Indigenous Perspectives Society

Facilitators for the 3rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence: Best Practices

Facilitators Bios:

Charles Boem-Hill Effective Communication

CharlesPaideia Consulting and Mediation (PCM) is a private practice of Intergenerational transformative family mediation, multi-cultural caregiving and caregiver intervention strategies for people, 65 years old and older in The Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island areas. Charles Boehm-Hill, M.Ed., M.A., is a consultant, International diversity trainer, and university instructor, who concentrates his practice in inter & intra cultural diversity, communication and conflict resolution. He brings 252 hours of comprehensive training in conflict analysis and management, mediation and negotiation. Charles is a member of Indigenous Perspectives Society and is the Board of Directors.

Laurie McDonald: Cultural Perspectives

LaurieLaurie  is from the Enoch Cree Nation, located west of the City of Edmonton, Alberta. He is currently the instructor for the Aboriginal Social Work Program at Indigenous Perspective Society. He has worked with Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services as a Child Protection social worker and taught for 27 years with special needs children, as well as taught the Aboriginal component for the fourth year social worker students at Okanagan University.
Cultural Perspectives

In 2015, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action whereby Government, organizations, and individuals can act to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation” (Truth and Reconciliation Commission, 2015).
Building upon an established foundation that applies an Indigenous lens, IPS is delivering a cultural-agility training styled for the public called Cultural Perspectives (CPT).

CPT curriculum addresses:
• the legacy of colonization, including inter-generational trauma, privilege and racism, and what it means to the average individual or organization wanting to build positive relationships with Indigenous people and communities
• how to create a Call to Action response plan that turns ideas in to meaningful action

Rachelle Dallaire: Recruitment and Retention Of Aboriginal Employees


Rachelle Dallaire is from the Montagnais people and has dedicated more than two decades participating in Indigenous communities.  Her work has focused on strengthening communities in a variety of capacities including through the  justice system and the child welfare system.  She is currently the Associate Director of the Indigenous Perspectives Society.Rachelle will be delivering the Recruitment and Retention of Aboriginal Employees workshop on October 5, 2016.


Recruitment and Retention
The Indigenous Perspectives Society is now offering a Recruitment and Retention webinar that provides an overview of best practices in recruiting and retaining Indigenous employees.
– Building capacity of Indigenous peoples in the workplace
– An understanding of job postings that attract Indigenous peoples and screening in as opposed to screening out
– The interview process and best approaches
– Incorporating cultural reflections in the workplace.

Lynda Monk: Change Management and Understanding Vicarious Trauma

Lynda MonkLynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC, is a Registered Social Worker and Certified Life Coach with over 25 years of combined experience as a social worker, trainer, facilitator, consultant, writer, coach and speaker. Lynda is an experienced facilitator and has trained thousands of professionals across Canada. She regularly teaches, coaches and speaks on various topics including self-care, burnout prevention, compassion fatigue, care for caregivers, writing for wellness, leadership, resilience, as well as stress and change management. Lynda primarily serves professionals and organizations within the healthcare, education, human and social services sectors. She specializes in serving the well-being and growth needs of people and organizations that make a difference.

Leading During Times of Change
There are many best practices and factors to consider when successfully implementing and sustaining change within any organization. In particular, it is important to foster the conditions necessary for individual and organizational resilience to help professionals thrive and stay productive, positive and engaged during times of change.

Understanding Vicarious Trauma
Vicarious trauma (VT) is an occupational hazard for helping professionals who support individuals, families and/or communities who have either current or past trauma experiences. During this workshop, participants will learn about vicarious trauma, including how to recognize VT as well as prevent or mitigate the effects of this occupational hazard.