Day One: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Registration and Continental Breakfast
- Learn about the procurement process and how to make it more effective for your organization
- Assessing your organization’s needs and wants in order to develop effective procurement strategies
- Leveraging the strength of Aboriginal business in procurement
- Why is the procurement process so important?
- Collaborating with the government in the procurement process
- What you need to know about the new Impact Assessment Act
- What do you need to know for your Nation and business?
- Measuring the economic benefits and social impacts
- How the new Impact Assessment measures the overall benefits of potential projects
- How will new potential resource projects have to be presented moving forward?
- Learn strategies to build financial management capacity
- The importance of developing a unique and effective financial management system
- Building good governance and financial practices to support greater partnerships
- The importance of well-run, transparent finances
- Practical advice in the world of modern Aboriginal business
- Why is taking equity in major resource projects so important?
- How to create partnerships with equity ownership
- What are the benefits and challenges of having equity in major projects?
- What should you consider when negotiating equity partnerships?
- Creating a partnership for long-term benefits
- What are the legal obligations of the duty to consult?
- How does the new legislation impact the duty to consult and your project(s) impact?
- Knowing when your Nation has been sufficiently consulted
- What are your legal obligations?
- What does the future look like going forward?
- The open forum for company representatives, government representatives, and Indigenous Nations to speak on potential and ongoing uranium mining projects.
- How greater communication between parties increases project approval and feasibility
- How the committee provides opportunities to share traditional knowledge and see first hand the measures for environmental protection and worker safety
End of Day One
Day Two: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Registration and Continental Breakfast
- What you need to know about life after the National Energy Board
- What do you need to know for your business and community?
- How will you be affected moving forward?
- Will the Canadian Energy Regulator be acting in a different capacity?
- Building the foundation of your development corporation
- What does growth look like from start-up to the long game
- Identifying and investing in people for long-term prosperity, one Member at a time
- How do you plan for continued growth?
- How the Det’on Cho continues to evolve their business partnerships
- Developing Community Skills Inventories
- Preparing the Aboriginal Workforce and building essential skills
- How to leverage transferable skills for professional and trades occupations
- A look into how the Tahltan are building their workforce and investing in the young, Indigenous workforce
- Development programs for essential workforce skills
- How do corporations begin a relationship with Indigenous groups?
- How do corporate Indigenous relationships evolve over the stages of a resource project?
- How do we sustain our relationships?
- What do we plan on continuing to do and hope to do going forward?
- The importance of genuine, long-term relationships
- How new and evolving building regulations for energy-efficient homes are presenting new opportunities for partnerships
- A look at the BC Energy Step code and how it has been implemented so far
- How Indigenous-led projects can form the future of net zero energy homes
- How projects for energy efficient homes can create opportunities in equipment manufacturing and the utilities industry
- Working as a community for an efficient and sustainable future
- What is the future of mining and energy projects in a decarbonizing world?
- The potential of Canadian projects to supply these in-demand materials
- The transition of the energy industry from fuel to feedstock
- How will energy corporations transition to changing global needs?
- Preempting the changing demands of a cleaner world
End of Day Two