March 14, 2020

Pandemic. Emergency. Are you ready?

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For the latest global update of COVID-19 visit: http://www.nbisiingconsulting.ca/480/ The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is a serious and timely reminder to make sure we are prepared for any and all eventualities in life.  We have to ask ourselves, our community and our workplace any number of questions.  For example: are we prepared at home to care for an

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February 24, 2020

Feedback on Nbisiing Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

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Over the past year, the Nbisiing Cultural Competency Training has been an unexpectedly large and important part of our service offerings.  Our training have benefitted numerous businesses, governments and interested Canadians.  We’ve estimated that we’ve trained over 1200 people over the past year.  This includes professionals from many industries, and officials from many government disciplines.  I’ve

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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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