Curriculum Overview

Indigenous and Human Rights: An Executive Leadership Program

Overhead view of interactive gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The program’s foundational teachings incorporate peoples’ stories of lived experience, while emphasizing multiple perspectives, the value of diversity, and good practices of inclusion. Through this unique experiential learning opportunity, participants will expand their knowledge while preparing to innovate and effect transformative change in the workplace.

A comprehensive range of key human rights topics — from the impacts of colonization and residential schools to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples — will be covered across a series of themed modules:

  • Pre-course Module — Self-evaluation and Orientation
  • Module 1 — Human and Indigenous Rights Overview
  • Module 2 — Truth and Reconciliation
  • Module 3 — Indigenous Leadership and Governance
  • Module 4 — Changing Organizational Systems and Culture
  • Module 5 — Engagement and Relationships
  • Module 6 — From Values to Action