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 employee assistance programs, health and wellness plans and initiatives, health care benefits; pensions and retirement savings; and payroll administration.
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 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.
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 existing business is prudent. This workshop will help you better understand the business planning process and the key elements of an effective business plan.
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, objectives and risk tolerances as well as constraints (e.g. Liquidity, tax, time); Roles of a banker/advisor and organizations in administering a plan; explanation of concepts of risk and return, compound interest; characteristics of spectrum of key assets (Savings accounts to venture capital investments); types of vehicles in which to manage capital (i.e. different types of trust funds); Importance of asset allocation and diversification; other types of wealth management products and services (i.e. insurance, derivatives, foreign exchange) and strategies for building and maintaining wealth over time.
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.
Integrated planning creates a shared roadmap for a Nation to establish priorities and link them to operations and spending. Integrated planning involves a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP); strategic plan; capital project plans; multiyear financial plan; work plans; annual reports; and a risk management plan. In this Integrated Planning workshop, we will go through the entire integrated planning process and then focus on multiyear financial planning. We will walk through the creation of a multi-year financial plan as well as work in teams on a case study. Integrated planning can bring rise to conflicts of interest when it comes to decision-making. A conflict of interest is a situation where a person may be involved in activities that could negatively affect their ability to make an independent, unbiased decision. Understanding and managing conflicts of interest is an important element of planning and good governance. The integrated planning workshop will include a short session on conflicts of interest that involves role playing and mock Council meetings that will support Nations in assessing and managing conflicts of interest as they work to achieve their strategic goals.