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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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IPS Online Training June 2020

IPS is pleased to be offering online training in June 2020. Family Support Worker Training will be offered June 16th-18th. Designated Representative Training has been RESCHEDULED for October 14th-15th. And there will be a three hour Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous People webinar offered June 30th. Please click below to learn more.

  • Family Support Worker Training – June 16th-18th 

Family Support Worker (FSW) Training provides Indigenous Child and Family Service Agencies the knowledge and skills needed for FSW to establish respectful, collaborative relationships with community members. This 3 day online training experience explores both personal and professional values along with understanding the elements of a collaborative practice. For more information or to register click here.

  • Designated Representative Training – RESCHEDULED (next session offered October 14 & 15, 2020)

Designated Representative Training offers an opportunity to learn about and explore the important role of the Designated Representative. Participants will be encouraged to consider how their function may be utilized to promote the safety and well-being of children and to ensure that the rights of children to culture and community are respected and upheld by the court. For more information or to register click here.

  • Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous Staff – June 30th

Attend this 3 hour Recruitment and Retention Webinar to learn:

  • Best practices to support Indigenous staff
  • Improve Indigenous employment practices and outcomes
  • Develop an understanding of job postings that attract Indigenous
    people and ‘screening in’ as opposed to ‘screening out’
  • Understand the interview process and learn successful approaches
  • Explore how to build capacity of Indigenous peoples at work
  • How to Incorporate cultural reflections in the workplace

For more information or to register please click here.

New Perspectives: Aboriginal Social Work Training Online

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) has been working hard to shift delivery of Aboriginal Social Work (ASW) training to an online format for our participants. Prompted by current pandemic conditions, this has presented the team at IPS an opportunity to bring this training to participants in a completely virtual learning environment. The next cohort will begin the eight-week training program on May 25, 2020. Training course delivery will be a combination of:

  • interactive live online lectures
  • online individual and small group activities
  • participant discussion forums
  • self-guided learning exercises, materials and resources

ASW training is designed and offered to support Delegated Aboriginal Agencies to meet their delegation goals and commitments as outlined in individual agreements with the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development. IPS has been and remains strongly committed to supporting this process to improve and enhance services to Indigenous families and communities.