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About Indigenous Leadership and Management at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is located on the lands of Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge the
past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, and Tsuut’ina Nations who help
us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.


Our home has a long history as a sacred gathering place for trade, sharing, visions, ceremony, and celebration. That tradition continues today as leaders, artists, and thinkers of all disciplines meet here
to realize their creative potential.


Indigenous Leadership and Management programs at Banff Centre provide leaders an opportunity to
gain a better understanding of how to establish a strategic direction for their communities and
organizations, implement that plan through focused effort, and measure performance. Leaders also
learn the knowledge and skills necessary to run effective organizations and build communities with
sustainable economies. With investment in their professional development, community leaders will
have additional knowledge and tools to achieve incredible change and growth.


Indigenous Leadership at Banff Centre is continually learning and adjusting to the needs of the communities we serve and the contexts of the world. As a result, we now have online offerings so you can participate in an Indigenous Leadership program right from your own home.


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Indigenous Leadership and Management Programs:

  • Establishing Institutions of Good Governance
  • Indigenous Business and Economic Development
  • Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks
  • Indigenous Strategic Planning
  • Indigenous Women in Leadership
  • Inherent Right to Indigenous Governance
  • Leading Teams: Good Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards
  • Negotiation Skills Training
  • Project Management for Indigenous Organizations
  • Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership


Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence

To recognize a commitment to continued education, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity awards a Certificate of Indigenous Leadership, Governance, and Management Excellence to individuals who have successfully completed a total of seven Indigenous Leadership Programs. In order to complete the certificate you will need to take three core programs and four addi­tional programs from the options available.


How to Register

Interested in learning more about Banff Centre’s Indigenous Leadership program offerings? Please visit our website and subscribe to our Indigenous Leadership e-newsletter to keep informed on upcoming programs, dates, and deadlines. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us directly by emailing our Recruitment & Alumni Officer at:


Custom Indigenous Programs for Your Community

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are not in a position to offer custom programming at this time. Please feel free to contact us to express your interest and we can be sure to let you know if future opportunities become available. Email:







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Indigenous Arts Programs

Rigorous, transformative programs for Indigenous artists, inspired by Banff’s unique power of place. Informed by Indigenous cultures and worldviews, we offer programs in all disciplines for emerging and established Indigenous artists. Through outstanding performances, concerts, residencies, presentations, workshops, talks and exhibitions, Indigenous Arts contributes to strong and vibrant Indigenous artistic communities in Canada and around the globe.


To learn more, please subscribe to our e-newsletter for Indigenous Arts. If you have any questions about our offerings, please email us at