businessman worriedDo you need an Indigenous engagement plan but aren't sure where to start? Would you like someone to walk you through the process?

This training provides the nuts and bolts on how to create your own Indigenous engagement plan. We'll answer questions, provide suggestions, and facilitate dialogue, with the help of a workbook, walk you through the process to outline Indigenous engagement plans.

Participants are asked to bring a copy of a plan they are currently working on or be prepared to start developing one for their project or initiative.

businessman happyPurpose of the training:

  • Provide information to help participants to build an engagement plan to support their engagement and consultation efforts
  • Set participants up to lead the engagement planning efforts for their teams
  • Share experiences and learn from others
  • Create a working outline for your engagement plan

Did you know?

Our Creating an Indigenous Engagement Plan training is a BC Law Society accredited educational activity. 

For Alberta lawyers, consider including this course as a CPD learning activity in your mandatory annual Continuing Professional Development Plan as required by the Law Society of Alberta.

Who should attend this training:

  • Those just starting out to those who have been working with Indigenous people or communities for years
  • 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

For teams or organizations:

We provide our training courses on-site or online to your team or organization. These courses are private, economical, and can be delivered to your team at a place and time of your choosing. 

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3 hours
Up to 30 people
Location of your choosing

For individuals:

This course is also open to the public and is being offered in multiple locations across Canada during our Training Weeks. Register for just this course or for the full week.

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This course only, for  $300
take all 4 Training Week courses for  $1800

Suggested prerequisites: To ensure you receive the most benefit from this training we highly suggest previous attendance in Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®. This training is a continuation of the learning in that course.


This is a general guideline of what we cover in the Creating an Indigenous Engagement Plan course. Each session could be slightly different due to time constraints, etc.

9:00am to 12:00pm
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Essential steps required to develop an engagement plan
  • Defining the purpose and objectives of your plan
  • Create community profiles
  • How to assess the level of engagement
  • Identify who we should be engaging with
  • Review methods to conduct consultation activities
  • Wrap up and evaluations

At this training you will:
  • Learn the essential steps to develop an Indigenous engagement plan
  • Determine the purpose and objectives of the engagement plan based on your specific project or initiative
  • Create community profiles to gain a preliminary understanding of the communities’ interests
  • Learn to assess the level of engagement for each Aboriginal/Indigenous group
  • Learn to identify appropriate people to start the engagement process with
  • Review various methods to conduct consultation activities
  • Prepare for dealing with common issues that may be barriers to achieving meaningful engagement, like capacity building
  • Receive a copy of a workbook to guide you through the process

“Thanks for a very approachable introduction to a complex topic. Your critical questions gave me a great sense of where I need to focus my efforts."

K. Neale    British Columbia Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation

"Engagement plan development session walks you through, step by step of what to prepare for, anticipate and readjust.  Wish I had this years ago."

C. Laska    Windmill Development Group

Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations