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Certificate Courses - Coaching – A Leadership Skill [Native Education and Training College, NETC]

Publisher: 
Native Education and Training College

“How do you want to insert yourself into an organization? How will you demonstrate your value to your team? Providing effective coaching for your co-workers as they deal with change and conflict can drastically improve productivity, and workplace morale. As a coach, you have an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to learning, building relationships, and resolving problems with your fellow team members. In this course, students learn how to guide, support, and coach their fellow employees.

IWCL Case Study: Membertou First Nation [Coady International Institute]

Publisher: 
Coady International Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"Case Study: Membertou First Nation explores the process of Membertou’s transformation from a welfare reserve completely dependent on federal funding to one of Cape Breton’s economic bright spots. In delving into the community’s story, we will see that in order to transform itself, Membertou mobilized its most important asset - its people."

Are there lessons from the “Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development” that could be applied to urban Aboriginal economic development in Canadian centres? [Urban Aboriginal Economic Development, UAED]

Publisher: 
Urban Aboriginal Economic Development (UAED)
Year of publication: 
2010

This document investigates if the Harvard findings can be applied to the urban Aboriginal community in Canada.

From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunities - Aboriginal Voice [Public Policy Forum]

Publisher: 
Public Policy Forum
Year of publication: 
2006

"As the Information Age transforms Canadian society, Aboriginal Canadians can not risk being left behind. According to this report, information and communications technologies (ICT) "offer critical opportunities to strengthen Aboriginal cultural identities, promote sustainable community development and achieve greater self-reliance." These national recommendations reveal a critical opportunity for Canada's First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples to leapfrog into the Information Age."

Policy Brief No.17: Business and Politics in Aboriginal Communities [Institute on Governance, IOG]

Publisher: 
Institute on Governance (IOG)
Year of publication: 
2003

"Conventional wisdom suggests that politics and business need to be completely separate from one other. This policy brief suggests that this 'wisdom' needs to be re-examined."

Creating Wealth in Aboriginal Communities [The Conference Board of Canada]

Publisher: 
Conference Board of Canada
Year of publication: 
2005

"Aboriginal leaders are determined to make their communities self-reliant by reducing their high unemployment and their dependence on government. They are doing that by creating wealth and employment through community-owned enterprises. Using case studies, Creating Wealth and Employment in Aboriginal Communities discusses six key factors that contribute to the success of Aboriginal community-owned enterprises."

Leadership: Aboriginal Perspectives and Challenges [Conference Board of Canada]

Publisher: 
Conference Board of Canada
Year of publication: 
2003

"The opportunity to describe the ideal qualities of a strong Aboriginal leader and to suggest how to build Aboriginal leadership capacity brought 30 Aboriginal leaders to Calgary in mid-February 2003 to an Aboriginal Leadership Roundtable. Discussed were the roles in their communities of Aboriginal leaders, the challenges these leaders face, the qualities of good leaders—and barriers, including those of accountability and those stemming from the Indian Act.

Career Progression Factors of Aboriginal Executives in the Canada Federal Public Service [Journal of Management Development]

Publisher: 
Journal of Management Development
Year of publication: 
2003

"The research examined the career progression factors of Aboriginal executives in Canada's federal public service to determine whether such factors as development opportunities, job assignments, education levels, mentoring, leadership experience, and networking increase the advancement of Aboriginal people to the executive category within the Canadian federal public service."

First Nations and Community Economic Development: A Case Study [Community Development Journal, CDJ]

Publisher: 
Community Development Journal (CDJ)
Year of publication: 
2006

"A training project in a northern Canadian community provided an opportunity to examine participatory planning approaches and the meaning of work in First Nations communities. Focus groups conducted three years after the unsuccessful intervention of a community economic development (CED) project suggest that complex factors such as lack of support from community leaders and rate of pay for workers determine whether CED is always appropriate in northern, First Nations contexts."

Aboriginal Co-operatives in Canada: Current Situation & Potential for Growth [Canadian Co-Operative Association]

Publisher: 
Canadian Co-Operative Association
Year of publication: 
2001

"This report reviews the contexts within which Aboriginal co-operatives exist, considers the suitability of the co-operative model for what Aboriginal leaders say about the kind of economy they wish to encourage, and draws up the findings of eleven case studies to make a series of conclusions and recommendations about the potential for growth for co-operatives owned by Aboriginal peoples for their own purposes. "

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