Key Note Address | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

“Leading Ethically”

Dr. Kim Fedderson
Principal, Orillia
Lakehead University

What is good leadership? Whether you are leading a conversation, community group, organization, or social movement, your skills as a leader will serve a very important purpose. However, the value of your leadership is only as good as the purpose you’re serving. But how do we know what goals or initiatives are worth serving? This talk opens up the challenging and persistent question about the purpose of leadership and the ability to recognize ethical dilemmas.

Kim Fedderson, the Principal of Lakehead Orillia, was appointed its founding Dean in 2007. Dr. Fedderson served as Orillia Campus Dean from 2007-2012, before being appointed Dean & Vice-Provost (Orillia Campus) in January 2012. Prior to his appointment at the Orillia campus, he held a variety of positions at Lakehead University: Professor of English, Chair of the Department of English (1997-2001) and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (2001-2006).

Lakehead University recognized his contributions to teaching in 1998, naming him a Distinguished Instructor. During his tenure as Chair of English, and later as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, he championed a variety of initiatives to enhance teaching and learning at the University. He has also taught at York University, Seneca College, Yunnan University in China, and Gifu University for Languages and Education in Japan. He was Vice President, Academic and Student Services at Confederation College in Thunder Bay (2006 -2007).

An active researcher, he has published extensively on rhetorical theory and the history of rhetoric. He also works on post-secondary pedagogy, film, and Shakespearean adaptation.