Michael Lickers teaches in the Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) programs. He is also a senior advisor with Suncor Energy, Indigenous Relations and Community Development. His role is mainly focused on Indigenous relations, youth engagement and community investment. He supports the company’s executive leadership, as well as providing leadership of the Indigenous Youth Advisory Council for Suncor. Lickers also provides some of the cultural experiences for staff and awareness training. Academically, his focus is on Indigenous ways of knowing and being, Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous youth leadership, storytelling, youth leadership, international youth leadership development, land based cultural education and outdoor education.
Doctor of Social Sciences
Royal Roads University
Master of Arts in Leadership and Training
Royal Roads University
General Management Certificate
University of Calgary
From Royal Roads University convocation
Calgary Police Commission Community Policing and 20-year Service Recognition
Diversity Leadership Award
From Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Chief David Crowchild Award
For contributions to improving relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the City of Calgary
Chief David Crowshoe Award
From the University of Calgary, for outstanding contributions to Aboriginal education
Lickers, Michael (2018) "Your Still Not Listening To Us: What First Nations Youth are Saying”. Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 6 : Iss. 2018 , Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol6/iss2018/1
Lickers, M. (2018). Indigenous considerations in non-profit management. In K. Seel, (ed.). Management of nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in Canada. (4th edition), pp. 561-604. Markham, On; LexisNexis
Lickers, M. (2017). Giving Voice to First Nations Youth Leadership. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, XXXVII, (1).
Lickers, M. (2016). Indigenous youth leadership development: Rediscovering youth leadership (Unpublished Doctoral dissertation) Royal Roads University, Victoria. BC.
Lickers, M. (2008).Urban Aboriginal Leadership; The Delicate Dance Between Two Worlds. Calgary, Ab: VDM Publishers.
Lickers, M., White, L. (2008) International Indigenous Youth Leadership Education: International Indigenous Education Journal, First Nations University.
Lickers, M. (2007). Rediscovering Identity; Aboriginal Youth and Substance Abuse: Educational Journal Lobstick, Volume 5.