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TEACHING

Graduate / Professional

Member, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University.

Member, PhD Examining Committee, Solange Charas, Case Western Reserve University, 2013-2014.

Research Fellow and Advisory Board Member, Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management, 2012 – present.

Harvard University, Summer Faculty, 26 June – 9 August 2012, 25 June – 8 August 2013, and 24 June – 7 August 2014.

Adjunct Faculty, Osgoode Hall Law School, January – April 2011.

Member, PhD Examining Committee, “Strengthening the Stakeholder Principle: The Path of Corporate Law,” by P.M. Vasudev, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 28 January 2011.

Member, PhD Examining Committee, “Law, Development and Corporate Law Reform in China: Revealing the Embedded Social Values of the Corporation,” by Gil Lan, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 11 February 2011.

Dean’s Representative, LLM Defence, Victoria Torrie (Supervisor: Stephanie Ben-Ishai), entitled ”Analyzing the Canadian Third-Party ABCP Liquidity Crisis and Restructuring Through the Lenses of Securities and Insolvency Law,“ Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 15 April 2010.

 

Courses developed and taught

Assisted in the development and ongoing revision, in conjunction with industry experts, courses in enterprise risk management and strategy, MFAc program, 2012 – present.

Developed and taught GS/FACC 6220: “Governance of Executive Compensation and Shareholder Accountability,” Master of Financial Accountability Program (MFAc), School of Administrative Studies, York University, 2012 – present. See course outline here.

Developed and taught GS/FACC 6460: “Accountability Issues in the Government and Not-for-Profit Sectors,” Master of Financial Accountability Program (MFAc), School of Administrative Studies, York University, 2012 – present. See course outline here.

GS/LAW 6749: Corporate Governance (with Poonam Puri), Part-Time LLM Specializing in Business Law, Osgoode Professional Development Program, York University (30 March - 1 April, 2011).

GS/FACC 6220: “Corporate Governance and Financial Accountability,” Master of Financial Accountability Program (MFAc), School of Administrative Studies, York University, 2011 – present.

LW/LAW 5170: Corporate Governance, LLB Program, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (January - April, 2011).

Boards of Directors,” Joint Schulich-Kellogg EMBA Programs, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

SMGT 6150: “Boards of Directors,” Schulich School of Business, York University, 1999-2002.

MGMT 6200: “Business Administration and the Law,” Schulich School of Business, York University, 1997, 2000.

MGMT 5250: “Managing in a Contemporary Context,” Schulich School of Business, York University, 1997.

 

Undergraduate

Courses developed and taught

ADMS 4920: “Governance of Government Enterprises and Not-for-Profit Organizations,” Bachelor of Administrative Studies Program (BAS), School of Administrative Studies, York University, 2014 – present.

ADMS 4690: “Board Leadership, Effectiveness & Succession Planning,” Bachelor of Administrative Studies Program (BAS), School of Administrative Studies, York University, 2012 – present.

ADMS 2610: “Elements of Law: Part 1,” Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, July 2004 - 2010, 2013 (forthcoming).

MGMT 1010: “Environmental Context of Management,” Schulich School of Business, York University, 1998-2004.

PLCY 4200: “Business Administration and the Law,” Schulich School of Business, York University, 1996-2000.

SGMT 4010: “Strategic Management,” Schulich School of Business, York University, 1997-1998.

 

Guest lectures in other courses

Guest lecture on corporate governance developments, University of Toronto St. George Campus, November 11, 2013.

Guest lecture on developments in corporate governance, LLM in Business Law, Corporate Governance class, Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development, November 12, 2012.

Guest lecture on developments in corporate governance, Business Ethics class, Ryerson University, March 9, 2011.

Joint Law-MBA Seminar, Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business, York University, February 7, 2012; January 18, 2011; February 9, 2010; February 10, 2009; and January 29, 2008.

“Corporate Governance, Business Law and Technology,” CSE 3000 Professional Practice in Computing, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, York University, September 28, 2010.

“Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility,” School of Administrative Studies, York University, 2009.

“Law of Corporate Management,” Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

MGMT 5250: “Managing in a Contemporary Context,” Schulich School of Business, York University; and MGT 2015-02: “Management Consulting,” Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

University of Chicago-Wharton-Stanford Directors Consortium, 2005.

EMBA Program – Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, April 2, 2004.


OTHER TEACHING-RELATED ACTIVITIES

Seminars, workshops presented

Workshop presenter, “Developing quality curricula, learning objectives, instructional activities & student evaluation methods for small classes of graduate or professional students,” Brown-Bag Research Series - Innovations in Teaching, to School of Administrative Studies, May 12, 2011.

Instructor, International Company Directors Course, Australian Institute of Company Directors, 2005.

Guest speaker, “Effective University Teaching And Best Practices,” Briarcliffe College, April 22, 1999, Bethpage, NY.

Guest speaker, “Insights and Dialogue on Schulich Teaching,” by Richard Leblanc, February 3, 1999.

Guest speaker, Schulich School of Business, “Reflections on the Ivey Teaching Workshop,” by Richard Leblanc, November 17, 1998.

Mentoring and Development

Mentoring university colleagues, Teaching Award Winners' Classroom Observation Scheme, October 2013 - present.

Other

Vice Chair and Instructor, “Corporate Governance: What You Need to Know To Be a Better Director,” Division of Executive Development, Schulich School of Business, York University: May 19, 1999; January 20, 2000; December 4, 2000; February 5, 2001 (Russian Corporate Governance Program); May 31, 2001; December 3, 2001; May 16, 2002; February 20, 2003; November 27, 2003; and June 24, 2004.

Coordinator and instructor, “Working With Boards of Directors,” the 2001 and 2002 York Executive Program, June 4, 2001 and June 3, 2002.

COURSES TAUGHT AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Instructor, S-5018: “Corporate Governance,” Summer School, Harvard University, 2012, 2013 (forthcoming). See course outline here.

Instructor, MGT 2015-08: “Boards of Directors: Governance Principles for Private, Public & Not-For-Profit Corporations,” MBA Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 1998, 1999.

Instructor, MGT 2005-08: “Advanced Concepts in Strategic Management,” MBA Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 1998.

Instructor, MGT C59S: “Management Ethics,” BA / BCom Program, University of Toronto at Scarborough, 1998.

COURSE/CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Undertook substantive curriculum development and revisions to corporate governance courses: FACC 6620 (Governance of Executive Compensation and Shareholder Accountability), FACC 6900 (Governance and Accountability: Synthesis of Theory and Practice) (in conjunction with Mark Smith) and undergraduate governance and legal courses (ADMS 4691, ADMS 4692), in the MFAc and SAS Programs, respectively, 2012-2013.

Undertook substantive curriculum development and revisions to three proposed and forthcoming corporate governance courses (in progress): FACC 6460, ADMS 4690 and two proposed undergraduate governance and legal courses, in the MFAc and SAS Programs, respectively, 2011-2012.

Undertook substantive curriculum revisions to three corporate governance courses: FACC 6220, LAW 5170 and LAW 6749, in the MFAc, JD and LLM Programs, respectively, 2010-2011.

Undertook substantive curriculum revisions to AK/ADMS 3620 3.00: “Elements of Law: Part 2,” Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, 2007 - 2009.

Undertook substantive curriculum revisions, in collaboration with the Undergraduate Program Director, School of Administrative Studies, to AK/ADMS 2610 3.00: “Elements of Law: Part 1,” (formerly ADMS 3610), Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies, 2007 - 2009.

Developed two courses for the proposed Masters of Financial Accountability (MFAcc) Program, AK/ADMS 6160 3.00 "Corporate Governance and Financial Accountability," 2007 - present; and AK/ADMS 6120 3.00 "Corporate Responsibility and Ethics," 2007 - 2008.

PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATION/DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED LEARNING

Internet-based course (developed with Randy Hoffman at York University), “Best Practices and Professional Standards in the Management Consulting Profession,” Canadian Association of Management Consultants, CMC Program, 2000 to present.

PUBLICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO TEACHING

Publications

Leblanc, Richard “Enthusiastic Teaching: A Conversation with Friends,” contributor to Chapter 15, in Robert T. Tauber and Cathy Sargent Mester, eds., Acting Lessons for Teachers: Using Performance Skills in the Classroom, 2nd ed. (Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger, 2007).

Leblanc, Richard, “Good Teaching: The Top Ten Requirements,” The Teaching Professor (June-July 1998), 1,7 and reprinted in: Insight: Advanced Learning Through Faculty Study, newsletter of the Teaching Excellence Centre, Rutgers University, Camden Campus (Fall 1998), 1, 2; The Point, newsletter of United Faculty of PBCC, (November 1998), 6; Briarcliffe College Faculty Newsletter, Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, NY (January-February 1999), 2; and Focus on Teaching, Newsletter of Buffalo State University of New York (Spring 1999), 2.