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Teresa Rose

Teresa Rose

Assistant Professor of Organizational Analysis

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Teresa is full-time Faculty member with Athabasca University. She has taught, researched, and consulted in organizational change for over 20 years. Teresa has a multi-disciplinary approach bringing together degrees in psychology, sport, and business along with a passion for coaching. Her academic and practice backgrounds come together to understand the dynamics of change across multiple levels. She is particularly interested in collaboration as a mechanism of large-scale organization, system, or community change. Previous large-scale projects focused on change in Global Business Advisory firms as well as the Canadian Civil Justice and the Alberta Health Care systems. Her recent publications have focused on Indigenous, Provincial and Federal cross-government collaboration highlighting necessary preconditions to collaboration as well as the importance of building collaborative capacity for public servants working with Indigenous peoples. Her most recent research involves an extensive environmental scan of reconciliation activities seen through website data of Canadian business schools.

Since 2011, Teresa has worked in collaboration with Hull Services and with Indigenous Elders in Calgary, Alberta and area to design and evolve Braiding the Sweetgrass (BTS) BTS is a program to support Indigenous families on a path to wellness by stopping the cycle of inter-generational trauma. Teresa plays a role in evolving the program evaluation strategy to be more aligned with Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing and has worked in collaboration with Hull Services and program funders via the Natoo’si initiative to evolve acceptable evaluation methods. Teresa is passionate about Indigenous and arts based qualitative research methods and program evaluation.

Teresa is a settler who grew up in the areas of Weyburn and White Bear First Nations, Saskatchewan, within traditional territory Treaty No. 4. For much of her life and presently, she resides in Mohk’insstsis, known as Calgary, Alberta within the traditional Blackfoot territory Treaty No. 7.

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Research interests

  • Strategy
  • Organizational Change
  • Organizational Theory
  • Indigenous Education

Educational credentials

  • PhD Organizational Analysis - Alberta Business School, University of Alberta
  • Master of Business Administration - Alberta Business School, University of Alberta
  • Master of Arts - Faculty of Sport Studies, University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Arts - Honours Psychology, University of Regina
  • Certified Executive Coach - Royal Roads University

Professional affiliations

  • Administrative Sciences Academy of Canada
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • International Coaching Federation