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Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards
Indigenous leaders, managers, and directors 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 corporate models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance.
This program will explore the structure and management of a governing body for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, with particular focus on building solid foundations for Indigenous governance.
Participants will come away with tools to understand their leadership style in order to strengthen governance foundations, facilitate new processes, run more productive meetings, and be more effective decision-makers.
What does the program offer?
- Principles of governance and wise practices in community development
- Structures of governance
- ‘Indigenizing’ corporate systems of governance to make the corporate model work for you
- Ensuring organizational effectiveness through governance at the board/council level
- New insights on roles, responsibilities, and performance
- Strategic planning and management systems
- Legal and financial responsibilities of governing bodies
- Emotional intelligence and team effectiveness
Who should register?
- Chiefs and senior administrators of First Nations, Tribal Councils, Métis Councils, and Inuit and Northern communities
- 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
Please note, our programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure a confirmation of your spot.
All Leadership participants who choose the Accommodation and Meal Package are provided private rooms with ensuite washrooms in one of our two onsite hotels, the Professional Development Centre or Lloyd Hall. Room upgrades may be available upon request at an additional cost.
If you choose the Accommodation and Meal Package, all of your meals from the start to the end of your program are included; most of your meals will be at Vistas Dining Room, but there may be some special dining events scheduled as well. Please also feel free to visit the Maclab Bistro, Le Café, Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, but note that these outlets are not included in your meal plan, and thus will be at additional cost.
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 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.
Fees & Financial Assistance
The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.
Enrol four members of your organization or community in a program and your fifth member will receive free tuition. Special restrictions may apply. Due to high demand, we accept a maximum of five members per group; this is to ensure our programming is accessible to everyone.
Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.
Past participants of the Leading Teams: Governance for Councils and Boards program can register again, however will not be eligible for funding assistance.
Funding opportunities Call our toll-free number for more details at 1.888.255.6327
How to Apply
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. All fees will be refunded. Please note that Banff Centre is not liable for any personal/travel expenses incurred.