Applications are now open for Spring/Summer 2024 programs. For Fall 2024 progams onwards you can sign up to the Newsletter to receive an alert when applications open.
The Application and Payment systems will be closed from the 20th December to 3rd January as part of the Institutional Holiday Closure. SlideRoom will remain open for portfolio submissions.
Questions please contact the Admissions Office or call 403 762 6180.
Intermediate Indigenous Women in Leadership - Winter 2024
Wise Practice Element 1: Identity and Culture
Indigenous peoples are nation building, and this is a time of great planetary and social change. Women must stand tall, stand strong, and re-member the ‘why’ of their lives. This program will bring leaders travelling on diverse pathways together to share and revitalize their inner knowing, renew hopes and dreams, and call forth new visions for the future.
It is about deep listening, deep learning, and letting go, while expanding feminine wisdom and Ancestral knowledges within a sacred circle.
There will be time to reacquaint yourself with your inner essence, rediscover respite, reset your inner beliefs, and celebrate your successes. You will learn to mine your life for the diamonds, and shift challenging experiences into shining gifts of courage, vision, and inner peace. Visit with us to reawaken your authentic leadership gifts, and re-discover what you need to thrive, while living holistically into responsibilities, inherent wellbeing, and abundance.
Supported by the guidance of Elders, share traditional and spiritual wisdom, while grounding in land-based learning, culture, and ceremony. This program fulfills the requirements for the Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence.
What does the program offer?
- Calling your spirit to revitalize feminine leadership
- Centering Indigenous wisdom in practice
- Deep listening, truth-telling, revealing inner story narratives
- Land-based learning and wise practices
- Transformational change: reviving ancestral knowledges
- Relational leadership: collaboration and partnerships
- Change leadership and wholistic perspectives
Who should register?
- Indigenous women leaders, administrators, and service providers
- Indigenous artists, change makers, and visionaries
- Indigenous women seeking a unique kind of leadership training
This program prioritizes Indigenous learners, and those working for Indigenous communities and organizations. Programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure confirmation of your spot.
To maximize learning for this program, students are required to dedicate approximately 40 hours during the week to this program.
- Complete pre-program assignments if applicable (approx. 2 hours)
- Participate in daily sessions, Sunday through Friday, according to the agenda
- Complete homework outside of class time if applicable (approx. 2 hours)
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 $61.95 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.
The Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives - Current Services
The Library is delighted to support Banff Centre Participants, Artists, and Faculty with the following services:
- Open hours: 9:30 am to 1 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
- Access to collections, including program relevant books, scores, artists’ books, recordings, periodicals, and object library.
- Library accounts for borrowing materials.
- Digital Library, on campus and remote access.
- Library research assistance, by appointment.
- Archives research, by appointment only.
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.
Enjoy special artist rates for ticketed performances or complimentary access to events.
Join in group seminars/workshops.
Learning Journals for course materials.
Fees & Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is available for Indigenous peoples or non-Indigenous peoples working for Indigenous organizations. Each request is reviewed individually based on submission of the Financial Assistance form available in the Student Portal.
financial assistance if payment and confirmation of attendance is not received within 7 days of registration.
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.
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.