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"Gave me a new perspective on dealing with Aboriginal Peoples both from the business perspective and on a personal basis." D. W.
Lions Gate Investigations Group
"Bob is a true expert & professional with a passion to see that we are successful to effectively work with Aboriginal Peoples." I. C.
"Outstanding, an incredible, knowledgeable speaker with a course that is applicable for participants of various knowledge levels. I would recommend to anyone." A. N.
"This seminar provided the most practical information that I’ve ever received from any other seminar." M. K.
"Fascinating, informative, and very engaging – I am looking forward to much more contact with our local Aboriginal community." P. M.
"Helped me to understand a lot of the cultural differences and tips on working with the community." R. G.
"Great practical advice, accessible, and well articulated." A. P.
"Bob is a gifted orator and a wealth of knowledge. His stories alone are worth the time and expense of the training." A. H.
Moose Mountain Technical Services
"Having an interest in the progression of industry – aboriginal relations, this course has given me an informed and interesting appreciation for the issues on the table today and in the future." J. G.
Morrow Environmental Consultants Inc.
"I really enjoyed your presentation and, within one week, had an opportunity to incorporate some of the information into my work… I modified my approach somewhat to make sure I properly introduced the work and the meeting, indicated that we wanted to identify community-sensitive dates for the site visits and the modified approach also helped to identify key issues that might have represented major insults…Your seminar has also helped us to define, in cooperation with the Band, capacity building components that we have now incorporated into our work program." L. W.
"This training provided a much deeper understanding of what the Indigenous people of Canada have experienced since first contact. Knowing the true history of our country is very important for all of us to allow us to embrace reconciliation and move forward together. I would recommend this course to anyone and especially to citizens of Canada." K. O.
"Profound, impactful course material. One of the best courses I've ever participated in. Just wish it could have come years sooner." M. D.
"This course holds no boundaries to the relevance and value to all levels of government, corporate or community training and education. The knowledge gained, and understanding of Aboriginal Peoples history that lead to today's need for consultation, and acknowledgment, invaluable." A. Berard
"Great training + information to help me be better informed + interact with much better content + perspective." M. C.
"Bob did an excellent job by insuring examples that were used in the class were applicable to the attendees." J. C.
"I thank you for your knowledge. With moving forward in building relations with First Nations. I leave here today with excellent knowledge." A. C.
Port Metro Vancouver
"Amazing workshop. Bob presented complex material in a truly engaging - and even entertaining way. I look forward to working with Bob again." J. K.
"It clarified a lot of the context around ideas and phrases I've heard my whole life." J. P.
"Couldn't think of a better way to spend a day. I appreciated the deep dive into the history and context as a baseline of today's realities. Too often we skate over the past and focus only on the future. Even though I work in Indigenous Relations every day, I found this exceptionally valuable as this is an area of practice that is continually evolving." J. D.
"As someone not born in Canada, I've had limited exposure to the history between Canada and the Indigenous peoples here. Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples did an excellent job going through that history and then tying it to the state of those relationships today. I would highly recommend this training for anyone interested in better understanding and relating to indigenous peoples." S.P.
Public Safety Canada
"An excellent, practical and useful program of training with extremely knowledgeable and experienced trainers." M. C.
"Engaging and well-delivered. Highly recommended and I feel this is an important course for any Canadian to take. Even if you're knowledgeable on the subject, there are impactful sections that will stick with you. There's good humour in there as well!" M.M.
"Excellent overview of history, of political developments and pivotal legal decisions, that shape relationships and expectations." R. W.
"The content was meaningful and relevant and will help us as an organization and as individuals. The instructor was able to deliver the content with credibility, competence and an accessible style that really hit the mark." T. S.
Romyr Creations Inc
"A very meaningful experienced based workshop with valuable practical ideas and strategies for developing mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal Peoples." R. S.
RT Ventures Ltd.
"Course and course leader were excellent. Bob dispelled a lot of preconceived ideas about First Nations. I learned a lot!" R. E.
"I can wholeheartedly testify that what I've learned will be applicable in my personal and professional life." Z. C.
"I am so happy that my organization made this training available to us. It was very eye-opening and gave me a different perspective on terms and interactions with Indigenous People." D. D.
Source Environmental Associates
"Very well organized and a lot of great examples of practical 'dos & don'ts' for engaging First Nations communities." G. Farah
"I’ve been working and living with Aboriginal Peoples all my 50 years and I still learned a lot. Thank you." R. Mc.
"Very informative day. You have given me much to consider and apply to the understanding of the work. Very well presented." C. E.
"Detailed plus insightful training from a knowledgeable plus engaging instructor. Highly practical, culturally plus historically grounded." T. C.
"Understanding how to work effectively and respectfully with Aboriginal Peoples within our region and country can only strengthen relationships for future business concerns. I feel confident after this training to be able to achieve that." A. C.
"It was easy to understanding the concept for all levels very engaging and informative." S. T.
UniTrust Protection Services Canada Ltd.
"The workshop was time well spent in the search for understanding of how to engage with the First Nations community in a respectful and productive manner." S. T.
"Bob's extensive first hand knowledge is exceptionally valuable and is presented in a memorable way so that you could learn from it." A. H.
"The Working Effectively Workshop opened my eyes to the lens through which Aboriginal Peoples see those wishing to engage in consultation. I have gained an appreciation for Aboriginal Peoples history and culture. 10 out of 10 Thanks Bob." J. L.
"This was one of the most effective courses I have ever taken – Bob boils down convoluted & complex issues into the key components & messages. Excellent course!" T. Z.
Westworth Associates Environmental
"The loss of an accurate account of our history is disappointing. I learned more about indigenous people today than I did in highschool." L. B.
"There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings that exist in the North American society surrounding our Aboriginal peoples, this course dispelled these notions and explained how to interact with Aboriginal peoples in a respectful and mutually beneficial manner." J. K.
"Bob Joseph did a great job of showing us how to integrate the fast-paced corporate world with the community." W. H.
"Building relationships with first nations has been shrouded in misunderstanding, assumptions & misinformation. Bob helps to pull back the shroud in (a) high level and non-threatening program. I learned a lot and realized how much more there is to learn." K. B.