Professional Development

The ASCNWT is proud to offer three distinct workshops that focus on supporting the health and wellness of Indigenous communities through sport, physical activity, and recreation. Each workshop is briefly outlined below and includes information about which workshop may be right for you.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your community, for your organization, or would like to attend a workshop that has already been scheduled, please contact our Leadership Development Coordinator, Beth Hudson, at beth@ascnwt or 867-669-8383 to discuss.


Aboriginal Coaching Modules

 

The professional development of Aboriginal coaches through NCCP certification has been identified by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) as a national priority. In order to educate and promote the value of the NCCP and to establish meaningful participation of Aboriginal peoples in this national program, the ASC embarked on a multi-year process to develop supplemental training material for Aboriginal coaches taking NCCP workshops. The result of this process is the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM), which responds to the need for a national training curriculum with content that reflects the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures, values, and lifestyles.

The ACM is a professional development training tool for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal coaches who coach Aboriginal athletes, as they become certified through the NCCP. The material in the ACM has been developed to meet the following learning objectives:

- Understanding the role of sport in Aboriginal communities; 

- Understanding and positively influencing the community in which you coach;

- Coaching the whole person; coaching beyond the physical to include the mental (intellectual and emotional), spiritual and cultural;

- Responding to racism in sport;

- Establishing a code of behaviour for your team that respects differences and addresses racism;

- Helping those you coach make healthy lifestlye choices.

For more information about this course, please click here

Upcoming courses:

YELLOWKNIFE (OCT 20, 2019)
BEAUFORT DELTA (LATE 2019/EARLY 2020)

 

Learning Facilitators: If you are interested in becoming a Learning Facilitator in the NWT, please contact Beth Hudson (beth@ascnwt.ca or 867-669-8383)


Indigenous Communities: Active for Life 

 

The Indigenous Communities: Active for Life resource and accompanying full-day workshop were created with guidance from Indigenous leaders throughout the country, with the purpose of inspiring community leaders looking for culturally tailored resources that act as a vehicle toward individual and community holistic development.

The resource and workshop supports these individual champions as they embark on a journey to develop sustainable quality sport and physical activity programs, build collaborative relationships, and re-engage their community members into active and healthy lifestyles. 

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have:

- Ideas on how to create quality experiences in their sport, physical activity, and recreation programs 

- An understanding of physical literacy, which is the development of movement skills, confidence, and motivation to be active for life

- Tools, resources, and action plans to further support their delivery of quality sport and physical activity programs in their community

- Ideas to support their participants’ physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural needs

- A certificate of workshop completion and 3 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) points (if applicable).

For more information about this course, please click here

Upcoming courses:

BEAUFORT DELTA (NOV/DEC 2019)

 

Learning Facilitators: If you are interested in becoming a Learning Facilitator in the NWT, please contact Beth Hudson (beth@ascnwt.ca or 867-669-8383)


Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway 

      

The Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway resource and Supporting Indigenous Participation workshop is designed to help sport and physical activity leaders and organizations across Canada enhance their understanding about how to support Indigenous participants and athletes in their programming.

The workshop will spend time developing an appreciation of Indigenous culture, and how that culture plays out in terms of engagement and sustained participation through the sport system. It will outline the key elements that need to be considered when planning, developing, and implementing programs for and with Indigenous peoples and communities, including a focus on supporting the physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural needs of the individual to maximize their experience in sport and physical activity.

The workshop will focus on how we can adjust the competition pathway and some of the policies within the system to ensure that we create a clearer pathway for Indigenous participants and athletes.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have:

- Increased cultural awareness and understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, through participation in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise

- Increased understanding of the Indigenous and mainstream systems in CanadaIdeas to support participants’ physical, mental (intellectual and emotional), spiritual, and cultural needs

- Tools and an action plan to better support Indigenous participants in programs

- A certificate of workshop completion and 3 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Professional Development (PD) points (if applicable)

For more information about this course, please click here

Upcoming courses:

YELLOWKNIFE (EARLY 2020)

 

Learning Facilitators: If you are interested in becoming a Learning Facilitator in the NWT, please contact Beth Hudson (beth@ascnwt.ca or 867-669-8383)


 

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ABOUT THE ABORIGINAL SPORTS CIRCLE WORKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.