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.
Varies by course
Locations(s)Online/Distance options available
Length and location notes
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.
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.
Special offering of LEAD-118
- Canadian citizens
- Permanent Residents of Canada
- Free tuition for LEAD 118 – Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship.
- Free textbook for the LEAD 118 course.
- Access to online course materials during your online learning journey.
- August 28, 2023 - February 23, 2024
- Registration will close on January 12, 2024, or when the course is full.
- Course is limited to 100 students.
Career and salary information
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!
Part-time deliveryCourses section below.
- Open Access
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
This program is not eligible for student loans.
Courses in this program are taken through part-time studies. View the course information for upcoming part-time courses, fees and registration options.
- Williams, C., Champion, T., & Hall, I. (2018). MGMT, Third Canadian Edition. Toronto, Ontario: Nelson Education, Ltd.
- Brown, K. G., Tulk, J. E., & Doucette, M. B. (2016). Indigenous business in Canada: Principles and practices. Cape Breton University Press.
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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.
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- More about PLAR
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