We are developing morally courageous leaders with the vision and audacity to build a better world.

Are you ready to do your inner work and join us?

AST is excited to launch a new kind leadership programming. Through shared practical and experiential opportunities with a host of wise and compassionate facilitators, we are engaging people who are ready to think critically about their own values and beliefs, to understand what it means to lead with purpose and integrity in today’s complex world.

We are connecting diverse leaders who are interested in becoming more conscious of their impact, wherever they live and work, supporting them from common cause, to common vision, to common action.

Are you ready to take this journey of self-discovery, to show up authentically and take inspired action on behalf of your community? Are you ready to create a more just, compassionate, sustainable world?

Let’s get to work. 

AST Leadership Learning to host Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

AST Leadership Learning is honoured to host Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in an exclusive online conversation with AST Associate Professor, Dr. David Deane to share insights from her compelling leadership philosophy and journey.

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is a human rights activist and the leader of democratic Belarus. She challenged and, by many accounts, defeated the autocratic president Aliaksandr Lukashenka in the 2020 presidential election.

Tsikhanouskaya is gaining international recognition and support for her leadership of social justice, compassion and kindness.

This free online session, hosted on Zoom on Wednesday, March 17 from 10 to 11 am AST, will take the form of an online interview and Q&A, and is available to all participants who register for the session.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-conversation-with-sviatlana-tsikhanouskaya-tickets-142423493503 









The Leading from the Inside Out series is underway! On December 8, we are excited to welcome The Honourable Dr. Mayann Francis, O.N.S., who will deliver a much-anticipated session on Ethical Leadership and the importance of looking back in order for us to step into our leadership and progress on issues of social justice. You can learn more and register by clicking the Register for the series button above.




Just a few of our inspiring Leading from the Inside Out facilitators.

For more information and to register, visit: www.eventbrite.ca/e/leading-from-the-inside-out-facilitating-change-for-a-world-in-crisis-tickets-125011965153  


Black Women in Leadership: Sharing and Shaping Our Journey

We were honoured to partner with Mount Saint Vincent University and RBC to hold space for essential and inspiring conversations to elevate Black women leaders during the Black Women in Leadership forum on October 30 and November 6. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the forum, particularly our wonderful storytellers, The Honourable Dr. Mayann Francis, Yvonne AtwellBarbara Manning, Sharon Davis-Murdoch and Cora Tolliver, for their wisdom and courage. We are developing a final report from the forum to share the learning. Please stay tuned!

In the meantime, we are pleased to present you with the recordings of both sessions from the Black Women in Leadership: Sharing and Shaping Our Journey forum.

Session 1: October 30, 2020
Session 2: November 6, 2020 

Please look to the video descriptions for exact timing on various speakers.



Please contact our Director, Leadership Learning, Sherie Hodds with any questions at shodds@astheology.ns.ca.