Inuit Leaders Graduate with Sobey School Advanced Management Diploma

By Maroon & White | fall 2017

This summer in Iqaluit, 13 students graduated from the Advanced Management Diploma program. The 10-month program is offered by the Sobey School of Business, in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc (NTI), a land claims organization. NTI's mandate is "Inuit Economic, Social and Cultural Well-being Through Implementation of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement." The partnership was established as part of a Piliriqatigiingniq - an Inuit concept of developing a collaborative relationship. NTI approached the Sobey School to develop a customized program that would incorporate Inuit communal values, laws and principles, along with leadership competencies into the program. These include Inuuqatigiitsiarniq (showing respect and a caring attitude for others), Aajiiqatigiingniq (consensus decision-making), and Pijitsirniq (the concept of serving).

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