Courses, Research and Teaching

Richard Paton as President of RP Consultants is currently engaged in research on the challenges facing the presidents of a range of associations and non profits including business associations, universities, hospitals, professional associations and the full range of social, environmental, educational and other non profits.

The two major courses that have been developed by Richard are: The Politics of Management: Thinking like a Manager and Leading Associations and Non Profits. These courses are provided at least once a year at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. The Course Outlines for the courses, which are copyrighted by Richard Paton, are provided in the web site.

The Leadership of Non Profits course is a unique practical management course that has received exceptionally positive reviews by participants. The course was provided in a one-week format in early June of 2015 and 2016 and is scheduled for the same period in 2017. The course usually involves 20 participants of the non profit program from organizations across the country as well as 5–7 professional development participants from associations and non profits who can register without enrolling in the masters or diploma program. Registration is usually opened in March and in past years, the course was fully subscribed in less than a day. Anyone wishing further information on the course can contact Richard Paton.