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Button Blanket Project Opening Ceremony

 

Button Blanket Opening

 

You are invited to the opening ceremony of Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Button Blanket Project, a 10-week creative journey of Reconciliation sponsored by the Anglican Church to bring community together and honour our collective commitment to a new way of being in relationship to each other.

Date: January 17, 2017

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Indigenous Perspectives Society, 644 Granderson Road, Langford, B.C.

Event Details: Our opening event will include storytelling, elder blessings, and food sharing as we begin this creative journey together.

From January 17 to March 21, IPS will sew four button blankets with images of Whale, Eagle, Raven, and Wolf that when completed will hang on the walls of the IPS training room as symbols of our dedication to Reconciliation.

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. By creating excellence through training and leadership, we help strengthen lives and build successful relationships in our communities.

Beginning with a focus on Indigenous child and family service delivery through the CARF International accredited Aboriginal Social Work training series, IPS has grown to include Cultural Perspectives Training, Adoption Online, Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous People, and more. By creating excellence though training and leadership, IPS has been supporting communities throughout British Columbia and across Canada for more than 22 years.

To learn more about Indigenous Perspectives Society visit http://ipsociety.ca/

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Laurie MacDonald, 250 391 0007 ext. 223

Barbara Smith, 250 391 0007 ext. 247

Recruitment and Retention

On September 30, Artemis Fire, of Indigenous Perspectives Society, will be joining the Administrative Excellence Conference as the presenter of the Recruitment and Retention workshop.

This workshop will introduce some of the knowledge and skills to build the agencies’ capacity to recruit and retain Indigenous peoples. Screening in, as opposed to screen out, and creating an environment where people want to stay is key. We will walk through the interview process, and share with you the best approaches to get the most out of your recruitment efforts. We will introduce some steps towards evaluating your agency’s retention plan.

Make sure you don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from Artemis about Recruitment and Retention. Head over to our Administrative Excellence Conference event page for more information on workshops, activities, and registration. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Samantha Vanderdonck
Executive Coordinator

Project Management

On September 30, Kevin Albers, of the M’akola Group of Societies, will be joining the Administrative Excellence Conference as the presenter of the Project Management workshop.

Ever wondered how to manage your projects better, more effectively and efficiently?  Understanding how the basics of Project Management can assist you, your team and your organization in meeting its objectives, goals and outcomes makes good organizational and business sense.  Learn that you don’t have to be a Project Management specialist to benefit from some of the tools and techniques which we can all use.

Make sure you don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from Kevin about Project Management. Head over to our Administrative Excellence Conference event page for more information on workshops, activities, and registration. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Samantha Vanderdonck
Executive Coordinator

Emotional Intelligence

On September 30, Tom Rippon of Camosun College, will be joining the Administrative Excellence Conference as the presenter of the Emotional Intelligence workshop.

Emotional Intelligence has a direct impact on how individuals behave. To be emotionally intelligent is to be fully aware of your own emotions and the emotions of others, and how both impact relationships – how we motivate, influence, empathize, lead, make decisions, become conscientious, and deal with stress. This presentation will address emotional intelligence within the context of productivity in organizations.

Dr. Tom Rippon is full-time faculty at Camosun School of Business and associate faculty at Royal Roads University. He has published and presented papers at national and international conferences, and peer reviewed manuscripts for publication in journals in addition to novels. His research interests include: culture and cultures of peace; governance and security; ethics; environment of business; and human resource management.  With a colleague from England, he co-edited a book on Governance and Security as a Unitary Concept. He writes novels in his spare time and is currently writing the second book of a trilogy – a spy and murder mystery series. Dr Rippon has a Ph.D. from the University of New England, NSW, Australia.

Check out Tom on TEDx Victoria –  http://youtu.be/IIZcZjpoShU

Make sure you don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from Tom Rippon about Emotional Intelligence. Head over to our Administrative Excellence Conference event page for more information on workshops, activities, and registration. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Samantha Vanderdonck
Executive Coordinator

The Volunteer Exchange

On October 1, Ron Rice of BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, will be joining the Administrative Excellence Conference as our keynote speaker to talk with participants about The Volunteer Exchange.

Hear firsthand from Ron the benefits of volunteering that often go unnoticed such as learning in exchange for time and the importance of being an active member of your community.

Ron, a member of Cowichan Tribes, joined BCAAFC May 1998 and supports Friendship Centres in transition. He has also been the Manager, Cultural Events & Ceremonies at the Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games; VNFC President since 2003; 2013 Board of Governors for Camosun College, currently Vice-Chair; 2015 Foundation Development Officer, BC Aboriginal Foundation, BCAAFC’s charitable arm.

Make sure you don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from Ron about The Volunteer Exchange. Head over to our Administrative Excellence Conference event page for more information on workshops, activities, and registration. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Samantha Vanderdonck
Executive Coordinator