Certified Indigenous Leadership (CIL)

The Certified Indigenous Leadership (CIL) designation is AFOA's newest certification-one that identifies CILs as highly qualified Leaders, able to meet today's unique challenges and builds capacity in Indigenous leadership and communities. Purpose is to enhance the knowledge, skills and professional development of elected officials to enable them to better perform their functions and build community prosperity and financial wellbeing.

  • Specifically designed to set high quality competency standards and provide the learning opportunities which will enable Indigenous leaders working in First Nations communities to gain the knowledge and skills required to enhance their leadership roles in serving their communities.
  • This 8-day Program is delivered in four two-day sessions.
  • Participants will be assigned to one Cohort for the Program and will have the opportunity to engage in interactive and participatory sessions with others working in similar environments.
  • Should a participant miss a session, it will be possible to attend the session with another Cohort. The curriculum covered is outlined by session.

The Program will provide new networking opportunities, new environments for learning and access to best practices for working with First Nations and Indigenous organizations at all levels.

The Program potentially could offer a transfer credit to the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) Program, by the Directors College; a joint venture of The Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. [TBD]

CIL Competencies:

CIL Cohort 2 - Virtual (Central Time)

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CIL Application Form