Pre-Conference Workshops

2020 Pre-conference Workshops

  October 26 & 27, 2020
Halifax Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
*Please note that this does not include conference registration*

Workshop registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch.  For more information or information regarding workshop space availability, please contact AFOA Canada at 1-866-722-2362 or workshops@afoa.ca.

Click here to download the 2020 Pre-conference Workshops flyer and registration form or see the links below to register yourself directly via our website.


Two Day Workshops - Monday, October 26, 2020 and Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Effective Planning, Creation and Implementation of Your Trust
More and more Indigenous communities are creating Trusts as a result of the increasing number of specific claim settlements, impact and economic benefit agreements and other resources sharing opportunities. The resulting increase in wealth accumulation is placing tremendous responsibility upon leadership and management staff to create effective Trust structures. This workshop is designed to raise awareness and understanding amongst Community Officials about the following topics: how to plan a Trust; increased community readiness; understanding the complexities in creating a Trust; ways to create the most appropriate Trust structure for your needs; key areas in implementing a Trust; and suitable investment strategies that meet the needs of the Trust today and for future generations.
Click here to register for the 2-day workshop on Effective Planning, Creation and Implementation of Your Trust
Facilitators: 
Jack Jamieson
Domenic Natale

Project Management for Large Infrastructure Projects 
Project Management for Large Infrastructure Projects introduces project management from the standpoint of a manager who must organize, plan, implement, and control tasks to achieve an organization's schedule, budget, and performance objectives as it relates to a major infrastructure project. This 2-day workshop presents several key aspects of project management concepts such as project charter (project brief), scope statement, planning (work breakdown structure), project estimating, and scheduling methodologies are studied and has been designed to ensure compliance with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) requirements and applicable regulations. This workshop will also present financial and administrative tools developed by ISC so that participants can adapt and use them for their own capital projects.  Finally, the workshop will provide advice and recommendations regarding issues and situations encountered in First Nations in Canada. 
Click here to register for the 2-day workshop on Project Management for Large Infrastructure Projects
Facilitator: Joanne Contant

Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations
The key focus of this workshop is on reporting on performance to community members. The workshop covers the following topics: core principles of performance reporting in First Nation environments; links principles to financial reporting; the Aboriginal Performance Wheel; the appropriate level and frequency of reporting; important aspects of performance; the kinds of information to be reported; and preparing reports on goals. 
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Facilitator: Romeo Crow Chief

An Introduction to Comprehensive Community Planning in First Nations
Many communities throughout the country are undertaking Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) in an effort to improve their economic base while asserting their independence and ownership of community resources. Using best practices and case studies this workshop focuses on: history and evolution of CCP; exploring Indigenous principles; and current models and insights from First Nations who have completed a CCP. 
Click here to register for the 2-day workshop on An Introduction to Comprehensive Community Planning in First Nations
Facilitator: 
Harold Tarbell

One Day Workshops - Monday, October 26, 2020

Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 3 - Performance Management and Employee Training and Development
Module 3 provides participants with information that will enable them to enhance the performance management and employee training and development functions within their organizations. This one day workshop covers the following topics: performance management – aligning employee activities and achievement of results to organizational goals; ongoing communication, feedback, dialogue and coaching; organizational climate and culture; employee performance appraisals; compliance with legislated training obligations; training needs assessments and training priorities; and coordination of employee training. Join us in an interactive and engaging session that allows ample time for discussion and application of the concepts being presented. 
Click here to register for the 1-day workshop on Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 3 - Performance Management and Employee Training and Development

Facilitator: Lori Craig

Understanding the Fundamentals of Procurement and 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 needed to draft and evaluate proposals and to address common issues in contract award and administration.
Click here to register for the 1-day workshop on Understanding the Fundamentals of Procurement and Contracting
Facilitator: 
Graham S. RaganPartner, Gowling WLG

One Day Workshops - Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 4 – Employee Compensation and Benefits 
Module 4 provides participants with the 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 employee assistance programs, health and wellness plans and initiatives, health care benefits; pension and retirement savings; and payroll administration. 
Click here to register for the 1-day workshop on Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 4 - Employee Compensation and Benefits
Facilitator: Lori Craig

First Nations Governance III: Nation Building 
This 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 through the fostering of strong institutions, economies, capacity, relationships, and the use of culture and language as an integral part of the operations of Chief and Council, the administration and the community. 

Click here to register for the 1-day workshop on First Nations Governance III: Nation Building
Facilitator: Kevin Clement

 
For more information regarding workshop space availability, please contact AFOA Canada at 1-866-722-2362 or workshops@afoa.ca.

Contact Us

  If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat or AFOA Canada.
   
  Conference Secretariat   AFOA Canada
  Registration and Program Information
Micheline Bélanger
Telephone: 819-827-5931
Toll-Free: (866) 775-1817
Email: micheline@chelsea-group.net

Sponsorship and Exhibit Information
George Rogerson
Telephone: 819-827-5168
Toll-Free: (866) 775-1816
Email: george@chelsea-group.net
  1066 Somerset Street West, Suite 301
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4T3

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