Indigenous Leadership Skills

Applied Certificate
Indigenous Leadership Skills

Program Overview

Sask Polytech recognizes the need to provide culturally relevant training that builds leadership capacity and breaks down barriers by using materials and methods that align to Indigenous values. The Indigenous Leadership Skills Applied Certificate shares how Indigenous peoples across Canada have demonstrated their diverse approaches to using resiliency in leadership. The Indigenous Leadership Skills Applied Certificate is made up of 8 courses (240 hours) and students who complete the 6 courses in the Leadership Skills Certificate of Achievement first will be eligible for dual credentials.

Indigenous peoples across Canada have demonstrated their diverse approaches to using resiliency in leadership. Through these courses, students will gain a national perspective of leadership styles incorporated in Indigenous communities. Students will experience and enhance their understanding of how traditional forms of Indigenous Leadership have consistently demonstrated resiliency amidst a rapidly changing colonial state. The second course will overview the challenges for Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs and required strategies and adaptation to achieve success. 

The learning path to receive dual credentials in the Leadership Skills program is to take the first six courses in the Leadership Skills Certificate of Achievement (LEAD 115, MGMT 115, SUPR 115, LEAD 116, MGMT 116, and MGMT 189) and apply to graduate with the Certificate of Achievement prior to taking the Indigenous Leadership Skills Applied Certificate courses (LEAD 117 and LEAD 118). Only taking the courses using this learning path will allow you to be eligible for the Leadership Skills Certificate of Achievement and the Indigenous Leadership Skills Applied Certificate. You can take all 8 courses in any order and be eligible to graduate with the Indigenous Leadership Skills Applied Certificate.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Use the Indigenous Leadership Skills program to enhance business relationships and open doors to supervisory and management positions. You will find leadership opportunities in every industry, from construction to manufacturing, health to hospitality, IT to professional services. This program is a great opportunity for people in existing management roles to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Typical job titles vary by industry, but include lead hand, team lead, sales supervisor, shift manager, site manager, operations managers, general manager and more. Whether you are wanting to move into or are currently in a leadership role, learn with us and we will bring out the leader in you!

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

Varies by course


For more information, contact Karla Elliott at 306-659-4638 or leadershipskills@saskpolytech.ca.

Length:

240 hours


Locations

  • Online/Distance

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

Part-time Delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • Open Access

Admission Method

Not applicable. Students do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program, but take courses part-time and apply to graduate once all courses are completed.

Tuition and Fees

Courses in this program are taken through part-time studies. View the part-time studies page for upcoming courses, fees and registration options.

Required Textbooks:

  1. Williams, C., Champion, T., & Hall, I. (2018). MGMT, Third Canadian Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Nelson Education, Ltd.
  2. Brown, K. G., Tulk, J. E., & Doucette, M. B. (2016). Indigenous business in Canada: Principles and practices. Cape Breton University Press.

For more information, contact Karla Elliott at 306-659-4638 or leadershipskills@saskpolytech.ca.

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
LEAD 115
Leadership Principles
2
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You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of leadership. You will learn what leadership is and what it takes to become a successful leader. You will examine different types of leaders, the ways that they are effective, and consider situations where one leadership style may be better than another.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 115CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
LEAD 116
Coaching and Teambuilding for Leaders
2
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You will examine what a team is and how to become part of a functioning team and even a high performing team at times.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 116CE, SFCP 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
LEAD 117
Indigenous Leadership and Resilience
2
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Indigenous peoples across Canada have demonstrated their diverse approaches to using resiliency in leadership. In this course you will gain a national perspective of leadership styles incorporated in indigenous communities. You will identify the distinctive Indigenous language groups represented nationally and learn their stories on moving forward in a good way. In this course, you will experience and enhance your understanding of how traditional forms of Indigenous Leadership have consistently demonstrated resiliency amidst a rapidly changing colonial state.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
LEAD 118
Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship
2
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You will discover Indigenous peoples’ collective histories outline a rich heritage of trade prior to and during colonization which helped to form Canada’s economic base. This course will overview the challenges for Indigenous Businesses and Entrepreneurs.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
MGMT 115
Management Principles
2
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You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of management. You will learn what management is and what it takes to become a successful manager. You will examine different types of managers, the ways that they are effective, and consider situations where one management style may be better than another.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 115CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
MGMT 116
Business Management
2
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You will focus on business structure and financial management. You will focus on ownership types, financing, and liabilities of a business. You will identify the financial and business structures that will enable success in the workplace.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 116CE, SFCP 606
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group
MGMT 189
Managerial Skills
2
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You will focus on the goals, functions and roles of management. You will focus on team building, leadership, and management principles. You will identify essential and employability skills that will enable success in the workplace.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 189CE, SFCP 607
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery
SUPR 115
Supervisory Skills
2
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You will examine the fundamentals of supervision. It will cover the role of a supervisor, managing change, communication, working with groups and other supervisory skills.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): SUPR 115CE
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group

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Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.  See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for courses in this program.


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