BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-120 - Developing Community Leadership - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-120 - Developing Community Leadership - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students will investigate challenges faced by Aboriginal communities in the areas of social, political, cultural, economics, educational and health. Community and group dynamics will be examined through an analysis of issues in the current community systems. Students will have the opportunity to undertake a community needs assessment with an emphasis on health as an interactive assignment with an Aboriginal community. Students will gain an understanding of Aboriginal community systems, their challenges and strengths, and what is needed to develop communities from a holistic perspective that will contribute to the health and wellness of families and to the community as a whole. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including the intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to explore the impacts of colonization and residential schools, including the many forms of abuse, on their own family systems.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission from the Dean
    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:
  • understand historical roots in the development of aboriginal leadership;

  • compare and contrast Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal leadership frameworks and perspectives;

  • communicate theories and methods of health care service delivery;

  • apply human service theory and techniques as they relate to health problems;

  • identify the strengths and limitations of leadership in Aboriginal communities;

  • understand the impact of cultural and ethical factors that affect health care;

  • demonstrate awareness of how human diversity factors such as culture, race, ethnicity, gender physical/ mental disabilities, rural/urban differences affect health care; and

  • explain the effects of oppression, racism, discrimination, sexism, and ageism upon vulnerable and at-risk populations.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Chapman, Elwood N. & O'Neil, Sharon L. (2000). Leadership: essential steps every manager needs to know (neteffect series) 3rd edition. Toronto: Prentice Hall

  • Kottler, Jeffrey A. (2001). Learning group leadership: an experiential approach Toronto: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.