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UPCOMING WEBINARS

First Nation to First Nation Learning Webinars

FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca.

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Informational Town Hall Webinars

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Partner Webinars and Training

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PAST WEBINARS

“Thanks for hosting these webinars, they are a good resource for sharing & learning to navigate our way through this pandemic” – FNPSS Webinar Participant

Webinar #25 – October 6, 2020: Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

  • Speakers:
    • Shannon Alfred: Health and Safety Manager, ‘Namgis First Nation Health Centre
    • Erik Blaney: Fire Chief, Tla’amin Nation
    • Chris Lewis: Spokesperson/Council Member, Squamish Nation Council
    • Kyle Marshall: Director, Emergency Operations Center, Skidegate Band Council

Webinar #24 – September 16, 2020: ISC BC Region Town Hall # 5

  • Speakers:

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

  • Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General (604)340-7703
  • Bill Guerin, Associate Regional Director General
  • David Russell, Director Lands and Economic Development,
  • Wendy Rogers, Director Programs and Partnerships
  • Jody Kaden, Director Funding Services

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)

  • Rick Milone
  • Dr. Shannon McDonald

Webinar #23 – September 2, 2020: Continuing Capital Projects During COVID-19

Webinar #22- July 29, 2020: ISC BC Region Town Hall #4

  • Speakers:
    • Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team

Webinar #21 – July 22, 2020: Reopening Offices and Returning to Work

  • Speakers:
    • Robin Henry, ‘Namgis First Nation
    • Siobhan Hutchinson, Federal Labor Program Official
    • Melissa Morden, Federal Labor Program Official

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Webinar #20 – June 10, 2020 : Discussion on Community Funding for Wildfires

  • Speakers:
    • Wendy Rogers, Director or Programs and Partnerships (ISC)
    • Duncan Stephen, Manager, Emergency Management (ISC)
    • Jamie Jeffreys, Director of Strategic Engagement (BCWS)
    • Kayla Pepper, Director, Indigenous Community Relations & Partnership Engagement (EMBC)
    • Stephanie Papik, Director, Strategic Integration of Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Safety and Humility (EMBC)
    • Jeff Eustache, Manager Forest Fuel Management Department (FNESS) 

Webinar #19 – June 3, 2020: Reconciliation in a Time of Uncertainty

  • Speakers: Dr. Robert Joseph, Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk First Nation

Webinar #18– May 27, 2020: Virtual Engagement and Decision-Making

Webinar #17 – May 20, 2020: Food Security During a Pandemic

  • Speakers: Jeneen Hunt (Ditidaht First Nation), Anne Atleo (Ahousaht First Nation), and Milica Nauman (Indigenous Services Canada)

Webinar #16 – May 13, 2020: Communicating with Members During COVID-19

  • Speakers: Melissa Quocksister from Kómoks First Nation and Juanita Lindley from Upper Nicola Band.

Webinar #15 – May 6, 2020: Working Remotely with Staff

  • Speakers: Robin Henry from Namgis First Nation and Cathy Murphy from Fort Nelson First Nation.
    • Presentation Slides: here
    • Webinar Resources:

Webinar #14- Friday, May 1, 2020: ISC BC Region Town Hall # 3 with FNSA and FNESC

  • Speakers: Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, Tyrone McNeil, President of the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), Edith Loring-Kuhanga, President of the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA), accompanied by representatives of the BC Ministry of Education

Webinar #13 – April 29, 2020: Accessing COVID-19 Supports for First Nations

  • Speakers: Karen Martin and Saverio Desantis, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and Mary Leslie, Heiltsuk Nation

Webinar #12 – April 22, 2020: Human Resources in a COVID-19 World

  • Speakers: Roy Spinks, Human Resources Manager at Lytton First Nation and Scott McCann (smccann@harrisco.com), Partner at Harris & Company.
  • Presentation Slides: click here
  • Harris & Co’s Summary of Available Government Programs: click here

Webinar #11 – April 16, 2020: ISC BC Region

  • Speakers: Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region), joined by members of the ISC Executive Leadership Team, and the First Nations Health Authority.

Webinar #10 – April 15, 2020: Managing New Economic Realities

  • Speakers: Chief Commissioner Manny Jules, First Nations Tax Commission, and Chief David Jimmie, Squiala First Nation

Webinar #9 – April 8, 2020: First Nations Child and Family Services during the COVID-19 Crisis

  • Speakers: Cheryl Casumer (Executive Task Group, First Nations Summit), Allison Bond (Deputy Minister), and Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region)

Webinar #8 – April 8, 2020: Wellness in a Time of Uncertainty

  • Speakers: Babs Stevens, CAO of Skidegate Band Council and Healer, and Sandra Harris, Wet’suwet’en Trauma Practitioner.

Webinar #7 – April 6, 2020: Secwepemc Nation’s Economic Impacts due to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Councillor Jeanette Jules (Title and Rights, Legal [Day Scholars, DRI] and Community Services Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc), Greg Booth (Director, Indigenous Economic Opportunity, Secretariat to the Indigenous Investment Council, Innovation and Technology Division, Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness), Bill Guerin (Associate Regional Director General, Indigenous Services Canada), and David S. Russell (Director, Lands and Economic Development, Indigenous Services Canada)

Webinar #6 – April 3, 2020: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Response to COVID-19 for BC First Nations

  • Speakers: Catherine Lappe (Regional Director General, ISC BC Region), joined by members of the ISC Executive Leadership Team, as well as Dr. Shannon McDonald, Deputy Chief Medical Officer with First Nations Health Authority (FNHA).

Webinar #5 – April 2, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Byron Louis (Chief, Okanagan Indian Band) & Alison Trenholm (Councillor, Homalco First Nation)

Webinar #4 – March 27, 2020: Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Response to COVID-19 for BC First Nations

  • Speakers: Bill Guerin (Associate Regional Director General, ISC BC Region) & Leah George-Wilson (Co-Chair of the First Nations Summit and Chief of Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

Webinar #3 – March 26, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Chris Derickson (Chief, Westbank First Nation) & Erik Blaney (Emergency Planning Advisor, Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council)

Webinar #2 – March 25, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Rob Bullock (Band Administrator, Ahousaht First Nation) & Collette Sunday (Band Administrator, Upper Nicola Band)

Webinar #1 – March 20, 2020: BC First Nations Responding to COVID-19

  • Speakers: Sandra Olson (Chief Executive Officer, Nak’azdli Whut’en) & Deanna George (Councillor, Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

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Check out the FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that have been updated to reflect the recent changes to CERB and other supports. Please share them with your organizations and communities.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM PST
"Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations"

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Check out the FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that have been updated to reflect the recent changes to CERB and other supports. The one-pagers outline useful supports and resources available on key topics related to COVID-19. Please share them with your organizations and communities.

- Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals
- Benefits and Personal Tax Returns for BC First Nations
- Resources for BC First Nation Post-Secondary Students
- Housing Resources for BC First Nation Individuals

Visit our website to view and download the updated resources: fnps.ca/covid-19#supports

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Check out the FNPSS and BCFC At-A-Glance one-pagers that have been updated to reflect the recent changes to CERB and other supports. The one-pagers outline useful supports and resources available on key topics related to COVID-19. Please share them with your organizations and communities.

- Resources for All BC First Nation Individuals
- Benefits and Personal Tax Returns for BC First Nations 
- Resources for BC First Nation Post-Secondary Students
- Housing Resources for BC First Nation Individuals
 
Visit our website to view and download the updated resources: https://fnps.ca/covid-19#supports

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Don't forget to register for tomorrow's webinar!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from ‘Namgis First Nation, Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tla’amin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities.

During this 75-minute session, Shannon Alfred (Health & Safety Director), Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councillor/Spokesperson), and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlcZg_sbQkSfjXjr9d62zA?fbclid=IwAR26SZB1GBNlqbh89FlDfd6vR2F-Q... you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.
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Dont forget to register for tomorrows webinar!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from ‘Namgis First Nation, Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tla’amin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities.

During this 75-minute session, Shannon Alfred (Health & Safety Director), Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councillor/Spokesperson), and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlcZg_sbQkSfjXjr9d62zA?fbclid=IwAR26SZB1GBNlqbh89FlDfd6vR2F-Qa1w6Kgo4xc9k9yEUWGqlnbNskFI804 you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

*New Speaker Added!*

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from ‘Namgis First Nation, Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tla’amin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities.

During this 75-minute session, Shannon Alfred (Health & Safety Director), Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councillor/Spokesperson), and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlcZg_sbQkSfjXjr9d62zA you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.
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*New Speaker Added!*

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from ‘Namgis First Nation, Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tla’amin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities.

During this 75-minute session, Shannon Alfred (Health & Safety Director), Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councillor/Spokesperson), and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlcZg_sbQkSfjXjr9d62zA you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tla'amin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities. During this one-hour session, Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councilor and Spokesperson) and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlcZg_sbQkSfjXjr9d62zA, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tlaamin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities. During this one-hour session, Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councilor and Spokesperson) and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. Once you have submitted your registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mlcZg_sbQkSfjXjr9d62zA, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.

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Don't forget to register for tomorrow's webinar!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:15 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from ‘Namgis First Nation, Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tla’amin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities.

During this 75-minute session, Shannon Alfred (Health & Safety Director), Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councillor/Spokesperson), and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration (link in bio). Once you have submitted your registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM PST

Outbreak! Lessons Learned from BC First Nations

Join representatives from Skidegate Band Council, Squamish Nation, and Tla'amin Nation as they talk about their experiences responding to COVID-19 outbreaks in their own communities. During this one-hour session, Kyle Marshall (EOC Director), Chris Lewis (Councilor and Spokesperson) and Erik Blaney (Fire Chief) will share:

* The details of the outbreak in their community
* How prepared their community was and what they wish they had had in place prior to the outbreak
* How community mobility was/is being managed to contain the outbreak and reduce further exposure
* What partners supported the community the most and how
* Recommendations to other First Nations on how to improve their response measures, resume services, and be ready for the second wave

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration. (Link available in bio)

This TUESDAY webinar is a special presentation from the team that brought you FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays. FNPSS Webinars feature speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network.
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Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Informational Town Hall session!

The registration link is available in our bio :)

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1-2pm PST

Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.
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Webinar Wednesdays are back!

Continuing Capital Projects During COVID-19
Wednesday, September 2nd, at 11:00 AM


COVID-19 has resulted in massive disruptions to business over the last five month. In some communities, projects have managed to continue moving ahead, despite these challenges.

Join Vaughn Sunday (Executive Director) and Jerry Andrew (Engineer) from Adams Lake Indian Band, as they share the ways in which they've managed to move forward waterline and house construction projects and work towards building a health facility and Kekuli (gathering place) for their community in the midst of a global crisis.

Registration Details: This event requires pre-registration (LINK IN BIO). Once you have submitted your registration you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar.

This webinar is part of FNPSS Webinar Wednesdays, which features speakers on topics of current interest and relevance to BC First Nations administrators and leaders. These sessions are based on First Nation to First Nation learning and are a key element of the FNPSS Mentorship Network. For further information, please contact mentorship@fnps.ca.

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Local Government Management Association of British Columbia, Province of BC, and Colliers Project Leaders are offering a complimentary webinar on "BE Prepared – Access ICIP Infrastructure Funding"

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Join on August 19th to learn directly from the source how your organization can best access these three funding streams. The panelists are the ICIP leads from the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. They are eager to spread the word about these three funds to ensure your communities are aware of the program objectives, application requirements, and best practices. Above all, they are looking to make connections with your communities and provide their contact information for follow-up once you have had time to digest the material and strategize an approach to access the funding.

Presenters:

Claire Yick, Senior Policy Analyst – Climate Infrastructure Program, BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Laird MacLachlin, Manager – Strategic Infrastructure Initiatives and Program Lead for Community, Culture, and Recreation, and Small Communities Funds, BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

(Host) Tyler Thompson, Infrastructure Lead, Colliers Project Leaders

Register now! (LINK IN BIO)
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All applications are welcome, however we are specifically seeking more representatives from the Northeast and Kootenay Regions!

On August 6th, 2020 the First Nations Public Service Secretariat (FNPSS) will host a virtual roundtable event for youth leaders across the province to provide input on existing activities and programming, their involvement with FNPSS and governance in their own communities, identify what barriers exist to active participation in governance and leadership, and what tools and resources may be needed to address those barriers.

There is no cost to the participant, and there will be future opportunities for further engagement.

Please contact info@fnps.ca for more information or to find out how to get youth in your community involved! The deadline to apply is July 31st, register now to reserve your spot!

#youthroundtable #youthleaders #bcfirstnations #youthengagement #fnpss #couragetoexcel
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Please join FNPSS in welcoming Catherine Lappe, Regional Director General of ISC BC Region, and members of the ISC BC Region Executive Leadership Team, who will provide a general update to community leadership and welcome the opportunity to hear directly from leadership, the issues of importance for your communities. This webinar will be approximately 60 minutes and will include moderated Q&As from participants.

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Registration Details: To register for the webinar, please visit the link in our bio. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link to join the webinar.
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