Certified Indigenous Leadership (CIL)
The Certified Indigenous Leadership (CIL) designation is AFOA's newest certification-one that identifies CILs as highly qualified Administrators, able to meet today's unique challenges and builds capacity in Aboriginal administration. The purpose of the CAPA Education Program is to enhance the knowledge, skills, professional development and capacity of Administrators working in Aboriginal communities and organizations.
The role of the Senior Administrator working in Aboriginal communities and organizations has steadily increased in significance and importance over the last several decades. The health and success of Aboriginal communities and organizations can often be directly linked to the effectiveness and capacity of its administration. Administrators and managers working in Aboriginal communities and organizations are key to the viability and well-being of the organization and the people being served. They require extensive knowledge and skills.
Purpose is to enhance the knowledge, skills and professional development of elected officials to enable them to better perform their functions and build community prosperity and financial wellbeing.
The Program will provide new networking opportunities, new environments for learning and access to best practices for working with First Nations and Indigenous organizations at all levels.
The Program potentially could offer a transfer credit to the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program, by the Directors College; a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. [TBD]
They include the following four themes;
) Intellectual & Leadership Competencies
EAST (Yellow) Ethical & Personal Competencies
SOUTH (Red) Emotional & Relationship Competencies
WEST (Black) Fiscal & Management Competencies