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Course Catalogue

Here you will find all of our courses, including instructor-led online courses, self-directed online courses, and video lecture series

Administration

HR Planning

$300.00

The course is a core course for the Community Government Management Program and an elective for the Community Government Finance Program

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Records Management Fundamentals

Free

Understand how to properly manage your records

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Basic Emergency Management

Free

By the end of the course you will be introduced to: What constitutes an emergency; The components and principles of emergency management; Emergency management framework in the NWT; The roles and responsibilities of individuals and the three levels of government; and Territorial and Federal legislation applicable to emergency management.

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Bylaw Enforcement

Free

The job of a Bylaw Enforcement Officer is both challenging and rewarding. It takes hard work, dedication and commitment to stay on top of the many demands of the position, but it is the valuable role Bylaw Enforcement Officers play in keeping their communities peaceful, orderly and safe that makes it all worthwhile. This course will not only help you to better understand what is expected of you as a Bylaw Officer, it will also provide you with the basic information you will need to be successful at facing

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Communications

$300.00

The course is an elective for the Community Government Finance Program, Community Government Management Program and Recreation Leader Program.

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Community Development

$300.00

Introduction to Community Development - 8 Week Online eLearning

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Energy Management in Community Facilities

Free

This course is intended for Community Governments which are planning on taking action to reduce heating fuel use, taking action to reduce electricity use, or taking action on Climate Change by reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. It covers analyzing heating and electricity bills, getting to know your buildings, the building envelope, HVAC, water and recreational systems, lighting systems, monitoring the results of your changes, where to go for help, and energy management planning.

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Human Resources Planning & Development

$300.00

The course is a core course for the Community Government Management Program and an elective for the Community Government Finance Program

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Integrating Climate Change Measures into Municipal Planning and Decision Making

Free

Welcome to the Integrating Climate Change Measures in Municipal Planning Course. This online course has been modified from the original MACA School of Community Governance course to make it accessible to more NWT residents and decision makers. As you work your way through the ten chapters of this course you will learn about climate change in an interactive and hopefully engaging way. You will be guided through the course material by logos and prompts and asked to answer questions and do activities that g

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$300.00

This is a 45 hour course

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Lands Administration for Senior Administrative Officers (SAOs)

$300.00

Lands Administration for SAO's - This is an 8 week online eLearning course

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LGA Essentials

$250.00

This is a 24 hour course

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Municipal Contracts, Tenders and Proposals

$300.00

This is a core course in the Community Government Management Training.

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Municipal Finances

$300.00

This course is 45 hours

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Municipal Law

$300.00

This course provides an introduction to the law affecting municipalities. The source and extent of municipal authority will be examined, as well as the limits placed on municipal powers by the Constitution and the common law.

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Municipal Law I

$300.00

This course is 45 hours

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Council

Governance With Your Council

Free

This course is a core course of the School of Community Government’s Community Management Training Program. It’s designed to address the roles of Senior Administrative Officers, Band Managers and Housing Authority Managers. This course is organized into three sections, Senior Administrator Skills, Senior Administrator Knowledge, Senior Administrator Vision. It covers duties and responsibilities, the dynamics of teamwork, roles and responsibilities of heads of council, the role of the chair in exercising aut

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Community Development

$300.00

Introduction to Community Development - 8 Week Online eLearning

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Municipal Law I

$300.00

This course is 45 hours

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Working Together with Councils

$300.00

This course is 45 hours

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Community Government Programs & Services

Free

Municipal Governance Community Government Programs & Services Course This course can be requested by Council for an in-person session (3 hours minimum) or this course can be taken online at https://elearning-sofcg.org/

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Conflicts, Codes and Legal Responsibilities

Free

Municipal Governance: Conflicts, Codes and Legal Responsibilities Course This course can be requested by Council for an in-person session (3 hours minimum) or this course can be taken online at https://elearning-sofcg.org/

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Planning - Directions for Success

Free

Municipal Governance Planning - Directions for Success course This course can be requested by Council for an in-person session (3 hours minimum) or this course can be taken online at https://elearning-sofcg.org/

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Pre - Election Workshop

Free

Municipal Governance Pre-Election Workshop is a 3 hour facilitated session with open dialogue from participants.

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Roles and Responsibilities

Free

Municipal Governance Roles and Responsibilities This course can be requested by Council for an in-person session (3 hours minimum) or this course can be taken online at https://elearning-sofcg.org/

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SAO - A Team Resource

Free

Municipal Governance SAO - A Team Resource Course This course can be requested by Council for an in-person session (3 hours minimum) or this course can be taken online at https://elearning-sofcg.org/

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First Nation Governance - A Comparison of NWT First Nation and Municipal Governments

Free

This module looks at how First Nation and Municipal Governments are different and how they are the same. It will consider citizen rights, legislation and authority, focus of programs and services, economic development, economic development, public health, elections, council structure, public safety, recreation, culture, language, education and wellness, and funding sources.

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First Nation Governance - Financial Responsibilities and Reporting for First Nations Councils

Free

This module outlines the main tools that council uses to manage finances and to account for spending. It discusses the role of council in the First Nation financial management system. It looks at your fiduciary responsibility, preparing a budget, funding sources, expenses, monitoring finances, and audits and reports.

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First Nation Governance - Governance and Council Operations

Free

The module gives some details about council elections, policies and procedures, and best practices. It looks at the differences between First Nations Government types, elections, council procedures, and best governance practices.

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First Nation Governance - Legal Responsibilities and Avoiding Conflict

Free

This module outlines the laws, regulations, and agreements that define council’s legal responsibilities. The module also discusses conflict of interest: what it is, and why and how to avoid it. It looks at the Indian Act and other Federal Laws, contribution agreements, NWT legislation, fiduciary duty and bias, Council Procedures, Codes of Conduct, and communications with members.

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First Nation Governance - Planning - The Successful Way Forward

Free

This module outlines what a plan is and the parts of a plan. It introduces the planning process and what happens at each stage in the process. It looks at defining parts of a plan, the benefits of planning, the planning process, who is responsible for what, and specific plans.

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First Nation Governance - Working Together: For Elected Leaders of First Nations Councils

Free

This module has information about the responsibilities of councillors and the chief. It discusses the importance of working together and with First Nation members. It gives an overview of some tools that council uses to fulfil their responsibilities. It looks at Council Authority, Working as a Team, Responsibilities of Councillors, Chief’s responsibilities, useful tools for Councillors, Council’s relationship to other groups, their relationships to staff, and traits of a successful Council.

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Integrating Climate Change Measures into Municipal Planning and Decision Making

Free

Welcome to the Integrating Climate Change Measures in Municipal Planning Course. This online course has been modified from the original MACA School of Community Governance course to make it accessible to more NWT residents and decision makers. As you work your way through the ten chapters of this course you will learn about climate change in an interactive and hopefully engaging way. You will be guided through the course material by logos and prompts and asked to answer questions and do activities that g

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Energy Management in Community Facilities

Free

This course is intended for Community Governments which are planning on taking action to reduce heating fuel use, taking action to reduce electricity use, or taking action on Climate Change by reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions. It covers analyzing heating and electricity bills, getting to know your buildings, the building envelope, HVAC, water and recreational systems, lighting systems, monitoring the results of your changes, where to go for help, and energy management planning.

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Finance

Financial Awareness

Free

Municipal Governance Financial Awareness Course This course can be requested by Council for an in-person session (3 hours minimum) or this course can be taken online at https://elearning-sofcg.org/

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Accounting Cycle I

$300.00

Introductory Accounting Course - This is an 8 week online course

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Accounting Cycle II

$300.00

Accounting Course - Online 8 weeks

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This course is 45 Hours

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$300.00

This is a 45 hour course

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LGA Essentials

$250.00

This is a 24 hour course

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