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Cultural Perspectives Training for Agrologists *COURSE FULL*

November 13, 2020 - 9:00am(PDT/PST)
virtual and online - BCIA
PD hours: 

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