Training

Pursuing Excellence in Governance and Administration

FNPSS provides training and other opportunities that support capacity building in BC First Nation communities and organizations as they pursue excellence in their own governments and administrations.

Be sure to visit our Events Calendar regularly, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Linkedin) to stay informed about upcoming training opportunities.

Core Administration Skills

Management Training Academies

Our Management Training Academies (MTAs) aim to help participants return to their organizations with capacity enhancing strategies they can implement immediately. MTAs provide tools and training specifically tailored to BC First Nations needs from experts in the core competencies: Records and Information Management (RIM), Policy Development, Human Resource Management (HR), and Financial Management.

Intensive RIM Assessment Workshop

The Intensive RIM Assessment Workshop is designed to help First Nations to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their own records and information management program. The Workshop is delivered to smaller cohorts over a one-to-two-month period and includes attending intensive workshops, conducting interviews within your own organization, and analyzing results with the support of expert RIM coaches.

Communications & Engagement Capacity Building

Foundations in Communications

In partnership with Davis McKenzie (Tla’amin Nation), Principle of Toχʷoχʷ (Becoming Clear) Communications, FNPSS is developing a 15-week Foundations in Communication course aimed at giving First Nation communities the skills and confidence to execute a communications plan. Finance, human resources and information management have long been recognized as essential corporate services to a functional and healthy First Nations government. What is often missing is the multiplier effect that strong communications bring to any organization. This accredited survey course will teach a wide array of fundamental communications skills for internal communications, media relations, community engagement, branding and communications planning from an Indigenous perspective.

Communications Technology Webinars

First Nations Technology Council

FNPSS has partnered with the First Nations Technology Council (FNTC) to co-develop and deliver webinars related to technology skills and how to use technology effectively for successful communications. (1) Make Room for Zoom: Best Practices using Virtual Collaboration Tools; (2) Website Best Practices for Effective Communications & (3) Community Engagement: Best Practices in a COVID-19 World. If you missed these webinars, they are all available on the FNTC Stream-In website.

Zoom Training

As part of our Virtual Hosting Services, FNPSS is pleased to offer virtual meeting training for First Nations to move towards facilitating their own virtual meetings. Zoom is the most widely used video conferencing tool around the world and FNPSS is committed to sharing all the essentials needed to enable First Nations to feel confident in hosting a successful event.

Leadership and Governance Skills

Leadership Training Series

The Leadership Training Series has been developed in partnership with Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council and Carden Consulting for leaders in all roles, including senior administrators as well as elected and aspiring leaders, who wish to strengthen their skills and to effect positive change in their communities for the benefit of current and future generations.

The Leadership Training Series is made up of three parts – Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Nation Rebuilding.

Part 1: ‘Leading Self and Systems Thinking’: Exploring Leading Self, Team Development, Conflict Management, Systems Thinking, Organizational Development, Strategic Thinking

Part 2: ‘Leading Others’: Personal Learning, Community Engagement, Financial Management, Project Management, Organizational Development, Governance

Part 3: 'Leading Nation Rebuilding - Nation Rebuilding, Decision Making, Responsibilities & Jurisdiction, Development Corporations, Indigenous Institutions, Indigenous Rights - Registration for Part 3 is open now!

Elected Leadership Training (Pre- and Post-Election)

FNPSS has heard repeatedly from BC First Nations that there is significant need for pre-nomination and post-election training for aspiring and recently elected leaders.

Contact FNPSS for more information about this new training.

Customized Training

Upon request, FNPSS can deliver – and tailor – any of its developed training for one or a group of communities. These are offered on a cost-recovery basis.

Training with Federal Government Public Servants

Reverse Town Halls

The federal government regularly hosts ‘Town halls’, where government public servants share new program and funding information with First Nations. A ‘Reverse Town Hall’ flips the event around, where First Nations share invaluable insights, perspectives and stories with government public servants. The series of Reverse Town Halls are jointly produced by the BC Federal Council Secretariat and the FNPSS under the MOU Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Collaborative Learning Day

Join us on June 29 and 30, 2021 for the first Collaborative Learning Day for both federal and First Nations’ public servants! Modelled on the successful HR Learning Day in 2018, there will be federal and First Nations specialists hosting discussions and sharing tips, tools and resources on several relevant and important topics for a successful and strong public service. The Collaborative Learning Day is jointly organized by the BC Federal Council Secretariat and FNPSS under the MOU Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Canada School of Public Service Library

The Canada School of Public Service offers federal public servants courses on a variety of topics ranging from leadership and risk management to HR and communications. Many of these resources are online, interactive and self-paced, allowing for learning when it is most convenient. For access and to participate in a small study, please contact the BC Federal Council for more information.

Social Feeds

If you need help, please reach out. Having an emotional reaction from hearing about the atrocious history and impacts of Indian Residential Schools is completely justified and normal. What happened was wrong and never should have happened.

Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community? Don't miss out on next week's Collaborative Learning event!

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#RebuildingFirstNationsGovernance Webinar Series Part 3 is upon us! Join us on June 23rd at noon EST as we explore the Indian Act, its impact on & limitation of First Nations' holistic self-determination, and how to get beyond it.

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FNESS is announcing a Temporary Emergency Assignment Management System (TEAMS) pilot project. Interested? Submit your name, community, PREOC region and contact information to HR@fness.bc.ca by July 1, 2021. For more information visit https://t.co/w3VjxU6v4Y #FNESS #BCWS #EMBC

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Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community? Don't miss out on next week's event "Collaborative Learning Day: Human Resources & the Path Forward"!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom

This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open!

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#HumanResources #BCFirstNations #Learning #BCFederalCouncilAre you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community?

The FNPSS and the BC Federal Council invites you to a two, half-day Collaborative Learning event, focused on Human Resources and planning for the future. Given the unprecedented challenges over the past year, let’s explore lessons learned, managing today’s transitions, and preparing for the future!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom
This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open!

To learn more: ow.ly/vyDi50Fc4rb

To register: ow.ly/AbCO50Fc4rc

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Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community?  Dont miss out on next weeks event Collaborative Learning Day: Human Resources & the Path Forward!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom

This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open! 

To learn more: http://ow.ly/vyDi50Fc4rb
To register: http://ow.ly/AbCO50Fc4rc

#HumanResources #BCFirstNations #Learning #BCFederalCouncil

The June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance start tomorrow. Have you registered?

Visit our website to register, view and download the agenda, and learn more about each session: fnps.ca/og2021.

#JoinUs #bcfirstnations #OurGathering2021Registration is now open for the June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance.

Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more.

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

Visit our website to learn more about session topics and to register now: fnps.ca/og2021/

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The June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance start tomorrow. Have you registered?

Visit our website to register, view and download the agenda, and learn more about each session: fnps.ca/og2021.  
 
#JoinUs #bcfirstnations #OurGathering2021

Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community?

The FNPSS and the BC Federal Council invites you to a two, half-day Collaborative Learning event, focused on Human Resources and planning for the future. Given the unprecedented challenges over the past year, let’s explore lessons learned, managing today’s transitions, and preparing for the future!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom
This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open!

To learn more: ow.ly/vyDi50Fc4rb

To register: ow.ly/AbCO50Fc4rc

#HumanResources #BCFirstNations #Learning #BCFederalCouncil
... See MoreSee Less

Are you a Human Resource (HR) Administrator, Practitioner, Manager from a BC First Nations community?  

The FNPSS and the BC Federal Council invites you to a two, half-day Collaborative Learning event, focused on Human Resources and planning for the future. Given the unprecedented challenges over the past year, let’s explore lessons learned, managing today’s transitions, and preparing for the future!

Dates: June 29th & 30th, 2021
Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day
Platform: Zoom
This virtual event is sponsored under the Strengthening Public Service Institutions Initiative.

Registration is now open! 

To learn more: http://ow.ly/vyDi50Fc4rb

To register: http://ow.ly/AbCO50Fc4rc

#HumanResources #BCFirstNations #Learning #BCFederalCouncil

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Registration is now open for the June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance.

Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more.

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

Visit our website to learn more about session topics and to register now: fnps.ca/og2021/

#RegisterNow #OurGathering2021 #JoinUs
... See MoreSee Less

Registration is now open for the June 23 & 24 Our Gathering, 2021 kexwkexwntsút chet, tə sq̓əq̓ip ct virtual sessions focused on First Nations Administration and Governance.

Join co-hosts GCIndigenous, BC Assembly of First Nations, First Nations Summit, and UBCIC, with virtual support from #FNPSS, for these two half-day sessions tailored for those working in First Nations administration. Session topics will include: the 10-Year Grant, Professional & Institutional Development (P&ID) Session, ISC client services, and more. 

Dates: June 23 & 24, 2021
Times: 8:30am – 12:30pm PDT each day

Visit our website to learn more about session topics and to register now: https://fnps.ca/og2021/

#RegisterNow #OurGathering2021 #JoinUs

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I am not a supporter of Organization that are Federally Funded . Not different than federal elected Indian Act Chiefs n Councils . All are under the policies who they are funded under .

Is this for administrators/staff only or is there spots for interested community members who are not employed by the Band office?

Let’s go Yow!

Teach people to treat their members equally

That looks like some excellent programming!

Francis Frank Saya Masso

I'm a 60 scoop survivor, when are we going to recognized by our band as members? Band funding access??services?? All I have is a status card

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