This program fulfills the requirements for the Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence.
What does the program offer?
- How to establish Indigenous institutions of governance
- Understand effective governance & best practices
- Processes for developing and adopting governance institutions such as a constitution, laws, regulations, policies, and community plans
- Institutions for the enforcement of a nation’s laws
- Ensuring community support for governance reform and institution building
- Building structures and processes for implementing and operationalizing institutions
- Creating a professional, independent, and culturally appropriate public service
This program prioritized Indigenous learners, and those working for Indigenous communities and organizations.
Who should register?
- Indigenous leaders, administrators, senior management, negotiators, and planners
- First Nation, Inuit, and Métis regional or tribal managers and executive directors
- Consultants and legal counsel who work closely with Indigenous nations and organizations
- Provincial and federal policy analysts and negotiators
- Industry or government officials interested in Indigenous issues of self-government
Programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure a confirmation of your spot.
For full details on vaccination requirements, masking, safety protocols, and COVID related policies please visit: www.banffcentre.ca/covid-19-measures
To maximize learning for this program, students are required to dedicate approximately 40 hours during the week to this program.
- Complete pre-program assignments (approx. 1 hour)
- Participate in daily sessions, Sunday through Friday, according to the agenda.
- Complete homework outside of class time (approx. 2 hours)
In person Indigenous Leadership Program Schedule:
- Starting Sunday, 5:30pm with Dinner
- Monday to Thursday whole day include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Finishing Friday, 2pm after Lunch
*Schedule is subject to change, more details coming soon.
Your program fee includes a single bedroom on the Banff Centre campus for the duration of your program.
Get connected with other artists on campus and focus on your projects in a creative environment while we take care of the day-to-day essentials.
Using a credit-based system to dine on campus, our flexible meal plans allow you to select meals according to your own needs during your stay. Banff Centre can respond to most dietary requests.
The Full Flex meal plan is equivalent to $58 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner at our Buffet service.
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.
Accès limité à la bibliothèque Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives.
Même si les portes demeurent temporairement fermées, vous pouvez accéder à un grand nombre de livres, de périodiques, d’enregistrements et de partitions en consultant nos bases de données électroniques à partir de la page des ressources numériques, ainsi qu’à des articles physiques grâce à notre service de cueillette à la porte.
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.
Join in group seminars/workshops.
Learning Journals for course materials.
Fees & Financial Assistance
Up to a maximum of 25 participants per program
Financial assistance may be available for Indigenous peoples or non-Indigenous peoples working for Indigenous organizations only.
To be considered for financial assistance, please ensure that you select "Yes" to 'I would like to apply for financial assistance' during registration, and log into your Student Portal to complete your funding application form within 48 hours of submitting your initial registration. We strongly recommend timely submission of the funding form, to be considered. Note that we reserve the right to cancel registrants who select 'No' to financial assistance if payment and confirmation of attendance is not received within 7 days of registration.
Banff Centre will issue official tax receipts for eligible tuition fees and all financial assistance and awards as required by the Income Tax Act. You will receive a T2202 (Tuition and Enrolment Certificate) for eligible tuition fees paid and a T4A (Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income) for applicable financial assistance and awards.
How to Apply
If you have requested financial assistance,please ensure that you log in to your Student Portal within 48 hours of registration, to submit your funding request form.
If you do not require financial assistance, please ensure that you log in to your Student Portal and complete confirmation of attendance and full payment as soon as possible, but no later than 7 days from completing step 1.
Note that non-completion within the timelines stated may result in your place being offered to the waitlist.
Participants must be ages 18+ at the time of the program start date.
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, and in this case all fees will be refunded. Please note that Banff Centre is not liable for any personal/travel expenses incurred. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.