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 Open)
  • Policy Development: November 2021
  • Records and Information Management: January 2022

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.

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, browse the Mentorship Network.

Records and Information Management (RIM)

MTA-RIM-Poster-website

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.

MTA-Policy-Poster-website

Human Resource Management (HR)

MTA-Poster-HR-website

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).

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Last chance to register! The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: https://t.co/27X3MeX7Ib or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.

This is a reminder to register now for the FNPSS Human Resources Management Training Academy (MTA). The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

For more information and to register: https://t.co/27X3MeX7Ib or contact us at info@fnps.ca

Only a few days left to apply!

Deadline: Friday, October 15th, 2021

To apply visit the FNPSS https://t.co/4apo6fEW6x or LGMA website https://t.co/uEVAOu8vmY. If you have any questions, contact us at info@fnps.ca

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Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self

To register & learn more, visit: https://t.co/bopSRHojpB

Deadline: October 25th, 2021*

*Those registering before October 15th are eligible to receive a FNPSS notebook as a training gift.

The deadline for the scholarship has been extended!

Deadline: October 15th, 2021

To apply visit the FNPSS https://t.co/4apo6fEW6x or LGMA website https://t.co/uEVAOu8vmY. If you have any questions, contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #BCFirstNations #LGMA #ApplyNow

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Last chance to register! The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: ow.ly/wEmh50GspwG

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at ow.ly/jhXp50GspwH or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.
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Last chance to register! The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, dont miss your chance to sign up! 

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: http://ow.ly/wEmh50GspwG

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at http://ow.ly/jhXp50GspwH or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.

This is a reminder to register now for the FNPSS Human Resources Management Training Academy (MTA)!

The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, don't miss your chance to sign up!

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: ow.ly/xd6D50Gmn9N

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at ow.ly/G8hI50Gmn9O or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.
... See MoreSee Less

This is a reminder to register now for the FNPSS Human Resources Management Training Academy (MTA)! 

The MTA starts on Monday, October 18th, dont miss your chance to sign up! 

Join us for three virtual half-days over Zoom that will provide training to support participants in developing an HR plan that reinforces the current and future direction of their Nation or community.

Participants will learn about best practices in HR plan development, SWOT analysis, recruitment, performance management, plan monitoring, evaluation, and more. Additionally, participants will hear from Legal, Federal, and Provincial representatives regarding legislation relevant to Human Resources work, including updates on COVID-19 specific information.

Dates: October 18, 20, & 27, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm PDT (each day)
Facilitator: Tanya Thomas, MBA – Senior Manager, HR, Williams Lake First Nation
Price: $185 (includes all three half-day sessions)
Who should attend?: BC First Nations: Band Administrators, HR Managers or other Management Staff.

Register now! Click here for more information and to register: http://ow.ly/xd6D50Gmn9N

For more information on FNPSS’ MTAs, visit our website at http://ow.ly/G8hI50Gmn9O or reach out to us at info@fnps.ca.

Only a few days left! Don't miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

To learn more about the scholarship view the post below, and to apply please visit the FNPSS ow.ly/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

The deadline for the scholarship has been extended! Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: October 15th, 2021

This scholarship aims to provide support for Indigenous professionals to access training related to the administration or management of public services in their First Nation government. The scholarship is valid for one year in the amount of up to $1,500 and will be provided to the successful candidate as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2021.

Eligibility: The BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government.

Applicants must be enrolled in full or part-time study in an accredited post-secondary course or program. Please note that preference will be given applicants working towards a diploma, certificate or degree. The course or program may be offered online or in-person.

Area(s) of study must be related to the administration or management of core public services in First Nations government.

To learn more about the scholarship and to apply please visit the FNPSS ow.ly/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA
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Only a few days left! Dont miss your chance to apply! 

Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021

To learn more about the scholarship view the post below, and to apply please visit the FNPSS http://ow.ly/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website http://ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA

Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you!

Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self
*Back by Popular Demand!*

The leadership series features six 2.5-hour interactive online training sessions (Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30am on October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) developed by a First Nations advisory group and Laara Yaghujaanas, an Indigenous governance specialist. The sessions in the first part – “Leading Self” – of this three-part series build on one another and focus on the following topics:

- Leading Self
- Team Development
- Conflict Management
- Systems Thinking
- Organizational Development
- Strategic Planning

To register and to learn more, visit ow.ly/NDKI30rTxwU

Registration Deadline: October 25th, 2021*

*Those registering before October 15th are eligible to receive a FNPSS notebook as a training gift.
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Are you a new, seasoned, or aspiring administrator or elected leader hoping to take your leadership skills to the next level? If so, this training is designed for you!

Foundations in Leadership for Administrators and Chief & Council Part I – Leading Self
*Back by Popular Demand!*

The leadership series features six 2.5-hour interactive online training sessions (Tuesdays from 9:00-11:30am on October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30) developed by a First Nations advisory group and Laara Yaghujaanas, an Indigenous governance specialist. The sessions in the first part – “Leading Self” – of this three-part series build on one another and focus on the following topics:

- Leading Self
- Team Development
- Conflict Management
- Systems Thinking
- Organizational Development
- Strategic Planning

To register and to learn more, visit  http://ow.ly/NDKI30rTxwU

Registration Deadline: October 25th, 2021*

*Those registering before October 15th are eligible to receive a FNPSS notebook as a training gift.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

The deadline for the scholarship has been extended! Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: October 15th, 2021

This scholarship aims to provide support for Indigenous professionals to access training related to the administration or management of public services in their First Nation government. The scholarship is valid for one year in the amount of up to $1,500 and will be provided to the successful candidate as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2021.

Eligibility: The BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government.

Applicants must be enrolled in full or part-time study in an accredited post-secondary course or program. Please note that preference will be given applicants working towards a diploma, certificate or degree. The course or program may be offered online or in-person.

Area(s) of study must be related to the administration or management of core public services in First Nations government.

To learn more about the scholarship and to apply please visit the FNPSS ow.ly/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA
... See MoreSee Less

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

The deadline for the scholarship has been extended! Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Deadline: October 15th, 2021

This scholarship aims to provide support for Indigenous professionals to access training related to the administration or management of public services in their First Nation government. The scholarship is valid for one year in the amount of up to $1,500 and will be provided to the successful candidate as a voucher to the specified post-secondary institution upon proof of registration. Two scholarships will be awarded in 2021.

Eligibility: The BC First Nations Public Service Scholarship is open to Indigenous applicants working in a non-elected role in any BC First Nation government. 

Applicants must be enrolled in full or part-time study in an accredited post-secondary course or program. Please note that preference will be given applicants working towards a diploma, certificate or degree. The course or program may be offered online or in-person. 

Area(s) of study must be related to the administration or management of core public services in First Nations government.

To learn more about the scholarship and to apply please visit the FNPSS http://ow.ly/iPfq50GieXY or the LGMA website http://ow.ly/70lf50GieXX

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@fnps.ca

#FNPSS #Scholarship #ApplyNow #BCFirstNations #LGMA

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