AFOA Canada is Proud to Announce the Second Intake of Applicants for the Indigenous Executive Program with Harvard University Business School

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AFOA Canada is Proud to Announce the Second Intake of Applicants for the Indigenous Executive Program with Harvard University Business School

by pmnationtalk on October 6, 2017440 Views


Vancouver, BC- October 6, 2017 – AFOA Canada signed an agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with Harvard University’s Business School to jointly develop and deliver an executive program called Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities. The agreement, signed in February 2017 during AFOA Canada’s 17th National Conference established joint participation between the two institutions in the areas of Indigenous governance, leadership and investment management.

The second cohort is set to begin on May 11, 2018. AFOA Canada will send 35 members to attend a 4-day intensive executive program on the Harvard Campus in Boston, Massachusetts. The program provides participants with the opportunity to view community investments in a broader context.  While it is important to understand investment tools, strategies, and products, it is equally important to understand how governance practices can shape the management of the investments with a longer-term view toward building sustainable communities.  The skill sets of entrepreneurial finance, negotiations, and change management complement effective governance of community investments.

Harvard Business School is one of the oldest and most respected business schools in the world. AFOA Canada is the only Association in Canada that focuses on Aboriginal finance, management, and leadership that certifies Aboriginal professionals. We have built our reputation on delivering high-quality education programs and we are excited to work alongside such a prestigious institution. This partnership reinforces commitment to our membership in delivering the best curriculum we can.” states Terry Goodtrack, President and CEO of AFOA Canada.

About AFOA Canada

AFOA Canada is a membership driven organization and was founded as a not-for-profit association in 1999. The organization supports Aboriginal professionals in managing and governing their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing finance, management and leadership practices and skills. AFOA Canada’s premise is that the key to economic prosperity and creating a better life for Canada’s Aboriginal people is in improving the management skills of those responsible for the stewardship of Aboriginal resources.

AFOA Canada has become the centre of excellence and innovation in Aboriginal finance, management, and leadership. It is the largest and only organization in Canada that focuses on the capacity development and day to day needs of those Aboriginal professionals who are working in all of these areas. Our products and programs are developed by Aboriginal professionals for Aboriginal Professionals.



AFOA Canada
Wanda Brascoupé Peters
613-722-5543, ext. 103
[email protected]
Chad Gordon
[email protected]

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