Creative Communication

Course number: DEG1201 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Communication skills for leaders to enhance effective dialogue, and exchange of ideas in daily communication.

Course Description: Communicating creatively to be heard and understood today is trickier than you might expect. We are constantly bombarded with a barrage of conflicting messages. This course focuses on understanding communication theory and using these insights to practice effective interpersonal, public and organizational communication. Students will have greater confidence and competence to communicate personally and publicly.

Course Textbooks:
Secrets of Dynamic Communication:
 Preparing and Delivering Powerful Speeches. K Davis. Zondervan, 1991. ISBN 0310534615

    Instructor:  Jay Dyrland

Biography: Jay and his wife Kathy-Sue, along with their three children (Jacob, Katie, and Holly) live in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Jay serves as the Worship Director of Heartland Alliance Church. Jay looks forward to skiing with his family in the mountains, and his passions include teaching people towards a greater theological understanding of who/why/how we worship.

On a hot summer day Jay likes to make a pilgrimage to Starbucks for a nice cool Iced Mocha!

Bachelor of Religious Education from Vanguard College
MA in Worship Studies at Briercrest Seminary, Caronport Saskatchewan
Certificate in Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio Arts from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary Alberta