An event from our friends at AFAO:

NEW SERIES! National Virtual Capacity Development Workshops 

As part of our continued commitment to our Community of Professionals, AFOA Canada is pleased to announce that we are launching a new series of National Virtual Capacity Development Workshops!

Learn from the comfort of your own home and office on key management and financial issues that are part presentation, part teamwork, part workshop, and mostly hands-on learning to help you conquer your challenge, raise the bar in your workplace or face a new community issue head on. All you need is a computer with internet connection.


Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 5 – Drug and Alcohol Policies – May 27, 2021

Module 5 addresses how to develop and implement drug and alcohol policies that takes into consideration the impact of the new Cannabis Act, recent court decisions and updates to the Canada Labour Code that came into effect in September 2019. It will help participants to assess and update their existing Drug and Alcohol policies based on existing human rights, employment and privacy legislation. It also provides participants with information on how to communicate with supervisors and employees about updated policies, how to define safety-sensitive positions that may be subject to drug-testing, and how to identify potential impairment. The workshop ends with a discussion on the importance of documenting critical incidents and accommodating employees.

Click here to register for the 1-day workshop on Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 5 – Drug and Alcohol Policies.


Wills & Estates: The Role of the Executor – June 23 – 24, 2021

This two-day Indigenous Financial Wellness workshop on the Role of an Executor is designed to provide individuals with an understanding of the work involved in being an Executor and Trustee in the administration of Estates and Testamentary Trusts, as well as a basic grounding in Wills and Will Interpretation. You will also learn about the legal and tax environment, and the level of competence required to be an Executor.

Click here to register for the 2-day workshop on Wills & Estates: The Role of the Executor.


An Introduction to Comprehensive Community Planning in First Nations – September 14 – 15, 2021

Many communities throughout the country are undertaking Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP) in an effort to improve their economic base while asserting their independence and ownership of community resources. Using best practices and case studies, this workshop focuses on: history and evolution of CCP; exploring Indigenous principles; and current models and insights from First Nations who have completed a CCP.

Click here to register for the 2-day workshop on An Introduction to Comprehensive Community Planning in First Nations.


Effective Leadership – October 19, 2021

While effective leadership is the most critical factor in the success of an organization, community or business, it is a concept that covers a diverse array of meanings. Effective Leadership explores the concepts of leadership, management, and governance and the relationship and interdependence that exists among them. Participants will build valuable new skills: learn about the core leadership skills that are the foundation of effective leadership including strategy, action and results; and learn about adaptive leadership skills which represent the qualities that great leaders have in common including emotional intelligence, organizational justice, character and development. You will learn about yourself and how to better lead others in providing service and support to organizations, boards, and communities.

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Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations – November 16 – 17, 2021

The key focus of this workshop is on reporting on performance to community members. The workshop covers the following topics: core principles of performance reporting in First Nation environments; links principles to financial reporting; the Aboriginal Performance Wheel; the appropriate level and frequency of reporting; important aspects of performance; the kinds of information to be reported; and preparing reports on goals.

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First Nations Governance I – Community – December 7, 2021

This workshop on First Nations Community Governance is directed toward elected Aboriginal leaders and Senior Administration staff working in First Nation communities. It has been designed to provide a general overview of Aboriginal governance concepts, as well as many practical examples and best practices to assist elected Aboriginal leaders and administration staff in better understanding the roles and responsibilities of the governing body, administration and community members. Topics covered include: role of Aboriginal governing bodies; local Aboriginal governance structures and issues; principles of good governance; a First Nations perspective; the power of Chief and Council; tools for council meeting management; and a refresher on policy.

Click here to register for the 1-day workshop on First Nations Governance I – Community.


Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 1 – Professional Practice – January 18, 2022

Module 1 provides an overview of the professional practice of Human Resources Management which contributes to the success of the organization. This workshop covers the following topics: working in Indigenous environments; developing an environment that fosters effective working relationships; ethical practices; managing human resources contractors and specialists; managing client relationships; legal and legislative requirements relevant to human resources functions; and governance and compliance with legal requirements.

Click here to register for the 1-day workshop on Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 1 – Professional Practice.

SPACES ARE LIMITED! REGISTER TODAY! Click here for more information or to register.


For more information, please contact the Training and Events Team at or toll-free at 1-866-722-2362.


Why Choose Virtual Live Training?

Save money: Eliminate travel time and expense – AFOA Canada requires no travel to a venue location, making it very cost effective.


Facilitator-led methodology: An instructional setting that is two-way, person-to-person, and in real time offers incomparable learning potential. As in traditional face-to-face training workshops, AFOA Canada offers these same valuable benefits from the comfort of your own workspace.


Varied learning environment: AFOA Canada offers a varied learning experience. In addition to hands-on learning, the environment includes visual, video and audio interaction, social media, polling, chatting and more. The effective integration of these components bridges the potential for training to educate, engage, and inform.