I thought it was perfectly balanced. A really first class and informative conference.  
- Chief Executive Officer
Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Capacity-Building for Indigenous Communities and Organizations

Developing People for Gainful Employment

June 12 - 13, 2018  ·  Vancouver, British Columbia
Featuring These Industry Experts and More!:
Additional Confirmed Speakers Include These Experienced Professionals:
Shayda Kassam, Principal, PeopleLink Consulting Inc.
Kelsey Harmse, Strategic Initiatives, Gitxsan Development Corp.
Diane Strand, Director, Community Wellness, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Tracy Mitchell, Manager, Employment and Training, Squamish Nation
Kendra Gage, Executive Director, Hulitan Family and Community Services Society
Experts Will Provide Practical "How-To" Information and Advice
  • Evaluate your organization's capacity to meet its objectives
  • Prepare your organization for future success and your community for employment opportunities
  • Undertake a needs analysis to determine future staffing requirements
  • Understand how a business and strategic plan will guide your progress
  • Develop a recruitment plan
  • Understand the essentials of hiring plans, job descriptions, compensation, mentoring and succession planning
  • Establish an effective mentorship program using a unique value-based model for Indigenous organizations
  • Learn from case studies from experts who have built capacity by readying their members for future employment
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I thought it was perfectly balanced. A really first class and informative conference.
- Chief Executive Officer
Yellowknives Dene First Nation
It has provided me with so much information that I can take home and use.
- Human Resources Manager
Fort McKay First Nation
I am extremely impressed with the presentations. As a manager, this workshop has provided me with more tools to address HR issues with confidence.
- Health Director
Hailika'as Heiltsuk Health Board
Realized areas that we need to review and modify.
- Director of HR,
Cree First Nation of Waswanipi
There was a lot of information I learned regarding HR.
- Employment and Training Coordinator
Cross Lake Band
Very informative and great presenters.
- Director of Capacity
Carcross/Tagish First Nation
Overall I enjoyed the course content. It is nice to hear new ideas and have reaffirmation of what is right in my organization.
- Human Resources Manager, Nak'azdli Band
This conference is a great help for me because I just started in my position and all information and resources would be a great help.
- HR Officer
Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation
Who Should Attend This Event

  • Band Managers, Band Administrators, Executive Directors
  • Chiefs and Councillors
  • HR Managers, Officers, Clerks, Assistants and Administrators
  • Directors, Managers, Supervisors, and Clerks of Finance
  • Personnel Officers, Personnel Designates
  • Community Health Professionals
  • Social Workers and Assistants
  • Consultants
  • Education Directors
  • Directors of Operations
  • Health Directors and Assistants
  • Directors of Support Services and Staff
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To succeed, First Nations and other Indigenous organizations must have the capacity to meet their objectives. With respect to human resources that means you need a sufficient number of staff, with the right skills, to achieve your intended goals. To do this, a key strategy is developing capacity within the community by assisting members to become gainfully employed. Capacity can make the difference between a thriving community and a community beset by unemployment and poverty.

INFONEX's two-day program on Capacity-Building for Indigenous Communities and Organizations will be the ideal forum for learning how organizations and communities develop capacity. The comprehensive agenda covers everything: from strategic planning, hiring, mentoring and succession planning, to establishing pre-employment and effective training programs or partnerships that lead to training and employment for community members.

You will learn how your business and strategic plan will guide you through the process, how to forecast future workforce requirements, how to develop and grow people into more senior positions. You will learn why job descriptions and organizational charts are critical as the backbone of the organization, how to establish an effective mentorship program using a unique value-based model for Indigenous organizations and how to link succession planning to the strategic plan. Find out precisely how other organizations have successfully developed capacity. Leading experts with years of experience in the field will share their keys to success so you too can reap the rewards that follow from successful capacity building.

The people you meet and the guidance, advice and information you receive will generously repay your investment of time and money and will significantly impact the future of your organization and your community. Register today!

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