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Dr. Heidi Weigand, Assistant Professor, Management, Nonprofit Leadership

Heidi Profile

Dr. Weigand joined the Mount on July 1, 2018. She has completed her Executive MBA and PhD in Management at the Saint Mary’s University, and her BA in Languages at Dalhousie University. Dr. Weigand’s research areas are leadership, governance, ethics, with a specific interest in examining global nonprofit management models to identify innovative and sustainable practices. In her PhD research, she developed and tested a new leadership construct ‘leader positivity’, empirically distinct and positively correlated to a widely known and used leadership construct, transformational leadership, and the effects on innovation and burnout. In her master’s thesis, she developed a First Nation Governance tool for the First Nation Centre for Governance, and explored the multitude of different governance models used in business, non-profit organizations and the historical practices of the Mi’kmaq.

Dr. Heidi Weigand
Assistant Professor

Office: McCain Centre 406L
Phone: 902 457
Fax: 902 445 2582
Office Hours: Monday 1:30 to 2:30pm and Wednesday 9:30 to 10:30am

Academic: BBA (Dalhousie University, Major in Languages), MBA (Saint Mary’s University), PhD (Saint Mary’s University)

Professional designations
: Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt (LSS)

Joined the Mount: 2017

Relevant Prior Work Experience:
Co-Director of Research and Communications, Centre for the Study of Sport and Health at Saint Mary’s Univerity (Halifax Canada).
Management Consultant working with First Nation Communities, SMU Business Development Centre (Halifax, Canada)
North American Marketing and Sales Corporate Experience, Xerox Corporation (Rochester, New York, and Toronto, Canada)
North American Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt Experience, Xerox Corportation (Rochester, New York).
Sales Systems Engineer Experience, IBM Canada Ltd. (Vancouver, and Toronto, Canada)

Courses Taught:
BUSI 1112 (Introduction to Business), BUSI 2011 (Introduction to Entrepreneurship), BUSI 2202 (Communications Management), BUSI 2214/2215 (Organizational Behaviour), BUSI 2231 (Applied Marketing), BUSI 3311 (Small Business Management), BUSI 3313 (Human Resource Management), BUSI 3334 (Personal Selling and Sales Management), BUSI 3338 (Non-Profit Marketing), BUSI 4417 (Recruitment and Selection), BUSI 4418 (Strategic Human Resource Management), and BUSI 4419 (International Human Resource Management, BUSI 4432 (International Marketing), BUSI 4434 (Marketing Strategy and Management), and GPRL 6106 (Ethics and Law in Public Relations).

Research Interests:
Leadership, ethics, developing the innovative mindset, cultural safety, social enterprise and the triple bottom line impact, innovation, and systemic discrimination.

Research Grants:
Mental Health, Children’s Services and Addictions Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (2013 – 2016. Measuring the effects of youth motivation and resiliency training in universities, with First Nation Communities and international students ($75,000). Collaborative research with Dr. Charles Beaupre, Steve Oliver (Health and Wellness consultant, and community partners, Saint Mary’s University, and Mi’kmaq Aboriginal Sport Circle.

Academic Activities and Publications:
Book Chapters:
  • Weigand, H., Webb, S. R., Mills, A. J., & Helms Mills, J. C. (2017). The Junctures of Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class, and Nationality and the Making of Pan American Airways, 1929–1989☆. In Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures (pp. 417-444). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Weigand, H.A, Webb, S., Mills, A., and Helms-Mills, J., (2014). The Junctures of Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Nationality and the Making of Pan American Airways, 1929-1989. In D. Bridges, S.J. Neal-Smith & A.J. Mills (Eds), Absent Aviators: Gender Issues in Aviation (pp. 15-42). London: Ashgate.
  • Weigand, H., & Mills, A. J. (2013). The Olivieri case. The Dark Side 2: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business, 2, 223.
Journal Articles:
  • Weigand, H., Mills, A., (2015). Analysis of the Role of Sports in the Management Textbook: A Study of Sports Images in Organizational Behaviour Textbooks from 1992 to 2011, International Journal of Sports Science, 3, pp. 246-256.
  • Kelloway, K., Weigand, H., McKee, M., and Das, H., (2013). Positive Leadership, International Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 20(1), 107-117.
Conference Presentations:
  • Weigand, H., Mills, A., (2013), A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Analysis of the Role of Sport in the Management Textbook: A Study of Sports Images in OB Textbooks from 1992 to 2011, The Hockey Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, (2012).
  • Weigand, H., Webb, S., Helm-Mills, J., & Mills, A. (2012), The Junctures of Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Nationality and the Making of Pan American Airways, 1929-1989, European Group of Organization Studies, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Weigand, H., & Weststar, J. (2011). Building Self-Efficacy in Underserved Youth through Learning Goal Development, Atlantic School of Business, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
  • Weigand, H (2010), “The Olivieri Case: An Ethical Dilemma of Clinical Research and Corporate Sponsorship” Academy of Management - Darkside Case Competition Finalist, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Weigand, H., Webb, S., & Wagar, T. (2016), Relative Age Effect in Soccer, Atlantic School of Business, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Melenchuk, M., Wagar, T, & Weigand, H. (2015), Examining Selection and Performance Management: Evidence from Surf Legends, World Conference on Drowning Prevention, Penang, Malaysia, (2015).
Weigand, H., Mills, A., (2011). The Olivieri Case: An Ethical Dilemma of Clinical Research and Corporate Sponsorship, International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 9 (4).

Article Reviews:
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Doctoral Research:
Weigand, H., (2017). Positive Leadership: Organizational and Personal Consequences of Positive Leadership (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Saint Mary’s University – Patrick Power Library Database.

Master’s Thesis:
Weigand, H., (2008). A Prospective on Governance in First Nation Communities (Master’s Thesis). Saint Mary’s University – Patrick Power Library Database.