Continue building YOUR education portfolio for YOUR career and join the growing number of professionals who are enhancing their management skills and becoming certified!

Continue building YOUR education portfolio for YOUR career and join the growing number of professionals who are enhancing their management skills and becoming certified!

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Education: Continue building YOUR education portfolio for YOUR career and join the growing number of professionals who are enhancing their management skills and becoming certified!

AFOA CANADA has a variety of online courses which are available to you, whether you are looking to become a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM), a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) or simply looking to increase your skill set in a specific area!

COURSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 – REGISTER TODAY!

 Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) Program

It is with great excitement that AFOA Canada now offers on-line courses for the Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) Program, as of September 2012. The CAPA Program is specifically designed to set high quality competency standards and provide learning opportunities to enhance the knowledge and professional development of Senior Administrators and aspiring Senior Administrators working in Aboriginal communities and organizations on-reserve, off-reserve and in remote, rural and urban settings.      

Through this program, administrators will learn how to significantly enhance their workplace performance. As a result, a CAPA will have the knowledge and confidence to successfully fulfill their mandates and provide optimal service to meet the needs of their communities and organizations.

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 Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) Program

 Aboriginal financial operations are becoming increasingly diversified and more complex. Aboriginal financial managers are required to move beyond just financial management and acquire effective management skill sets. The CAFM program is designed to provide you with a skill set to be a well-rounded financial professional to meet the changing business environment and to bring added value to the financial operations of your organization. These online courses are requirements of the CAFM designation and lead to many more opportunities.

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Professional Development Courses

Working management in an Aboriginal community or organization has its own unique challenges. These online courses have been designed to help you meet and rise above those challenges. Build the skills you need to get the job done, and get it done well. Try something new and engage yourself in ongoing professional development.

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  • Students require access to the internet to complete courses
  • Self-paced – not too slow, not too fast
  • All courses are 15 weeks in length
  • Courses available 24/7
  • Online courses are guided by professional instructors
  • Accessible and flexible for YOUR schedule, home or on the road, these courses are for you!
  • Student support is available throughout the semester  

Start building your credentials today.

Begin climbing your education ladder, open doors and open opportunities!
Courses Begin September 9, 2013

CONTACT US  

Please contact AFOA Canada for registration information toll free at (866) 722-2362, or by email at info@afoa.ca
You may also visit our website for more information at www.afoa.ca

 

CAPA In-Person Program – CAPA Cohort 1 
CLICK HERE for application & registration form

 AFOA Canada is pleased to announce the first 3-day session of the CAPA In-Person Program being held October 4 – 6, 2013 in Enoch, AB.  This highly interactive and participatory 18 day program that provides Senior Administrators, Chief Executive Officers and Senior Mangers working in Aboriginal communities and organizations with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective administrators.  Session facilitators and guest speakers are specialists in their fields and proficient in Aboriginal matters.

CURRICULUM

Session 1 of the CAPA In-Person Program focuses on Emotional and Relationship Competencies and covers the following topics: Human Resource Management; Communication Essentials; and Emotional Intelligence & Professional Development.

*Please note that some topics may be subject to change.


SESSION OFFERING DETAILS

AFOA Canada is pleased to announce that CAPA In-Person Cohort 1 sessions are coming to your area. 

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Sessions

Dates

Location

Session 1

October 4 – 6, 2013

 

Edmonton Marriott

at River Cree Resort

Session 2

November 29 & 30, December 1, 2013

Session 3

April 25-27, 2014

Session 4

June 27 – 29, 2014

Session 5

September 19 – 21, 2014

Session 6

November 21 – 23, 2014

 

CONTACT US  

Please contact AFOA Canada for registration information toll free at (866) 722-2362, or by email at info@afoa.ca
You may also visit our website for more information at www.afoa.ca

 

CAPA PLAR Program

Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator
Prior Learning Assessment Recognition

 

AFOA Canada is pleased to offer the CAPA PLAR Program for CAPA Certification and is now accepting Applications!

The purpose of the CAPA Education Program is to enhance the knowledge and professional development of senior and aspiring administrators/managers working in Aboriginal communities and organizations through professional training and a national certification process.

For senior administrators who have extensive experience working in senior management positions in Aboriginal environments, one way to become a CAPA is through the submission of a CAPA PLAR Evidence Portfolio. PLAR is a process that involves the identification, documentation, assessment and recognition of knowledge, skills, and experience through formal and informal study and practice.

Applicants are required to submit a completed CAPA PLAR Evidence Portfolio that successfully demonstrates that the 20 CAPA competencies have been met or exceeded. When completing the Evidence Portfolio, applicants must provide three pieces of evidence (documentation) showing that they have acquired the knowledge, skills, and experience specified for each competency.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To become a CAPA, PLAR applicants must:

  1. Have a college/university degree in public administration, business administration, a relevant senior management program or equivalent degree, and three years or more full time senior management, supervisory experience in an Aboriginal Management Environment;  

OR  

  1. No Degree with a minimum of five years or more full time senior management, supervisory experience in an Aboriginal Management environment;  

AND   

  • Complete the CAPA PLAR Self-Assessment Form to determine eligibility;
  • Submit a PLAR Evidence Portfolio successfully demonstrating that all CAPA competencies have been met or exceeded;
  • Sign an agreement to abide by AFOA Canada Standard of Ethical Conduct;
  • Be a member in good standing with AFOA Canada; and
  • Sign an agreement to maintain certification.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

  • Submit a completed CAPA PLAR Application Form
  • Set aside 4 – 6 months to complete your application
  • The CAPA PLAR Program fee is $750 plus applicable taxes
  • It may take up to four weeks to have your portfolio assessed
  • Upon completion of the assessment of your portfolio you will be advised in writing by AFOA Canada whether you have been successful in achieving the portfolio component of the CAPA designation process. If there are gaps in your learning related to the AFOA Canada CAPA competencies.  You may be asked to provide additional evidence or you may be asked to develop a learning contract which set out tasks, timelines and outcome to help you fill in the gaps, and successfully meet the portfolio requirements. 

HOW TO APPLY

Visit our website at www.afoa.ca or contact our office toll free at (866) 722-2362 and we can email or mail you the Self-Assessment form and the CAPA PLAR Program Application form.

If you have any questions in regards to the CAPA PLAR Program, please contact Randy Mayes, CAFM, Manager, Education & Membership toll free at (866) 722-2362 ext 112 or by email at: rmayes@afoa.ca.

 

AFOA CANADA 
1066 Somerset Street West, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4T3 
Tel: (613) 722-5543 
Fax: (613) 722-3467 
website: www.afoa.ca
 e-mail: info@afoa.ca 

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