The First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act (FSMA) or Bill C-20 is a federal statute that Parliament passed on March 22, 2005. Its official title is “An Act to provide for Real Property Taxation Powers of First Nations to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.
Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in Management Practices 1, Management Practices 2 offers provides tools that can be used to provide leadership and accountability in an organization. It examines governance issues, policy making and planning, human resource management, benchmarking, government and community relations, and other key management issues.
Course participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to successfully manage Aboriginal programs. The course will cover a broad range of topics from policy and planning, to resources, accountability, reporting, evaluation, and building relationships.
Developed for managers and aspiring managers in Aboriginal organizations, this course offers the opportunity to learn about current management practices and activities that support high performance. The course examines how to work with others, how to manage change, leadership, problem-solving and decision-making, meeting management, organization, communications, negotiation and dispute resolution, continuous improvement, and self management. It also provides insight into some better practices and lessons learned.
One of the top challenges for most Aboriginal communities is to increase economic development opportunities. This course was developed to enable financial and other program managers, Chiefs and Councils and community members gain a broader insight into aspects of community economic development. It provides guidance on developing a CED strategy, implementing the strategy and evaluating the strategy’s results.
The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA) is very pleased to introduce JAM: The Journal of Aboriginal Management - a professional journal for Aboriginals across Canada working in the finance and management fields.
Travel can be costly when you are trying to access training for management and staff and elected leaders. AFOA is pleased to offer workshops on key financial and management issues that are delivered right at your door, in your community, at a location of your choice. Participants are provided with all necessary publications, tools and guides.