Aims

Group Intervention and Leadership

This program will prepare students to contribute to social and organizational changes by employing leadership skills and group processes that consider values and ethics at the individual, organizational and social levels.

Students registered in the programs will:

•Ÿ acquire training in group dynamics theories and models, team leadership, organizational development, interpersonal relationships and communications;

Ÿ• develop design and process skills allowing them to lead group interventions in meetings,  personal development workshops, experiential training and team development;

•Ÿ apply group intervention techniques that are based on various constructivist, systemic and humanist intervention models;

•Ÿ apply self-reflection and meta-cognition models for personal development in the context of leadership and intervention among different types of groups; and

• acquire knowledge supporting different models of group leadership.

Social Communications

The Faculty of Human Sciences provides three undergraduate programs in communications: a bachelor of arts degree with a major in communications sociales, a minor and two certificates. These programs are offered in French.

They will soon be offered in English (2012–2013).

Conflict Studies

The need to understand, explain and reconcile deep-rooted conflicts is ever increasing. Thanks to a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Studies offered by Saint Paul University, we will soon have a new generation of experts in conflict resolution and peacebuilding to call upon. The proposed master’s program will emphasize conflicts that divide communities along ethnic and religious lines – significant challenges facing societies today.

The Master of Arts in Conflict Studies is meant for graduates in political science, psychology, theology, ethics, and related fields, as well as mid-career professionals who wish to acquire a new set of competencies. Graduates will be able to analyze conflict from a multi-disciplinary perspective, and to devise effective and appropriate conflict resolution strategies and peacebuilding interventions. They will be qualified to contribute to the conflict analysis and conflict resolution capabilities of governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, community and religious groups, trade unions, and private corporations.

Counselling and Spirituality

In our global, multicultural environment, there is a desire to explore the spiritual dimension of everyday life. The challenge for professionals is to use a multifaceted approach, incorporating spiritual, psychological, social, cultural and religious dimensions. Their work takes them into a variety of settings: community services, professional organizations, hospitals, and local faith communities.

The faculty seeks to fulfill this objective by creating a community of scholars and practitioners committed to academic excellence, to the creative development of the individual, and to research in new areas of pastoral practice.

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