globaLearning – Jaffray Global Learning Consortium

The Jaffray Global Learning initiative provides learning experiences designed for people like you interested in developing skills and knowledge for intentional service in a globally interconnected world. More specifically, the Jaffray Global Learning Initiative prepares people for culturally sensitive service in a multicultural world.

Jaffray globaLearning courses are seminar-style involving 10 hours of instruction over a Friday evening and Saturday.  These courses are available to be taken for personal development or can contribute towards a Jaffray globaLearning certificate.  If taken for Jaffray credit, the participant will also complete 30 hours of additional reading and written work.  By completing the course you can earn one Jaffray globaLearning credit.  You can apply up to 6 Jaffray globaLearning credits for transfer into a seminary program (see the registration form for more information).

What are the globaLearning courses offered?
Our course offerings change depending on interest and instructor availability.  We are currently offering a series of seminars on Cultural Fluency. Click here for current course offerings.

Here is a list of other globaLearning course offerings.  Let us know what courses you are interested in; we require a minimum of five students per class.  Contact us.

Who are the course instructors?
The Jaffray globaLearning courses are taught by full-time Ambrose faculty and select ministry professionals. For information on our current instructors, click here.

Who are globaLearning courses for?
globaLearning courses are for individuals interested in improving their ability to understand and navigate cultural differences that exist within our diverse Canadian neighbourhoods.

What is the Jaffray globaLearning certificate?
By completing three Jaffray globaLearning courses for credit, you will receive a Jaffray globaLearning certificate.  Participants who wish to continue their studies at Ambrose, and who are accepted into one of its seminary programs, will be granted one elective credit hour for each Jaffray globaLearning course completed, up to a maximum of 6 credits.  One globaLearning certificate (3 credits) is the equivalent of one 3 credit seminary course.

Courses are aimed at adult learners and are assessed on a pass/fail basis.  Syllabi are available in consultation with Dr. Charles Cook (

When and where will the globaLearning courses be offered?
globaLearning course are offered throughout the year in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. Online courses are also available on occasion.  Please see the upcoming courses listed below for our current course offerings.

How much will the globaLearning courses cost?
Taken for personal development (10 hours of seminar time) each course costs $40.00.

As part of the Jaffray globaLearning Certificate (10 hours of seminar time and 30 hours of extra reflection) it is $180.00 per course.

How do I register?
You can register for the courses online. Please see the registration links in the upcoming course sections below.

If you are interested in taking the course for Jaffray credit. Please fill out the Registration Form, and contact

Contact the Jaffray Centre at or 403.410.2000 ext.3997

Upcoming Courses

DAI Servant Leadership Course
Instructor: Karl Mueller
Date:  September 15, October 13, November 17, and December 8, 2018
Location: Edmonton, AB
More information will be available soon. Contact us at if interested in learning more.

Cultural Fluency Seminars
Cultural Fluency: Understanding our Sikh Neighbours (JGL 512)
Instructor: Pat Bhatti (Pastor)
Cultural Fluency: Developing a Church-based Ministry with New Canadians in Your Neighbourhood (JGL 513)
Instructor: Rick (PhD.) and Patricia Love (MA)
Cultural Fluency: Diasporas, Migrants and New Canadians: Ministering to the People Next Door (JGL 514)
Instructor: Sadiri Joy Tira (DMiss, DMin)
Cultural Fluency: Understanding our Muslim Neighbours (JGL 515)
Instructor: A practitioner couple

Click here for the Cultural Fluency Course Descriptions. Dates and locations for the next seminars are in the works. If you’re interested in hosting one of these seminars at your church or organization, contact us. We’d love partner together!