Indigenous People in the Workplace

“In most Indigenous relationship/partnership endeavors the first step in building a solid foundation begins with commitment, resources, skills, talent and support to make your vision for inclusion a reality.” —Aboriginal HR Council

With more than 30 years’ experience, Harvey McCue is an Indigenous educator and specialist in Indigenous self-government.  As a teacher, curriculum developer, researcher, author and executive manager in education, Harvey has developed a diverse range of workshops aimed at providing both strategic advice, and concrete strategies that can be applied to enhance recruitment, management and retention practices when working with Indigenous people.

The following workshops are two days in length and are designed for a maximum of 30 participants.  If required, each workshop can be reconfigured to a one-day format. Workshops can be taken together as a series, or can be provided in an individual stand-alone format.

Each workshop will cover a group of core topics, listed below.  Additional customization, based on client needs, is also available.

This workshop is offered within organizations for groups of 5 people or more.

Course duration: 1 day
Course language: English

Effective Recruitment of Indigenous Employees

• Introduction to Indigenous People
• Where to Find Indigenous People
• How to Contact Indigenous People
• Establishing Contact
• Effective Presentations
• Cultural Considerations
• Building Relationships

Managing Indigenous Employees

• Introduction to Indigenous People
• Role of Senior Management
• Communication
• Interaction
• Successful Interviews
• Cultural Considerations
• Non-Indigenous Employees
• Meetings and Presentations

Indigenous Culture in the Workplace

• Introduction to Indigenous People
• Interpersonal and Communication Skills
• Interaction
• Cultural Considerations
• Traditional Ceremonies
• Building Awareness
• Meetings and Presentations

Retaining Indigenous Employees

• Introduction to Indigenous  People
• Building Indigenous Awareness in the Workplace
• Dealing with Stereotypes and Myths
• Orientation for New Employees (Indigenous and Non-Indigenous)
• Cultural Considerations
• Best Practices
• Advancement and Promotion

Training Indigenous Managers

• Introduction to Indigenous People
• Cultural Considerations
• Best Practices
• Identifying High Profile Indigenous Employees (HPIE)
• Pre-Advancement Practices
• Training
• Dealing with Stereotypes and Myths
• Administrative Skills for Organizational Administration

Administration Skills in Indigenous Organizations

Customized to meet the needs of individual clients and workplaces, including band offices; tribal council offices; provincial and/or national organizations, and social agencies, this training will cover the key roles and responsibilities associated with the effective and efficient management of the office environment.

For more information on this workshop, please contact:
Sophie Gouédard
Tel: 613-234-2020, ext. 21

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