Alumnus to inspire the leaders of tomorrow
WINDSOR, ON, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The Odette School of Business will
honour the career and business contributions of Richard Peddie ('70
Hon.BCom, '02 Honorary Doctor of Laws), alumnus, UWindsor booster, and
recently retired President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports, with the introduction of the Richard Peddie Leadership Initiative (RPLI).
The initiative, presented jointly by MLSE and the University of Windsor,
is aimed at projects that will assess and develop leadership potential
and opportunities in its students and in the community. The RPLI is a
tribute to Dr. Peddie's commitment to excellence and his generosity in
inspiring entrepreneurialism, leadership and innovation at the Odette
School of Business. A $750,000 investment in initial funding for the
project was raised by Peddie's MLSE colleagues and friends in
recognition of his retirement, with Odette planning ongoing funding for
Peddie has received numerous awards from UWindsor, including the Alumni
Award of Merit in 2009 and the Clarke Award in 1998, given to
outstanding alumni who have made remarkable contributions bringing
honour and recognition to the University.
He served as the Odette School of Business Executive-in-Residence in
2002, where he developed and delivered a leadership course, and has
been instrumental in supporting the Odette Business School Debating
Team, which has enjoyed outstanding success in competitions across
North America. High school students from across the city have also had
an annual opportunity to compete in the Richard Peddie Invitational
Debating Competition held at the Odette School of Business.
The RPLI will be introduced at the first of Odette's 2012 Breakfast With
Champions series. The event will take place at 7:15 a.m., Wed., Jan.
25, in room 104 of the Odette Building, where Peddie will speak on How
to Build Winning Organizations and Teams.
The key elements to be featured as part of the leadership initiative
The Centre for Leadership Competency Measurement, dedicated to the measurement and development of leadership competency
for Odette School of Business students;
The Leader-in-Residence Program, where Peddie will be the first in what will be a series of resident
leaders who will deliver guest lectures, be available for small group
mentoring, and generally participate as members of the Odette School of
The Richard Peddie Invitational Speaker Series, a major annual event to feature top experts on the subjects of
leadership, management and success measurement.
Founded in 1963, the University of Windsor has close to 16,000 full-time
and part-time students. The University of Windsor's mission is to
enable people to make a better world through education, scholarship,
research and engagement.
SOURCE University of Windsor
For further information:
Internal/External Relations Officer
Odette School of Business
519/971-3678 tel; 519/973-7073 fax