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NLC CCEC Hosts General Roméo Dallaire & Marie-Claude Michaud Leadership Workshop

Posted on Apr 28, 2022

General Roméo Dallaire

Slave Lake, Alberta (April 28, 2022): The Northern Lakes College Council of Community Education Committees (CCEC) was delighted to host Lieutenant-General (ret’d) The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire and Marie-Claude Michaud today as they presented an interactive, NLC LIVE Online™ leadership workshop.

General Dallaire and Ms. Michaud spoke about moral leadership in the face of crisis, the issue of child soldiers, and addressed how today’s ‘generation without borders’ can act locally and globally. There was an opportunity for questions from participants throughout the presentation.

General Roméo Dallaire is a celebrated advocate for global human rights, as well as a highly-respected author, public speaker, international advisor, and former Canadian Senator. Throughout his distinguished military career, General Dallaire served most notably as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. He continues to work tirelessly to bring national and international attention to situations too often ignored, whether the prevention of mass atrocities and the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on veterans and their families, or strategic solutions for lasting peace.

"Leadership is not a job; it is a way of life. Leadership is not just 9 to 5 but committing and molding the future. Fundamentally, leadership is human beings committing themselves to other human beings, humbly and totally," comments General Dallaire.

Marie-Claude Michaud is a leader with over 20 years’ experience working with the Canadian Armed Forces. Over those years, she and the organization she led became nationally recognized for their excellence and expertise, but at what cost? That of her own health and that of her team. From that experience, Ms. Michaud spent years developing and testing a new philosophy of leadership that puts people first: Leadership Bienveillant. The results of her experiment were extraordinary, as she recounts in her book, Leadership without Armour: The Power of Vulnerability in Management.

“The insights presented by General Dallaire and Ms. Michaud inspire compassionate, values-based leadership, and result in learning for leaders at all levels,” comments Dr. Glenn Mitchell, Northern Lakes College President & CEO.

This workshop is part of a series of online workshops and training opportunities, offered free of charge, to community members throughout the Northern Lakes College service region. To learn more about the various sessions offered, visit

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