Course Description

Project success is highly dependent on leadership and executive ownership and involvement. This course discusses project governance as the framework to project oversight and the link between the project manager and the executive level. We will discuss the essential principles of governance for projects as described in the standard ISO 21505 Project, programme, and portfolio management - Guidance on Governance. 

This course is for you if you are a project manager, project funder, project sponsor, senior management member, or a member of a team starting a major project.

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This course provides education and training on corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples to gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.


Learning Outcomes

Learners will gain practical skills to: 

  • Explain the role of governance in the context of project accountability.
  • Implement a governance framework for a project aligned with globally accepted practices and the organizational governance framework.
  • Differentiate their role in the governance of a project.
  • Assemble an appropriate oversight and reporting strategy for a project.

Skills & Competencies

  • Leadership
  • Decision-making
  • Project oversight
  • Project governance


  • Number of hours: 3.5 hours/day x 2 days = 7 hours

  • Assessment: Attendance and participation are mandatory for all four sessions and are monitored by the facilitator. Lack of attendance and/or participation may affect the learner's successful completion of the course. Successful completion of the course involves achieving 80% on the Final Quiz.

  • Previous education required: The prerequisite for this course is Project Management Essentials. The remaining badges of the Project Management MicroCertificate can be taken in any order.

  • Delivery: Hybrid course with online modules and remote learning (Four half-day Zoom meetings).

  • Completion timeline: You will have access to the course for one week from the last scheduled course date.


Is this course for everyone?

  • Yes, this course is relevant to all people from all walks of life. The learners' life experiences will influence how they experience the course.

Some individuals and organizations may be GST-exempt.

  • First Nations University of Canada is situated on the Star Blanket First Nation and is exempt from Provincial Sales Tax (PST). If you or your organization are exempt from Government Sales Tax (GST), please contact icec@firstnationsuniversity.ca to ensure that your invoice is prepared accordingly.

I need financial support. What funding options does ICEC recommend?

  • Check out our Funding Opportunities here

I am interested in an in-person offering of this course. 

  • Please contact icec@firstnationsuniversity.ca to learn more about which courses can be offered in person and discuss the options. 

Who do I contact if I need help?

  • Check out ICEC's Learner Support page to see if your question is answered in the FAQs. If your question remains unresolved, feel free to complete the form with your question, or you may contact icec@firstnationsuniversity.ca for assistance with any questions you may have. We are here to help! Support requests are received during regular office hours. Please expect a response within 24-48 hours. 

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