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Unlocking Aboriginal Potential in the Workforce – Presentations now Available Online

by NationTalk on April 12, 20071129 Views

April 3-5 2007
National Aboriginal Recruitment, Retention & Advancement Conference Presentations now available online.

Dr. Norman Amundson, International Career Development Specialist, University of British Columbia

9:15 – 10:15 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Dr. Norman Amundson’s presentation (pdf)

This presentation addresses recruitment, retention and productivity issues. The focus here is on how workplace attraction and engagement must be understood within the context of culture, age, gender and human development. This presentation will be interactive and will also provide you with a new career development intervention.

How do we recognize potential in ourselves and in others?

Farley Flex, Canadian Idol Judge

1:15 – 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2007

This presentation discloses methods for ensuring that maximum performance can result from our inner potential. You will learn techniques of self-knowledge that enable you to make quick and accurate decisions that benefit you and those around you. It will allow you to wake up every Monday morning feeling how the rest of the working population feels on Friday afternoon.Racism in the Workplace

Dr. Neil McDonald, Consultant
Cross Cultural Consulting Inc.

2:00– 2:45 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Dr Neil MacDonald, One of Canada’s leading experts on diversity will speak about engagement strategies that help employers achieve a racism-free workplace.

Leadership Strategies for Building Diverse Organizations

Effenus Henderson, Chief Diversity Officer
Weyerhaeuser Company.

8:45– 9:14 am, Thursday, April 5, 2007

Effenus Henderson’s keynote presentation (pdf)

Effenus Henderson is currently Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Workforce Representation and Diversity for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington. He is responsible for overseeing workforce representation, Equal Employment Opportunity, diversity and inclusion activities for over 52,000 employees across North America. As Chief Diversity Officer he advises the CEO and senior management team on diversity related matters and is a recognized expert in the area. He has been employed by Weyerhaeuser since 1973 in a variety of human resource roles.

The Aboriginal Advantage: Building a Productive Economy

Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corp

3:15 – 3:45 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2007

Chief Clarence Louie’s presentation (pdf)

British Columbia’s Osoyoos Band has achieved unparalleled economic success. Find out how a community mobilized their human capital, created business opportunities and what it could mean if Canada followed the same approach.

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