Aboriginal Relations Leadership Certificate Program . Career Services and The Native Centre. SPONSORED BY. Program Development. Break Away Discussion. Where do stereotypes, misconceptions and/or generalities about Aboriginal people come from?
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Aboriginal Relations Leadership Certificate Program Career Services and The Native Centre SPONSORED BY
Break Away Discussion • Where do stereotypes, misconceptions and/or generalities about Aboriginal people come from? • How do we find and connect with more credible sources? • What kind of education and training needs to happen in society to dispel stereotypes, misconceptions, or generalities about Aboriginal people? in schools? at home? in the workplace?
It’s Not Opinion, It’s a Factvideo sponsored by Nicola Valley Technical Institute 2011 http://nationtalk.ca/story/featured-video-of-the-day-its-not-an-opinion-its-a-fact-aboriginal-education-in-canada/
Program Overview • 24 hours of basic education in Aboriginal Relations aimed at undergraduate students and young alumni who are pursuing career opportunities which interconnect with Aboriginal communities • Module 1: Historical Overview of Aboriginal People in Canada • Module 2: Survey of Aboriginal People in Canada • Module 3: Socio-Cultural Overview of Northern and Circumpolar Region • Module 4: Economic Development and Environmental Issues in the Northern and Circumpolar Region • Module 5: Indigenous Ways of Knowing • Module 6: Current Trends in Education and Employment • Module 7: Resource Development in Aboriginal Communities • Module 8: Building Strong Corporate Aboriginal Relations
Overall Program Participation Program Offerings Inaugural Program Luncheon
Narrative Feedback • …very knowledgeable and educated presenters. • Very interesting, I think this will be very useful for me in the future when I join the workforce. • Having industry professionals present during the certificate course was very valuable. They provided ground level insight to the material we were talking about and kept it practical as well as theoretical. • Course should be mandated to Education students. Super engaging! Great learning with different levels of Government mock scenario.
What we learned • Market Demand - The program is in demand • Credibility - There is a gap in Aboriginal Relations training opportunities attached to credible Post-secondary Institutions • Validation - Certificate credential is important to participants • Student Benefit - U of C Co-curricular Record credit • Convenience - Non-credit 24 hr course is attractive to students unable to take credit courses in Indigenous / Native Studies • Career Development - Valued by Employers for Professional Development of both current and prospective employees
Challenges • Managing Program Demand • Managing Corporate / Professional Interest • Managing Course Materials • Text, Readings, Power Points, interactive exercises • Requests for Customization • Development of E-Learning and Distance Learning • Financial Sustainability • Facilitator Expertise and Availability
Opportunities • Corporate / Professional interest • Community Development Stream • Development of E-Learning • Development of Distance and Community-based Learning
ucalgary.ca/careers Next steps … • Community Development stream • Exploration of Alternative Delivery Models • E Learning • Distance Learning • Expansion into the Corporate Sector • Cost of Delivery • Packaging and Customization • Redevelopment of particular Modules • Human Resource Capacity • Program Expansion • Customization