Indigenous Strategic Planning
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Research and best practices indicate that successful Indigenous nations and organizations set strategic direction and long-term goals. A viable strategic plan is required to keep pace with changes in the world, reduce dependence on governments, and raise the standard of living of Indigenous citizens now and in the future. You will learn a proven model for strategic planning, based upon systems thinking and its associated processes, tasks, and activities.
The program will prepare you to implement a community, organization, or board strategic planning session; help you focus resources on specific strategies; and provide an understanding of how to keep the plan alive through evaluation, revision, and performance measurement.
What does the program offer?
- Learn systems thinking
- Learn to use the techniques involved in a strategic planning model
- Identify the vision, mission, and values for your community/organization/board
- Learn how to determine the key factors of success
- Complete a current state assessment and an environmental analysis
- Set strategies on which to focus resources and efforts
- Understand the link between the vision and business and operations plans
- Learn how to implement your strategic plan and how to evaluate and measure its performance
Who should register?
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit councils, and tribal councils
- Boards of Indigenous economic and social development agencies, governing boards, commissions, and legal entities for Indigenous profit and not-for-profit organizations
- Managers, administrators and team leaders
- Indigenous leaders
- Urban Indigenous organizations and agencies
All Leadership participants who choose the Accommodation and Meal Package are provided private rooms with ensuite washrooms in one of our two onsite hotels, the Professional Development Centre or Lloyd Hall. Room upgrades may be available upon request at an additional cost.
If you choose the Accommodation and Meal Package, all of your meals from the start to the end of your program are included; most of your meals will be at Vistas Dining Room, but there may be some special dining events scheduled as well. Please also feel free to visit the Maclab Bistro, Le Café, Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, but note that these outlets are not included in your meal plan, and thus will be at additional cost.
Enrich your experience and get to know other artists on campus by taking advantage of the activities and support provided by our Participant Resources team.
The Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre is located in the lower floor of the Sally Borden Building, and provides all guests with access to our swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, climbing gym, fitness centre, spin studio, and gymnasium. Massage and physiotherapy appointments may also be booked ahead of time.
Fees & Financial Assistance
The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.
Group SavingsEnroll four members of your organization or community in a program and your fifth member will receive a free tuition. Special restrictions may apply.
Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.Funding opportunities
Call our toll-free number for more details at 1.888.255.6327