12 hours total – maximum # of students: 10

  • 3 evenings of 4 hours, or
  • 2 weekdays or weekend days of 6 hours

This is a complete “hands-on” course.

Who this course is intented for:

Heads of Committees, Economic Development Officers, Band Leaders and Managers, those who lead or want to lead others in any capacity.

Each participant receives:

  • Leadership Manual
  • One-on-one time with Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc. facilitator


  • What is leadership?
  • Leadership from an Aboriginal perspective (based on the findings of Leadership: Aboriginal Perspectives and Challenges, The Conference Board of Canada, June 2003)
  • Leadership styles and Becoming a Leader
  • The Leader in you
  • It’s a question of questions
  • Creating your definition and style of leadership


  • Leadership in Volunteer-based organizations
  • Leadership In Aboriginal Communities


Leadership Roles

a) About leadership

  • Fact and fancy
  • Empowerment
  • Building task and process

b) Roles

  • Communicator
  • Team Builder
  • Group Facilitator
  • Change-maker
  • Educator


Leadership Skills

  • How to organize yourself
  • How to make a presentation
  • How to run a meeting
  • How to solve problems
  • How to make decisions