BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AGLP-155 - Aboriginal Leadership Principles & Ethics - 3.00 Credits

AGLP-155 - Aboriginal Leadership Principles & Ethics - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course, learners will explore leadership values (Aboriginal and Western perspectives), understand how values are the foundation of an organization, and understand the importance of aligning values to develop effective institutions and governments. Learners will work to explore their own values, how they define each value, and their associated behaviour, and establish plans to align personal values to establish personal integrity in their leadership practice. Learners will also gain an understanding of governance principles and ethics, learn about common leadership challenges (Aboriginal and Western), learn how to observe issues/resolve interpersonal problems, and learn how to develop trust in group settings, and refine problem-solving skills.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Certificate Term 1
  • Prerequisites : English 12, English 12 First Peoples, ENGL 060, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of traditional and culturally relevant values as a foundation in Aboriginal organizational settings;
  • examine the principles of good governance, shared leadership, governance development/succession planning;
  • demonstrate an understanding of participatory community engagement and development (Education, Action, Trust, Inclusion, Nourishment and Governance) in community engagement, and consider traditional practices and current opportunities to enhance engagement and citizen participation in government;
  • discuss the importance of establishing trust as a leader;
  • explore common ethical leadership challenges (in Aboriginal and Western-based organizational settings);
  • research effective practices and lessons learned in Aboriginal leadership ethics and propose solutions;
  • research and develop culturally relevant code of conduct policies for their cohort/learning team members, based upon best practices; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the underlying structure of ethical issues, apply skills in observing, and engage in ethical problem solving and decision-making.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Johnson, C.E. Meeting the ethical challenges of leadership: Casting light or shadow. Current Edition, Washington, DC, Sage Publications
  • Stone, D., Patton, B., Heen, S., & Fisher, R.Difficult conversations: How to discuss what matters most. Current Edition, Toronto, ON, Penguin Books
  • Covey, S.The speed of trust: The one thing that changes everything. Current Edition, New York, NY, Free Press
  • Price, T.Leadership ethics: An introduction. Current Edition, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press
  • Sarkissian, W. & Hofer, N.Kitchen table sustainability: Practical recipes for community engagement with sustainability. Current Edition, London, UK, Earthscan
  • Barrett, R.Building a values-driven organization. Current Edition, London, UK, Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved April 30, 2014.