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

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quotes2Couldn'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.    Port of Vancouver

Public Training For Individuals

This half-day course is offered in multiple locations across Canada during our Training Weeks. Register for just this course or for the full week.

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Individuals

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$2100 
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Private Training For Groups

Training delivered at your location in an interactive learning environment where organization-specific questions can be explored.

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What are your key challenges?

  How to create an engagement plan?
  How to create a community profile?
  How to prepare for issues that may arise?
  Understanding who to engage with?
  Understanding the objective of your engagement plan?

Who should take this course?

 Everyone involved in engagement with Indigenous communities
  Federal, provincial, regional, municipal government staff
  Indigenous Relations or Affairs staff
  Senior executives, managers, and board members 

Don't take our word for it. Check out the testimonials of those who have taken our training.

Start your learning here:

  • Foundational course for those looking for some understanding of history, culture, and relationships with Indigenous Peoples
  • Understanding history as a key piece of intercultural communications to help avoid misunderstandings
  • Truth and Reconciliation Calls-to-Action friendly.

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  • Companion course to our Indigenous Awareness training
  • An explanation of why working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada is important
  • Learn what not to say and improve communication
  • Truth and Reconciliation Calls-to-Action friendly.

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or

  • This course is Indigenous Awareness and Indigenous Relations in a single course
  • Get beyond Indigenous Awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere
  • This training gives you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd, boost your career, begin a path toward Reconciliation, and fulfil the requirements of the TRC calls-to-action.

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Then enhance your knowledge with any of the following:

  • Develop and hone practical skills and tools that can be applied during consultation and engagement activities
  • Learn the purpose and goal of consultation and engagement
  • Understand the difference between consultation and engagement
  • Learn the best practice for strengthening the consultation and engagement process.

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  • Learn how to set objectives, identify and prioritize groups
  • Review phases and methods of conduct consultation and engagement

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  • Apply our RESPECT model specifically to the subject of negotiations with Indigenous Peoples
  • Learn the most critical information required for successful negotiations and where to find it
  • Raise awareness of best practices for strengthening relationships during the negotiation process.

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  • Learn the purpose of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • How will it affect your ability to consult and accommodate Indigenous Peoples
  • Learn to navigate the conversation of consent vs veto.

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questionDid you know?

Early, effective, respectful, and consistent engagement with Indigenous communities is the foundation of a good engagement strategy and is time well spent. A relationship that is respectful of the interests, priorities and values of the Indigenous communities you wish to engage with is key to how your project will be viewed.

"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. L.    Windmill Development Group

"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. N.    British Columbia Ministry of Aboriginal Relations & Reconciliation

Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations