Pre-Conference Workshops

Details

  February 6 & 7, 2017
Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel
Calgary, Alberta

Workshop registration fee includes:
  • continental breakfast
  • refreshments
  • lunch
Click here to download the flyer and registration form.  
***Please note that this does not include conference registration***

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

TWO DAY WORKSHOPS - February 6 & 7, 2017

  EFFECTIVE PLANNING, CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF YOUR TRUST
  More and more Aboriginal 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.

   
  NEW - FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE IV – STRATEGY  ***SOLD OUT***
  This workshop is part of the elected leader series and provides an overview of Nation Building, self-governance approach and building sustainable, self-determined economies; strong institutions; culture and history; and capacity development. This workshop will also address strategic planning, creation of vision and mission statements, comprehensive community planning, needs assessments and links to budgeting and reporting. ***SOLD OUT***

One Day Workshops - February 6, 2017

   
  HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS: MODULE 2 - PLANNING AND STAFFING  ***SOLD OUT***
  Module 2 provides participants with information that will enable them to enhance the planning and staffing functions within their organizations. Come learn about: human resource planning; recruitment and selection; discipline policy and process; and termination processes. This interactive and engaging session allows ample time for discussion and application of the concepts presented. ***SOLD OUT***

One Day Workshops - February 7, 2017

  FIRST NATIONS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT BOARD (FMB) PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
  Sponsored by:



Please note: This workshop is by invite only for the Clients of First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB)

Demystifying the Finance and Audit Committee - 1/2 day session
An essential element of a sound governance structure is a finance and audit committee whose members bring financial expertise and independent perspective to the financial management of a First Nation government. The FMB is hosting a half-day workshop on the basics of a finance and audit committee, the benefits that a First Nation government can achieve from a finance and audit committee, the role and responsibilities that this committee plays, with particular attention of how it fits with the First Nation’s other committees and boards of directors. This workshop is designed for Senior Finance Managers working within First Nations seeking to deepen their understanding of a finance and audit committee function and its keys to success. Case studies of the FMB’s clients will be reviewed through the participation of these clients in the actual session.  Participants will become more familiar with a finance and audit committee and a ‘best practice’ terms of reference for a successful finance and audit committee.

Integrated Planning - 1/2 day session

This workshop is designed for Senior Finance Managers working within First Nations who are seeking to learn about the importance of planning for future investments and how to develop and implement an effective Multi-Year Financial Planning process to achieve their organizational objectives and maximize their success. This is an introductory workshop that will provide an overview of Multi-Year Financial Planning and will walk participants through the process of developing a Multi-Year Financial Plan that is integrated with the First Nation government’s strategic plan, risk management plan, capital project plans, tangible asset life-cycle plans and annual budget by providing a practical approach and easy-to-use template on integrated planning. 

For more information regarding the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) Pre-conference Workshop or Conference Delegate Sponsorship, please contact Melanie Lyons at 1.877.925.6665 ext 229 or melanie_lyons@fnfmb.com.

  NEW - BANKING 301 - FINANCING A MAJOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT
  This workshop is the third in the banking series. It will provide participants with an understanding of the main considerations in financing a major economic development project such as a renewable energy or a major infrastructure project such as a road. Participants will learn how to: develop a business and financial plan; identify capital inputs and resources needed; identify sources of financing (banks and others); identify risks; identify federal and provincial/territorial government programs that can assist and the appropriate corporate structure required; and how to assess the costs and benefits. A case study will be presented.

   
  DEVELOPING BUSINESS PLANS AND FUNDING PROPOSALS
  The need for First Nations to develop multiple sources of revenue and to move away from their dependence on federal financial transfers is increasing and a greater emphasis is being placed on the development of community-owned businesses and development corporations. Are you thinking of starting a new business or purchasing an existing business? Do you have a business plan? Attend this workshop to learn about the business planning process and the key elements needed for your business plan to be effective. 

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

Tel: 613-722-5543
Toll-Free: (866) 722-2362
Fax: 613-722-3467
Email: conference@afoa.ca
       
  Please visit our website at www.afoa.ca as we continue to provide updates on the 2017 National Conference.