Combatting COVID-19 with leader character

The devastation of COVID-19 requires leaders to demonstrate strength of character to help navigate this treacherous time. Join us for a complimentary livestream to discuss how you can develop your own character, how teams can work together cohesively, and what organizations can do to activate collective character.

Mary Crossan

In this session

The devastation of COVID-19 requires leaders to demonstrate strength of character to help navigate this treacherous time.  COVID-19 has challenged every model of disruption and reveals that when we activate our character, we can do the impossible and imagine the previously unimaginable.

Join us on Thursday, May 21, from 12 – 1 p.m. EDT for a complimentary livestream where we’ll examine how to harness the dimensions of leader character to cope – and thrive – during these stressful and isolating times. We’ll be joined by Ivey Academy professor Mary Crossan, a leader character expert, and Steve Virgin, Director, Character Based Leadership, at the Canada Revenue Agency. Together we will discuss how you can develop your own character, how teams can work together cohesively, what organizations can do to activate collective character, and how to use leader character to continue to address the many pressing problems that had previously seemed intractable.

Faculty

Mary Crossan

Mary Crossan

Professor

Industry Guests

Steve Virgin

Director, Character Based Leadership, Canada Revenue Agency

Steve Virgin

Steve Virgin, a former senior naval officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, joined the Public Service in 2015 and joined the Canada Revenue Agency as the Director of Character Leadership in 2018. During his military career, he was fortunate to have a variety of leadership roles including submarine captain, frigate command, and a variety of strategic leadership appointments in National Headquarters in plans, policy and strategic resource management. His final appointment in the Forces was as the Deputy Commander of Canada’s Special Forces Command. As an Executive employee in the Department of Defence, he was the Director of Business Management and Director of Analytics for the Defence CIO.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command College. He was invested into the Order of Military Merit in 2015 and he was awarded two meritorious service medals during his career.