Donovan Mutschler, MC, MA

Adjunct Faculty
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Teaches:
Adult Development
  Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. (Dr. Howard Thurman 1899-1981) 

Teaching Philosophy

Theories consist of potential energy that is brought alive (made kinetic) in the classroom through life application and sharing of narratives as related to those theories. God’s gift of community within the classroom provides a faith-based environment in which to hear the teaching of the Holy Spirit as we learn together and develop a common experience of God’s presence in our stories.

Background

I am a consistently high performing leader with more than 25 years of experience with the federal and provincial public service and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada throughout Western Canada. I possess an acquired and demonstrated knowledge of leadership and engagement strategies that focus on improving relationships that lead to innovation and new possibilities. I apply counseling strategies to my daily work within a public service setting. My five core values are: spirituality, faith, teamwork, success and truth. You can see this in action as I nurture highly successful teams that possess a strong sense of integrity. My personal mission statement is, “Through the use of core values, creating the space for human potential to emerge.” I have won multiple awards for leadership excellence, including the Health Canada Deputy Minister's Awards for Team Excellence and the National Managers' Community Regional Honours Award.

Education

2014: MC, Professional Leadership, University of Regina
2005: MA, Marriage and Family Therapy, Briercrest Seminary
1993: BA, Psychology, University of Regina

Research

Validity of Developmental Psychology theories in Indigenous cultures
Relationship between Developmental Theory and Socio-economic condition
Spirituality and Faith Development in Indigenous cultures
My time [at Briercrest Seminary] has guided me deeper into God's Word, and helped me develop my gifts as I look forward to a life in ministry.
Nathan Scott