Pre-Conference Workshops

2019 Pre-conference Workshops

  October 7 & 8, 2019
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

***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 Megan Pelletier at 1-866-722-2362 or workshops@afoa.ca.



Two Day Workshops - Monday, October 7, 2019 and Tuesday, October 8, 2019


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 resource sharing opportunities. The resulting increase in wealth accumulation is placing tremendous responsibility upon leadership, management, and staff to create effective Trust structures. This workshop is designed to raise awareness and understanding among 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.
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NEW! Project Management for Large Infrastructure Projects
Description TBA
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One Day Workshops - Monday, October 7, 2019


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. 
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First Nations Governance II

Effective governance is essential to the success of First Nations communities. In this workshop tools have been developed that elected leaders can use in performing their leadership functions. Topics covered include: orientation and transition of newly elected leaders; elected leaders mandate and administrative priorities; knowing your community history and context; organizational and community issues; moving towards prosperity; governing beyond the Indian Act; and others.
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One Day Workshops - Tuesday, October 8, 2019


NEW!
Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 5 – The Impact of Marijuana Legislation on The Indigenous Workplace

Module 5 addresses how to develop and implement drug and alcohol policies that respect the new Cannabis Act as well as existing human rights, employment and privacy legislation. It also provides participants with information on how to communicate with supervisors and employees about updated policies, how to define safety-sensitive positions that may be subject to drug-testing, and how to identify potential impairment. The workshop ends with a discussion on the importance of documenting critical incidents and accommodating employees.
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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.
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Banking 101 - The Banking Relationship

This is the first workshop in the banking series. It will provide the participants with a better understanding of financial institutions and what information the bank needs to provide loans to Indigenous governments. Participants will understand how an Indigenous Government can set up credit facilities and the importance of debt covenants. The workshop will also discuss the importance of the relationship between the bank and an Indigenous government and how a bank advisor can contribute to the goals of an Indigenous community.
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For more information or information regarding workshop space availability, please contact Megan Pelletier 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

Tel: 613-722-5543
Toll-Free: (866) 722-2362
Fax: 613-722-3467
Email: conference@afoa.ca
       
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