16 to 18 hours total – maximum # of students: 16

  • 4 evenings of 4 hours, or
  • 3 weekdays or weekend days of 6 hours

This is a complete “hands-on” course. Includes group work and practice.

Who this course is intented for:

Band officials, Councils, Committees, Sport or Community Groups. Anyone who has to plan!

Each participant receives:

  • Planning Handbook
  • One-on-one time with Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc. facilitator

UNIT 1

Planning overview:

  • Who plans, and why?
  • The basic steps
  • What planning CAN and CANNOT do
  • Long and Short Term Planning
  • Taking stock: How does your organization rate
    at planning?

UNIT 2

  • Setting a climate for planning
  • Conditions for a healthy climate
  • Support of the leadership
  • Support of the general membership
  • Planning in Aboriginal communities
  • Open communication
  • Effective decision making
  • Skilled leadership
  • Opportunities for reflection and feedback

UNIT 3

Doing the Planning
The Planning Cycle steps:

  • Situation analysis
  • Mission statement
  • Areas of emphasis
  • Priorities
  • Goals and Objectives – the long-term plan
  • Objectives and Action Steps – the short-term plan

A sample workplan for “doing the planning”
A sample design for The Planning Workshop

UNIT 4

Making your plan a reality:

  • Implementation
  • Communication
  • Monitoring
  • Evaluation
  • In conclusion

UNIT 5

Five decision making methods: pros and cons

  • 1. Decision by authority without group discussion
  • 2. Decision by authority after group discussion
  • 3. Decision by minority rule
  • 4. Decision by majority vote
  • 5. Decision by consensus