Leadership training for indigenous peoples
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This leadership training (LT) manual is intended to build the capacity of indigenous peoples’leaders, communities and organizations to lead and manage their organizations. The trainingfocuses on leadership principles and organizational management.It provides knowledge and skills needed by indigenous peoples in leading and running their organizations. It also includes skills on advocacy for the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights, on community development and management of projects and activities and facilitation skills.
Included at the end of the training manual are annexes containing particular context papers, specific case studies, actual experiences and samples of organizational structures, which may be used as references, models or examples by the facilitators giving the training. The papers included in the annexes are by no means complete or representative of the overall situation and experiences of indigenous peoples in the whole of Asia. Rather, they provide models and good practices to guide the facilitators and participants in conducting the training. Local facilitators would need to localize and enrich the training material using their own stories, examples and cases appropriate to the particular context and situation of the participants.
The methodology of this training is interactive, that means held through workshops, role-playing and practicum to develop certain leadership skills of the participants. The facilitators will provide the basic inputs of the training, but the participants will learn from their own practice and experiences during the training.
This training module was originally developed by the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) and its allied members and is the first in a series of education materials being prepared for the Indigenous Learning Institute for Community Empowerment (ILI).
This publication has been published with the support from IWGIA and others.