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Collaborative Learning Day: Human Resources and the Path Forward

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Date: June 29 & 30

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 each day

Agenda: Day 1 & 2

Registration for the 2021 Collaborative Learning Day is now open! Given the unprecedented challenges over the past year, let’s explore lessons learned, managing today’s transitions, and preparing for the future.

The FNPSS and the BC Federal Council is inviting Human Resource (HR) Practitioners, Managers, and Band Administrators from BC First Nations communities to come together virtually for a two, half-day Collaborative Learning event, focused on the theme of Human Resources and preparing for the future.

Through breakout sessions, panel discussions, and a keynote, speakers will draw from their personal experiences, wisdom, and share valuable strategies and tangible resources on the topics listed below.

Day 1 Panel Discussion: Human Resources – Current Realities and Charting a path forward

A diverse open panel of government/provincial and First Nations speakers will together discuss HR lessons learned and how human resources has been affected by COVID 19. Speakers will draw from their experience and discuss learnings from the past, transition periods, planning for the future and what that looks like. COVID-related legislation, return to work, mask/vaccination, virtual work, and other government facing initiatives will come from the Provincial Government side. First Nations speakers will provide Indigenous context and best practices on COVID-19 related HR practices.

Leona Baptiste, Osoyoos Indian Band; Diane Carrier, Canadian Aboriginal Human Resources Management Association; Melissa Morden, Employment and Social Development Canada; Sunny Wong, Canada Revenue Agency; Jennifer Wiegele, Mathews Dinsdale & Clark LLP.

 

Day 2 Keynote Speaker: Resiliency: Diversity as Strength

Keynote speaker, Dr. Leroy Little Bear, will draw from his wisdom and expertise as a Blackfoot knowledge keeper to highlight strategies to promote health and wellness, along with resiliency during challenging times.

Dr. Leroy Little Bear

 

Day 1 and Day 2 Breakout Sessions:

Planning and Preparing for a Return to the Office: Amidst provincial restart plans, ‘Return to work’ is looking to become more of a reality all organizations will need to act upon. This session will discuss the steps and approaches to creating a ‘Return to work’ planning strategy.

Kelly Parkin, Employment and Social Development Canada; Qwuyumaat (Eyvette) Elliott, Ever Plan.

Courageous Conversations: A constant tool that is becoming increasingly valuable in the workplace is the ability to lead difficult and courageous conversations. Jeanette Proulx, from Canada School of Public Service, will provide tools and frameworks on how to approach these challenging conversations from a strategic and positively impactful perspective.

Jeanette Proulx, Canada School of Public Service.

Learn more about new legislation – Violence in the Workplace and Cultural Leave:

Changes and alterations that have been made to previous violence in the workplace and cultural leave legislation. The topic of new legislation in relation to violence in the workplace and cultural leave will be unpacked by industry professionals in this breakout session.

Scott McCann, Harris and Co.; Melissa Morden, Employment and Social Development Canada.

 

A Deeper Dive into Labor Code Part 3 – tidbits around hiring, firing, and record keeping: This session will discuss Part 3 of the Canada Labor Code which touches on topics such as termination, keeping records, paying wages, types of leave, and more. In relation to workers’ rights and fair and equitable conditions of employment, speakers will dive into the details and conditions of these line items.

Joshua Sutherland, Harris and Co.; Siobhan Hutchinson, Employment and Social Development Canada.

Building your Conflict Resolution Toolkit: Mediator & Arbitrator, Scott Siemens, will be sharing some practical tools for HR Professionals and “people leaders” on how to recognize conflict in the workplace as well as how to begin the process of helping disputing parties work toward resolution. This session will be of interest to those without formal mediation training, and also provide value to the more experienced managers.  We can all benefit from more tools in our toolkit.

Scott Siemens, Federal Interdepartmental Conflict Management Practitioner.

What you need to know about Duty to Accommodate: Duty to accommodate the needs of employees has always been an important aspect of HR and management, but during the past year the need to be aware of and accommodation of a diverse set of employee needs, including mental health, has increased in importance.

Melanie Samuels, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP.

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This event will be a great opportunity for attendees to engage with leaders, learn from others, as well as share their own expertise and learnings.

This virtual event is sponsored by the First Nations Public Service Secretariat and the BC Federal Council under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative & MOU.  

Strengthening Public Service Initiative

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Date:
June 29, 2021
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Online

Organizer

First Nations Public Service Secretariat
Phone:
604-926-9903
Email:
info@fnps.ca
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Today, September 30th, 2022, FNPSS would like to recognize and commemorate the 2nd Annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We acknowledge the trauma caused by Residential Schools, honour the survivors, and remember the children who did not come home. Our offices will be closed today, and we will reopen on Monday, October 2nd.

For those who need support, the IRSSS has a 24-hour crisis line available: 1-866-925-4419
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Today, September 30th, 2022, FNPSS would like to recognize and commemorate the 2nd Annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 

We acknowledge the trauma caused by Residential Schools, honour the survivors, and remember the children who did not come home. Our offices will be closed today, and we will reopen on Monday, October 2nd.

For those who need support, the IRSSS has a 24-hour crisis line available: 1-866-925-4419

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Full-time Program Assistant needed to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS).

Deadline to apply has been extended to October 5, 2022.

Learn more about the position and how to apply: ow.ly/Z7Pi50KWnXO
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DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Full-time Program Assistant needed to support the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS). 

Deadline to apply has been extended to October 5, 2022. 

Learn more about the position and how to apply: http://ow.ly/Z7Pi50KWnXO

Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader in a BC First Nation hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you! Please join us starting on October 4th for the second part in this three-part Leadership Training series: Leading Others. If you attended part 1 of this training, we encourage you to register for part 2 and 3 as a series. For more information on part 1, check out our website. All trainings are virtual events hosted on Zoom and are offered at no-cost for participants who are willing to attend all sessions.

If you are interested in participating in this training, register here: ow.ly/X69z50KWaJF
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Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader in a BC First Nation hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you! Please join us starting on October 4th for the second part in this three-part Leadership Training series: Leading Others. If you attended part 1 of this training, we encourage you to register for part 2 and 3 as a series. For more information on part 1, check out our website. All trainings are virtual events hosted on Zoom and are offered at no-cost for participants who are willing to attend all sessions. 

If you are interested in participating in this training, register here: http://ow.ly/X69z50KWaJF

ARMA Vancouver provides four Bursary awards each valued up to $500 CAD every year. Two are designated to ARMA members and two are designated for members or employees of First Nations (whether or not they are an ARMA member).

ARMA Vancouver bursaries are intended to provide financial support towards records management education costs such as tuition, certification exams (ICRM & IGP), books, travel expenses, and other education-related costs. The application period runs from September 13 to 27 for 2022.

The ARMA Kelowna Conference is being held from Oct 5-7, 2022, and would be an ideal opportunity for any bursary recipients – plus you can check-out workshop sessions at the conference being led by FNPSS!

For more information and details on how to apply: ow.ly/VOvI50KQTvt
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ARMA Vancouver provides four Bursary awards each valued up to $500 CAD every year. Two are designated to ARMA members and two are designated for members or employees of First Nations (whether or not they are an ARMA member).

ARMA Vancouver bursaries are intended to provide financial support towards records management education costs such as tuition, certification exams (ICRM & IGP), books, travel expenses, and other education-related costs. The application period runs from September 13 to 27 for 2022.

The ARMA Kelowna Conference is being held from Oct 5-7, 2022, and would be an ideal opportunity for any bursary recipients – plus you can check-out workshop sessions at the conference being led by FNPSS! 

For more information and details on how to apply:  http://ow.ly/VOvI50KQTvt

Looking to expand your skills in policy development? Register now for the First Nations Public Service Secretariat’s (FNPSS) upcoming Policy Management Training Academy (MTA)! These very popular 3 half-day virtual workshops will explore topics such as the cycle of policy development, risk management, what successful and effective policy looks like and more. For more information and to register, please visit ow.ly/iBYh50KIznA

Spots are limited, and fill up quickly – register now!

First Nations youth aged 18-29 who are currently working or are interested in working in the areas of policy and administration are also highly encouraged to register for this event. Spots are available for youth at no-cost. For youth registration, please contact info@fnps.ca.
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Looking to expand your skills in policy development? Register now for the First Nations Public Service Secretariat’s (FNPSS) upcoming Policy Management Training Academy (MTA)! These very popular 3 half-day virtual workshops will explore topics such as the cycle of policy development, risk management, what successful and effective policy looks like and more. For more information and to register, please visit http://ow.ly/iBYh50KIznA 

Spots are limited, and fill up quickly – register now! 

First Nations youth aged 18-29 who are currently working or are interested in working in the areas of policy and administration are also highly encouraged to register for this event. Spots are available for youth at no-cost. For youth registration, please contact info@fnps.ca.
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