Tribal Leaders Program, Harvard Business School, June 2023
NCAI is committed to building and protecting tribal sovereignty, supporting healthy tribal governments, and fostering vibrant tribal communities. Central to that task is equipping tribal leaders with the knowledge, skills, tools, and strategies they need to advance those fundamental priorities on behalf of their Tribal Nations.
In 2023, NCAI developed and administered two interconnected initiatives to provide intensive professional development and leadership training to Indian Country. Learn more about these two programs below. Join the Empowering Leaders movement and apply for one of our programs today!
In collaboration with Harvard Business School, NCAI offers the Leading Tribal Nation Program, designed to equip tribal leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to advance their capacity for strategic governance. During the 5-day program, tribal leaders will engage in collaborative learning and problem solving through the case-study model facilitated on the Harvard Business School campus.
Topics covered in the program include:
Details of the program:
The 2024 program application is not yet open, but if you would like to express interest in learning more about the program, please complete the form below.
Hosted at the state of the art media lab at American University in Washington D.C., this fellowship will provide targeted learning and hands-on practice to tribal leaders and professionals who wish to increase their communication skills and expand their media presence to meet their community needs. Curriculum will be tailored to, and facilitated by, Native voices with knowledge of the unique media landscape of Indian Country.
This program is open to tribal leaders, aspiring leaders and communications professionals. Elected tribal leaders will be granted first priority.
After learning each new skill, fellows will have the chance to practice public speaking in a professional audio-visual studio. All fellows will be provided with recordings from the learning experience to review their progress.
The Empowering Leaders Series is made possible through the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. NCAI deeply appreciates San Manuel’s essential role in establishing and sustaining the endowment that supports the growth and empowerment of tribal leaders across Indian Country.