Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards
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Indigenous leaders, managers, and directors are faced with increasingly complex issues, accelerated change, and new ways of doing business. They are also finding new and creative ways to move beyond standard corporate models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance. This program will explore the structure and management of a governing body for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, with particular focus on building solid foundations for Indigenous good governance.
You will come away with tools to strengthen your governance foundations, facilitate new processes, run more productive meetings, and be more effective in your decision-making.
What does the program offer?
- Principles of good governance and wise practices in community development
- Structures of governance and accountability – moving beyond the corporate model
- ‘Indigenizing’ corporate systems of governance to make the corporate model work for you
- Ensuring organizational effectiveness through good governance at the board/council level
- New insights on roles, responsibilities and performance
- Emotional intelligence and team effectiveness
- Strategic planning and management systems
- Legal and financial responsibilities of governing bodies
Who should register?
- Chiefs and senior administrators of First Nations, Tribal Councils, Métis Councils, and Inuit and Northern communities
- Indigenous economic and social development agencies
- Legal entities for Indigenous profit and not-for-profit organizations
- Managers and administrators of service delivery agencies and organizations
- Indigenous arts and culture organizations
- Urban Indigenous organizations
All Leadership participants who choose the Accommodation and Meal Package are provided private rooms with ensuite washrooms in one of our two onsite hotels, the Professional Development Centre or Lloyd Hall. Room upgrades may be available upon request at an additional cost.
If you choose the Accommodation and Meal Package, all of your meals from the start to the end of your program are included; most of your meals will be at Vistas Dining Room, but there may be some special dining events scheduled as well. Please also feel free to visit the Maclab Bistro, Le Café, Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, but note that these outlets are not included in your meal plan, and thus will be at additional cost.
Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.
The Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre is located in the lower floor of the Sally Borden Building, and provides all guests with access to our swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, climbing gym, fitness centre, spin studio, and gymnasium. Massage and physiotherapy appointments may also be booked ahead of time.
Fees & Financial Assistance
The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.
Group SavingsEnroll four members of your organization or community in a program and your fifth member will receive a free tuition. Special restrictions may apply.
Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.Funding opportunities
Call our toll-free number for more details at 1.888.255.6327