The Resource Centre is thriving with a dedicated strategy for Training, Mentorship & Professional Development (TMPD). Angie Derrickson, TMPD Manager is on the show this week to explain the details of the strategies 4 year evolution, the webinars and “knowledge path tool” that are offered to First Nations.
00:53 Angie takes a break from giving a presentation to BC Links to Learning to speak with Richard about her work at the Resource Centre
1:57 Her role in delivering capacity support covers a broad program of courses, workshops and other training resources.
2:47 Angie describes the collaboration among staff and those within a developmental community from the time they sign a framework agreement and individual agreement with Canada.
3:50 Land registry is often a popular topic for early learning.
4:42 Her background was in land management, as senior lands officer at Westbank First Nation, which is now self-governing. Moving from the Indian Act to Land Code involved lots of transitional work. Her work gives her insights into the issues facing land managers today.
7:54 Understanding her audience is key to delivering training and explaining the legalities behind the framework agreement. Her team provides direct community support. Richard gives a shoutout to Danielle Allain of the Eastern Region for her work at Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation, now a developmental First Nation under the framework agreement.
10:00 The resource centre has save-the-date events between now and December 2021 to provide current training across the country. Topics can be changed to react to any developing 'breaking news' in the land code space. These are separate from any national online conversations that might be taking place.
12:23 The 'knowledge path tool' is fairly new and helps individuals and teams determine what kind of training they need. It's all about defining what a community wants to accomplish with their land code.
14:39 Her strategy is to make sure online tools are there from nations with experience to help others just starting out on their land code journey. She responds to new issues and developments that require training support.
15:54 Example: The change in community ratification processes now supports e-voting, so new training was required for that.
17:05 Angie encourages visits to the events page and to register. Workshops are open to all, not just signatory nations. She welcomes questions!
18:18 Richard promotes Events and Contact Us pages on the website.
Upcoming 'save-the-date' LABRC training events
Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management