BNS, Estonian Review
Estonian Brig. Gen. Meelis Kiili, commandant of the Tartu-based Baltic Defence College, has been elected senior fellow of New Westminster College (British Columbia).
Kiili was elected in recognition of his exceptional leadership as a senior military educator. "Becoming an honorary member means big international recognition for me," Brig. Gen. Kiili was quoted by military spokespeople in Tallinn as saying.
Kiili said that his present position as chief of the Baltic Defence College and his graduation paper in the US Army War College probably were crucial for his election. "The topic of my graduation paper was a leadership model applied in today's security environment which is a symbiosis between the philosophies of network-based management and task-based management," Kiili said. He added that his status as senior fellow will entail holding lectures in military management and evaluation of management teaching syllabi and modules.
New Westminster College was established in Vancouver, Canada, in 2011 as an institution to provide higher level training courses to managers, diplomats, and government and business leaders. The College has a program of electing an international group of fellows -- people who have been nominated and selected for their accomplishments as leaders in the military, in education, in business and government.
Estonian Brigadier General Meelis Kiili Elected Fellow of Canada's New Westminster College