Learning Opportunities


The Alaska Policy Frontiers course through UAA College of Business and Public Policy is offered online and can be taken by anyone anywhere in Alaska. It is a graduate course but I waivers are provided for undergraduates. No class will be more than four hours long in the new format. This class, taught by Willie Hensley, provides a panoramic picture of Alaska’s history, economics and cultures moving from the Russian Era to the American period and into the modern challenges in energy, mining, state fiscal policy, boarding schools, CDQ fisheries, Native land claims and pipeline operations. It is also approved for the Alaska history/culture requirement for new teachers so this gives them an option to take it during the school year and not have to give up time in our short summers!

For information and registration assistance, call 786-4171 or email jeburton@alaska.edu.

APF Syllabus Fall 2020 temp.docx

Flyer- Alaska Policy Frontiers Fall 2020 Final.docx

Help your student get ahead by encouraging them to apply for ANSEP’s full-time Acceleration Academy. Students learn valuable life lessons and study skills that will put them on the path to success in their chosen career field. Find out all about the application process: https://bit.ly/319ijtV.

SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSION EDUCATION PROGRAM (SHPEP)

Formerly the Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

SHPEP is a free 6 week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

SHPEP is implemented at 12 program sites across the nation. Each site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, shadowing experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and financial planning. SHPEP at the University of Washington is a collaboration of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health.

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/sgbyh6v.

As a successful Alaska Native corporation, Doyon is continuously striving to build leaders within our company and with our shareholders. We’ve created Doyon Leadership Training (DLT), a thoughtfully structured program that invests in the leadership potential that exists throughout the Doyon region.

Outstanding leadership creates an atmosphere of inspired performance. It is equal parts professional and personal development. It arises when individuals deepen and stretch the authentic expression of who they are and the skills they possess.

Structured around these ideas, DLT aims to build leaders among our own ranks. The strategically designed program includes:

  • Immersive full-day training sessions
  • Reading assignments and responses
  • Short assignments
  • Participation in teleconferences
  • One-on-one coaching sessions
  • Mentorship relationships
  • Presentation of an original project to Doyon leadership

To download the 2019 DLT application, please click here. The deadline to submit an application is September 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. AKDT.

2019/2020 DLT participants are expected attend all training sessions scheduled, October 2019 through May 2020.

The 2019/2020 training schedule is as follows:

  • Module 1: October 24 – 26, 2019
  • Module 2: December 12 – 14, 2019
  • Module 3: January 30 – February 1, 2020
  • Module 4: March 12 – 14, 2020
  • Module 5: April 29 – May 1, 2020

To learn more about Doyon Leadership Training, please contact shareholder outreach at 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2085 (toll free), 459-2085 (in Fairbanks) or outreach@doyon.com.

DLT 2019-2020

Native Student Services at the University Of Alaska Anchorage is excited to announce the Native Early Transition Program (NET) for Alaska Native/American Indian freshmen attending UAA in the fall 2019 semester! The NET program is essentially a jump-start to the UAA experience.

The agenda includes cultural and academic presentations, student engagement opportunities, learning about all the great student support services NSS offers.

The NET program is FREE and students living in UAA Housing can move in early on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfMzOuGbvB8iMLJAA…/viewform

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has launched Native Knowledge 360°, a national education initiative to promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. To support this work, NMAI is looking for dynamic educators for the Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Program.

The TIR will be in Washington, DC for eight weeks between the months of June and August. All applications are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Please check the CoP Calendar for more details.

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WELCOME RECEPTION

March 18, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

RSS Gathering Room

Oscar and Sophie Alexie: Visiting Elder Professors

VEP-Welcome Reception Flyer – 2019.pdf

This exclusive summer program is for anyone, at any experience level, interested in gaining meaningful skills to become more confident and competent in the outdoors. The program will immerse you in a variety of outdoor opportunities within the great state of Alaska. In a five-week format, you will earn an assortment of valuable outdoor credentials, at least five college credits, and skills from a group of experienced Alaska guides and instructors.

Ideally, students will complete this summer program and then, through the help of UAF recreation professionals, work within the Alaska outdoor recreation industry while completing their Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Business (BSRB) degree at UAF. This summer program can act as a starting point for students pursuing the BSRB; however, it is not limited to only BSRB degree-seeking students – anyone is welcome! This program is limited to only 10 available spots each summer, so don’t hesitate to reserve yours!

Students will learn valuable skills, including…

Outdoor leadership skills

Backcountry decision making and risk management

Rock climbing

Backcountry safety

Swiftwater boating

Program Dates

July 9 – August 9, 2019

Cost

$5,000 – Includes lodging, meal plan, supplies, and all tuition and course fees

Cohort

Limited to 10 students

Participants must be at least 18 years old

For complete information and registration instructions, download the flyer.

For questions or more information, contact Peggy Keiper at mkeiper@alaska.edu or (907) 474-5905.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.

Creating a Culture of Health

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health. As the nation’s largest philanthropy focused on improving health and health care, RWJF is striving to build a national Culture of Health (visit http://www.cultureofhealth.org) that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. Aspiring health professionals are poised to be tomorrow’s change leaders in helping build a Culture of Health in their communities and the nation. And to bring about meaningful change, health professionals must know how to learn and work together across disciplines. SHPEP exposes students to a range of health professions to help realize this vision.

All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college.
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Must not have previously participated in the program.

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

  • Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
  • Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
  • Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (UM FPHLP) is a 10-week residential summer program funded by the CDC. UM FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. The summer program is designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The 2019 program will run from May 28 – July 31, 2019 and includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.
Applications are due January 31, 2019 11:59PM EST.

Eligibility:

  • Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory;
  • Recent college graduates (Fall/Winter 2018 or Spring 2019) who have not been accepted into a graduate program;
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident or U.S. National;
  •  African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply; and
  • Minimum of 2.7 GPA is recommended.

*Note: Students with an Associates Degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution.

To Apply: Create an account here, and:

  • Complete the online application (including essay section);
  • Provide unofficial University transcript(s) in PDF format;
  • Resume in PDF format; and
  • Provide two letters of recommendation uploaded by recommenders by January 31, 2019.

*Click here for tips for a stronger application.

Questions? If you have questions, please email fphl.program@umich.edu or call 734-763-1694.

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (U-M FPHLP) is a 10- week residential summer program that provides students with opportunities for growth, learning, and awareness in the field of public health. FPHLP students will be introduced to public health careers, strengthen and broaden their leadership for addressing health equity, increase their awareness of health disparities, build practical experiences, and develop a baseline understanding of the intersecting issues around public health. Housing and transportation are provided to selected participants, as well as a stipend to cover additional living expenses while in the program.

Applications open November 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019 11:59pm EST. 

MISSION:

The Northern Alaska Indigenous Leadership Academy (NAILA) seeks to help address Alaska Native community-based wellness and sustainable development through investment in transformative training of local leaders.

Iḷisaġvik College and the UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development invite you to apply to the 2019 NAILA cohort.

GENERAL ACADEMY DESCRIPTION:

NAILA is a dynamic and transformative academy, integrating best practices from successful leadership development and training programs. Participants will engage in a series of  audio-conferences in preparation for a face-to-face weeklong intensive program, designed in a retreat format. Participants may earn credit either through UAF or Iḷisaġvik College.

NAILA has a limited capacity of 25 participants. We are seeking a broad range of participants from across Northern Alaska, with diversity in culture, gender, and backgrounds. Please understand that if you are not accepted for this cohort it is most likely due to a limitation on the spaces we have available.

NAILA will be hosted April 12-17, 2019, in Fairbanks.

Click HERE for more information!

The University of Alaska Anchorage is offering three wonderful one-credit classes this Fall 2018. These are non-traditional, one credit course offerings within the Alaska Native Business Management minor at UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy.

Flyers and images of these courses are listed below

Boardroom Minutes is being offered in response to a request from the 2017 Alaska Native Corporation Board Member Peer Exchange. That request is being met through this class which will be taught by Mr. Phil Blumstein.

ANCSA Land is being taught by Mr. Ethan Schutt again this year. Mr. Schutt will be addressing contemporary issues in 7(i) and resource development in his one credit class.

Intro to Alaska Native Business is a wonderful introductory course to ANCSA and the corporations it established. This class also looks at various fields within the Alaska Native Corporation.

BA A490B Boardroom Minutes class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A490B ANCSA Land class – FALL 2018.pdf

BA A201 Intro to Alaska Native Business class – FALL 2018.pdf

2018_UAA_Indigenous-Peoples-Day.pdf

 

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Join Doyon Foundation for the Nee’andeg’ (Tanacross) and Née’aaneegn’ (Upper Tanana) Language Gathering, to be held June 5 – 7, 2018 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks – Tok Campus from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

The three-day language workshop will focus on the Nee’anděg’ (Tanacross) and Née’aaneegn’ (Upper Tanana) languages. This free, all-ages gathering is open to anyone who wants to learn or improve their skills in these languages. 

Instructors Irene Arnold and Cheryl Silas will introduce learners to essentials of Nee’anděg’ (Tanacross) and Née’aaneegn’ (Upper Tanana). Topics will include basic literacy, conversation and listening, and introduce the Doyon Languages Online project. 

There is no cost to attend, but participants should register in advance at doyonfoundation.com.

For more information, contact Allan Hayton at haytona@doyon.com or 907.459.2162. 

Doyon Languages Online is funded by Doyon Foundation and the Alaska Native Education Equity Program, U.S. Department of Education. 

Women in the Trades training coming up in Fairbanks! These classes are FREE, and applicants do not need experience.

Apply online at www.alaskaworks.org.

 

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