Personal Development Classes



The Support Approach Team offers a number of educational groups for individuals receiving PDD supports within the Calgary region. These group offerings focus on personal development and growth. We offer five 10-week classes and one 5-week class. Typically, we offer the 10-week courses twice annually; once starting the beginning of fall, and once in the winter at the beginning of the new year. The 5-week class is offered based on interest, usually only once per year in the spring or summer.

Application information is sent out via email about one to two months prior to the beginning of the course. From there, individuals who are interested in attending will need to send in their completed applications, and we contact each applicant to schedule an interview. The purpose of the interview is to determine a fit with the rest of group as well as to gather some information about what the individuals hope to learn so that facilitators can tailor the information to match the needs of those attending.

It’s also helpful for those who are new to our groups to attend an interview so that they can meet the facilitators and see the facility. For information about any of our groups e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Groups Offered:

Topic Description Length
Anger Management

Identifying anger, stages of   anger, responses to anger, personal triggers, calming techniques, control,   assertive versus aggressive, and more.

10 Weeks

B.U.D.S Group

Meeting new people,   conversation, communication, maintaining relationships, fair disagreements,   healthy friendship, and more

10 Weeks

Men’s Group

Individuality, diversity, men's   health (physical and mental),self esteem, gender equality, emotions,   boundaries, communication, and more.

10 Weeks

Sexual Education

Healthy relationships,   boundaries in relationships, healthy decision making in relationships,   sexuality and diversity, consent, sex and the law, sexual anatomy, sexual   behaviours, sexually transmitted infections, contraception.

10 Weeks

Women’s Group

Individuality, diversity,   women's health (physical and mental),self esteem, gender equality emotions,   boundaries, communication, and more.

10 Weeks

Cyber Safety

Navigating the internet safety   and making safer decisions. Online connections (e.g., Facebook and other   social media), online dating, online selling and purchasing, and more.

5 Weeks


 For more information about the classes, interviews, scheduling, and more, please review our FAQs
attached: pdfFAQ- Personal Development Classes.pdf