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Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership

This March 2020 program is currently full. Please register to be added to the waitlist or register for our upcoming (November 2020) program.

Program archived and cancelled

Program Information


This program asks, at this time in our collective history what are the critical skills, gifts, and vision that leaders need to thrive – living wholistically into responsibilities while restorying inherent wellbeing and prosperity?  
You will have the opportunity to bring the Wise Practice Indigenous leadership model to life in your roles and organizations while taking a personal and professional leadership journey. This program will create a space for you to regenerate and vision while deepening roots of identity, knowledge, and cultural values within your own authentic leadership style. The program will move from theory and practice into action through the guidance of Elders, land based learning, hands-on case studies, culture, arts, and community dialogue.   
Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership will provide an opportunity to balance and strengthen cultural and contemporary leadership competencies. The program will create a strategic focus through a Wise Practice action plan to overcome leadership challenges and actualize personal, organizational, and community goals.  

What does the program offer?

•    Wise Practice Indigenous leadership model, research, and case studies in practice 
•    Indigenous knowledge, leadership, and management concepts in practice  
•    Transformational change: exploring the concept of systems thinking 
•    Life promotion: historical wellbeing, trauma, and resilience 
•    Land based learning 
•    Relational leadership: collaboration and partnerships  
•    Transformational, value-based leadership 
•    Authentic leadership and leadership transparency 

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 

Please note, our programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure a confirmation of your spot.


What's Included

AccommodationRead MoreClose

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.

Meal PlanRead MoreClose

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.

Banff Centre AmenitiesRead MoreClose

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 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.

Fitness and RecreationRead MoreClose

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

$2 500.00
Meals and Accommodation
$1 310.00

The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.

As of April 1st 2019, our tuition fee will increase to $2500.

Group Savings

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

Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.

Past participants of the Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership 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

It is important to be aware of all steps included in submitting your application.
Learn more.

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.

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