University Bridging Program™

UBP™

Prepare G10-12 Students for university success

  • An authentic university experience with real learning challenges

  • All-star professors from top business schools

  • Prepare students for the coming university studies

About the program

Obtaining a university degree is essential in today’s information and innovation-based economy. A university degree opens the door to incredible opportunities that go well beyond financial returns – it allows for a much-enhanced quality of life, the ability to pursue individual dreams, and to have an impact and create a legacy. In short, the pursuit of higher education is the path to prosperity and happiness. 

However, one of the most significant challenges students experience over their life journey is managing the transition from high school to university. The University Bridging Program™ offers can make a significant difference in that transition. The program will allow students to:

  • experience a core university business course curriculum

  • develop critical thinking, research knowledge, and skills

  • develop teamwork and leadership skills

  • enhance presentation and communication skills

  • build relationships with other students and faculty in the program

All-Star Professors

Prof. W. Hejazi PhD

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Walid Hejazi is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, and Academic Director, at the Rotman School of Management. He has researched, advised, and testified extensively on global competitiveness, and is currently working on a series of studies that shed light on the competitiveness and productivity of Canadian firms. He teaches Macro and Global Economics in Rotman’s MBA and EMBA programs and has also delivered lectures in over 30 countries. Walid has also developed and taught a successful MBA course in Islamic Finance, the first such course in Canada.

Prof. G. Georgopoulos  PhD

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George J. Georgopoulos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at York University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto. His academic honors include receiving the Dean’s Excellence Award in Research. He also received the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching and being nominated for the Excellence Award in Teaching at the Schulich School of Business. His research on International Economics, and Multinational Finance and Monetary Theory has resulted in publications in the journals of the Canadian Journal of Economics, Economics Letters, Journal of Economics and Business, and International Review of Economics and Finance.

Prof. A. Ciologariu  DBA

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Andreea is a professor at Humber in the Global Business Management Post-Graduate Program. She teaches the courses on Fundamentals of Marketing and Marketing Leadership Capstone.

Andreea is experienced in curriculum and instructional design, in-person and online content delivery, and taught Marketing and Leadership in several business schools.

Prior to entering academia, Andreea had a distinguished career in Marketing, Sales, and Operations working as a marketing executive in the technology, healthcare, education, trade, and not-for-profit sectors amounting to over fifteen years of progressive North American and international experience.

Week 1

International Business & Economy

Prof. W. Hejazi PhD

  1. Introduction to the Program.

  2. Principles of International Business, and the Rise of China and the Importance of the global Economy.

  3. How to access the global economy, from trade to foreign production?

  4. The importance of the gravity model: why does Canada trade so much with the US? 

Week 2

International Finance

Prof. G. Georgopoulos  PhD

  1. The Principles of Finance, Saving, and Investment.

  2. Financial Markets, the Exchange Rate, and Financial Policy.

  3. Cases of Financial Crises: Causes, Effects, and Solutions.

Week 3

Principles of Marketing  

Prof. A. Ciologariu  DBA 

  1. Introduction to Marketing and Marketing Frameworks.

  2. Understanding the customer using market research.

  3. The Marketing Mix (Strategy) and applications to Personal Brand.

Week 4

Skills Development & Final Presentation

Group Work

  1. Introduction to Presentation Skills and Technics

  2. Presentation Rehearsal

  3. Final Presentation

Schedule

From July 6 to 31

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Assignments and Takeaways

  • Case Reading

  • In-class Assessment

  • Three mini-essays

  • One research report

  • Course evaluation letter by the professor

  • Course certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

Training


The Innate Path psychedelic education program is a full psychotherapy training composed of an in-person component followed by an 8 month apprenticeship with bi-weekly group supervision. The in-person component consists of 3 modules spread out over 4 months (11 days in total). We have training sites around the US and you are welcome to apply and travel to a training that is not local to you. Costs: 11 day in-person component (spread over 4 months): $5,700 (3 payments of $1,900) 8-month follow up apprenticeship: $430 per month This program is not a sitter school for the general public. We only train mental and medical health professionals (and students) interested in providing psychedelic psychotherapy to individuals with mental health conditions. The skill sets required for psychedelic therapy are quite different from the skills most of us learned in graduate school. Our approach is to provide a comprehensive training in a non-ordinary state somatic psychotherapy as a foundation on which we add psychedelic skillsets. Here are some of the components of this training that we find greatly support clients in altered states of psychedelic consciousness: body orientation (autonomic nervous system processing), bottom-up experience focus, relational transference work (essential for complex PTSD), physical touch, attachment work, and parts work. We find that non-ordinary states of consciousness require a non-ordinary state psychotherapy to make best use of what these medicines have to offer. The powerful revelations and memories that emerge during psychedelic states will very quickly overwhelm the rational, verbal, cognitive capacity. The body, with its unique felt sense pathway, is far more equipped to process the charge we frequently find in these states. We recommend viewing the video below which is made up of clips from our combat veteran pilot study. It will give you some sense of how this work can look. One way in which our training will differ from non-directive sitter trainings is that we posit a more active role for the clinician. Our approach is based on the idea that human relational wounding requires human relational healing, and the therapist is called to play an active part in the client’s process. We have found in our clinics that an over-reliance on medicines promotes a passivity in the clinician and frequently, very significant therapeutic opportunities will be missed. Psychedelics are fundamentally catalyzers of innate healing intelligence and tendencies we already possess. Psychedelic medicines amplify these mechanisms, they are not a replacement for them. As such, we develop the student’s eye for understanding and engaging core healing processes before adding the complication, speed and power that psychedelics bring with them. The approach we use is effective with readily accessible psychedelics (ketamine and cannabis), and can apply to other medicines that are in an approval process (MDMA & psilocybin).




IPPC Apprenticeship


After your initial 4 month training, there is an 8 month period of support from us as you implement this work into your practice. This is the length of time therapists in our own clinics need to become competent psychedelic therapists. This is much more than a non-directive holding of space for a client as they go in with eyeshades and headphones; you will be learning an entire non-ordinary state psychotherapy model that is designed to work with these medicines, and which calls on you to serve as an active, engaged, relational guide. Most of our students face three challenges in this training and in their development as psychedelic psychotherapists: 1) the theory involved in experiential, somatic, non-ordinary state psychotherapy is very different from what most of us learn in grad school. 2) You will be asked to build new therapeutic muscles through repeated hands-on practice trades (during and between training modules). 3) The most significant challenge you will face in becoming a psychedelic therapist is your own personal unworked stress, trauma, attachment, dissociated parts, and developmental wounding. Any unworked material from your history will make itself known in your psychedelic therapy practice. This will manifest as powerful counter-transference or other reactions as you begin to implement this work into your practice. This is normal, we expect it with every student. It is not something that can be resolved immediately but is an ongoing project. Our goal is to support you with all of this for that first year as you take on more and more psychedelic therapy clients. Your cohort will be assigned an Innate Path faculty member who was part of your in-person training team to follow you throughout this 8 month period. They will provide you with bi-weekly group supervision. You will also have access to all the other videos, continuing ed, marketing and practice support materials we are developing for the Innate Path Practitioner Community (IPPC) which you are welcome to join after this 8 month period is over but this is not required.




Continuing Ed. Accreditation


Innate Path is accredited to provide continuing education in counseling psychology through NBCC (ACEP No. 6484). You can receive continuing education credits for our in-person trainings as well as our monthly topical live webinar series during your apprenticeship year.





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