Governance Training

What is the purpose of the program?

Community Government leaders are busy people who often wear a number of different hats in the community – in addition to being on Council, many also work, operate businesses, volunteer and have families. Having a clear idea of what your role is as a Mayor/Chief or as a Councillor is important so that you can lead effectively and provide broad oversight to ensure the community government is well governed.

What are the objectives of the program?

The objectives of the School of Community Government’s Community Governance Workshop Series are to:

  • Assist elected officials to become very knowledgeable and skilled in many areas of community governance responsibility;
  • Enable community government elected officials to be very effective;
  • Provide  participants with the opportunity to take part in interactive sessions with subject matter experts who understand Northern communities and their community governments;
  • Provide the participants the opportunity to ask questions specific to their community and explore solutions to real issues and problems that they struggle with as they strive to improve their community for their citizens.

Why should I take the Governance Training program?

  • Governance training is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge of elected community government officials including Mayors, Chiefs, and Councillors.
  • Governance workshops enhance understanding and decision making in key areas of council responsibility.
  • You will be able to better serve your community with a higher degree of quality, competency, and capacity.

What do participants receive upon completion?

  • Participants recieve a certificate of completion from the GNWT for each workshop completed 

When and Where?

Our schedule is your schedule.  We deliver the workshops on the dates requested by community governments.  We want to deliver these workshops in a manner that best fits with the schedules of the elected community government officials in your community.   The workshops can be delivered in the evening or on weekends; whatever works best for the community.  Often workshops are delivered in a series over a weekend or over several evenings in a row during the week, but the schedule is up to the community. Two workshops in one day is a recommended maximum.  Folks are pretty much full of new info after two workshops.

Our goal is to offer these facilitated 3 to 4 hour workshops in elected officials’ home community, and they are always geared to issues and topics that are specifically relevant to the local community.

These workshops are also being developed for online e-Learning delivery.  These e-learning workshops can be completed at any time as they are self-managed by participants.