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.

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 are planned for virtual delivery:

  • Human Resources Management: October 2021 - Registration is now Closed
  • Policy Development: November 2021 - Registration is now Closed
  • Records and Information Management: January 2022 - Registration to open soon, stay tuned!

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 scheduled for 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. To learn more or to register for the 2022 virtual sessions, click here or scroll down on this page.

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.

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' upcoming Coaching Circles occurring in early 2022. These free, informal sessions, which will be led by past MTA facilitators, will provide an opportunity for networking and discussion about common challenges, ideas, and program developments in the areas of HR, RIM, and Policy. Participants of all experience levels in HR, Policy, and RIM are welcome to attend.

2022 Series details - 

  • Human Resources (HR): Wed. January 19, 11am - 12pm
    • Moderated by Tanya Thomas - Director of Human Resources, Williams Lake First Nation
  • Policy Development: Wed. February 16, 11am - 12pm
    • Moderated by Lisa Pastro - Business Process & Governance Analyst, Westbank First Nation
  • Records & Information Management (RIM): Wed. March 16, 11am - 12pm
    • Moderated by Michelle Barroca, Primary Consultant - FY Information Management Consulting

Click below to register for each session.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies 
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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Register now for next week's Webinar Wednesday session!

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies 
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies 
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policies 
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am PST 

Have you been thinking about developing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in your First Nation or support organization? If so, join us for this one-hour session with Scott McCann and Josh Sutherland of Harris & Company LLP. In it, they will explore the legal and practical considerations around vaccination policies in First Nations. They will also share tools on how to navigate the challenging process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy in the workplace.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/covid19-vaccinationpolicies/

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Reminder to register for this week's Fireside Chat!

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
"Changing the Direction of a First Nation"

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

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Reminder to register for this weeks Fireside Chat! 

Fireside Chat with Current and Aspiring Administrators
Changing the Direction of a First Nation

Wednesday, November 24th, 2:00-3:30pm
Featuring Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director, Adams Lake Indian Band

FNPSS invites all current and aspiring First Nations administrators to join a 90-minute Fireside Chat with Vaughn Sunday, Executive Director of the Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB). Vaughn was born and raised on the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is a Mohawk language speaker, and is a member of the Wolfclan of the Akwesasne longhouse. After 27 years working with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Vaughn completed a Masters degree in Public Administration from Queens University and moved into his current position with ALIB. Vaughn is proud to have played a part in assisting the Adams Lake community in such areas as housing, capital infrastructure, and financial management.

Register now: https://fnps.ca/event/fireside-chat-with-current-and-aspiring-administrators-changing-the-direction-of-a-first-nation/

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