Ch'nook Aboriginal Management Certificate Program

CH’NOOK ABORIGINAL MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (AMP) 
SAUDER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Aboriginal entrepreneurs are the key to building a healthy economy both on and off reserve. Over 34,000 Aboriginal entrepreneurs across Canada operate businesses that contribute to local economies, sustain home communities and compete in global markets.
FOCUS
The Aboriginal Management Certificate Program adopts a hands-on approach to understanding how to describe and think through a business model for your business idea, council or economic development corporation.
Aboriginal participants from across Canada have attended Ch’nook’s AMP program delivered at the Sauder School of Business campus in beautiful downtown Vancouver. Sessions are led by distinguished UBC faculty and Ch’nook staff with relevant guest speakers. The AMP is a part-time program designed to allow you to learn while continuing to work. Explore basic business concepts and business fundamentals in an Aboriginal context.
 
CORE TOPICS
• Aboriginal Values & Business Leadership
• Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
• Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Business Strategy
• Operations
• Financial Management
• Accounting
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Individuals with five or more years of work experience and a strong desire to start and manage their own or their band’s business activities.
PREREQUISITES
five or more years of work experience
typically you will have completed Grade 12 and/or have postsecondary education
a strong motivation to start a new business or manage a community’s business
a willingness to contribute to classroom discussions and assignments
CURRICULUM 2014
February
Monday, February 3rd Opening Reception: 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday, February 4th to Sunday, February 9th
Module 1: Business 101, Integrated Case Study, Introduction to the Business Canvas Generator, Marketing Strategy, and Marketing Research
March
Wednesday, March 5th to Sunday, March 9th
Module 2: Special Topics in Aboriginal Employment Law, Human Resources/Organizational Behaviour and Introduction to Aboriginal Project Management
April
Wednesday, April 9th to Sunday, April 13th
Module 3: Aboriginal Business Law, Accounting, Finance and Aboriginal Governance
May
Monday, May 12th to Thursday, May 15th
Module 4: Operations, Supply Chain, Process Improvement, Business Canvas Presentations Friday May 16th Graduation Ceremony – The Great Hall, UBC Longhouse: 12pm to 5pm.
* Note: Attendance at all sessions is compulsory
COSTS AND FEES
Two ConocoPhillips scholarships are available that cover the cost of tuition, texts, travel and accommodation costs associated with the AMP program. Priority regions include: Saulteau, Doig River, Fort Nelson, Blueberry, Halfway River, McLeod Lake, Prophet River, Kelly Lake
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
• learning the fundamentals in business
• have not necessarily been in an academic setting
• are possibly interested in continuing in business education (undergraduate or graduate)
• want to learn how to start a successful business
• make practical business decisions
FOR MORE DETAILS
Visit our website for details at: www.chnook.org or contact Danielle at 778.773.0189 or email danielle.levine@sauder.ubc.ca
WMFN Members can contact Alex Canning at education@westmo.org or 250-788-3663 ext. 222