Heidi Weigand

Assistant Professor

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Related Information

Email: Heidi.Weigand@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-8998
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, Room 5082
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Leadership and change management
  • Resiliency and burnout
  • Indigenous leadership perspectives
  • Afrocentric collaboration perspectives
  • Intergenerational differences in the workplace
  • Healthcare policy


  • BA (Dalhousie)
  • MBA (Saint Mary’s)
  • PhD (Saint Mary’s)

Research Interests

Professor Weigand’s research focuses on leadership, resiliency and diversity. Studies include: (1) Understanding the value of social connection during COVID-19 and the role of cultural resiliency; (2) Collaboration factors that drive economic prosperity in African Nova Scotian Communities; (3) Understanding the moderating effect of leader positivity on follower innovation and burnout.

Selected Publications

  • Accentuate the positive: Organizational and personal consequences of positive leadership (doctoral dissertation). Weigand, H. http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27010#.XwpAgZNKiu4  (2017)
  • The junctures of intersectionality: Race, gender, class, and nationality and the making of Pan American Airways, 1929–1989. Weigand, H., Webb, S. R., Mills, A. J., Helms Mills, J. C. In A. J. Mills (Ed.),  Insights and Research on the Study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures (pp. 417-444). Emerald Publishing Limited  (2017)
  • Analysis of the role of sports in the management textbook: A study of sports images in organizational behaviour textbooks from 1992 to 2011. Weigand, H., Mills, A. International Journal of Sports Science 3, 246-256  (2015)
  • Positive leadership. Kelloway, K., Weigand, H., McKee, M., Das, H. International Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies 20(1), 107-117 (2013)
  • The Olivieri case: An ethical dilemma of clinical research and corporate sponsorship. Weigand, H., Mills, A.  International Journal of Case Studies in Management 9(4)  (2011)

Awards & Honours

  • Mitacs Accelerate Grant (2022), principal investigator, student: Katherine Wagar, Contagious Resilient Leadership Workshop Series Evaluation Research Project, $15,000.
  • Mitacs Accelerate Grant (2021), principal investigator, students: Nyasha Mandeya and David Kerr, Economic Prosperity Collaborative Research Project, $30,000.
  • SSHRC Connections Grant (2021), in progress, principal investigator, Decolonization of Contagious Resilient Leadership and Dissemination to Gen Z and Alpha Youth, $50,000.
  • SSHRC Partnership Engagement Grant (2020), in progress, co-applicant with Dr. Daphne Rixon, Mental Health and COVID-19: Bridging the Gap, $25,000.

Current Teaching

  • BUSI 6313 - Organizational Change
  • BUSI 6997 - Leading Change
  • BUSI 6998 - Building Collaborative Capacity