Fascinating and relevant, very knowledgeable.
- Manager, People Effectiveness
House of Commons

Human Resource Management for Indigenous Organizations

September 18, 19 and 20, 2018  ·  Edmonton, Alberta
Confirmed Speakers Include These Experts and More:
Craig Green Fortier Verville
Chipeur Desmeules Hylton Davis
Explore Practical Approaches to Optimizing Your Organization's Human Capital
  • Understand what management expects from today's HR Managers and deliver!
  • Manage employee performance with clarity and direction
  • Know how to have crucial but difficult conversations on sensitive issues with the confidence you need to be effective
  • Adopt key HR policies for success
  • Engage employees so your workforce is firing on all cylinders!
  • Prevent the insidious effects of discrimination, bullying and cyber-bullying
  • Identify and counter the pernicious dynamics of lateral violence
  • Apply techniques and strategies (like mediation, restorative and circle processes) to minimize negativity and conflict
  • Comply with complex human resources laws - or face the costly, time-consuming consequences of conflict and court dates
  • Understand what you have to do to accommodate employees with addictions
  • Know the law on marijuana in the workplace
  • Comply with human rights, health, safety and privacy laws
  • Develop and implement a targeted recruitment strategy to win best hires
  • Do effective on-boarding and orientation for Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees joining your Indigenous organization
  • Take steps to reduce absenteeism
Human Resources Management for Indigenous Brochure Download Brochure as PDF File
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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As a Human Resources Manager your job is to strengthen the skills, competencies and abilities of the employees who are critical to the success of your organization, minimize conflict that can undermine that success and comply with a myriad of complex workplace laws just waiting to trip you up. You can't reach your organizational goals if your workforce is not functioning effectively, conflict is rumbling below the surface or time, money and resources are being wasted fighting time-consuming, expensive legal challenges.

Formidable barriers stand in your way. To achieve organizational goals, you need to understand the dimensions of your role, follow a well thought-out strategic plan, assist employees in achieving their goals and engage employees so they are not just putting in time. You need to understand and manage the conflicts that are inevitable in any organization and confidently hold even the most difficult conversations. Of equal importance, you have to be on top of a whole lot of complex laws that can undermine your effectiveness.

That's why we created Human Resource Management for Indigenous Organizations 2018, a program specifically designed to provide the HR essentials required to address the unique challenges facing aboriginal organizations. The program will provide the in-depth information, strategies and techniques you need to effectively manage performance, engage employees, and productively deal with conflict to avoid the pernicious effects of festering negativity. Experts will explain workplace legislation so it makes sense to you and address the steps you must take to ensure compliance. You will return to your organization having made an invaluable investment in your professional ability and your organization's future.

Take a few moments to review the jam-packed agenda and imagine the leg-up the information throughout will give you. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn from and network with other first nations HR managers, leading consultants and the most well-informed lawyers you will find anywhere. Then register immediately to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you.

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