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AFOA Canada Pre-Conference Workshops February 17, 2015

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Workshop registration fee includes continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch. Please see reverse registration form to register. For more information or information regarding workshop space availability, please contact 1-866-722-2362 or [email protected]. Please note  that this does not include conference registration

Human Resources Management Essentials: 
Module 4 – Employee Compensation and Benefits
The fourth Human Resources Management Essentials Module in the series provides participants with information that will enable them to enhance employee compensation and benefits functions within their organizations. This one day workshop covers the following topics: compensation design – salary and other pay, job design, reward and incentive programs; relevant legislation and regulations regarding compensation; benefits – employee assistance programs, health and wellness plans and initiatives, health care benefits; pensions and retirement savings; and payroll administration.

First Nations Community Governance
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.

An Introduction to Community Economic Development
Increasingly, economic development is being recognized as a way for Aboriginal governments and communities to increase their wealth, citizen employment, and community pride, and to build the influence and financial resources needed for other important goals. Economic Development can be approached in many different ways and it can all seem overwhelming. This one day workshop provides you with an understanding of what economic development is and encourages discussion about best practices and lessons learned, and provides the basic tools needed to begin your own successful strategic economic development planning process.

Developing Business Plans and Funding Proposals
There is an increasing need for First Nations to develop multiple sources of revenue and to move away from their dependence upon federal financial transfers. With this in mind, greater emphasis is being placed on the development of communityowned business and development corporations. A Business Plan is a vital tool that can help assess whetherthe development of a new business or the purchase of an existing business is prudent. This workshop will help you better understand the business planning process and the key elements of an effective business plan.

Demystifying Finance for Elected 
Aboriginal Leaders II
Working to enhance and strengthen the knowledge of elected Aboriginal leaders in performing their community financial responsibilities, this workshop builds on Demystifying Finance for Elected Aboriginal Leaders I. This workshop takes an analytical approach to understanding how to analyze financial reports through the use of financial ratios. The most frequently used financial ratios for Aboriginal organizations will be discussed and how they apply to community decision-making. These
ratios include Industry ratios, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada ratios and First Nation Financial Management Board financial ratios. There will also be a discussion on financial trends, debt and revenue source.

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