CAPA 5 - Governance Structures and Processes

Course Description

For senior Administrators to function effectively in Aboriginal communities and organizations, it is necessary for them to have comprehensive knowledge of the historical, external, and local governance context, structures and processes within which they function.  They must be able to integrate this knowledge into management practices within their work environments. This course covers the following:
  • Historical context for traditional and contemporary governance
  • Treaty making, treaty implementation, self-government, and land claim settlement processes
  • Overview of Aboriginal political organizations
  • Towards self-government
  • Local community and organizational governance issues and structures
  • Roles and responsibilities of Chief and Council, Aboriginal organization Board of Directors and operations of administrations/organizations
  • Jurisdictions of different levels of government and how they impact Aboriginal communities and organizations
  • Federal, provincial and municipal processes and structures impacting Aboriginal communities and organizations
  • Fundamentals of planning and policy, media communications policy
  • New directions

Course Fees:

  • Members: $535 (plus applicable taxes)
  • Non-members: $645 (plus applicable taxes)

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