BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FNPA-225 - Diplomacy and Leadership - 3.00 Credits

FNPA-225 - Diplomacy and Leadership - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will introduce students to the interconnected concepts of leadership and diplomacy. It will look at these two concepts in terms of cultural relevance and context. Looking at indigenous and non-indigenous approaches will enable students in the First Nations Public Administration program to determine their own philosophy for leadership and diplomacy.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12.
    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:
  • recognize and understand traditional Indigenous approaches to leadership;

  • describe the contexts that traditional Indigenous approaches to leadership existed within;

  • describe how diplomacy and leadership are interconnected;

  • comprehend the transition and changes to traditional leadership and diplomacy during colonization;

  • identify contemporary indigenous forms of leadership and diplomacy;

  • identify objectives and outcomes of various methods of leadership

  • determine relevant approaches to leadership and diplomacy according to the setting; and

  • communicate their own personal philosophy and approach towards leadership and diplomacy.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Ottmann, Jacqueline. The Banff Centre. Aboriginal Leadership and Management: First Nations Leadership Development.
  • Forest, Ohky Simine. (current edition). Manifesting the Ancient Council Ways. In Forest, Ohky Simine, Dreaming the Council Ways: True Native Teachings from the Red Lodge (pp. 264-294). Maine: Samuel Weiser Inc.
  • Alberta Municipal Affairs, in Cooperation with British Columbia’s Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services, and Manitoba Intergovernmental Affairs. (2002). Report Concerning Relations Between Local Governments and First Nation Governments.
  • Begay, Manley A. (current edition). Designing Native American Management and Leadership Training: Past Efforts, Present Endeavors, and Future Options. Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.

  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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