MNO Council Chair attends Indigenous Negotiation Skills training in Banff

Submitted by: Christa Lemelin, MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council Chair

Peterborough Council_Banff
MNO Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council
Chair Christa Lemelin takes in the beautiful scenery at
the Indigenous Negotiation Skills training session in
Banff, Alberta.

In October, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Peterborough and District Wapiti Métis Council (PDWMC) Chair Christa Lemelin participated in a week-long Indigenous Negotiation Skills training held at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta. 

One of several Indigenous leadership, governance and management programs offered at the Centre, the Indigenous Negotiation Skills training session is attended by leaders from Indigenous communities across Canada, as well as by consultants, lawyers and government representatives. The training focuses on building skills related to interest-based negotiation and includes simulations and role-playing exercises to allow participants to build and learn the skills needed for meaningful negotiations.  

The training provided Lemelin with a wealth of skills that will not only be useful for her duties on the MNO PDWMC Council, but will also be incredibly beneficial in her full-time job as an Environmental Consultant and even at home when negotiating with her children!  

Lemelin is extremely proud to have attended a facility where MNO President Margaret Froh sits on the faculty. The opportunity was made possible through a grant from Suncor Energy―a major supporter of programs at the Banff Centre. Lemelin encourages others to apply for opportunities such as this one, where they can learn new skills that will no doubt enhance the capacity of MNO Community Councils across Ontario.

Published on: November 29, 2016

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