Francis Clermont

Office: de Léry A-3014

Telephone : (450) 358-6777, ext. 5979

E-mail: francis.clermont@cmrsj-rmcsj.ca

Title

Teacher

CLERMONT, Francis
 

Courses

  • Intermediate Leadership Programme
  • Advanced Leadership Programme
  • Senior Leadership Programme

Diploma

Maîtrise ès arts en science politique (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Baccalauréat ès arts en science politique et en histoire (Université de Montréal)
D.E.S.S. Management HEC Montreal


Biography

Francis Clermont teaches senior Canadian Armed Forces leaders and NCMs for the Department of Professional Military Education Department at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean since April 2006.

His interests and fields of research are, amongst other things, ethics, leadership, systems thinking, complexity, design and the profession of arms.

As a result of his recent research, Francis published a scientific article on Design and Systems Thinking in June 2017. In 2015, he published a scientific article on the importance of developing soft skills for the military. On the same topic, he realized and produced a film documentary in 2011: “The Art of Being a Soldier-Diplomat. The Experience of Canadian NCMs in Cyprus”. Throughout the years, he has given conferences, seminars, courses and lectures pertaining to his research and topic of interest.

In 2015, Francis was invited to join the Directorate of Military Training and Cooperation team as instructor in Ethics and Integrity for Military Seminars and workshops held in different countries around the world.

In 2019, he completed a Post Graduate Degree in Management (HEC, Université de Montréal) with citation of excellence. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science (International Law and International Relations) from Université du Québec à Montréal (2003). He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from Université de Montréal (1999).

Before working for the Department of National Defence, Francis practiced communication and journalism.

Expertises
  • Military Leaders’ Professional Development and Education
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Systems Thinking
  • International Relations/International Law
Publications

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  • Scientific Article: "Design: an Ethical and Moral Project. Conscious Intention for the Cybernetician", Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2017, p.51-83
    http://jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/699/658
  • Open Letter : "La rhétorique du vide et de l’échec des princes", 2 avril 2016, Le Devoir
    https://www.ledevoir.com/opinion/idees/467097/attentats-de-bruxelles-la-rhetorique-du-vide-et-de-l-echec-des-princes
  • Scientific Article: "The Art of Being a Soldier-Diplomat. From an Implicit Role to an Explicit Function", 3 mars 2015, Canadian Military Journal, Canadian Defence Academy, Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 2015, p. 25-35
    http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol15/no2/PDF/CMJ152Fp25.pdf
  • Film-Documentary: “The Art of Being Soldier-Diplomat. The Experience of Canadian NCMs in Cyprus”, Department of National Defence, Canadian Forces College-St-Jean Detachment, Non-Commissioned Members Professional Development Centre, 2011, 60 min.
  • "La démocratie à la rescousse du capital dans les Amériques", in: Raphaël Canet et Jules Duchatels (dir.), La régulation néolibérale. Crise ou ajustement ? Outremont, Athéna éditions/Chaire MCD, p. 227-249, 2004
  • "Aide publique au développement : nouvelles orientations pour l’UE et le Canada ?". Publiés dans : « Les relations transatlantiques : de la relation privilégiée au dialogue à reconstruire ». Centre études internationales et mondialisation-UQAM, Groupe de recherche sur l’intégration continentale, research note for the account of the Gouvernement of Québec, June 2002
Communications

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  • Conference: "A Think Piece on Thinking Peace. Conscious Intention for the Cybernetician", Hybrid Warfare: New Ontologies and epistemologies in Armed Forces, Workshop, Canadian Forces College, Toronto13 October 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3jfBlzPEG4
  • Conferences, lectures, workshops and seminars: "Ethics, Integrity and The Military Profession", Workshops, [Skopje, Macedonia, May 2016; Aman, Brazil, September 2016; Penedo, Brazil, September 2016; Lima, Peru, December 2016; Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, March 2017; Bogota, Colombia, October 2017]
  • Conference: "The Art of Being a Soldier-Diplomat. From an Implicit Role to an Explicit Function", Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS), Kingston, Queen’s University, 2013
  • Conference : "L’art d’être soldat-diplomate. D’un rôle implicite à une fonction explicite", Académie canadienne de la Défense, L’éducation militaire professionnelle, Ottawa, 2012
  • "La démocratie à la rescousse du capital ou la marche vers la démocratisation des Amériques? Une approche politique et socio-économique d'une intégration hémisphérique en profondeur", Université du Québec à Rimouski, Annual Convention of the Association francophone pour l’avancement des sciences (ACFAS), 2003
  • "Institutions économiques internationales : modèles d'intégration économique régionale", Université du Québec à Montréal, Faculty of Political Science and Law, 2002
  • "La guerre dans le monde contemporain", Université du Québec à Montréal, Faculty of Political Science and Law, 2002
  • "La responsabilité scientifique et la philosophie", Université de Montréal, Faculty of Medicine, 2000
Conferences Organization

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  • "Leadersphère", Coordinator and Master of Ceremony, Royal Military College St-Jean, May 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHL_xpQjkNI
  • "Design and Systems Thinking Symposium. Breaking Down Silos and Connecting Stakeholders", Co-organizer et president of panel, Royal Military College St-Jean, Canadian Forces College, Centre for National Security Studies, April 2017
  • “International Symposium on the Development of Military Academies (ISoDoMA)”, president of panel, 2017
  • “The New Battlefield: Canada and the Increasing Complexity of Military Operations”, co-organizer and responsible of communications, Department of National Defence, Canadian Forces College, Non-Commissioned Members Professional Development Centre, 2007
  • « L'Avenir du Québec », Co-cordinator and co-organizer, with the participation of l'Institut d’Études internationales de Montréal, the Chaire de recherche du Canada en mondialisation, citoyenneté et démocratie, the Centre études internationales et mondialisation, and the Université du Québec à Montréal, 2003
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