BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACED-205 - Aboriginal Governance Development - 3.00 Credits

ACED-205 - Aboriginal Governance Development - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on the twin topics of effective leadership and the role and mandate of the Board of Governors or Tribal Council. This includes balancing the leadership and management needs of an organization, and sharing these functions effectively with the board. The governance functions of the mission statement, the role of the board, recruiting and orienting new board members, and board-executive director relations will be critically examined through experiential models and practices. Students will keep a single notebook or binder to hold their written notes and class handouts. This will develop the student's organizational skills, and allow them to monitor their own progress in the course. This course is targeted for those who are employed and/or have administrative experience.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Diploma Term 1
  • First Nations Public Administration Certificate - FNPA Diploma (2Year) Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 050, MATH 057, and business writing experience.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per Week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    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:
  • develop general leadership and governance skills;

  • learn to work in teams and with a diversity of people;

  • acquire problem-solving skills in situational cases;

  • develop communication skills, better manage conflict, and decision making;

  • develop interpersonal leadership and governance strategies;

  • analyse various models of leadership and governance;

  • practice interpersonal communication skills; and

  • create and set organizational priorities, goals and visions.
  • Text and Materials: William, Gerry. Participants Manual.
    Leighton, David and Donald Thain. How Boards Work.
    O’Connor, Carol A. Successful Leadership.
    Adams, Scott. The Dilbert Principle.
    Handouts in class.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved December 2000.