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Two Day Workshops – February 6 & 7, 2017

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Author pmnationtalk
Start Date/Time 6th Feb Mon AM 8:30 (GMT -5)
End Date/Time 7th Feb Tue PM 4:30 (GMT -5)
Location Calgary, AB
Contact Pdebassige@afoa.ca
Type Public
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TWO DAY WORKSHOPS – FEBRUARY 6 & 7, 2017

  1. EFFECTIVE PLANNING, CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF YOUR TRUST

More and more Aboriginal communities are creating Trusts as a result of the increasing number of specific claim settlements, impact and economic benefit agreements and other resources sharing opportunities. The resulting increase in wealth accumulation is placing tremendous responsibility upon leadership and management staff to create effective Trust structures. This workshop is designed to raise awareness and understanding amongst Community Officials about the following topics: how to plan a Trust; increased community readiness; understanding the complexities in creating a Trust; ways to create the most appropriate Trust structure for your needs; key areas in implementing a Trust; and suitable investment strategies that meet the needs of the Trust today and for future generations.

  1. RETIREMENT PLANNING

Retirement Planning for Aboriginal peoples is a new financial literacy workshop developed to fill a knowledge and skill gap that currently exists with 63.4% Aboriginal peoples knowing little to nothing about saving for retirement (Aboriginal Financial Literacy Needs Assessment and Framework, July 2015, AFOA Canada). Topics covered in the workshop include: Retirement Overview; Developing a Sound Financial Plan; Sources of Income; Tax Planning; Government Benefits; Insurance; Estate Planning; and Other Considerations and Options.

  1. NEW – FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE IV – STRATEGY

This workshop is part of the elected leader series and provides an overview of Nation Building, self-governance approach and building sustainable, self-determined economies; strong institutions; culture and history; and capacity development. This workshop will also address strategic planning, creation of vision and mission statements, comprehensive community planning, needs assessments and links to budgeting and reporting.

Start date/Time: Monday February 6th, 2017 8:30 am MST

End Date/Time: Tuesday February 7th 4:30 pm MST

Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel

Type: Public

Categories: Education

Contact: Pdebassige@afoa.ca

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS – FEBRUARY 6, 2017

  1. NEW – BANKING 101 – THE BANKING RELATIONSHIP

This workshop is the first in a series of banking workshops. It will provide the participants with a better understanding of financial institutions and ‎what the bank needs to provide loans to Aboriginal governments. The participant will understand how an Aboriginal government can set up credit facilities and the importance of debt covenants.  The workshop will also discuss the importance of the relationship between the bank and an Aboriginal government and how a bank advisor can contribute to the goals of an Aboriginal government.

  1. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS: MODULE 2 – PLANNING AND STAFFING

Module 2 provides participants with information that will enable them to enhance the planning and staffing functions within their organizations. Come learn about: human resource planning; recruitment and selection; discipline policy and process; and termination processes. This interactive and engaging session allows ample time for discussion and application of the concepts presented.

Start date/Time: Monday February 6th, 2017 8:30 am MST

End Date/Time: Monday February 6th 4:30 pm MST

Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary Hotel

Type: Public

Categories: Education

Contact: Pdebassige@afoa.ca

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS – FEBRUARY 7, 2017

  1. NEW – BANKING 301 – FINANCING A MAJOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT

This workshop is the third in the banking series. It will provide participants with an understanding of the main considerations in financing a major economic development project such as a renewable energy or a major infrastructure project such as a road. Participants will learn how to: develop a business and financial plan; identify capital inputs and resources needed; identify sources of financing (banks and others); identify risks; identify federal and provincial/territorial government programs that can assist and the appropriate corporate structure required; and how to assess the costs and benefits. A case study will be presented.

  1. DEVELOPING BUSINESS PLANS AND FUNDING PROPOSALS

The need for First Nations to develop multiple sources of revenue and to move away from their dependence on federal financial transfers is increasing and a greater emphasis is being placed on the development of community-owned businesses and development corporations. Are you thinking of

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