BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Diploma

Program Delivery Location: Community Based
Credential: Diploma

Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Diploma

The purpose of the Aboriginal Governance and Leadership Program (AGLP) are to strengthen Aboriginal peoples' skills and abilities to govern, grounded in the learners' traditional knowledge, leadership values, and community development interests.

The AGLP will support the growth and establishment of ethical, effective leaders and public servants who contribute to improving governing systems and sustainable development outcomes in Aboriginal communities and institutions, for the benefit of current and future generations.

Using a blended delivery model, each level of the AGLP will be offered on a part-time basis. The intent of this blended model is to maximize the flexibility of program delivery for working professionals and public servants, and allow for multiple entry/exit points that support the retention of learners and long-term course completion. This program can also be delivered in the traditional Academic method of 13 weeks per semester if desired.

Learners will be encouraged to support each other in completing experiential learning activities (i.e. chairing meetings, problem solving, critical thinking, journaling); and in becoming more self-directed in their learning.

The culmination of the diploma program will be an internship course where learners will engage in a leadership/governance community research project that will be published and contribute to future learner development. The culmination of the advanced diploma will be an internship, which may include an international partner institute, where learners will undertake a government systems research project that will also be published and contribute to future learner development. Learners will be encouraged to share their research project reports broadly, and continue to apply and refine their leadership and governing practices throughout their lives.

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