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Indigenous Continuing Education Centre

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  • Individual Learners

Indigenous Continuing Education Centre

First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) established the Indigenous Continuing Education Centre (ICEC) to strengthen connections, communities and economies through sharing Indigenous knowledge and providing professional development and lifelong learning opportunities.

Who is ICEC for?

ICEC course offerings are for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners; for individuals and organizations from the private and public sectors.

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Benefits of ICEC

ICEC creates greater access for non-degree-seeking learners on a path to lifelong education that leads to new opportunities or connections with Indigenous culture and tradition.

ICEC’s course offerings focus on sharing an authentic and transformative experience based on Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous perspectives from a First Nation post-secondary institution that aspires to provide high-quality bi-lingual, bi-cultural education.

FNUniv Microcredentials

Learners who complete the various components of ICEC course offerings will be eligible to earn recognition in badges, microcredentials and professional certificates. Microcredentials are recognized by Industry that are intended to enhance leaners’ employability by upskilling and increasing competencies. The microcredentials awarded by the First Nations University of Canada are verifiable and can be shared electronically through MyCreds™.

MyCreds™ is a secure and trusted electronic document sharing online network that enables the official exchange of digitized and verified academic credentials between and beyond Canadian post-secondary institutions. The MyCreds™ service is owned by the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada — ARUCC. The First Nations University of Canada is a member of both ARUCC and MyCreds™.

ICEC Microcredentials Framework

Indigenous Continuing Education Centre’s Program Framework provides accessible, flexible and recognized programs to suit various learners and markets. The framework allows each learner to chart their path and do as much or as little learning as they desire at any given time in their lifelong learning journey.

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In addition, there will be smaller non-credential learning opportunities offered, such as speaker-type events or in-person/land base activities to increase access to those learners just looking to expand or network.

“The kiskēyihtamowina Board Governance Program helped me as a board member better understand and clarify my role, it also gave me some valuable reporting templates as a CEO to ensure effective reporting and accountability to the Board. The Indigenous approach ensured we continue to acknowledge and incorporate our world view and value system along side the Western Academic process.”

Glen Pratt, CEO
George Gordon Developments Ltd

Customizing Training

ICEC can provide flexible, accessible and recognized programming to allow organizations and or Indigenous Communities to customize learning and development needs.

Employees and Professionals

For employees and professionals, ICEC can provide a variety of professional development programs that enable career advancement and adapt to changing labour market, and industry needs through re-skilling and upskilling to stay relevant in the marketplace through verified credentials.

Businesses

For businesses and organizations, ICEC can provide full programs and customized training to support the success of its employees and operations in a complex business and political environment.

Indigenous Communities

FNUniv currently offers community-based and web-based programs in First Nations communities throughout Canada. ICEC will provide a centralized umbrella for these existing programs and other certificates the institution already delivers to provide more centralized contact to support improved relationships and customer service for communities.

Training Platform

Online

Course can be delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing flexibility for self-paced and scheduled learning and ease of access with no travel required.

Remote Delivery

Through virtual instruction utilizing the technology that brings the classroom to the learner. Remote delivery can include real-time classes or drop-in times.

On-Site/Workshop Delivery

In-person instruction on campus or customized to be brought to your location.

Hybrid Delivery

Through a combination of online or remote delivery, with some classroom or in-person activities.

Course Offerings

  • 4 Seasons of Reconciliation

    Course can be delivered entirely online through a self multi-media teaching unit that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians, through transformative multi-media learning. This educational initiative, developed for secondary, post-secondary and the workplace.

    Delivery
    Online
    Intake
    Continuous
    Credential Awarded
    Badge
  • kiskēyihtamowina FNUniv Board Governance Program

    In partnership with Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, this program is intended for First Nation Leadership to equip learners with essential leadership skills and tools they will use to implement good governance in their communities.

    Delivery
    Virtual (Zoom)
    Intake
    Winter & Spring 2022
    Credential Awarded
    Professional Certificate

Contact us today!

Contact:
Director, Indigenous Continuing Education Centre
Email:
ICEC@firstnationsuniversity.ca
Phone:
(306) 790-5950
Toll-free:
(800) 267-6303
Fax:
(306) 790-5999