Diane Demers, MA
Lecturer, Applied Human Sciences
B.A. Applied Social Sciences, Concordia
M.A. Human Systems Intervention, AHSC, Concordia
Teaching in AHSC
Diane has been teaching courses in AHSC since 1996, including Interpersonal Communication and Relationships, Working in Task Groups, and Leadership in Small Groups. In each of these courses, Diane uses the synergy of groups to focus on learning from both interpersonal and intrapersonal perspectives. In the Internship in Human Relations course, Diane supports students as they work in the field applying what they have learned in their degree program. Diane also teaches Respecting Diversity in Human Relations where sharing individual and collective stories enhances understanding and communication across differences .
Challenging students to critically reflect on the assumptions that underlie their habitual ways of thinking and acting is an important aspect of Diane’s approach. Diane seeks to balance theory with student experience – theory without the experience is empty, and experience without the theory is blind .
Over the past 12 years Diane has been consulting, designing and delivering customized intervention and training programs to profit and non-profit organizations. Diane is an accredited administrator and interpreter of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and has launched a career as a Personal and Professional Coach (Certification Dec. 2007).