7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Leadership & Equity
Actor, producer, entrepreneur and activist Jesse Lipscombe has presented about leadership and equity for years, directing audiences to land on the correct side of history. Whether it be through anti-racism training or uncovering one’s own unconscious bias, he has helped many understand their role in creating an equitable workplace and environment. Join us to learn that leadership looks different depending on how a person arrives at that position. He will open your eyes to the many different ways a person wants to be led, not only through statistical evidence and psychological patterns but also through an array of cultural perspectives that are often overlooked or missed completely.
About Jesse Lipscombe
Jesse Lipscombe is an actor, producer, entrepreneur and activist based in Edmonton, Alberta. Born and raised in St. Albert, Jesse started his acting career at age 14 alongside Sidney Poitier in the Calgary-shot film Children of the Dust. At 18, he received a full track-and-field scholarship to Martin Luther King Jr.’s alma mater, Morehouse College, in Atlanta, Georgia. Jesse went on to win multiple national high-jump championships in both Canada and the U.S., and was ranked 6th in the world in his sport.
Back in Edmonton, Jesse launched a full entrepreneurial and artistic career, opening fitness studios and restaurants, while continuing to act and produce in award-winning film and television productions. Jesse has been nominated for several Canadian Screen Awards and Alberta film and television awards.
About the Series
Be informed, challenged, and inspired by local, national, and international leaders from government, business, academia, and the cultural and nonprofit sectors. The Lougheed College Lectures sponsored by Syncrude present exceptional speakers from interdisciplinary backgrounds to foster the leadership needed to face the complex challenges of the 21st century. Hosted by the Peter Lougheed Leadership College at the University of Alberta.