These are the courses associated with the Leadership and Management program offered by UnnBQ.

This course is designed to allow students to explore issues around policy development and strategic planning, with an emphasis on public sector organizations with a focus on First Nations perspectives, operating environments, and issues (economic, social, political), students will engage in a group project to review/ critique existing policies and strategies, and/or develop a comprehensive set of policies and plans for the Business Project.
Prerequisite: L&M Diploma or Coordinator’s approval.

3 credits

In this senior course students will explore specialized areas of marketing, which may include a market research project for the Business Development Co-op and an introduction to e-commerce. Other topics may include culture & tourism or consulting projects.
Prerequisite: L&M Diploma or Coordinator’s approval.

3 credits

This course invites students to develop a basic understanding of the elements of financial management assuming they are not finance majors. Concepts covered include interpreting financial information to support decision making, budgeting and planning, and securing financing for investment and growth.

Prerequisite: L&M Diploma or Coordinator's approval

3 credits

Students will participate in the set-up of a small business, implementing the co-op and entrepreneurial concepts and models. The practical hands-on experience will provide them with the back round to successfully start up or support small business development within their communities. This course will be offered in the third or fourth year of the degree program, and linked with the Model Economies course.
Prerequisite: L&M Diploma or Coordinator’s approval.

3 credits

This is a senior course available in the final two years of a degree program. During this full year course students will complete a 450 hour work placement in supervised environment that will allow them to apply and grow skills and knowledge gained in the program.

Prerequisite: L&M Diploma or Coordinator’s approval.

3 credits

This senior level course delves into change and leadership from a practical approach to organizational redesign. The course analyzes the change management process utilizing a model which takes into account two levels of change; at the strategic level, organization wide and change at the grassroots level. The course identifies the importance of teams, effective communication, organizational culture, and leadership. It identifies instruments of change & importance of goals, performance, feedback/coaching, rewards and recognition in effective organizational design.

3 credits

Students will understand the importance of quality in the workplace; either in an office or retail setting. Most Aboriginal organizations are not for profit thus there hasn’t readily been emphasis on quality service. Students will identify elements of quality, an give them an opportunity to practice quality in the workplace.
Prerequisite: L&M Diploma or Coordinator’s approval.

3 credits

Increasingly, managers are expected to lead training and development and conduct in-service workshops for staff in this course students will build skills in the design, promotion, and delivery of professional development and training workshops. They will review concepts of audience identification, topic selection, research, energizers, learning activities, delivery, feedback, and revision in preparing and delivering two whole day workshops to community organizations or agencies.
Prerequisite: L&M Diploma or Coordinator’s approval.

3 credits

Marketing is a student-focused course that emphasizes and demonstrates many of the new developments in the area of marketing. Students are encouraged to become active participants in learning about how marketing affects organizations, First Nations people, and themselves. Contemporary Canadian and international examples will help students understand the practical relevance of theoretical applications. Students will be encouraged to develop applications for their communities and themselves.

3 credits

Focuses specifically on business principles and practices relevant to the small business in First Nations communities. Students will be guided through the process of making decisions regarding the design of a business and preparing a business plan, exploring the First Nations entrepreneurial environment.

3 credits

This is an introductory course involving the study of situational and ethical leadership as well as delve into principles affecting leaders attempting to incorporate an ethical approach to leadership.
Prerequisite: LM110

3 credits

These course students will explore various determinations of organizational structure, examine several models, an focus on philosophy of process and relationships of building organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on Stewardship and Teams as approaches to organizing to accomplish vision and goals. This course will also offer practical skills in team leadership and process which support functional, productive, accountable, organizational relationships.

3 credits

This course will help students understand the need for effective leadership to focus on the “whole” person. Consequently, the course will delve into the importance of addressing balance mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. The course will include academic theory and practical hands on experience in examine the four quadrants of wholistic leadership by exploring issues such as nutrition, stress, addiction, disease, and wellness, and analyze the health impacts in our communities. How important is it for students/ leaders in Aboriginal communities to focus on wholistic care in order to help the larger community? This course seeks to stimulate this discussion. In addition to academic theory, the expertise of our resident Elder will be utilized.

3 credits

Our artists express the experience of our communities. Leaders can learn from the ancient and emerging artistic traditions of our people to celebrate and honor the collective cultural experience, and to apply creative skills to leadership responsibilities. Students will explore their own creative talent through visual, literary, and performing arts, guided by professional First Nations artists.

3 credits

The object of this course is to provide the student with a basic knowledge and understanding of the law in general, and business and administrative law in particular. The course canvasses a wide range of issues and topics all inter-related with contemporary Canadian business law. Students will gain a wealth of historical and practical business law knowledge to assist them in their personal and professional undertakings in the future. The course will introduce students to the various types of business structures that are available and address related issues of liability, business efficacy and financing associated with each. Where and whenever possible, the instructor will provide examples of contemporary First Nations business undertaking and discuss the practicability of engaging in business under one structure or another.

3 credits

This course covers topics relating to organizing and coordinating employees, approaching the Human Resource Management function with the goal of maintaining a human environment, consistent with an Indigenous world view. Students will practice interviewing skills, emotional intelligence, and consensus building. Potential employees and administrators will acquire skills to facilitate an emotionally supportive workplace, emphasizing effective relationship. Students will explore the human resource management framework with an aboriginal holistic approach to understanding the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions of the human being.

3 credits

Students will develop an understanding of government structures including; federal, provincial, Treaty, constitutional, and fiduciary responsibilities. They will build negotiation skills using case studies that explore local, regional, national, and international relationships affecting First Nations.

This course explores and examines diverse ideas that inform the functions od leaders and managers, beginning with leading the self as an avenue to leading others. Students will be invited to explore Indigenous philosophies and modern concepts of leadership and organizational dynamics, including motivation, communication, processes, and relationships.