Training Week - Vancouver - May 23-25, 2017 | EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ends March 31, 2017

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"It's been refreshing, educational, inspirational and motivating to take my relationship in working with First Nations communities to a higher level." Training Week-Vancouver | A.Berard

Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ 

We took our signature Indigenous awareness training program to a whole new level when we developed Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ based on participant and customer needs and requests. Further extensive field testing confirmed that any training should be designed to help individuals and organizations work more effectively rather than just raise awareness. In this workshop our goal is to help participants get beyond Indigenous awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere.
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Indigenous issues like land claims and self-government represent some of the biggest change, challenges, risks and exciting opportunities for organizations today. With some tried and proven approaches individuals and organizations can position themselves to take advantage of the major change under way in Canada now. We provide a review of historical events and their relation to the present economic environment; explore critical issues of taxation, housing, and education; show how working with Indigenous Peoples can enhance your career and business; and help you understand cross-cultural perspectives.
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Purpose of the Training:
  • Provide an explanation of why to work with Indigenous Peoples at all.
  • Provide a safe environment to explore complex Indigenous issues in a non-confrontational way.
  • Provide safe opportunity to see both sides of the debate.
  • Help participants sift through rhetoric to find creative solutions to their workplace challenges.
  • Provide reference material in the form of the book, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples®.
  • Allow you to share your expertise with others and visa versa.
  • Assist in enhancing the credibility of your services.
  • Provide techniques to help you work more effectively with Indigenous peoples and communities.
  • Give participants the opportunity to practice and use newly acquired skills immediately.
  • Cover key things to say and not say when working in this complex environment.
  • Focus on how to develop relationships and why.

Who should attend?

  • Those just starting out to those who have been working with Indigenous people or communities for years
  • Government representatives
  • Business representatives from the retail, industrial and financial sectors
  • Senior executives, managers and board members
  • Line managers, project managers and project team members
  • Communications and community relations staff
  • Properties and lands staff and policy makers
  • Human resources and customer services staff who work directly with Indigenous peoples and communities

At this course you will:

  • Review historical events and their relation to the present day
  • Learn cultural and linguistic information about First Nations, Inuit, Metis Peoples
  • Become familiar with demographic information
  • Review major court cases and their implication
  • Begin to understand the cross-cultural perspectives of the same issue
  • Be familiar with terminology and know what terms to use in different situations
  • Explore business reasons for developing Indigenous relations
  • Explore individual and organizational strategies for developing Indigenous Relations

AGENDA:

8:30am – 4:00pm
Morning
Historical Background of Indigenous Peoples
  • Pre-contact
  • Contact
  • Post Contact
  • Recent
Constitutional, Political and Legal Context
  • BNA, Indian Act, Other Legislation
  • Political Will
  • Legal Decisions
Modern Treaties
Indigenous Self-Government
Indigenous Population
  • Linguistic Differences
  • Hereditary and Elected Chiefs
  • Census Statistics
  • reserves
  • Indigenous Youth
  • Forces Affecting the Indigenous Population
Afternoon
Indigenous Population
  • Community Needs
  • Misconceptions, Perspectives & Realities
Indigenous Understanding – Terms
Business Case
  • Business Reasons for Indigenous Relations
  • Relationship building opportunities
Indigenous Consultation – Introduction
  • Risk, Consultation, Accommodation Model
  • Risk Assessment
RESPECT Model
Do’s and Don’ts

 

“Broke down some of the disinformation I wasn’t even aware I was being influenced by.” K. Spowart • RBC Royal Bank

 

Indigenous Consultation & Engagement

“Finally effective Aboriginal consultation training!..”   K.G. · EBA

We take our classic Aboriginal cross cultural awareness training program, Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ and get beyond Indigenous awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied during Indigenous consultation and engagement efforts. With some tried and proven approaches individuals and organizations can position themselves to lead consultation efforts.This course takes the information learned in our Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ session and provides you with opportunity to use the information in interactive exercises, learning from doing and from others.

Purpose of the Training:

  • Provide information to help participants with their engagement and consultation efforts,
  • Support appropriate cross cultural communications,
  • Learn to apply the RESPECT model learning in the introductory Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™,
  • Practice conducting Risk Assessment using the Risk Assessment tool provided in the introductory Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™,
  • Share experiences and learn from others,
  • Raise awareness of best practice for strengthening relationships during the consultation process.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone needing to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements for consultation
  • Line managers,
  • Project managers,
  • Communications staff
  • Indigenous Relations or Affairs staff
  • Community Relations staff

 At this training you will:

  • Review and build on the elements of consultation
  • Know the difference between Consultation vs. Engagement
  • Learn the intent of consultation
  • Review what constitutes Accommodation
  • Review ways we can strengthen our consultation practices
  • Become familiar with the use of the Risk Assessment Tool
  • Prepare for questions they will ask you
  • Know how to deal with issues related to western science and traditional ecological knowledge
  • Practice protocol and interactions 

Agenda: 

8:30 to 4:00pm

Morning:

  • Introductions & Objectives
  • Key Information Review
  • Consultation vs. Engagement
  • What is the Intent of Consultation?
  • What constitutes accommodation?
  • Accommodation Scenario Exercise
  • Ways to Strengthen Consultation
  • Risk, Consultation and Accommodation
  • Risk Assessment Exercise

Afternoon:

  • Anticipating questions and how to respond
  • Western Science vs. Traditional Environmental Knowledge
  • Community Profiles Exercise
  • Protocol and Practice (case study)
  • Evaluations 

Check out this article: What to look for in an Indigenous Awareness Trainer.

What people are saying about our Indigenous Consultation & Engagement™ training:

"Bob Joseph's comprehensive knowledge and excellent delivery bring real life examples of what works & what doesn't work for FN consultation & engagement.”  K.L. • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources

“Excellent course.  I would highly recommend it to everyone working with Aboriginal Peoples.  Bob Joseph is a valuable resource and is a great presenter.”  S.A. • Canadian Coast Guard

“Informative; A real eye opener for me.”  P.L. • Department of Fisheries and Oceans

“…I gained a lot of clarity around defining & ensuring meaningful consultation. Great information and group knowledge sharing among participants.”  P.R. • Urban Systems

 

Creating an Indigenous Engagement Plan™ 

.Do you need help creating an Indigenous Engagement Plan?  Not sure what goes into one?  Where to start?  Or who to talk too?  Join us and learn first hand what goes into creating an Indigenous Engagement Plan.

This training is a nuts and bolts on how to create your own Indigenous Engagement plan.  It comes complete with subject matter expert, Claire Marshall, who be there to guide you through the whole process.  She will answer questions, provide suggestions, and facilitate dialogue, with the help of a workbook, as she walks you through the process that she uses to outline her engagement plans.

Participants are asked to bring a copy of a plan they are currently working on or be prepared to start developing one for their project or initiative.  

Purpose of the training:

  • Provide information to help participants to build an engagement plan to support their engagement and consultation efforts,
  • Set participants up to lead the engagement planning efforts for their teams,
  • Share experiences and learn from others,
  • Create a working outline for your engagement plan

Who should attend this training:

  • Those just starting out to those who have been working with Indigenous people or communities for years
  • Government representatives
  • Business representatives from the retail, industrial and financial sectors
  • Senior executives, managers and board members
  • Line managers, project managers and project team members
  • Communications and community relations staff
  • Properties and lands staff and policy makers

At this training you will:

  • Learn the essential steps to develop an Indigenous engagement plan
  • Determine the purpose and objectives of the engagement plan based on your specific project or initiative
  • Create community profiles to gain a preliminary understanding of the communities’ interests
  • Learn to assess the level of engagement for each Aboriginal/Indigenous group
  • Learn to identify appropriate people to start the engagement process with
  • Review various methods to conduct consultation activities
  • Prepare for dealing with common issues that may be barriers to achieving meaningful engagement, like capacity building
  • Receive a copy of a workbook to guide you through the process 

AGENDA

9:00am  to 12:00pm

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Essential Steps required to develop an Engagement Plan
  • Defining the purpose and objectives of your plan
  • Create community profiles
  • How to assess the level of engagement
  • Identify who we should be engaging with
  • Review methods to conduct consultation activities
  • Wrap up and Evaluations

Claire has 25 years of experience specializing in Aboriginal engagement and community development. She has over fifteen years of experience working in the natural resources sector including for BC Hydro, BC Transmission Corporation, TransCanada Pipelines, Teck Resources and the First Nation Energy and Mining Council. Her experience in the energy and mining sectors has been focused on meaningful First Nation consultation, Aboriginal procurement strategies, capacity development and relationship building activities for First Nations and corporations.

With respect to community development, Claire has extensive experience working for Aboriginal organizations in such areas as employment and training, children and families, housing and urban Aboriginal governance. Her community experience combined with her work in the corporate sector gives her a unique and rounded perspective that strengthens her ability to bring diverse parties to a common understanding.

Claire is Mi’kmaq from the Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia.

 

How to Negotiate with Indigenous Peoples™ 

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By focussing on the RESPECT model, introduced in our Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™, and applying it specifically to the subject of negotiations with Indigenous Peoples this training will provide an opportunity to use that knowledge in interactive exercises in which you learn from doing as well as learn from others.

Purpose of the Training:

  • Provide information to help participants with their negotiation efforts,
  • Support appropriate cross cultural communications,
  • Learn to apply the RESPECT model to the negotiations process,
  • Get participants comfortable so they can participate or lead a negotiations process
  • Raise awareness of best practices for strengthening relationships during the negotiation process.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone involved or interested in negotiations
  • Federal, provincial and local government representatives
  • Business representatives from the retail, industrial and financial sectors
  • Senior executives, managers and board members
  • Line managers, project managers and project team members
  • Communications and community relations staff
  • Properties and lands staff and policy makers
  • Human resources and customer services staff who work directly with Indigenous people and communities
  • Indigenous Relations or Affairs staff
  • Community relations staff

 Agenda:

**This is a condensed version of our full day session.  Depending on time constraints, some areas may only be touched on and others may need to be removed on the day of training.

 1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • Welcome, Introductions & Objectives
  • Please pass the problems

Research

  • Process overview exercises and workbook completion
  • Negotiations panel presentation and discussion

Evaluation

  • Critical issues and how to address in a negotiations strategy

Strategize

  • Our goal for the first meeting
  • Our interests their interests and areas of alignment
  • Capacity issues
  • Gender issues, name dropping, who we know name dropping
  • Where to start
  • What to do if you arrive early
  • Multi party table
  • Appointing a spokesperson
  • How to get community mandate and is it necessary
  • Setting the table and tone
  • Drafting and initial agenda
  • Putting together a simple plan

Present

  • Initial meeting activities
  • Protocol and pronunciations preparation
  • Reviewing the Agenda
  • Sharing progress and areas for further discussion
  • Identifying and clarifying interests
  • Summary letter exercise

Transform

  • Ideas and suggestions for strengthening relationships

“Bob provides excellent, practical, up-to-date information on how to develop positive, effective working relationships with Aboriginal people – highly recommended!” J. Kirkby • Canadian Wildlife Service

 

Pre-registration is required.  Seats are limited.  

Location details will be confirmed with registration confirmation.

 

Certificate of Completion provided.

Refund & Cancellation Policy –Fee is refundable (less $75) if notice is received 10 business days before the training. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule training, refuse admission, or change speakers, location, or content.