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The First Nations Public Service Secretariat’s (FNPSS) mission is to strengthen and enhance capacity in First Nations communities and organizations, on an individual, organization, and Nation level.

The First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) supports BC First Nation communities and organizations across the core public service sectors as they pursue excellence in their own governments and administrations.

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First Nations Data Governance Strategy Summer Knowledge-Sharing Session Webinars Available for Viewing

October 20, 2021

This summer knowledge-sharing series, organized by the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) and the BC First Nations Data Governance Initiative (BCFNDGI), was held to begin assisting BC First Nations…

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FNPSS Policy Guide is now available

October 14, 2021

The FNPSS Policy Development and Implementation Guide was developed to support anyone wanting to learn about policy or needing to develop policies within their First Nation. The Guide is intended…

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Leadership and Governance Award Applications Accepted Until October 22, 2021

September 29, 2021

The CivicInfo BC Leadership and Governance Award is given to an employee of a Canadian Local Government or First Nation who is pursuing post-secondary opportunities in governance and leadership. A…

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FNPSS ARMA – Memorandum of Understanding

September 9, 2021

We are pleased to announce the Activities Report on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the First Nations Summit (FNS), First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS), Association of Records Managers…

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Upcoming Events

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Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Elected Leaders

"The Importance of Relationship Building"
ft. Chief Harvey McLeod, Upper Nicola Band

October 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom

Register now! https://t.co/mok7ue8gUB

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing #Leadership

#JoinUs for our upcoming Policy Development Management Training Academy (MTA).
Dates: Nov. 9, 16, & 23, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST (each day)
Cost: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)

#RegisterNow! For more info and to register, visit: https://t.co/KYT3WZQteS

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for fall, winter and spring 2021/22 Intern placements.
The Expression of interest form and Intern profiles can be found here: https://t.co/oe0EO8nE09...

Deadline: October 31, 2021

#Youth #Internship #BCFirstNations #IILP

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Elected Leaders

"The Importance of Relationship Building"
ft. Chief Harvey McLeod, Upper Nicola Band

October 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom

Register now! https://t.co/mok7ue8gUB

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing #Leadership

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) @GCIndigenous for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program.

Date: Nov 18, 2021
Time: 9am – 12pm PST
Cost: Free
#RegisterNow! https://t.co/ESJQdgWE4j
#BCFirstNations

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#JoinUs tomorrow for our Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Elected Leaders session! Register Now!

"The Importance of Relationship Building"

Featuring Chief Harvey McLeod, Upper Nicola Band

Wednesday, October 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom

Register now: ow.ly/losD50Gu6i7

Chief Harvey McLeod has been the elected chief of Upper Nicola Band since 2014. When he was first elected chief after serving as councillor, he thought the transition would be an easy one. Instead, he found that the role required him to learn new skills, make changes to his priorities, and get used to spending long periods of time on his own. Chief Harvey became especially aware of the importance of learning from others (i.e. mentorship) and developing strong relationships based on understanding and respect. Join Chief McLeod as he shares his leadership journey at this informal online gathering for current and aspiring elected leaders.

Fireside Chats provide opportunities for current and aspiring elected leaders to connect with First Nation mentors. These 90-minute, informal sessions are part of the FNPSS Mentorship Network, which connects BC First Nations with support in the areas of administration, elected leadership, and community planning.

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing #Leadership
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#JoinUs tomorrow for our Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Elected Leaders session! Register Now!

The Importance of Relationship Building

Featuring Chief Harvey McLeod, Upper Nicola Band

Wednesday, October 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom

Register now:  http://ow.ly/losD50Gu6i7

Chief Harvey McLeod has been the elected chief of Upper Nicola Band since 2014. When he was first elected chief after serving as councillor, he thought the transition would be an easy one. Instead, he found that the role required him to learn new skills, make changes to his priorities, and get used to spending long periods of time on his own. Chief Harvey became especially aware of the importance of learning from others (i.e. mentorship) and developing strong relationships based on understanding and respect. Join Chief McLeod as he shares his leadership journey at this informal online gathering for current and aspiring elected leaders.

Fireside Chats provide opportunities for current and aspiring elected leaders to connect with First Nation mentors. These 90-minute, informal sessions are part of the FNPSS Mentorship Network, which connects BC First Nations with support in the areas of administration, elected leadership, and community planning.

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing #Leadership

Consider hosting an Indigenous intern for 3 months!

Do you have a project or role for an Indigenous intern for three months (salary covered by the federal government)?

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for fall, winter and spring 2021/22 Intern placements. As an important component of federal participation in the IILP, Indigenous interns will be placed for three months with a First Nations community or Indigenous organization while their salary continues to be covered by the federal government. If you are able to provide supervision and a meaningful project / role for an intern, please complete the Expression of Interest form and submit it.

The Expression of interest form and Intern profiles can be found here: ow.ly/rrHn50Gu9IM...

Deadline: October 31, 2021

For more information, please visit our website: ow.ly/MJWY50Gu9IN...

If you require support in completing the Expression of Interest, please contact Amory Adrian at 604-341-0017 or aadrian@fnps.ca

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the BC Business Council, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Interns are recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. Further information on the IILP may be found through the VIU website.

#Youth #Internship #BCFirstNations #IILP
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Consider hosting an Indigenous intern for 3 months!

Do you have a project or role for an Indigenous intern for three months (salary covered by the federal government)?

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for fall, winter and spring 2021/22 Intern placements. As an important component of federal participation in the IILP, Indigenous interns will be placed for three months with a First Nations community or Indigenous organization while their salary continues to be covered by the federal government. If you are able to provide supervision and a meaningful project / role for an intern, please complete the Expression of Interest form and submit it.

The Expression of interest form and Intern profiles can be found here: http://ow.ly/rrHn50Gu9IM...

Deadline: October 31, 2021

For more information, please visit our website: http://ow.ly/MJWY50Gu9IN...

If you require support in completing the Expression of Interest, please contact Amory Adrian at 604-341-0017 or aadrian@fnps.ca

The Indigenous Intern Leadership Program was created through a collaboration between the BC Assembly of First Nations, the BC Business Council, and Vancouver Island University (VIU). Interns are recent graduates, who self-identify as Indigenous, from 25 recognized BC post-secondary institutions. Further information on the IILP may be found through the VIU website.

#Youth #Internship #BCFirstNations #IILP

#JoinUs on Wednesday for our Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Elected Leaders session! Register Now!

"The Importance of Relationship Building"

Featuring Chief Harvey McLeod, Upper Nicola Band

Wednesday, October 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom

Pre-Register now: ow.ly/losD50Gu6i7

Chief Harvey McLeod has been the elected chief of Upper Nicola Band since 2014. When he was first elected chief after serving as councillor, he thought the transition would be an easy one. Instead, he found that the role required him to learn new skills, make changes to his priorities, and get used to spending long periods of time on his own. Chief Harvey became especially aware of the importance of learning from others (i.e. mentorship) and developing strong relationships based on understanding and respect. Join Chief McLeod as he shares his leadership journey at this informal online gathering for current and aspiring elected leaders.

Fireside Chats provide opportunities for current and aspiring elected leaders to connect with First Nation mentors. These 90-minute, informal sessions are part of the FNPSS Mentorship Network, which connects BC First Nations with support in the areas of administration, elected leadership, and community planning.

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing #Leadership
... See MoreSee Less

#JoinUs on Wednesday for our Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Elected Leaders session! Register Now!

The Importance of Relationship Building

Featuring Chief Harvey McLeod, Upper Nicola Band

Wednesday, October 27th, 2:00-3:30 PM via Zoom

Pre-Register now:  http://ow.ly/losD50Gu6i7

Chief Harvey McLeod has been the elected chief of Upper Nicola Band since 2014. When he was first elected chief after serving as councillor, he thought the transition would be an easy one. Instead, he found that the role required him to learn new skills, make changes to his priorities, and get used to spending long periods of time on his own. Chief Harvey became especially aware of the importance of learning from others (i.e. mentorship) and developing strong relationships based on understanding and respect. Join Chief McLeod as he shares his leadership journey at this informal online gathering for current and aspiring elected leaders.

Fireside Chats provide opportunities for current and aspiring elected leaders to connect with First Nation mentors. These 90-minute, informal sessions are part of the FNPSS Mentorship Network, which connects BC First Nations with support in the areas of administration, elected leadership, and community planning.

#RegisterNow #BCFirstNations #KnowledgeSharing #Leadership

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.

Register now via our website: fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent
... See MoreSee Less

Join co-hosts #FNPSS and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) (GCIndigenous) for a half-day virtual forum on the Professional and Institutional Development (P&ID) Program and further discussion on First Nation capacity enhancement. This forum will include in-depth sessions on the P&ID program application process and Nation-to-Nation sharing on successful P&ID projects in the areas of governance, financial management, comprehensive community planning and more.
 
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual, on Zoom
All First Nations are welcome to attend.
 
Register now via our website: https://fnps.ca/event/pid-program-virtual-forum/

#JoinUs #BCFirstNations #VirtualEvent

This is a reminder that Monday is the last day to register for Foundations of Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part 1 - Leading Self!

The leadership series features six 2.5-hour interactive online training sessions (Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30am on October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) developed by a First Nations advisory group and Laara Yaghujaanas, an Indigenous governance specialist. The sessions in the first part – “Leading Self” – of this three-part series build on one another and focus on the following topics:

Leading Self
Team Development
Conflict Management
Systems Thinking
Organizational Development
Strategic Planning

To register and learn more, visit ow.ly/dIbr50Gu7pN by October 25th, 2021

#RegisterNow #Leadership #BCFirstNations
... See MoreSee Less

This is a reminder that Monday is the last day to register for Foundations of Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part 1 - Leading Self!

The leadership series features six 2.5-hour interactive online training sessions (Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30am on October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) developed by a First Nations advisory group and Laara Yaghujaanas, an Indigenous governance specialist. The sessions in the first part – “Leading Self” – of this three-part series build on one another and focus on the following topics:

Leading Self
Team Development
Conflict Management
Systems Thinking
Organizational Development
Strategic Planning

To register and learn more, visit http://ow.ly/dIbr50Gu7pN by October 25th, 2021

#RegisterNow #Leadership #BCFirstNations
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