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Leadership & Management

Leadership & Management

Now accepting applications for:

Winter Jan 2021 term. Online Classes. Application Fee waived. Apply today!

Leadership and Management Program Brochure

The Leadership & Management Program supports learners on their journey as whole healthy human beings able to offer effective leadership to their people and their communities. The journey begins with self-transformation and growth, grounded in traditional Indigenous knowledge, and introduces learners to leading edge contemporary leadership and development wisdom aligning with Indigenous experience and philosophy.

Most of the courses are transferable to major public universities in Alberta.  Blue Quills will also work with students individually to facilitate transfers to other institutions. The Program offers a laddered approach:

Most students complete the entire program in 5 years, however, students with transfer credit and/or strong personal and academic skills may accelerate their program.

This unique program includes options for a certificate, diploma or degree designed and offered by Blue Quills. Many of the courses are also transferable to Athabasca University, University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, and University of Calgary. 

The Leadership & Management Program is open to people of all cultures, and offers courses from an Indigenous perspective, inviting students to develop critical thinking skills and knowledge from diverse fields, including core business and management skills, and leadership approaches.

The Program offers a laddered approach grounded in Indigenous Knowledge, beginning with:

  • a Leadership Certificate with a focus on introductory leadership concepts and personal growth, advancing to;
  • a Management Diploma which includes the more technical aspects of business, and completing with;
  • a Leadership & Management Degree introducing advanced leadership, research, and development concepts.

Our graduates are employed or pursuing advanced degrees in the following fields:

  • Consulting and Advising
  • Program Management
  • Community Liaison
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Policy Development
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Band Councillor
  • Tribal Law Development
  • Masters in Educational Leadership
  • Masters in Indigenous Peoples Education


  • Application and Fee
  • Skills Assessment – Completed Accuplacer Testing
    (Appointment for Testing- contact the Librarian)
  • Two (2) Letters of Reference (1 character, 1 professional)
  • Official Transcripts
  • High School or equivalent recommended (work experience will be considered)
  • Personal Interview with Coordinator
  • Vision, Passion, Determination, Commitment
  • Desire for Personal Change and Growth Journey
  • Confidence in Reading, Writing, Mathematics & Computers an Asset

CERTIFICATE COURSES (12 months / 3 terms)
IYIS 101 Cree Identity
IYIS 110 Treaties & Governance
IYIS 115 or equivalent Language Learning
COMM 200 Interpersonal Communications
COMP 125 Intro to Comp. Applications
ECON 100 Community Economics
ENG 200 English Reading & Writing or ENG 255 Basic Composition
ENG 210 Business Communications
SSL 100 Leadership Prep & Study Skills
LM 100 Human Dimension at Work
LM 110 Organizational Leadership
LM 120 Business Law

DIPLOMA COURSES (Certificate plus 12 months / 3 terms)
ACCT 100 Intro to Accounting
COMP 300 Computers in Business or COMP 325 Advanced Productivity Software
IYIS 201 Iyiniw Pimatisiwin
IYIS 210 Historical Impacts
IYIS 220 Contemporary Issues
LM 130 The Arts – A Leadership Perspective
LM 210 Organizational Theory & Design
LM 240 Small Business & Entrepreneurship
LM 250 Marketing
MA 100 Business Math
MA 150 Statistics

DEGREE (Diploma plus +16 months / 4 terms)
ECON 300 Model Economies
IYIS 400 Indigenous Leadership Management
LM 220 Leadership & Management Theory
LM 350 Leadership Project
LM 360 Total Quality Leadership
LM 370 Leadership & Change
LM 410 Business Practicum
LM 430 Business Development Co-op
LM 440 Finance for Non-Financial Managers
LM 450 Advanced Marketing Issues
LM 470 Policy Planning & Strategy
 6 Arts & Science Electives

To apply:

BQ Application Form (Fillable)

To use the fillable application form please click on the link, fill in the form and email to

Leadership and Management Application Package (Printable)