July 31, 2017

Wanted: Great things to do

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It’s been a great summer so far. It’s been both busy and satisfying on the professional front with a great group of clients that have faith in me. Yet, I’m always looking for more to do. So I thought I’d do a bit of reverse marketing and seeing what might be out there. I’m an

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January 31, 2017

Time is ticking… Getting things done before year-end


I know it’s cliche, but it’s that time of year again.  Your organization has some unspent funding and you’ve got a few ideas that just might fit into the funder’s criteria.  But you need some creative and dedicated help to get it done before the end of the fiscal year. Nbisiing Consulting just might be able

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October 24, 2016

Concerned about new Bottled Water regulations? Here’s what you can do.


Last week, the Government of Ontario announced measures to protect source groundwater from water bottling companies. Environmentalists, concerned local citizens and First Nations have long been concerned over the amount of water being taken and used for bottled water. Much of that water leaves the watershed, exported to major markets around the world. For First

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March 4, 2016

The Science of Strategy in influencing Public Policy


Turning an idea that will benefit your members or shareholders into public policy By Bob Goulais From time to time, I get a bright idea. It could be something that will benefit my family, my clients, my fellow Anishinaabeg or even the broader public. But whether I’m ready to act on my public policy idea

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September 30, 2015

Looking to learn more about Settlements, Trusts & Investments? Building First Nations Capacity


Does your First Nation have a settlement trust? If so, you likely have to wrap your head around appointing trustees and trust agreements. Perhaps you yourself are a trustee. If any of this applies to your community, you might be thinking of developing your own community’s capacity and skillset in managing this very complex world

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July 28, 2015

New leader, executive, Chief or Council? The first 100 days are critical


Change is inevitable. Anything from your financial picture, to election terms, to executive management – there will be a need to manage that change. With that change often comes new leadership. It’s essential to orient new leadership efficiently in order to row the organizational canoe in the right direction. In order to have a successful

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July 13, 2015

Anishinaabe Involvement in Politics: A Panel Discussion


  WHERE:  Nipissing First Nation Administrative Complex 36 Semo Road, Garden Village, Ontario P2B3K2 WHEN:  Wednesday, July 22, 2015 TIME:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please join us for coffee & refreshments and a great dialogue among good friends.  As a community, Nipissing First Nation is in a period of political change. In order to stay ahead of

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July 7, 2015

Four Ways That Organizations Can Make Effective Use of the Summer Downtime


Summer time is a good time for some reflection and relaxation. Employees will be enjoying the beautiful weather on vacation. You may be finding that the office is fairly quiet these days. We’re in the welcome days of the corporate summer downtime. However, for an effective organization, there is no downtime. There are always operational

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June 2, 2015

Need help understanding & contributing to Aboriginal reconciliation? Success Starts Here.


An essential part of the vision of Nbisiing Consulting Inc. is to contribute to the success of our clients as well as indigenous communities while being guided by indigenous values. This is not only fundamental to the services we provide, but it’s absolutely integral to achieving reconciliation between First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities and all Canadians.

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May 25, 2015

Looking for an MC, speaker or professional facilitator?


Are you looking for an experienced motivational speaker, facilitator or Master of Ceremonies? Perhaps you want to bring some leadership, spirit and strategic direction to your meeting, conference or special event? Bob Goulais and Nbisiing Consulting Inc. will meet your needs. The Nbisiing approach makes use of high energy, clear, professional announcing, fun, appropriate and respectful humour

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