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The Mentorship Network

The Mentorship Network supports First Nation to First Nation learning and mentor and mentee relationships in order to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience between communities across the province. The Mentorship Network’s aim is to provide learning, training and networking opportunities for band administrators, elected leaders, community planning champions and other First Nation workers to support and learn from one another.

One-on-One Mentorship

Administrators Network

Working as a band administrator (band manager, chief executive officer) in a First Nation is one of the most challenging roles imaginable. 

FNPSS provides learning, training and networking opportunities, as well as one-on-one mentorship support by First Nation mentors and hosting regular coaching Fireside Chats and Sharing Circles to connect as a group. 

The First Nations Administrators Network Facebook Group is an online group of people working in and/or supporting administration in BC First Nations. It is a great place to post questions and resources and learn about upcoming opportunities of interest.

Comprehensive Community Planning Coordinators Network

Comprehensive community planning (CCP) is a form of holistic, community-driven planning that covers all aspects of community and lays out a vision and goals for the long term. This inclusive, long-term planning process involves research and analysis, as well as meaningful community engagement.

FNPSS recognizes the importance of supporting those working as CCP coordinators in their communities by providing learning, training and networking opportunities, as well as one-on-one mentorship support and regular opportunities to connect as a group.

Elected Leaders Network

Elected leaders (Chief, Councillor) in a First Nation have the challenging role of providing direction and vision for their community, all while navigating the challenges of the administration and of membership. 

FNPSS provides learning, training and networking opportunities, as well as one-on-one mentorship support by First Nation mentors and hosting regular coaching Fireside Chats and Sharing Circles to connect as a group.

FNPSS also recognizes that a positive working relationship between leadership and administration is key to successful governance.

Webinars

FNPSS regularly hosts Fireside Chats with featured mentors and Webinar Wednesday sessions on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These online sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

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Sharing Circles

Sharing Circles provide small ground opportunities to gather virtually to learn and share in an informal group setting. With a mentor leading the discussion, these free drop-in sessions are a great place to pose questions and discuss progress, challenges, and ideas.

To join a future Sharing Circle for administrators, elected leaders and/or community planners, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca. For Coaching Circles, (similar to Sharing Circles, but larger groups with specific topics), related to Human Resource (HR) Management, Records and Information Management (RIM), or Policy Development, visit our MTA Coaching circles page and sign up to receive our newsletter to receive notifications of upcoming Circles.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, would like to propose a topic or speaker for a webinar or training, or would like additional information on the Mentorship Network, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca.

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All participants must currently work in an administrative role within a First Nation government. All trainings are virtual events hosted on Zoom and are offered at no cost to participants in exchange for your feedback on the content and delivery. 

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FNPSS invites you to the third and final part of our Leadership Training series: Leading Nation Rebuilding. If you attended Part 1 and 2 of this training, we encourage you to register for Part 3 as a series. For more information on Parts 1 and 2, check out our website.

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FNPSS invites you to the third and final part of our Leadership Training series: Leading Nation Rebuilding. If you attended Part 1 and 2 of this training, we encourage you to register for Part 3 as a series. For more information on Parts 1 and 2, 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’re interested in participating in this training, register here: http://ow.ly/81ZC50LiceM
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