“…we had such an astounding team of Leaders and a marvellous circle of participants, that the experience ended up being one that I will never forget.”
– Jenn, (Introductory Wise Practices for Indigenous Leadership Alumni)
This program renews our relationship with Wise Practices during a time of great change for humanity. We will activate community wisdom in action through case studies from our local and global interspace, deepen critical skills, reawaken gifts, and re-envision what leaders need to thrive while living holistically into responsibilities, inherent wellbeing, and abundance.
You will have the opportunity to bring the Wise Practice leadership model to life in your role and organization, while taking a personal and professional leadership journey. This program creates a space to regenerate and envision, while expanding roots of identity, knowledge, and cultural values within your authentic leadership style. Move from theory and practice into action, with the guidance of Elders, land-based learning, hands-on case studies, culture, arts, and community dialogue.
Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership provides the opportunity to center, strengthen, and balance cultural and contemporary leadership competencies.
This program fulfills the requirements for the Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence.
What does the program offer?
Who should register?
- Indigenous leaders, administrators, and service providers
- Indigenous artists, change makers, and visionaries
- Senior management and personnel working with or within Indigenous organizations
Programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure a 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 (approx. 4 hours)
- Participate in daily sessions, Sunday through Friday, according to the agenda.
- Complete homework outside of class time (approx. 2-4 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 $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 are located on the 2nd floor of the Kinnear Centre, and provides access to great books, media, and work space.
Limited access to the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives.
Although the doors remain temporarily closed, you can still access a wide range of books, periodicals, recordings and scores through our digital databases available on the digital resources page, and physical items through our curbside pick-up service.
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 is 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.
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.