Prof. Jamie Gruman’s students helped raise $1,300 for the Guelph Food Bank as part of their coursework in Gruman’s managerial and leadership class.
The GuelphMercuryTribune.com published a story about Gruman’s class on Dec. 10.
The third-year students developed fundraising ideas for the food bank in order to expand their practical leadership skills. Each semester, Gruman’s students devise small company models offering things such as holiday breakfasts, a paint night and a video game tournament to generate funds for charity.
Gruman, a professor in U of G’s Department of Management, said giving students the chance to put their academic skills into practice is invaluable. “You can’t learn how to ride a bike listening to someone talk about riding a bike.”
He studies leadership, management effectiveness, and positive organizational behaviour.