First Nations Education Administrators Association

Announces 2021-2022 FNEAA Virtual Web Courses

 

The First Nations Education Administrators Association (FNEAA) offers several professional development webinars designed for First Nations Education Administrators and organizations, based on their needs and priorities. The FNEAA course webinars are offered using the Zoom Platform. Descriptions and a Table that outlines webinar course titles, number of webinar offerings and dates for scheduled session delivery can be found in the 2021-22 FNEAA Virtual Course Offerings PDF.

6 New Webinars:

  1. Innovation for First Nations Education Reconciliation
  2. Achieving Personal Excellence in Education (Emotional Intelligence)
  3. First Nations Education Agreements
  4. Negotiating First Nations Education Agreements
  5. First Nations Education Governance
  6. First Nations Education Leadership

    2 Popular Webinars:

  7. Finding and Hiring the Best Talent
  8. Taking Corrective Action

FNEAA staff will work with you to make arrangements to deliver a course webinar to your staff and elected leaders at a time that is convenient to you.

Webinar courses consist of one-day webinars (broken into four 2.5-hour sessions) and two-day webinars (broken into eight 2.5-hour sessions). The webinar course descriptions highlighting session content are provided below in this Schedule.

All scheduled webinars will be delivered in blocks of two sessions that will run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST with a 30-minute break in between each session. Learn from the convenience of your own home, from anywhere across the country.

Steeped in a First Nations context and focused on First Nations control of First Nations education, these virtual webinars will enhance the knowledge and skills of First Nations education administrators working with First Nations schools and communities. They have been designed to be practical in nature by providing suggestions and insights that will help participants take meaningful action, make evidence-based decisions, and take control of First Nations education. The approach is based on the notion that participants bring real life experience to the courses which they will be able to draw from and build on through further reading and reflection.

It is a great opportunity for participants to enhance their understanding and knowledge about a topic which can be sensitive and challenging in the current environment of reconciliation. It is a good time to become empowered, learn more, share more, and help others: this is the First Nations way.

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First Nations Education Administrators Association
2021-2022 FNEAA Virtual Web Courses
Descriptions and Schedule August 5, 2021

 

Webinar Descriptions and Session Content Outlines

  1. REC-01 – Innovation for First Nations Education Reconciliation * NEW *

    Innovation for First Nations Education Reconciliation is a two-day webinar (eight sessions) that enables participants to explore reconciliation through the lens of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC calls to actions are a powerful lever for building First Nations control for First Nations education. Although its early days, success ranges from moderate progress on Calls to Action Education 6-12, significant progress on Language and Culture 13-17 and little progress for Education for Reconciliation 62-65. The course is built on evidence-based innovations, best practices, and direction in First Nations education through the principles of reconciliation, First Nations control of First Nations education and First Nations education, cultures and languages. Case studies and innovative programs are used to explore how to close the gap in education, health, etc., through a reconciliation approach. Learn how First Nations schools are applying traditional healing, land-based teaching, language and culture to nurture student identity, resilience and wellness. Critical to reconciliation is reaching out and building and maintaining relations, collaborations and partnerships in schools and communities. The work in schools and communities to become Good Ancestors and applying Seven Generations thinking is important to sustaining the process of reconciliation, dialogue and engagement.

    Session Content Outline for 8 Sessions

    1. Indigenizing First Nations Education
    2. Reconciliation as Relationships
    3. TRC Education Calls to Action
    4. Closing the Gaps
    5. Knowledge Keepers
    6. The Land is Our Teacher
    7. Seven Generations Thinking
    8. Innovation for First Nations Education

Webinar Fee: $800 for members; $1000 for non-members

 

  1. EI-01 – Achieving Personal Excellence in Education (Emotional Intelligence) * NEW *

This two-day webinar (eight sessions) explores the role that emotional intelligence can play in creating a safe learning environment for students. Building on the work on affective education and learning by Dr. Lee Brown, former Director of the Institute of Aboriginal Health in the College of Health Disciplines, UBC, this webinar features a discussion of the different models of emotional literacy competency and intelligence. The webinar focuses on how development of your emotional intelligence can help you to achieve personal excellence in education and contribute to emotional well-being in the classroom. The webinar is structured around Goleman’s quadrant

of emotional intelligence and Brown’s emotional competencies framework. Explore different techniques and exercises to help improve your emotional awareness, manage your emotions, harness them as a source of motivation, show empathy and create healthy relationships. Learn how to bridge communication styles and improve interpersonal communication skills.

Session Content Outline for 8 Sessions

  1. Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  2. Self-Awareness of Your Emotions
  3. Self-Management Using Mindfulness
  4. Motivation and Resilience
  5. Social Awareness and Empathy
  6. Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
  7. Managing Relationships
  8. Building an Emotionally Resilient Team

    Webinar Fee: $800 for members; $1000 for non-members

     

  1. EDU-01 – First Nations Education Agreements * NEW *

    This one-day webinar (four sessions) will provide principals, supervisors and Directors of Education and education administrators (at all levels) with guidance and tools regarding the various local, regional First Nation education agreements across Canada. Learn about the various agreements that have been negotiated by First Nations across the country. Identify which elements of an education agreement are most appropriate for your students and schools. Learn how to apply this knowledge to develop and implement your education agreement for your nation, education organization and/or school.

    Session Content Outline for 4 Sessions

    1. Canada’s Historical Approach to First Nations Education Agreements
    2. Canada’s New Approach to Regional Education Agreements
    3. Comparing Types of First Nations Education Agreements
    4. Developing a First Nations Education Agreement

    Webinar Fee: $400 for members; $500 for non-members

     

  1. EDU-02 – Negotiating First Nations Education Agreements (In development) * NEW *

This one-day webinar (four sessions) is a follow-up to EDU-01 First Nations Education Agreements and will provide principals, supervisors and Directors of Education and education administrators (at all levels) with guidance and tools on how to move forward to reciprocal agreements with federal and provincial governments. Learn about the negotiation strategies and best practices in

this context. Learn about the federal governments past and current approaches to negotiating First Nations education agreements. Learn how to develop a negotiation plan for your education agreement and determine who is to negotiate the agreement. Gain a better understanding of the process and steps to negotiate the agreement using realistic timelines.

Session Content Outline for 4 Sessions

  1. Negotiation Strategies & Best Practices
    1. Negotiation Process for Reciprocal Agreements
    2. Negotiation Steps
    3. Developing a Negotiation Plan and Implementation Guide

    Webinar Fee: $400 for members; $500 for non-members

     

  2. Gov-01 – First Nations Education Governance * NEW *

    The two-day virtual webinar (eight sessions) will help you gain insight into various techniques to improve your awareness and enhance your knowledge and ability to make significant progress in moving First Nations control of First Nations education forward. You be able to apply First Nations Education Governance framework elements that best fit with your local First Nations governance requirements. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of the First Nations Education Board and the First Nations Education Organization/ Administration and how to apply a First Nations approach when taking control of First Nations education. Learning how to communicate effectively, actively and with empathy is of utmost importance and learning how to best engage principals, teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members and to keep them continuously updated and informed about action being undertaken is critical to your success in moving forward. Reporting on-going results and changes, building long term relationships and partnerships, and applying governance best practices are also key to becoming successful in the governance of First Nations control of First Nations education.

    Session Content Outline for 8 Sessions

  3. Overview of Governance
  1. First Nations Education Board Roles & Responsibilities
  2. First Nations Education Organization/ Administration Roles & Responsibilities
  3. Accountabilities
  4. First Nations Lens – First Nations Control of First Nations Education
  5. First Nations Communication & Engagement
  6. First Nations Relationships and Partnerships
  7. First Nations Governance Best Practices

Webinar Fee: $800 for members; $1000 for non-members


  1. LED-01 – First Nations Education Leadership (In development) * NEW *

    This one-day webinar (four sessions) will enable participants to identify and apply the core leadership skills needed in communities, schools, and/or school boards/ organizations to support the work of First Nations Education. Learn about: leadership theories and models; First Nations traditions, cultural practices, and values; and assessing leadership styles. An overview of leadership strengths will be examined, such as self-awareness, influence, and communication. Focus on traditional ways of leading and how this differs from the mainstream approach.

    Session Content Outline for 4 Sessions

  1. Leadership Theories and Perspectives
    1. First Nations Leadership Traditions, Cultural Practices, and Strengths
    2. Assessing Leadership Styles
    3. Applying Leadership Practices at the Local Level to Meet the Needs of Schools, Families, Organizations and Communities

    Webinar Fee: $400 for members; $500 for non-members

     

  2. HR-01 – Finding and Hiring the Best Talent

    This two-day webinar (eight sessions) provides an overview for those involved in finding, hiring, and retaining qualified candidates to work in First Nations Education such as administrators, teachers, and other educators. Learn how to effectively develop a recruitment and retention plan, job descriptions, interview guide and manage an effective interview process. Find out how to create a talent pool; negotiate employment contracts; and develop an onboarding program for new employees.

    Session Content Outline for 8 Sessions

  3. Employer Brand
    1. Recruitment Strategy
    2. Building a Talent Pool
    3. Selection Criteria & Screening
    4. Interview Questions
    5. Testing and Reference Checks
    6. The Job Offer & Employment Contract
    7. Orientation & On-boarding

Webinar Fee: $800 for members; $1000 for non-members


  1. HR-02 – Taking Corrective Action

    This two-day virtual webinar (eight sessions) will provide education administrators, principals, supervisors, and Directors of Education (at all levels) with guidance and tools for corrective action to enhance employee performance. Find out how to manage common reasons for unsatisfactory performance such as lack of knowledge, skills and abilities, and lack of experience and motivation. Learn how to give effective feedback, apply employment law such as disciplinary policy with steps on how to manage termination for cause and not for cause. Understand misconduct; how to effectively discipline in a fair and procedural manner; how to handle harassment allegations; how to conduct an investigation; and understand when to seek legal advice.

    Session Content Outline for 8 Sessions

  1. A Motivated Workplace
    1. Organizational Culture
    2. Giving Feedback
    3. Employee Improvement Plan
    4. The Disciplinary Process
    5. Dismissal
    6. Impartial Investigations
    7. The Duty to Accommodate

Webinar Fee: $800 for members; $1000 for non-members

 

TABLE 1 2021-2022 FNEAA Webinar Schedule

 

Webinar Course # & Title

Webinar Offering

2021-2022 Dates for Session Delivery

1. REC-01 – Innovation for First Nations Education Reconciliation * NEW *

#1

SEP 27 S1 & S2

SEP 29 S3& S4

OCT 4 S5 & S6

OCT 6 S7 & S8

 

 

#2

 

JAN 26 S1 & S2

 

JAN 27 S3 & S4

 

FEB 2 S5 & S6

 

FEB 3 S7 & S8

2. EI-01 Achieving Personal Excellence in Education (Emotional Intelligence) * NEW *

#1

NOV 1 S1 & S2

NOV 3 S3 & S4

NOV 8 S5 & S6

NOV 10 S7 & S8

 

 

#2

 

MAR 2 S1 & S2

 

MAR 3 S3 & S4

 

MAR 7 S5 & S6

 

MAR 9 S7 & S8

3. EDU-01 First Nations Education Agreements *

#1

SEP 13

SEP 15

 

 

NEW *

 

S1 & S2

S3& S4

 

 

#2

 

NOV 30

 

DEC 2

 

 

S1 & S2

S3& S4

 

 

#3

 

JAN 17

 

JAN 20

 

 

S1 & S2

S3& S4

 

 

#4

 

MAR 23

 

MAR 24

 

 

S1 & S2

S3& S4

4. EDU-02 Negotiating First Nations Education Agreements * NEW *

PILOT

SEP 28 S1 & S2

OCT 1 S3 & S4

 

 

 

 

#1

 

FEB 28 S1 & S2

 

MAR 1 S3& S4

 

 

#2

 

MAR 21 S1 & S2

 

MAR 24 S3& S4

5. Gov-01 First Nations Education Governance * NEW

*

#1

OCT 5 S1 & S2

OCT 7 S3& S4

OCT 12 S5 & S6

OCT 14 S7 & S8

 

 

#2

 

JAN 26 S1 & S2

 

JAN 27 S3& S4

 

FEB 2 S5 & S6

 

FEB 3 S7 & S8

6. LED-01 First Nations Education Leadership * NEW *

#1

NOV 2

NOV 4

 

 

 

 

S1 & S2

S3& S4

 

 

#2

 

FEB 28

 

MAR 2

 

 

S1 & S2

S3& S4


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. HR-01 Finding and Hiring the Best Talent

#1

AUG 23 S1 & S2

AUG 25 S3& S4

AUG 26 S5 & S6

AUG 30 S7 & S8

8. HR-02 Taking Corrective Action

#1

 

 

#2

 

 

#3

SEP 27 S1 & S2

 

NOV 22 S1 & S2

 

FEB 16 S1 & S2

SEP 29 S3& S4

 

NOV 24 S3& S4

 

FEB 17 S3& S4

OCT 4 S5 & S6

 

NOV 29 S5 & S6

 

FEB 23 S5 & S6

OCT 6 S7 & S8

 

DEC 1 S7 & S8

 

FEB 24 S7 & S8

 

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