Community Based Financial and Administrative Workshops are available for your community. Let us bring our professional training and experiences directly to you!
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Sound financial management is crucial to the success of First Nations economic development and to protect wealth for future generations.
AFOA BC has created a financial management workshop to give First Nations leaders and financial managers a solid knowledge of financial planning and control. The two-day program reviews essential skills of financial management—using exercises, examples and updates on new accounting requirements. Participants will learn about:
Strategic planning underpins successful First Nations community development, self-sufficiency and prosperity.
AFOA BC has developed a strategic planning workshop to foster community development among First Nations. The two-day program defines strategic planning terminology, explains how to engage people in the community, and uses a case study to help First Nations develop and implement a strategic plan focused on health, economic development and/or housing.
Participants will learn about:
First Nations citizens face complex financial issues and need knowledge, skills and confidence to make informed decisions.
AFOA BC has developed a workshop and handbook—Financial Fitness: Your Guide for Getting Healthy, Wealthy and Wise—to empower First Nations to become financially literate. The two day program reviews key areas of financial knowledge and management. Participants will learn about:
This workshop outlines the process of starting a First Nations Economic Development Corporation. It outlines key steps, players, roles and responsibilities, policy, HR, taxation structures. It further highlights best practices in law and governance. Finally, the workshop outlines how to prioritize projects, examines the project management process and monitoring financial assets. Here is what you will learn:
HR planning involves the development of a clear and practical strategy to ensure that First Nations communities and organizations have the right people at the right time in the right jobs all working together to achieve the vision, mission and goals. HR done right can achieve this outcome.
Participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the following principles:
Often, when community leaders are elected, they bring a passion for politics and knowledge of community strengths and challenges. Basic financial literacy skills and a comprehensive understanding of their financial responsibilities (as they relate to
governance, budgeting, reporting, planning, trust funds) are necessary for this important work. This 1-day workshop is designed to help Chief and Council with their nderstanding of complex financial issues and gain knowledge, skills and confidence to make informed decisions. Participants will learn: