Day 1: Working Effectively With Indigenous Peoples
This course is considered an introduction and it is recommended that it be taken before the Indigenous Consultation and Engagement course.
Purpose of the Workshop:
- Provide an explanation of why to work with Indigenous Peoples at all.
- Provide a safe environment to explore complex Indigenous issues in a non-confrontational way.
- Provide safe opportunity to see both sides of the debate.
- Help participants sift through rhetoric to find creative solutions to workplace challenges.
- Provide reference material in the form of our book, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples.
- Allow you to share your expertise with others and visa versa.
- Assist in enhancing the credibility of your services.
- Provide techniques to help you work more effectively with Indigenous Peoples and communities.
- Give participants the opportunity to practice and use newly acquired skills immediately.
- Cover key things to say, and not say, when working in this complex environment.
- Focus on how to develop relationships and why.
Day 2: Indigenous Consultation and Engagement™
We take our classic Aboriginal / Indigenous cross cultural awareness training program, Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™, and get beyond Indigenous awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied during engagement and consultation efforts. With some tried and proven approaches individuals and organizations can position themselves to lead consultation efforts.
This course takes the information learned in our Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™ introductory session and provides you with opportunity to use the information in interactive exercises learning from doing and from others.
Purpose of the Training:
To provide information to help participants with their engagement and consultation efforts.
- Support appropriate cross-cultural communications.
- Learn to apply the RESPECT model learning in the introductory Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™.
- Practice conducting risk assessment using the risk assessment tool provided in the introductory Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™.
- Share experiences and learn from others.
- Raise awareness of best practice for strengthening relationships during the consultation process.
Who should attend?
- Anyone needing to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements for consultation
- Federal, provincial and local government representatives
- Business representatives from the retail, industrial and financial sectors
- Senior executives, managers and board members
- Line managers, project managers and project team members
- Communications and community relations staff
- Properties and lands staff and policy makers
- Human resources and customer services staff who work directly with Indigenous people and communities
- Indigenous Relations or Affairs staff
- Community Relations staff
At this course you will:
- Review and build on the elements of consultation
- Know the difference between consultation and engagement
- Learn the intent of consultation
- Review what constitutes accommodation
- Review ways we can strengthen our consultation practices
- Become familiar with the use of the Risk Assessment Tool
- Prepare for questions your Indigenous counterparts will ask you
- Know how to deal with issues related to western science and traditional ecological knowledge
- Practice protocol and interactions
Suggested Prerequisites: To ensure you receive the most benefit from this training we highly suggest previous attendance in or completion of online version of Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples™. Indigenous Consultation and Engagement™ training is a continuation of the learning in our prerequisite training.