visiting workshop leader


Françoise Morissette,
M.Ed., P.C.C.
Author of “Made in Canada Leadership”
Faculty and Fellow
Industrial Relations Centre
Queen's University

Françoise has been a Faculty Member at Queen’s University’s prestigious Industrial Relations Centre since 1994, and was made a Fellow in 2006. She played a key role in developing and implementing a new OD curriculum intended for practitioners. She is the Chair for the Leadership Capacity Program and a Coach for the students completing the Consulting Skills Practicum.

In 2009, she became an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Alberta’s Business School. Her focus is on leadership development for senior executives in the provincial Government.

As a consultant, Françoise is a major contributor to the field of Organizational Development. Her practice takes her within Canada and internationally. Her main area of expertise is Leadership Development. Through a variety of interventions, she helps leaders, organizations and communities enhance their leadership capacity. She is a much in demand speaker in both official languages and regularly presents at major conferences across the country and abroad.

With HR expert Amal Henein, CHRP, she wrote Made in Canada Leadership, published by Wiley Canada in May 2007. The book is the product of a large research on best practices on leadership excellence and development. It has become a Canadian top ten bestseller and received many accolades. The authors are in the process of implementing one the book’s recommendations: a National Leadership Institute.

With Queen’s colleague Brenda Barker-Scott, she is working on a new book on leadership development best practices in the world of hockey and what other sectors can learn from it. Research is starting in summer of 2011.

In 2008, Françoise was made a Fellow of the leading edge Wallace McCain Institute at UNB for business leadership, whose mission is to expand the leadership capacity of New Brunswick most promising entrepreneurs. This initiative constitutes a cornerstone of the province’s vision and strategic plan for an autonomous, sustainable and prosperous future, and a blueprint for the rest of Canada.

Professional Involvement

- Françoise sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for HR Professional, the bi-monthly publication of HRPA.

- In 2009, she organized a Leadership Engineering Roundtable to increase leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation capacity in the engineering community. McMaster, Waterloo, Queen’s and Toronto Universities were involved, as well as Shad Valley, Engineers without Borders, and thought leaders in the field.

- She sits on the Program Advisory Committee for the Alberta Government Management Programs at the University of Alberta.