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1-day Pre-conference on Banking 401 - Wealth Management This is the final workshop in this banking series. This workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of the importance of building and maintaining capital for a community. Whether a community has built their wealth through economic development or land claim settlements, it is important to understand the principles of wealth management. This includes; importance of identifying the organization’s goals,... Details
When: October 2, 2017
Where: Vancouver, BC
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1-day Pre-conference on Developing Business Plans and Funding Proposals There is an increasing need for First Nations to develop multiple sources of revenue and to move away from their dependence upon federal financial transfers. With this in mind, greater emphasis is being placed on the development of community owned business and development corporations. A Business Plan is a vital tool that can help assess whether the development of a new business or the purchase of an... Details
When: October 2, 2017
Where: Vancouver, BC
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1-day Pre-conference on Understanding the Fundamentals of Procurement & Contracting With a core foundation of fairness and transparency, procurement processes are increasingly under the public and legal microscope. This one day workshop will provide you with a general understanding of the procurement process, applicable principles, and practical solutions to common issues seen in different procurement contexts. In addition, the workshop will equip you with the skills and tools... Details
When: October 2, 2017
Where: Vancouver, BC
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1-day Pre-conference on First Nations Governance III: Nation Building This new workshop is intended for First Nations leaders and senior Administration working in First Nations. It is designed to provide an effective overview of nation building; self-governance approach and building sustainable, self-determined economies; strong institutions; culture and history; and capacity development. The workshop will introduce you to the best practices used in successful nation building... Details
When: October 2, 2017
Where: Vancouver, BC
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1-day Pre-conference on Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 4 - Employee Compensation and Benefits Module 4 provides participants with information that will enable them to enhance the employee compensation and benefits functions within their organizations. this one-day workshop covers the following topics: compensation design – salary and other pay, job design, reward and incentive programs; relevant legislation and regulations regarding compensation; benefits and... Details
When: October 2, 2017
Where: Vancouver, BC
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AFOA Canada is hosting the Inaugural International Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from October 2 - 5, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. To register online you must sign in on the right or create an account.

When: October 2–5, 2017
Where: Vancouver, BC
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides a general overview of financial concepts, many practical examples and best practices, to assist senior administrators in the execution of their daily operations and planning processes. The course includes a wide range of topics that all will likely see in the performance of their roles as senior administrators working in Aboriginal communities/organizations and provide them with information, tools and resource materials to help them succeed... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Professional administrators working in Aboriginal communities and organizations, require excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communication skills. They also require knowledge in strategic approaches to communication in and outside of their organizations. This course will provide learners with the ability to communicate effectively using both technical and strategic approaches. This course covers the... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Learning about Aboriginal History, current issues and where we are headed as Aboriginal People is critical knowledge for all professionals working within an aboriginal environment. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of a range of events and issues that impacted Aboriginal Peoples, either positively or negatively from early contact with the Old World to the... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION; This course replaces the former course CAFM 5 - Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace.

When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Finance Managers are often asked to wear more than one “hat” and often tackle Human Resource and financial Issues in their organizations. The skills and knowledge gained will enable the financial officer to ensure that their organization hires, trains, and retains desired personnel. Through this course, participants will also gain the skills and knowledge that will enable them to better identify, review and address some of the fiscal challenges of an Aboriginal... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for senior Administrators, managers, and human resource professionals to create value through strategic management of human resources in the workplace. This course consists of four units which cover key aspects of HRM in an Aboriginal context.

When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Aboriginal communities and organizations need senior Administrators and managers who can provide effective organizational and strategic leadership in pursuit of community/organizational goals. This course provides the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive background in the theory and practice of leadership. This on-line course includes seven units which cover key aspects of leadership in an Aboriginal... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides a general overview of financial concepts, many practical examples and best practices, to assist senior administrators in the execution of their daily operations and planning processes. The course includes a wide range of topics that all will likely see in the performance of their roles as senior administrators working in Aboriginal communities/organizations and provide them with information, tools and resource materials to help them succeed... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Professional administrators working in Aboriginal communities and organizations, require excellent written and verbal and interpersonal communication skills. They also require knowledge in strategic approaches to communication in and outside of their organizations. This course will provide learners with the ability to communicate effectively using both technical and strategic... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION For senior Administrators to function effectively in Aboriginal communities and organizations, it is necessary for them to have comprehensive knowledge of the historical, external, and local governance context, structures and processes within which they function. They must be able to integrate this knowledge into management practices within their work environments.

When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION In this course, students learn accountability concepts and practices within the context of the unique relationship among the Council/Board, community members/organization employees, and stakeholders and external partners. The focus is primarily on accountability related to financial management and internal and external financial reporting. Students will become familiar with: the use of performance management systems to build capacity and enhance performance... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces students to key approaches to planning at the community level. It systematically considers large scale planning activities such as strategic economic development plans as well as detailed implementation and evaluation activities of smaller scale program plans. Students will be able to make a distinction between business planning and business cases and will become familiar with strategies to obtain and manage financial resources to realize a ... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION In this course, students learn about concepts such as ethics, values and morals which are fundamental to ethical practices in government, business and individual dealings. They will learn about ethical climate and ethical behaviour (codes of conduct) within the workplace and how to apply ethical standards in the performance of their job. The focus is on ethical behaviour and professionalism in Aboriginal... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Aboriginal communities and organizations need administrators and managers who are effective negotiators and who are able to resolve conflicts both within and outside their organizations. This course will provide foundational negotiation knowledge and skills, including how to prepare for and introduce a negotiation, identify what is important, and reach a culturally sensitive agreement that satisfies the interest for both sides. Using the framework of Attitudes,... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION As a professional working with, and in an Aboriginal community, one must be constantly aware that working in community requires knowledge and understanding, sensitivity, open-mindedness and the establishment of trust. This course will provide an introduction to Aboriginal communities in Canada, their social, legal and political history and their organization today.

When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION We will focus on the decision making area known as ´critical thinking and analysis (CT&A)’, and will give participants the necessary skills to use CT&A skills in day-to-day decision making, in both their personal and professional lives. Designed for new as well as experienced local administrators and a middle management cohort, CT&A provides decision makers with a proven set of skills to deal with complex, recurring and/or value laden problems. Furthermore, CT&A... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will explore issues related to First Nations, Métis, Inuit knowledge, culture and language. Students will explore these issues within a community, provincial and national context and will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge by producing assignments that will be reflective of what they have learned.

When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will provide students with a better understanding of how emotions and personality influence workplace effectiveness and the achievement of personal and organizational goals. Students will be introduced to a number of important strategies for managers, including stress management, conflict resolution, decision making, team building, and change management. Strategies for integrating continuous learning into one’s work ethic and establishing networks... Details
When: September 5 – December 15, 2017
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides information on the legal framework for government and First Nations/Métis/Inuit relations, as well as a broad spectrum of legal issues and legislation that are applicable to organizations. Senior Administrators are expected to have a good understanding of legal matters and reduce potential liability for their organizations.

When: September 5 – December 15, 2017