Earn a Leadership Certificate

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Are you looking for ongoing learning opportunities that stand out and deliver new strategies, tools, and ideas to enhance your leadership? Banff Centre offers flexible leadership certificate programs that deliver 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. To complete the certificate you will need to take one program from each of the seven elements of Wise Practices. 


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

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

Wise Practice Element 2: Leadership
Inherent Right to Indigenous Governance

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

Wise Practice Element 6: Performance Evaluation
Project Management for Indigenous Organizations
•    Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks - coming soon

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


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