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Introductory Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership - Online
This online 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 in order to thrive, while living wholistically into responsibilities, inherent wellbeing, and abundance.
You will have the opportunity to bring the Wise Practice Indigenous Leadership model to life in your role and organization, while embarking on a personal and professional leadership journey. This program creates the space to regenerate and envision, while expanding roots of identity, knowledge, and cultural values within each person’s authentic leadership style. We will 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.
Please note, this program does not count as credit towards the Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence.
What does the program offer?
- Wise Practice Indigenous Leadership model, research, and case studies
- Centering Indigenous wisdom and leadership concepts in practice
- Deep listening and storytelling
- Land-based learning
- Transformational change: cultural illuminance and living systems thinking
- Relational leadership: collaboration and partnerships
- Transformational, value-based leadership
- Wisdom, change leadership, and spherical intelligence
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
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.
Online Lectures: Use of Zoom for live sessions
- Workbook: Learning Journal PDF
- Use of SharePoint for sharing program resources and materials
To maximize learning for this program, students are required to dedicate approximately 24 hours during the week to this program.
- Complete pre-program assignments (approx. 4 hours)
- Participate in four live Zoom sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, each day from 10:00 am – 2:00pm MDT (4 hrs x 4 days = 16 hours for the week)
- Complete homework outside of class time (approx. 2-4 hours)
Join in online lectures
Electronic workbook for course materials.
Join in group seminars/workshops.
i.e. discussion boards and online resources
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.
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.