BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

AGLP-160 - Aboriginal Leadership & Governance Systems - 3.00 Credits

AGLP-160 - Aboriginal Leadership & Governance Systems - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to teach learners how to undertake problem solving from a systems perspective-mapping an Aboriginal community's governance systems, and developing strategies to improve existing systems. Learners will utilize this knowledge to reflect upon real world community challenges, and apply their learning in the continued development of their year two internship.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Certificate Term 2
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, MATH 057, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12 and/or Foundations of Math 11 or Permission of the Instructor
    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:

    • describe organizational systems theory and concepts;

    • compare and contrast the Western leadership systems and the shared leadership systems of Indigenous people, as the basis for building indigenous systems for organizations and governments;

    • research and map Aboriginal communities and their organizations as open, interdependent and interconnected Aboriginal leadership systems -- including leadership succession planning/leadership development;

    • describe the impacts/outcomes of the Western Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) imposed governing system on traditional Aboriginal governing systems, and residual impacts and common challenges with both interacting systems; and

    • identify common systems challenges (e.g. human resource development, communication) and develop strategies to improve Aboriginal organization or governance systems.

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