among the Aboriginal peoples in Canada and their non-Aboriginal supporters in Canada and internationally. The movement responds to alleged legislative abuses of indigenous treaty rights by the current federal government and the federal omnibus Bill C-45 by promoting environmental protection and indigenous sovereignty.
- Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan is a nonprofit that works to raise funds and supplies for the education of women and girls in Afghanistan.
- No More Stolen Sisters advocates for a national action plan to stop violence against women in response to a growing number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
- Nobel Women’s Initiative promotes the world of women’s rights activists, researchers, and organizations worldwide who are addressing the root causes of violence, to strengthen and expand the global movement to advance nonviolence, peace, justice and equality.
- Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) is a nonprofit network of organizations and individuals working in advocacy, education, and promotion of services for women and children experiencing abuse, and the free exchange of information.
- We Talk Women (WTW) engages citizens in a conversation to break the silence that surrounds women’s rights injustices and sexual, physical, and emotional violence.
- Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is an organization that works for the equality rights of women and girls under the law through litigation and education.
- Yoga Without Borders (YWB) is a service organization, dedicated to the eradication of institutionalized violence against women and girls, including mass rape, female genital mutilation, human trafficking and slavery, and the murder of women and girls worldwide.
- YWCA Canada is the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization. It provides shelter to women, children and teen girls.