Intermediate Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards - Spring 2024

Indigenous Leadership | In Person

Program Information

Leading Teams: Good Governance for Councils and Boards

Wise Practice Element 5: Accountability and Stewardship

 

Overview

Indigenous leaders, directors and managers 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 Western models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance.

What does the program offer?

  • Principles of good governance and wise practices in community development and nation building
  • Building on traditional Indigenous structures of governance
  • ‘Indigenizing’ corporate systems of governance to make the corporate models work for you
  • Ensuring organizational effectiveness through good governance at the board/council level
  • New insights on roles, responsibilities, and performance

Who should register?

  • Elected Officials and senior administrators of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, councils, and boards
  • 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
     

Earn your Certificate

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. All Intermediate offerings are counted towards the certificate, while Introductory programs do not. Learn more about what courses you require in order to achieve your certificate, here.

 

This program fulfills Wise Practice Element 5:  Accountability and Stewardship
 

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 a confirmation of your spot.

Itinerary

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)

In person Indigenous Leadership Program Schedule

  • Starting Sunday, 5:30 pm with Dinner
  • Monday to Thursday whole day includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Finishing Friday, 1:30 pm after Lunch

*Schedule is subject to change, more details coming soon.

What's Included

Accommodations
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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.

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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 accommodate most dietary requests. 

The Full Flex meal plan is calculated at $70 credit per day, equivalent to breakfast, lunch and dinner at our Buffet service.

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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.

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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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Join in group seminars/workshops.

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Learning Journals for course materials.

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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.

Please email library@banffcentre.ca or archives@banffcentre.ca for more information or assistance.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Total fee (includes registration, tuition, meals and accommodation)
$3 460.00
+GST

(Includes Registration Fee of $35.00)
Up to a maximum of 25 participants per program

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.

 

More information about funding opportunities for our Leadership programs can be found here.

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

Learn more about the steps to Complete Your Application.

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.

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