Are you ready to engage with an Indigenous community but aren't sure of where to start? Do you understand the differences between consultation and engagement?

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What are your key challenges?

  How to consult with Indigenous communities?
  Understanding the differences between consultation and     engagement?
  Understanding how to assess risk during consultation?
  How to anticipate questions and know how to respond?
  Understanding the intention of consultation?

Who should take this course?

 Everyone needing to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements for consultation
  Federal, provincial, regional, municipal government staff
  Indigenous Relations or Affairs staff
  Senior executives, managers and board members
  Line managers, project managers, project team members

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If you want to read what others are saying about our training, here's our testimonial page.

quotes2This should be a standard course for all of our employees working with Aboriginal Peoples, communities & issues. Teachings such as this bridges people and brings good things. Gets everyone involved
J. C.    Environment Canada

Public Training For Individuals

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

$600
Individuals

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$2100 
All five Training Week courses

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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.

Starting at
$5000
for groups up to 30 people

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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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  • Contemplate the barriers Indigenous Peoples may face when seeking employment and how your organization can help overcome these challenges
  • Learn tips for successful recruitment and retention of Indigenous Peoples
  • Understand the cultural considerations necessary at every step of the recruitment and retention process
  • Understand the importance of community outreach for recruitment and relationship building

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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?

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada includes a Call to Action to the business sector: #92Business and Reconciliation
"Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects."

"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this topic, and highly endorse others to experience for themselves the quality of the training."

A. J.

"I have taken other Consultation courses which left me with questions and confused. This one not so. It was a very good course."

C. N.    Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations