NCFNG and UVIC Announce Two New Courses
NCFNG and University of Victoria announce first courses toward Certificate in First Nations Governance, Administration, and Management
The National Centre for First Nations Governance and the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration are pleased to announce the delivery of two new courses for First Nations managers and administrators in February and March 2008. The courses are part of a pilot project for developing a credit Certificate in First Nations Governance, Administration, and Management. The pilot project is supported by the Ministry of Advanced Education’s Aboriginal Special Projects Fund and by the Office of Indigenous Affairs at the University of Victoria.
The aim of the proposed Certificate in First Nations Governance, Administration, and Management is to provide the education, training and skills to further build and sustain real progress in First Nations governance. The first course, “Traditional and Contemporary First Nations Governance”, will give participants an appreciation of the new governance realities for First Nations and assist them in identifying the essentials of effective governance. The second course, “First Nations Governance, Administration and Management”, will provide a broad introduction to strategic management necessary to function within a governance context in First Nations communities.
The two five-day courses will be offered on-campus at the University of Victoria in the week of February 18 to 22, 2008 and in the week of March 17 to 21, 2008. Selected sessions in these courses may be held in First Nations communities in the Greater Victoria area. Instructors and guest speakers will include First Nations leaders and administrators. This intensive format will provide the opportunity for participants to gain new knowledge and skills, to work on projects that make a difference in their home communities and to network in a diverse and rewarding atmosphere.