Indigenous Leadership Program

Leadership Students

Indigenous Leadership Program aims to engage students in extra-curricular activities to help them develop leadership skills. They are to complete a total of 20 hours of extracurricular activities from 5 different categories: Indigenous Knowledge, Health and Well-being, Academic, Career, Community Engagement. This program is open to students across all years of study, and upon completion of the program, it will be recorded on their Western University Official Co-Curricular Record.

Program Objectives

  • Promote Indigenous knowledge
  • Support identity development for Indigenous students
  • Support student success
  • Assist in student transitions
  • Provide opportunities for cultural awareness
  • Build Indigenous specific leadership skills and values
  • Create Indigenous specific leadership models through development sessions
  • Enhance student’s engagement and sense of belonging
  • Create networks of support
  • Enhance students leadership knowledge, skills and experience

Program Goals 

  • Model positive relationships
  • Build communication skills
  • Enhance conflict resolution skills
  • Help students become involved and connected with Western
  • Provide positive leadership
  • Develop and practice healthy relationship skills
  • Provide students opportunities to build new friendships
  • Shape Indigenous leaders within Western

Past Session Topics 

  • Indigenous Leadership models
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Public Speaking

For more information, contact:

Donna Noah
Academic Transition Opportunities Program Coordinator
519-661-2111 x86437