Earn a Leadership Certificate

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 Leadership Practice

The Certificate of Leadership Practice is awarded to individuals who have made a significant commitment to their leadership learning journey by completing a total of four Leadership Intensive programs over the course of three years.

Through these programs, participants deepen their understanding of themselves — and the systems within which they work — to discover and step into their unique leadership opportunities. Participants learn rigorous new ways of thinking and doing to build initiatives and institutions that enrich communities and help realize human potential.

To earn your Certificate of Leadership Practice, you must complete the following four programs.

*Options to substitute other programs may be available for those who are deeply engaged in Truth and Reconciliation, and who therefore already possess a high level of knowledge and experience in this area. Please contact us to learn more.

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

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

*Note: During a time of social distancing and travel restrictions, Banff Centre has transitioned its programming online. The only online program eligible towards the Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence is: Project Management for Indigenous Organizations Online. All other remaining online programs are intended to be introductory courses and are not counted towards the certificate. We hope to offer full in-person programs towards the certificate again when it is safe to do so! 



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