Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category.

Pandemic. Emergency. Are you ready?

March 14, 2020

For the latest global update of COVID-19 visit: 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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Time is ticking… Getting things done before year-end

January 31, 2017

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

October 24, 2016

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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The Science of Strategy in influencing Public Policy

March 4, 2016

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

July 28, 2015

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

July 7, 2015

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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Safety Moment: Give ’em a Brake

May 1, 2015

It’s going to be another beautiful weekend in most parts of the country.  As the spring weather improves that means more and more families will be travelling the highways and byways.  The good weather also means that highway construction season has begun. All those warning signs, and orange and black pylons clearly indicate the presence

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Why do I need to work with Aboriginal communities?

April 20, 2015

Why is it a good practice to build working relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities? Set aside that it just might be the right thing to do, or that your dialogue may result in the necessary support, consent and social license to operate on traditional territory. The most basic rationale for good Aboriginal relations

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First Impressions: Meeting your Indigenous Partner for the First Time

April 14, 2015

You may be a bit nervous, feeling unprepared and vulnerable. Or perhaps you are overconfident and feel this meeting may feel this is not a big deal. Either way, your first face-to-face meeting with a potential First Nation, Métis or Inuit partner is critical in building trust, and establishing a relationship that will lead to

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Due Consideration: Working with remote First Nations

April 6, 2015

There are certain realities that must be considered when working with First Nation communities in remote parts of the country. If these considerations are not factored into an engagement plan, or your plan to work in partnership with First Nation communities, you may find your plans stifled by a lack of enthusiasm. High Cost –

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