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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.

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 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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The CAFM Exam Preparation Session is a three day session which reviews areas covered in the CAFM Professional Exam and will go over practical exam writing applications geared to assist you in developing your own study strategy. Participants will be given a copy of a practice exam to assist them in the CAFM exam writing. AFOA reserves the right to cancel due to limited enrolment. When you register for the Exam Preparation Session or order the Exam Binder, the Exam Binder will be... Details
When: April 24–26, 2017
Where: Calgary, AB
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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: April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
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1-day Pre-conference on 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;... Details
When: February 7, 2017
Where: Calgary, AB
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Welcome to the AFOA Canada and First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) Pre-conference Workshop registration page!

When: February 7, 2017
Where: Calgary, AB
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2 Day Pre-conference Workshop on First Nations Community Governance IV - Strategy. 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... Details
When: February 6–7, 2017
Where: Calgary, AB
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2 Day Pre-conference Workshop on Retirement Planning Retirement Planning for Aboriginal peoples is a new financial literacy workshop developed to fill a knowledge and skill gap that currently exists with 63.4% Aboriginal peoples knowing little to nothing about saving for retirement (Aboriginal Financial Literacy Needs Assessment and Framework, July 2015, AFOA Canada). Topics covered in the workshop include: Retirement Overview; Developing a Sound Financial Plan; Sources of Income;... Details
When: February 6–7, 2017
Where: Calgary, AB
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2 Day Pre-conference Workshop on 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 resource 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... Details
When: February 6–7, 2017
Where: Calgary, AB
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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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 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: January 30 – May 12, 2017