Management Training Academies

Management Training Academies (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. Register for a Coaching Circle.

Upcoming MTAs

Be sure to visit our Events Calendar regularly, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to be notified when registration opens for future MTAs. They fill up quickly!

For 2021-22, the following MTAs were delivered:

Upon request, FNPSS can deliver any MTA workshops for one or a group of communities. These are offered on a cost-recovery basis. Contact FNPSS for more information or to request training.

To Date

In 2020/21, FNPSS modified the existing MTAs to a virtual format and began delivering virtual workshops.

In 2020/2021, FNPSS hosted 3 MTAs that focused on Policy Development, Records and Information Management and Human Resources Management. Following these dates, FNPSS hosted additional virtual Policy Development and Human Resources Management sessions in late 2021, with a Records and Information Management session hosted in January 2022.

In 2019, FNPSS hosted 10 MTAs that focused on Policy Development, Records and Information Management and Human Resources Management.

Coaching Circles

Coaching Circles are free drop-in sessions open to MTA participants. Each MTA module will have its own recurring coaching circle. Learn more.

Records and Information Management (RIM)

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The purpose of the RIM MTA is to provide action-focused training that will help participants return to their organizations with strategies for managing their information. During the workshop, participants engage in “hands on” reviews of information capture and control, filing systems, electronic records, security issues and control systems. Additionally, participants work together to develop a strategy, plan and budget guidelines for the establishment and operation of a records and information management program in their respective organizations.

All participants also receive a copy of the FNPSS First Nations Information Management Toolkit. The toolkit includes valuable information and implementation strategies to help facilitate the incorporation of skills learned at the workshop. To request a hard copy of the FNPSS First Nations Information Management Toolkit, contact FNPSS.

Consider participating in additional RIM training offered through FNPSS:

Policy Development

Policy is a tool that helps support communities as they achieve their goals and clarifies how governments operate to the benefit of the citizens. Through the Policy MTA, participants build understanding of the purpose and objectives of policy, learn more about how it is used effectively, and engage in discussions on practical and everyday examples of policy at work within communities. The MTA also focuses on creating and sustaining policy frameworks that are aimed at achieving social, governance, economic and environmental success.

Policy MTA participants also benefit from the FNPSS Policy Development and Implementation Guide, developed to support anyone wanting to learn about policy or needing to develop policies within their First Nation. The Guide includes valuable information and implementation strategies to help facilitate the incorporation of skills learned at the workshop.

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Human Resource Management (HR)

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The purpose of the Human Resource Management (HR) MTA is to provide training that will support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community. Participants discover strategic planning tools that are vital to the HR development, including SWOT analysis, tools for training and development, recruitment, reporting, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation and more. Additionally, participants gain a valuable understanding of the management of HR roles and responsibilities within their teams.

Financial Management

As part of our commitment to ensuring we do not duplicate efforts of our partner organizations, rather than develop and offer unique financial management training, we recommend BC First Nations access the training available from the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC (AFOABC) and the First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB).

Coaching Circles

Have you previously attended an FNPSS Management Training Academy (MTA) in Human Resources (HR), Policy Development, and/or Records and Information Management (RIM)? Would you be interested in connecting with other past participants and subject matter experts in an informal setting?

Join one of FNPSS' Coaching Circles. These free, informal sessions, led by past MTA facilitators,  provide an opportunity for networking and discussion about common challenges, ideas, and program developments in the areas of HR, Policy, and RIM. Participants of all experience levels in HR, Policy, and RIM are welcome to attend.

2022 Series details - 

  • Human Resources (HR): Completed
    • Moderated by Tanya Thomas - Director of Human Resources, Williams Lake First Nation
  • Policy Development: Completed
    • Moderated by Lisa Pastro - Business Process & Governance Analyst, Westbank First Nation
  • Records & Information Management (RIM): Completed
    • Moderated by Michelle Barroca, Primary Consultant - FY Information Management Consulting
  • Policy Development
    • October 13th, 2022

Check back for future Series.

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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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