Lands & Resources Management

  • Program Title: Lands & Resources Management
    Credential: Diploma
    Delivery: Online
    Program Length: 3 Semesters (One year)
    Program Availability: Full time or Part time
    Offered: This program is available starting every Monday.

    Description


    The Lands and Resources Management Program is a uniquely designed Diploma Program that is focused on providing a broad range of topic areas specific to the management of lands and resources on Federal Reserve lands. Participants will examine basic environmental, legal and economic aspects of land and resource management in Aboriginal communities. The program also provides students with the opportunity to increase skill levels in communications, computers, time management, leadership, research and project management.

    Students have fifty-two (52) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. determine methods for integrating Aboriginal institutions, values, knowledge, needs, and rights (including treaty rights) into sustainable land and resource management.
    2. to develop criteria and indicators for Aboriginal peoples and their social and economic development
    3. to devise and evaluate policy and institutional structures to foster sustainable Aboriginal communities.
    4. apply principles of corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility and ethics to support an organization’s business initiatives.
    5. assess and use current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization’s business initiatives.
    6. conduct and present research to support decision making.
    7. plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles .
    8. perform work in compliance with relevant statutes, regulations and business practices.
    9. develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance in the business field.
    10. outline strategies used to manage risks in an organization’s business activities.

    Your Career


    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Lands and Resources is responsible for the development, delivery and administration of lands, fisheries and resource activity for the First Nation organization. The Manager will also support negotiation and ongoing implementation of activities and Self-Government Agreements as it relates to lands and resources. The Manager will carry out these duties through monitoring and managing personnel and budgets and working with Band Council, other departments and the Implementation Team.

  • Admission Requirements


    College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
    • General Educational Development (GED); OR
    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

    Call the Admissions Office at 1 (800) 267-2577 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

    Application Process
    Program intake – Apply to this program by visiting our Registration page. If you are entering into this program as a mature student please attach your resume when submitting your registration information online.

  • Courses


    Semester 1
    Study Skills Strategies
    Management Basics
    Strategic Planning
    Organizational Behaviour
    Foundations of Leadership
    Fundamentals of Management Control

    Semester 2
    Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Complications
    Benefit and Cost Analysis
    Resource Allocation, Valuation Methods, and Extraction Costs
    Renewable and Depletable Resources
    Economics of Pollution Control
    Sustainable Development of Natural Resources
    Aboriginal Treaties/Rights/Law

    Semester 3
    Time Management
    Report Writing
    Research Skills Development
    Communication Strategies
    Conflict and Dispute Resolution
    Meeting Management
    Project Management

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  • Course Descriptions


    Semester 1
    Study Skills Strategies
    This course will enable students to assess their current study skills and plan for improvement. Students will practice time-management techniques for successful studying. Students will learn to develop powerful reading skills and practice memory techniques to enhance ability to learn and improve test performance. This course will also help students to develop specific study skills for mathematics and related subjects and implement an action plan to improve them.

    Management Basics
    In this course students will learn the four primary functions of management and the roles that correspond to each function. This course also introduces students to the two contrasting viewpoints on defining “effective” management: Mainstream and Multistream. The role of the manager and the skills and techniques required to achieve organizational outcomes through the management of people, money and time are also examined. This course also provides students with the managerial concepts and ownership principles required for a successful career in the management or ownership of a small- to medium-sized enterprise.

    Strategic Planning
    Students will learn the four steps of the planning process: setting a mission/vision, setting strategic goals/plans, setting operational goals/plans, and implementation.

    Organizational Behaviour
    This course discusses organizational design and explains why some organizations organize the work that is to be done. Just like people, different organizations organize their activities in very different ways to accomplish their goals. Managers must carefully engage in organization design to ensure that they create an organizational type that fits the structure and the environment, strategy, and technology of the organization. Students will learn the process of organization design, including organization structure and organizational type. Topics also include: human resources management and organizational change.

    Foundations of Leadership
    Students will learn the traits and behaviors of effective leaders. Students will explore the process of group/team development from Mainstream and Multistream perspectives. This course also addresses reasons for communicating in organizations and how Mainstream and Multistream managers view and enact the communication process.

    Fundamentals of Management Control
    Control is the final function of management and includes designing and implementing systems to ensure that actions of organizational members are consistent with organizational goals, standards, and values. Controls can be strong and visible, such as are needed in a maximum security prison, or they can be more relaxed and invisible, such as are needed in a group of volunteers working at the local food bank. This course addresses the control process and shows the value of this fourth and final managerial function.

    Semester 2
    Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Complications
    This course outlines an efficient property rights structure, and explain how this property rights structure leads to economic efficiency. Students will discuss the relationship between the environment and the economic system. Students will be introduced to common property resources, and explain why common property resources tend to be overused. Students will also review consumer and producer surplus conceptually and graphically.

    Benefit and Cost Analysis
    Benefit-cost analysis provides a method for determining whether or not an action should be supported. Most simply, if the benefits exceed the costs, then the action should be supported. Students will learn that all actions have benefits and costs, and all benefits and costs are valued in terms of their effect on humanity. This course will define present value and the discount rate while illustrating the basic discounting equations. Students will learn how to calculate the present value of net benefits and show how benefit-cost analysis can be used to evaluate specific options.

    Resource Allocation, Valuation Methods, and Extraction Costs
    This course will introduce students to natural resource economics and present a resource taxonomy to explain how the stock of a depletable resource is measured. Students will discuss the economic feasibility of resource extraction and learn to present the efficient allocation of resources over time with constant marginal extraction costs and with a transition to a renewable substitute. Students will discuss the effects of exploration and technical progress and explore under what circumstances the market can be expected to produce an efficient allocation.

    Renewable and Depletable Resources
    Resources are further defined as depletable, recyclable, or renewable. This course addresses the efficient allocation of a depletable resource over time using an n-period model. Students will examine some of the issues associated with the efficient allocation of energy resources and learn how economic analysis can be used in policy making. Students will be introduced to trash disposal, pollution damages from disposal, factors mitigating resource scarcity, and recycling. Efficient markets for recyclable resources are described. An examination of disposal costs and public policies to encourage recycling are discussed. Students will also explore governed water resource management, how the market allocates land and how market allocation complies with social criteria, forests, forest management and sustainable forestry, and finally renewable resources with biological growth (fisheries).

    Pollution Control
    Students will discuss the different ways pollutants are categorized. This course will present policy options for pollution control and compare and contrast emissions charges and tradable emissions allowances.

    Sustainable Development of Natural Resources
    This course introduces students to the concept of sustainable development and its usefulness as a guide to the future. Sustainable development – development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future. Students will discuss the relationship between trade and the environment. Students will also learn how to measure economic growth and economic well-being.

    Aboriginal Treaties/Rights/Law
    In this course students examine the evolution of Aboriginal treaties and rights in Canada and their legal implications. Students interpret and analyze treaties in a historical and modern context.

    Semester 3
    Time Management
    This course will equip students with the time management tools, knowledge, insights and skills to make them more effective and productive. This course was designed to develop professionals and their productivity and time management skills. Students learn how to plan each day, prioritize tasks, say “no” to nonessential tasks, delegate, limit distractions and manage multiple priorities and tasks more efficiently.

    Writing Reports and Proposals
    In this course students will learn four stages of report writing, and nine tips for effective writing that will help them create materials that are engaging, understandable, and most important, get read. In addition, students will learn about using persuasive language to write effective proposals.

    Research Skills Development
    This course introduces students to several different tools so that they can become a stronger researcher and can create proposals, reports, or simply find good information and review it. Students will start by learning basic research skills techniques like reading, memory recall, note-taking, and planning. Participants also learn about different kinds of outlines, and how to move to writing, editing, and polishing the final work while sharing how to use different sources such as libraries, journals, and the Internet.

    Communication Strategies
    The way you communicate with people reveals the type of commitment, attitude, and perspective you have about your job. Accounting professionals need to learn techniques for becoming self-aware of their basic communication abilities; asking questions, listening, or reframing negative language into positive and motivational talk. Developing open communication with clients demonstrates your interest in their needs, thereby creating trust relationships. In this course, students are encouraged to identify their personal communication strengths and weaknesses, so to improve their professional relationships. They are directed to practice their communication skills to better their work performance.

    Conflict and Dispute Resolution
    In this course students will learn how to recognize how their own attitudes and actions impact others, effective techniques for dealing with difficult people, strategies for dealing with anger, and how to cope with the difficult people and situations that we will inevitably encounter in our everyday lives.

    Meeting Management
    This meeting management course offers students a proven methodology to managing and facilitating productive meetings. Ideal for students wanting to build their range of meeting management skills and effectiveness in managing meetings with clients and colleagues.

    Project Management
    The course gives students a comprehensive foundation in project management and organizational management that applies to not-for-profit, for-profit and government organizations of all sizes. Students will learn how to identify clear project objectives, build detailed project requirements, develop and monitor performance measures, create valuable project management plans, work well with diverse team members and project stakeholders and manage project constraints including scope, quality, cost and time.

  • Fees & Expenses


    Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Application Fee: $100.00
    • Textbooks: $975.00
    • Postal Fee: $49.00
    • Tuition Fee: $3,825.00

    Total Tuition & Fees: $4,949.00