About the Program
Executive Education at the Alberta School of Business, and the Faculty of Native Studies developed the Indigenous Partnership Development Program to help non-Indigenous business and public sector employees work more effectively alongside Indigenous communities with greater understanding. Through each learning experience, we strive to provide a forum for Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders to discuss key issues and engage in dialogue about the way forward.
This program aims to strengthen coalitions within Alberta and beyond by creating a space wherein all parties can hear each other, and establish a shared knowledge of history and vision for the future. Through success in these objectives, this program will be transformational in creating positive change within our province.
The program combines the insight gained through in-depth communication with industry and Indigenous leaders and research-based findings and leading practice; through participation in the Indigenous Partnership Development Program you will leave with real action plans and a toolkit for your organization.
- Understand the history and world views of the Indigenous communities.
- Understand legal issues, consultation, consent, and the legal rules of engagement.
- Understand the social and political landscape when developing relationships with Indigenous peoples.
- Build capacity to better communicate with all stakeholder groups.
- Understand challenges facing First Nations, how life works on First Nations and how life works for Chiefs.
- Develop effective negotiation strategies in building business partnerships.
- Build tools for youth engagement, develop capacity among youth and government services.
- Develop employment services and understand effective recruitment practices of Indigenous employees.
- Develop more effective hiring practices for Indigenous employees.