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Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks

Indigenous Leadership

Program Information


The ability to design, direct, and benefit from evaluation practice is an inherent right. Evaluation as a tool can support Indigenous practices and inform the design of programs and projects. Evaluation is a mechanism for amplifying the collective of Indigenous voices.  

Following Right Relations and the Wise Practices leadership and governance model, this program explores how accountable leaders act as stewards of a vision, uniting good governance and ethical practices while honoring their identity and culture. Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks will provide leaders with skills and tools to implement and assess community driven change that reflects community values and cultural practices. 

What does the program offer?

Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks is a comprehensive program for leaders and technicians to understand evaluation, as well as the use of evaluation tools and assessment processes designed to support community change and growth.  

Participants will uncover the roots of Indigenous evaluation practices and include these in their own processes, as well as gain an understanding of the history and context of western evaluation.  Through information sharing, lectures, and evaluation exercises, participants will learn to create an evaluation framework that reflects their community or organization. They will also learn to bring reflective leadership practice to their work and well-being, and build and add to their Indigenous evaluation toolboxes. 

Who should register?

Anyone interested in conducting evaluations, managing programs, and/or applying Wise Practices Leadership will benefit from this program, including: 

•    Indigenous leaders, administrators, senior management, and those involved in program design and delivery
•    Indigenous evaluation students
•    First Nations, Inuit, and Métis regional or tribal evaluators
•    Consultants who work closely with Indigenous nations and organizations
•    Cultural organizations and non-profit leaders
•    Government leaders 
•    Provincial and federal policy analysts and evaluators



What's Included

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All Indigenous Leadership participants 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.

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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 Maclab Bistro, Le Café, or 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.

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The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives is located on the second floor of the Kinnear Centre, and provides access to great books, media, and work space.

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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.

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Enjoy free parking, wifi, and access to the Walter Philips Gallery while you are a guest at Banff Centre. Our Participant Resources team is also available to assist you with medical support or event information. See our Events Calendar to learn more about what’s going on at Banff Centre while you’re onsite.

Fees & Financial Assistance

$2 500.00
Meals and Accommodation
$1 310.00

The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.

Group Savings

Enrol four members of your organization or community in a program and your fifth member will receive free tuition. Special restrictions may apply. Due to high demand, we accept a maximum of five members per group; this is to ensure our programming is accessible to everyone.


Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.

Past participants of the Project Management for Indigenous Organizations program can register again, however, will not be eligible for funding assistance.

Funding opportunities

Call our toll-free number for more details at 1.888.255.6327.

How to Apply

Learn more about the steps to Complete Your Application.

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Banff Centre reserves the right to cancel a program up to seven days prior to program start date if there is insufficient enrolment. All fees will be refunded. Please note that Banff Centre is not liable for any personal/travel expenses incurred.

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