Aboriginal Management Certificate Program 2015

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship 2015

Ch’nook Aboriginal Management Certificate Program (AMP)

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Participants from across Canada have attended Ch’nook’s AMP program delivered at the Sauder School of Business campus (link to location) in downtown Vancouver.

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Sessions are led by distinguished Aboriginal leaders and Senior Faculty members from the Sauder School of Business.

Once accepted into the program, participants may be eligible for program bursaries.


Key Dates:


Monday January 26th Opening ReceptionRobson Square, 800 Robson Street Vancouver

Module 1: Business 101, Integrated Case Study, Introduction to the Business Canvas Generator, Marketing Strategy, and Marketing Research

Tuesday January 27th to Sunday February 1st Robson Square, 800 Robson Street Vancouver

Room: TBC


Module 2: Special Topics in Aboriginal Employment Law, Human Resources/Organizational Behaviour and Introduction to Aboriginal Project Management

Wednesday March 4th to Sunday March 8th – Robson Square, 800 Robson Street Vancouver

Room: TBC


Module 3: Aboriginal Business Law, Accounting, Finance and Aboriginal Governance

Wednesday April 22nd to Sunday April 26th – Robson Square, 800 Robson Street Vancouver Room: TBC


Module 4: Operations, Supply Chain, Process Improvement, Business Canvas Presentations

Sunday May 24th to Thursday May 28th – University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business – 2053 Main Mall

Rooms: TBC

Friday May 29th Graduation Ceremony – The Great Hall, UBC Longhouse

* Note: Attendance at all sessions is compulsory.


Aboriginal entrepreneurs are the key to building a healthy economy both on and off reserve. Over 34,000 Aboriginal entrepreneurs across Canada operate businesses that contribute to local economies, sustain home communities and compete in global markets.


The Aboriginal Management Certificate Program adopts a hands-on approach to understanding how to describe and think through a business model for your business idea, council or economic development corporation. Participants will develop an understanding of four main areas of a business: customers, the business offering, the business infrastructure and its financial viability. The program will adopt a business modelling process that will result in a blueprint for a strategy that will be developed into a viable and realistic business plan. The Ch’nook Aboriginal Management Certificate integrates Aboriginal values with the business skills required for success in managing existing businesses or in developing new and successful ones.


  • Aboriginal Values & Business Leadership
  • Aboriginal Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Strategy
  • Operations
  • Financial Management
  • Accounting


Individuals with five or more years of work experience and a strong desire to start and manage their own or their band’s business activities.


  • five or more years of work experience
  • usually you will have completed Grade 12 and/or have post-secondary education
  • a strong motivation to start a new business or manage a community’s business
  • a willingness to contribute to classroom discussions and assignments


  • Personal Contact Details
  • Educational History
  • Resume (CV) / Work Experience
  • Personal Statement – why you are interested in participating in the Aboriginal Management Certificate Program and how will this program impact your future
  • Three references – contact details and original signed letters of reference sent to the address below

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  1. Program only$6,000.00


  1. Program + Accommodation:  $10,000.00
  2. Program + Accommodation + Travel:  $12,000.00

Program fees can be paid in installments however, tuition must be paid in full one week prior to program start date.


Information on program bursaries can be found on our website or by calling 604 822 0988.   All applications will be reviewed by a panel of Aboriginal program advisors.


For more information contact: 604 822 0988 or chnookadmin@ch-nook.ubc.ca