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New Indigenous Courses

On October 3, 2019, Reconciliation 101 will begin with a Kairos Blanket Exercise™  to be followed by a dialogue about the history of Canada’s, and Canadians’, relationship with Indigenous peoples. This will be followed by an in-depth examination of the history of Indigenous peoples pre and post-contact; the history and legacy of colonialism in general, and residential schools in particular; treaties and Aboriginal rights; and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Finally, participants will be provided with an overview of First Nation, Metis and Inuit peoples today, including terminology, demographics, politics and governance, and cultural considerations. The course will be led by John Henri Commanda, Ojibway and a member of the Eagle Clan. John Henri is an inter-generational survivor of the Indian Residential School System, and a survivor of the 60’s Scoop. John Henri has facilitated over 100 Blanket Exercises. 

On November 19, 2019 Working Effectively with Inuit Peoples and Communities will build on Reconciliation 101 by delving in greater depth into the history of the Inuit-Crown relationship, examining the unique experiences of Inuit under colonialism, and present-day socioeconomic, political and cultural considerations. The course will then examine strategies and wise practices for working effectively with Inuit communities and organizations, including protocols, working with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, regional cultural and political distinctions, aspirations, challenges and opportunities for partnership and collaboration.The course will be led by Pitseolak Pfeifer. Born and raised in Iqaluit, Pitseolak has over 25 years of experience in community engagement, Arctic governance, economic development, education, strategic policy and collaborative research. 

New Transition Course

The transition to a new government led by the public service is critical to building trust and ensuring a shared understanding of the next four years.  This program will prepare you as a public servant to engage at all levels to ensure not just a smooth transition, but effective working relationships:

  • What are my responsibilities as a public servant, to support a new government democratically elected in its effort to deliver on its new mandate
  • How do government transitions occurs mechanically (mandate letters, new cabinet and committees)
  • How does a government go about implementing their program once elected (SFT, cabinet composition, first announcements, etc)

Stay tuned to learn more and register.

Elp Municipal

Coming this November is the latest in our highly recognized Executive Leadership training: the Executive Leadership Program in Municipal Intergovernmental Affairs.

This unique program, spread over six sessions in Toronto and Ottawa, will help municipal leaders to understand and develop effective strategies in dealing with the federal and provincial governments.