Training and Capacity Development

Training and capacity development of staff is integral to the long-term success of an organization, be it a government body or private industry. As such, we have worked with First Nations and Aboriginal organizations to build on existing talents and increase their professional capacity. For example, we have developed a thorough capacity development process that includes the development of integrated job descriptions at the Band level, conducting staff learning & training needs assessments, and developing training modules in a range of areas, including:


  • Business Management
  • Coaching
  • ┬áCommunity Consultations
  • Community Planning
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Financial Management
  • Governance
  • Proposal Writing
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Planning

Examples of our work include:
Chignecto led an organizational review of Sheshatshiu Innu Band Council to determine where there are policy and program gaps, and provided recommendations on how to fill them. (2006)

Chignecto led a governance review of the Sheshatshiu Band Council to assist the new Council members on processes and developing good working relationship with Band staff. This project included a site visit to another First Nation to learn best practices (2006).

Chignecto undertook Prior Learning Assessments with Band staff of the Sheshatshiu and Mushuau Innu Band Councils to identify existing capacities and identifytraining needs for all staff (1998)