ISID Executive Education

Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Community Development

Emerging Leaders’ Dialogues Canada and McGill University’s Institute for the Study of International Development, is offering this innovative program which promotes relationship building and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through leadership collaboration and development.

Indigenous peoples seek a quality of life that other Canadians take for granted. These communities and other stakeholders can work together in a spirit of reconciliation to improve socio-economic conditions on reserve and attain the full potential of these talented yet marginalized peoples. Attainment of this potential is critical for economic development, the establishment of partnerships with industry, and maintaining strong relationships with other communities. Leadership is required to tackle these issues and help guide the country towards true reconciliation.

Over 6 days, this program will bring together 40 Canadian emerging leaders for three days of classroom work delivered by the Institute for the Study of International Development; and, three days of study tours on Vancouver Island. You will discuss challenges and strategies with leaders from band councils, business, labour unions, government departments as well as civil society organizations. This cross-sector approach will expose you to a range of issues from multiple perspectives, and will provide you with a unique opportunity to look beyond the scope of your regular context in your own organization and locale. The insights gained from these meetings will promote understanding, connection and inform your project work.

Full information can be found on the site of Emerging Leaders for Sustainable Community Development


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