Continuing & Professional Education

Indigenous Community-Industry Relations

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This course will focus on the legal and policy principles as a guiding aspect of existing relationships between Indigenous peoples, government and industry. Topics covered include: Federal and Provincial legislation, regulations and policies impacting Aboriginal-Industry relations and Indigenous and Treaty rights. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives of law through a decolonized framework aimed at fostering positive relationships that move towards reconciliation.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.
This course will introduce students to the current community and economic development of Indigenous communities from an Indigenous lens. Students will learn about the resilience of Indigenous people despite the current complex socio-economic realities, and the importance of partnerships and relationships to improve the well-being of First Nations peoples. Topics include corporate social responsibility, community governance structures, Indigenous business, and private corporate structures as they relate to community development.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of why a healthy environment is integral to maintaining the identity, culture, and livelihood of Indigenous peoples. This course will enhance students' understanding of Indigenous environmental stewardship and philosophy from an Indigenous worldview.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.
A note for students registered in Yellowhead Tribal College's NTST 103 Native Social Structures: this course is eligible for transfer credit towards Extension's Indigenous Community Engagement Citation and Indigenous Community-Industry Relations Certificate.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.
This course will introduce students to the interface of corporate and Indigenous cultures. Students will be given an introduction to relevant federal/provincial policy, safety procedure(s) framework, and impact benefit agreements. This course will enhance students' understanding of intercultural differences when negotiating and the impact of these differences on negotiation strategies.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

This course examines the process of interpersonal communication and its impact on decision-making and relationships in business. It addresses various factors, including the effects of non-verbal communication, which often reduces understanding to result in a high degree of miscommunication. Strategies for effective communication are explored. Opportunities are given to develop skills in listening and responding to others.

April 5
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Neil Riley

September 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Neil Riley

Knowing how to initiate, lead, and manage successful change initiatives is valuable for leaders at all levels. Topics may include: change theories and models; change management strategies; initiating and implementing change; and organizational and individual learning associated with change experiences.

August 2
starts in 2 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Nolan Crouse

September 23
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse

November 9
starts in 5 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Nolan Crouse
Leading an organization towards a goal or an intended outcome requires a plan - and a plan to implement that plan. Topics may include: direction setting, goal setting; decision-making; problem-solving; moving from strategy to action; and project planning and delivery.
November 21
starts in 5 months
Blended learning (in-person + online). With Sharon Cameron
Critical to the success of an organization is its ability to manage the interests of multiple stakeholders. Topics may include: theories and practices of stakeholder identification; stakeholder analysis; stakeholder engagement; and specific leadership strategies that help an organization reach its goals.
October 26
starts in 4 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Frank Saccucci

A well-managed change helps move an organization into the "new way" quickly, with wide-acceptance by people and minimal disruption. Examine the change process and tools and techniques to manage organizational change. Through reflection on past experience, you will examine key concepts of change and how to utilize a structured method to approach, plan and sustain a change program.

September 12
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk
Real Change depends on people being willing to embrace the shift to a "new way." the path may not be easy. Through examination of the elements, active leaders can determine productive ways to support their teams to achieve the necessary transition to the future state.
June 20
starts in 23 days
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

October 31
starts in 5 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

Project management has become a critical skill in every work place. Managers need to know the tools, techniques and have the knowledge to handle projects and deliver successful outcomes. Learn the basics to help you plan, execute, and control project management activities. This is an introductory project management course. We will explore successful projects and why projects that seemingly follow all the necessary rigor and methodology fail. In the end, students will leave with an enhanced ability to plan, execute and control their project management activities.

June 13
starts in 16 days
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

September 24
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

October 17
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

Risk management and resource planning are key elements in the successful completion of a project. The processes and activities necessary to manage risk, a detailed understanding of the increased importance of project procurement, and the core concepts, as well as tools and practices, to be employed for effective project human resource management will be studied in this two-day seminar. Using an applicable case study, the concepts learned in the classroom can be immediately applied to your real-life project.

July 11
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

October 15
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

November 7
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

This seminar has been designed to give new and experienced project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects. You will acquire the skills, tools and practices necessary, through the use of a real-life case study, for successful project communication, measuring project progress, project close out and transition to operations.

August 11
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

November 5
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

November 24
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

This course examines the process of interpersonal communication and its impact on decision-making and relationships in business. It addresses various factors, including the effects of non-verbal communication, which often reduces understanding to result in a high degree of miscommunication. Strategies for effective communication are explored. Opportunities are given to develop skills in listening and responding to others.

April 5
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Neil Riley

September 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Neil Riley

A well-managed change helps move an organization into the "new way" quickly, with wide-acceptance by people and minimal disruption. Examine the change process and tools and techniques to manage organizational change. Through reflection on past experience, you will examine key concepts of change and how to utilize a structured method to approach, plan and sustain a change program.

September 12
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk
Real Change depends on people being willing to embrace the shift to a "new way." the path may not be easy. Through examination of the elements, active leaders can determine productive ways to support their teams to achieve the necessary transition to the future state.
June 20
starts in 23 days
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

October 31
starts in 5 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk
Critical to the success of an organization is its ability to manage the interests of multiple stakeholders. Topics may include: theories and practices of stakeholder identification; stakeholder analysis; stakeholder engagement; and specific leadership strategies that help an organization reach its goals.
October 26
starts in 4 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Frank Saccucci

Project management has become a critical skill in every work place. Managers need to know the tools, techniques and have the knowledge to handle projects and deliver successful outcomes. Learn the basics to help you plan, execute, and control project management activities. This is an introductory project management course. We will explore successful projects and why projects that seemingly follow all the necessary rigor and methodology fail. In the end, students will leave with an enhanced ability to plan, execute and control their project management activities.

June 13
starts in 16 days
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

September 24
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

October 17
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

This seminar has been designed to give new and experienced project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects. You will acquire the skills, tools and practices necessary, through the use of a real-life case study, for successful project communication, measuring project progress, project close out and transition to operations.

August 11
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

November 5
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

November 24
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

Risk management and resource planning are key elements in the successful completion of a project. The processes and activities necessary to manage risk, a detailed understanding of the increased importance of project procurement, and the core concepts, as well as tools and practices, to be employed for effective project human resource management will be studied in this two-day seminar. Using an applicable case study, the concepts learned in the classroom can be immediately applied to your real-life project.

July 11
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

October 15
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

November 7
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

                                                                                                                                       

The ICIR pro­gram is out­stand­ing. A real mod­el of what life­long learn­ing can be.

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