Learn how to understand the policies and guidelines governing Aboriginal Consultation and how to do business with Aboriginal Organizations. If you want to better consult with Aboriginal People/Industry or are in a position that requires you to engage Aboriginal People/Industry (IE Stakeholder Relations, Consultation Department, Community Relations, Chief and Council, Surface Land, Aboriginal Relations) and augment your chances for success.
Since 1996 Mâwandônan Consulting has helped many organizations deal with similar questions. Participants will be taken through the complicated aspects of this process using a combination of information transference and interactive dialogue.
This four part workshop is designed to provide practical solutions to the questions raised above 1) solutions that are based on the combined expertise of a First Nation law graduate who has worked for both Industry and Aboriginal groups for over 25 years and 2) a First Nation Consultant who has been in business since 1996 and has worked specifically in the area of Aboriginal Consultation since 2010.
Mâwandônan Consulting’s philosophy has always been that the best reason for organizations to embrace diversity is that it is good business. When an organization desires to meet its customers' needs and strengthen its workforce, diversity catalyzes meaningful cultural change.
The Lesson Plan
Day 1 Agenda Highlights
1. Section 1 - Consulting (Aboriginal Groups)
Part A: Group discussion - People will discuss consultation experiences.
Part B: Case Study - Business Case for Duty to Consult.
Where did Duty to Consult come from?
Newest Consultation Court Cases
What is the Crown's position on Duty to Consult?
Treaties and Land Claims (Their Relevance to the Duty to Consult).
What are Aboriginal Rights?
What obligations exist for each Stakeholder?
2. Section 2 - Engagement
Part A: Participants will be divided into groups and asked to discuss several specially designed questions. These questions will cover subjects such as:
* Impacts of successful and unsuccessful consultation for each group
* Demonstration of respect
* Different ways groups (individuals) desire to be engaged
* Difficulties and challenges of engagement
* Balance between protecting sacred sites and providing the location of those sites.
Part B: Workshop wrap-up
Day 2 Agenda Highlights
1. Section 1 - Consulting
Part A: Group Discussion - Participants will lay out a business case for and against negotiating a consultation agreement.
Part B: Presentation - Participants will be provided information on non Stakeholder and Treaty groups' obligations according to the most recent policies of the Alberta government.
* Process and timelines for Consultation
* Presentation on Significant Issues
* Exercise and discussion on Capacity Building
2. Section 2
Part A: Group Discussion - Participants will be divided into groups and will be asked to work through a case study. The case study will allow discussion on identifying capacity-building requirements and negotiating solutions to those requirements.
- Participants will learn why and what goes into a consultation negotiation and review a sample provisions template.
- Participants will be divided into groups and will go through negotiating a consultation agreement while being guided by the facilitators.
- Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement (BATNA).
- Positional and Interest-Based Engagement.
- The Negotiation Process
- Dos and Dont's
Cost: $1050 per participant
Certificate issued after completion of the course. Must be requested with the trainer at the end of the course, who will ensure that course requirements have been met.
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