Course Description

Explore the critical role of Indigenous people within the workplace and learn how to formulate strategic goals that create a respectful and inclusive environment for Indigenous employees. Learn about cultural safety frameworks that increase awareness, understanding, respectfulness, and cultural capacity in your workplace.  Explore ways to respect and protect knowledge and reciprocal relationship-building to walk parallel pathways. Gain an understanding of how tokenism and pan-indigeneity affect Indigenous people within the workplace and learn how to provide support in these situations.

You will use an Indigenous perspective to understand how Indigenous inclusion is distinct from Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) while also being connected. Use this knowledge to better advocate for the rights of Indigenous people and understand the responsibilities of having Indigenous best practices that support EDI. Understand how equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenous inclusion can be interwoven within recruitment and retention strategies to uphold Indigenous rights within the workplace.

Course Details

Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Use resources based on Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing, and connecting to identify barriers for Indigenous people in the workplace
  • Engage in supporting Indigenous people in the workplace through recruitment and retention strategies
  • Consider how being a good relative can be built through concepts of relationships, allyship, safe spaces, cultural humility, and cultural safety
  • Compare and contrast recruitment and retention strategies to formulate recommendations that include Indigenous perspectives in the workplace

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Online Synchronous
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5:00PM to 7:30PM
Jun 04, 2024 to Jun 13, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $399.00
  • Lauren Remple, MEd
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook required.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

To fully participate in the live sessions, students will need: an internet connection, and a reliable headset with microphone.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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