Jessie Sutherland, Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning, continues to make an impact on a corporate, community and personal level with the development and implementation of customized educational courses, trainings and lectures through a variety of industries and institutions. Contact us to host one of our existing courses, or we can work together to develop an educational experience for your specific audience.
Current Courses & Guest Lecture Topics
We empower students with the research, knowledge and skills to build quality community relationships and become leaders within their chosen fields. Our courses integrate team-based learning resulting in building collaboration across disciplines and departments.
We currently offer courses and are guest lecturers on a variety of topics:
- Community Engagement
- Values Based Problem Solving
- Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution
- Conflict Transformation
- Asset Based Community Development
- Workplace Bullying
Worldview Strategies founder, Jessie Sutherland is a bestselling author and passionate educator available to design and teach courses.
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Previous Course Topics and Successes
At UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, we designed and taught Approaches to Solving Problems for Planners where students learned skills for community engagement, values based problems solving and cross cultural resolution within organizations and with the communities they serve.
For the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Police Academy, we created Diversity Training For Community Policing. During this course students learned skills to interpret challenging situations from a variety of perspectives; identify how triggers and mirrors influence responses to difficult situations; employ values-based tools to enhance choice making in challenging situations. As a result students became better listeners, less judgmental and more compassionate.
Successful programs for Summer Institutes on Reconciliation have also been implemented at Langara College and Concordia University.
Jessie Sutherland was the lead Diversity instructor in our Police Recruit Training Program. The topic of Diversity has historically been one of the most challenging ones facing our instructors. Jessie was able to draw on her unique experience building inclusive communities to develop and deliver an innovative four-stage values-based approach to Diversity. She turned one of the most challenging topics in our police training program into one of our most effective.
Jessie’s approach to the topic of Diversity was based on an adult-learning model. She took the time to get to know the backgrounds of the participants in order to provide the most valuable learning experience possible. She had the recruits begin by exploring their own attitudes and behaviors so each recruit could reflect on aspects of their own lives to learn to apply the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required for the cross-cultural problem solving, communication, and networking that is so important in all aspects of police work. This approach brought real meaning to each recruit’s learning experience.
I made it a point to sit in on Jessie’s sessions because they were so interesting. I learned a lot about each recruit because they were often discussing how teaching points pertained to them individually. I still use Jessie’s theories pertaining to Diversity in my own teaching sessions, appropriately referenced of course.
~ Don Walden,
Program Director, Police Recruit Training,
JIBC Police Academy