- Accompaniment Communication Practices; Organizational Change and Communication, Coconstruction of Sense; Vision and Knowledge; Co-development of Skills; Interpersonal Communication; Group Communication; Emotional Communication; Emotional Intelligence and Competence; Psychosocial Development of Adolescents and Adults, Individual Change and Transformation; Professional Transitions; Partner-Oriented Research; Participatory and Collaborative Approaches to Research and Innovation; Constructivism; Socio-Constructivism; Interactionism; Biographical Approaches.
- East (Montreal)
Nathalie Lafranchise is a professor in the Social and Public Communications department of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Since 2014, she has also been a guest professor of the Economics department of the Université Grenoble-Alpes, within the Master 2 Human Resources, Organization and Management of Change program. Specialized in accompaniment and skill development, she has a PhD in Education sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and a Masters degree in Communications (psychosociology profile) from UQAM. She is responsible for the short graduate program in Mentoring and the director of the undergraduate program unit of social communications at UQAM. Finally, she is a member of the governing board of UQAM’s Strategic Research chair in Methodology and Partnership-Oriented Research. Her research is on: accompaniment in its different forms (codevelopment, mentoring, accompaniment of groups or teams…) in the development context and in changes and transitions; the relational conditions and communicational process of partnerships between academics and practitioners and the development of emotional competence in an interpersonal context. Since 1999, she has been working on the implementation of an accompaniment project in the education, health, community and associative sectors. She has also presented a wide range of communications in Canada, France, Sweden and Cuba.