CAPA 15 - Aboriginal Community Economic Development

Course Description

This 15 week on-line course is directed towards Administrators working in Aboriginal organizations (not-for-profit and for profit). The purpose of the course is to assist Administrators to better situate themselves within the economic development contexts of their organizations and to engage with the core processes of planning and implementing economic development initiatives.  To this end, the course is designed to provide both a “micro” and “macro” perspective on economic development in Aboriginal communities.    From the “micro” perspective, the course touches on the essential components of strategic planning and business development.  From the “macro” perspective, the course touches on the issues surrounding development projects on Aboriginal lands and the various processes to create sustainable economic development opportunities.

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Recognize infrastructure requirements as a foundation for future growth.
  • Evaluate emerging and longer-term opportunities and threats to achieving outcomes and meeting community / organizational needs.
  • Recognize emerging legislation, institutions and programs designed to support community / organizational economic development (FNLMA, FSMA, FNCIDA, etc.).
  • Describe industry and government relationships in Aboriginal community / organization and economic development.
  • Conduct research and develop proposals focused on community / organizational economic development.
  • Articulate the basic concepts behind successful negotiations with corporations / businesses in an economic development context (Example: duty to consult; joint ventures; Impact and Benefit agreements).
  • Describe the importance of trusts and other financial arrangements that support community / organizational and economic development.

Course Fees:

  • Members: $575 (plus applicable taxes)
  • Non-members: $695 (plus applicable taxes)