This course is now full.
BCIA has partnered with Indigenous Perspectives Society to provide the Cultural Perspectives Training course. This course fosters a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences and the need for self-determination and is delivered in two parts - in class (currently a one-day live virtual session) and self-guided online (approximately 8 hours)
A second course has now been set up. This course is also being offered on Friday, Sept. 25.
In Class - This virtual session will be held on Friday, November 13 - 9 am to 4 pm (PST).
- The legacy of colonization including inter-generational trauma, privilege and racism, and what it means to an individual or organization wanting build successful relationships with Indigenous people and communities
- Key concepts of colonization, privilege and stereotyping
- Learning is applicable to many areas in our professional and personal lives while encouraging meaningful relationship-building strategies with Indigenous community members and organizations.
Self-guided Online - Participants have one month to complete the online portion of the course.
- Review and knowledge check from in-class/virtual training
- Metis Identity and Inclusion
- Colonization and Child welfare today
- “Nation to Nation”: an interactive timeline
- The state of Reconciliation and related assignment
- Living and Working on these lands – resources and related assignment
- Decolonizing our workplace
Upon completion, the outcomes that participants can anticipate are:
- Develop clear understanding of Residential School history
- Understand the continued impacts of colonization when working with Indigenous children, youth, and families
- Understand the inter-generational impacts from the loss of traditional culture experienced by Indigenous peoples
- Identify social location, decolonization, and the role of the Indigenous ally
- Engaging in ongoing reflection on how privilege and stereotypes impact work and relationships
- Increasing cultural competence by applying anti-oppressive ideologies and methods into work and daily life
- Identifying examples where decision-making opportunities in the workplace can be affected by assumptions and bias
- Defining cultural intelligence, identify what culturally intelligent practices look like, and how they can be introduced to the work place
- Increased ability for strengthening collaborative working relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities
This course is available to BCIA Registrants only. Cost: $200. Limit 22 participants. Certificate is provided.
Participants will require a good Internet connection for participation in the virtual session on Nov. 13, 2020.
For more information about the Indigenous Perspectives Society, you can visit their website at www.ipsociety.ca