Earn a Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence

Are you looking for ongoing learning opportunities that stand out and deliver new strategies, tools, and ideas to enhance your leadership? Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity offers a flexible leadership certificate that does just that!

Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence

The Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence is awarded to individuals who recognize the importance of continuing education and have successfully completed a total of seven programs. The programs are strategically focused on building your capacity to assist your community and organization to successfully move forward into the era of self-determination and successful community economic development. All Intermediate offerings are counted towards the certificate, while Introductory programs do not.

To earn your Certificate of Excellence in Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management, please choose one program from each of the seven Wise Practices Elements.

Wise Practice Element 1: Identity and Culture
Intermediate Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership
•   Intermediate Indigenous Women in Leadership** 

Wise Practice Element 2: Leadership
Intermediate Inherent Right to Indigenous Governance 

Wise Practice Element 3: Strategic Vision and Planning
Intermediate Indigenous Strategic Planning
Wise Practice Element 4:  Good Governance and Management
Intermediate Establishing Institutions of Good Governance
Wise Practice Element 5:  Accountability and Stewardship
Intermediate Leading Teams: Good Governance for Councils and Boards

Wise Practice Element 6: Performance Evaluation
 Intermediate Project Management for Indigenous Organizations
•   Intermediate Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks**

Wise Practice Element 7: Collaborations, Partnerships, and External Relationships
Intermediate Negotiation Skills Training
•    Intermediate Indigenous Business and Economic Development

** Indicates program is not yet being offered yet. 
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Note: We are thrilled to be offerings many programs towards the Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence. Please review our upcoming Indigenous Leadership offerings to see what programs are available!

However, due to the impacts of COVID-19, Banff Centre has reduced it’s course load, and as such, some programs are not yet offered at this time. We recognize that this impacts those on their path towards achieving their certificate, and apologize for this inconvenience. We are working towards rebuilding our full course load and offerings, and appreciate your patience as we build back towards this goal. If there is a specific program you are interested in attending, please email us at leadership@banffcentre.ca and we can add you to a contact list to be notified when your offering becomes available. 

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