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Building Environmental Capacity in Partnership with Indigenous Nations


Teach with sensitivity and awareness by braiding Traditional and Western perspectives to build a strengthened environmental practice

You are ready to share your professional expertise and blend them with Traditional Knowledge. You want to enrich your relationships with local Nations. You choose to support the advancement of learning and economic progress. You are prepared to expand your training offerings. You are going to make an impact.

Our BEAHR Instructors have big impact. They build employment-driven skills in Nations to support sustainable, economic development. They honor Traditional Knowledge to cultivate a strengthened environmental practice. They grow relationships and partnership opportunities between industry and communities.

This workshop is a comprehensive overview of techniques for delivering effective BEAHR training and is designed for Licensed BEAHR Instructors. This interactive course will be led by experienced BEAHR instructors and Knowledge Holders from across Canada. Through discussions, activities, and critical thinking sessions, you will learn how to effectively braid Indigenous ways of knowing in your lessons, break down classroom barriers, and engage with Nations.

Over a period of five virtual sessions, you will gain effective strategies and insight on how to:

  • Facilitate with cultural awareness in the classroom
  • Blend western science and Traditional Knowledge perspectives
  • Deliver effective, environmental employment driven BEAHR training to an Indigenous audience
  • Understand the contemporary barriers to employment experienced by Indigenous groups
  • Build industry-demanded competencies among Indigenous talent to support them in securing meaningful employment in local labour markets

What’s Included?

  • Five live, interactive virtual sessions
  • Take home activities, materials, and resources
  • Feedback from experienced BEAHR facilitators
  • Opportunity to connect and build your network with like-minded professionals

This course is designed for:

Pre-Approved BEAHR Instructors: The cost of this course is included in your BEAHR licensing and witnessing fees. These fees must be paid up front before registering for this workshop.

Session 1 - Facilitating with Awareness: Cultural Sensitivity in the Indigenous Classroom

Monday, November 30th  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Discuss Truth and Reconciliation 

– Recognize privilege and review steps to achieving cultural sensitivity  

– Explain how Truth and Reconciliation, privilege, and cultural sensitivity impact facilitation 

Session 3 - Understanding the Barriers: Indigenous Education, Employment, and BEAHR

Friday, December 4th 11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Discuss Indigenous barriers to employment and to success in the BEAHR classroom

– Identify BEAHR as a potential solution to employment barriers

– Explain the role of the facilitator in BEAHR’s mission

 

Session 5 - Creating Opportunities: Strategies to Engage Communities in BEAHR

Wednesday, December 9th  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Identify strategies to engage Nations and promote training 

– Recognize opportunities to partner on local environmental projects with academic institutions and articulation agreements 

– Identify how and where Nations get funding and resources to deliver training 

Session 2 - Braiding Ways of Knowing: Western Science and Indigenous Knowledge

Wednesday, December 2nd  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Define Traditional Knowledge and identify its role in both a community and environmental work  

– Discuss the Indigenous perspective of environmental work 

– Recognize the facilitator’s role in braiding ways of knowing

Session 4 - Delivering in the Community: Success in the BEAHR Classroom

Monday, December 7th  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Summarize BEAHR curriculum offerings and communities served 

– Practice activities and instruction methods that can be successful in the Indigenous classroom  

– Discuss successful outcomes and lessons learned from the classroom  

What’s the deadline to enroll?

Registration will be open until November 27th or until max capacity for session is reached.  Once you pay for enrollment, you will be e-mailed a registration form for the course.

What is the course format?

This course will be held in live, virtual sessions. The sessions will be interactive and meaningful, with group discussions, breakout activities, and more. Registration will also include personalized feedback, coaching, and group work.

How will I be recognized once I’ve completed the course?

You’ll receive a formal Certificate of Completion once you’ve completed all of the required course topics. This workshop is also worth 4 PD credits for your EP or EPt designation.

What technology do I need to participate?

For this course you will need access to a computer with webcam and microphone capabilities, an updated Google Chrome browser with browser settings allowing access to microphone, webcam, pop-ups, and VPN, Firewall, and Anti-Virus security settings that allow access to downloading desktop applications and webcam and microphone access.

How long does this course take?

There will be five, 90-minute sessions. The course will run from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MST on November 30th, December 2, 4, 7, and 9.

What is the deadline to cancel my registration?

We understand schedules change and emergencies happen! Please try to give ECO notice by Monday, November 23 if you are unable to attend the session, so that we can work to fill your place.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for Pre-Approved BEAHR instructors and the cost of the workshop is included in your licensing and witness fees. If you are not already pre-approved and are interested in learning more about becoming a BEAHR trainer please view our webinar on the BEAHR program and download our guide on becoming a Licensed BEAHR Trainer.

If you’ve reviewed the webinar and guidebook, believe you are eligible and are interested in applying as a Certified BEAHR Instructor, please complete an instructor self-assessment and submit all trainer applications and documents as outlined here. If you would like to speak to a program specialist before applying, or require further details about becoming a Certified BEAHR Instructor, please email beahr@eco.ca or call 403-233-0748 ext. 1936.

+ Overview

Teach with sensitivity and awareness by braiding Traditional and Western perspectives to build a strengthened environmental practice

You are ready to share your professional expertise and blend them with Traditional Knowledge. You want to enrich your relationships with local Nations. You choose to support the advancement of learning and economic progress. You are prepared to expand your training offerings. You are going to make an impact.

Our BEAHR Instructors have big impact. They build employment-driven skills in Nations to support sustainable, economic development. They honor Traditional Knowledge to cultivate a strengthened environmental practice. They grow relationships and partnership opportunities between industry and communities.

This workshop is a comprehensive overview of techniques for delivering effective BEAHR training and is designed for Licensed BEAHR Instructors. This interactive course will be led by experienced BEAHR instructors and Knowledge Holders from across Canada. Through discussions, activities, and critical thinking sessions, you will learn how to effectively braid Indigenous ways of knowing in your lessons, break down classroom barriers, and engage with Nations.

Over a period of five virtual sessions, you will gain effective strategies and insight on how to:

  • Facilitate with cultural awareness in the classroom
  • Blend western science and Traditional Knowledge perspectives
  • Deliver effective, environmental employment driven BEAHR training to an Indigenous audience
  • Understand the contemporary barriers to employment experienced by Indigenous groups
  • Build industry-demanded competencies among Indigenous talent to support them in securing meaningful employment in local labour markets

What’s Included?

  • Five live, interactive virtual sessions
  • Take home activities, materials, and resources
  • Feedback from experienced BEAHR facilitators
  • Opportunity to connect and build your network with like-minded professionals

This course is designed for:

Pre-Approved BEAHR Instructors: The cost of this course is included in your BEAHR licensing and witnessing fees. These fees must be paid up front before registering for this workshop.

+ Course Schedule and Outline

Session 1 - Facilitating with Awareness: Cultural Sensitivity in the Indigenous Classroom

Monday, November 30th  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Discuss Truth and Reconciliation 

– Recognize privilege and review steps to achieving cultural sensitivity  

– Explain how Truth and Reconciliation, privilege, and cultural sensitivity impact facilitation 

Session 3 - Understanding the Barriers: Indigenous Education, Employment, and BEAHR

Friday, December 4th 11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Discuss Indigenous barriers to employment and to success in the BEAHR classroom

– Identify BEAHR as a potential solution to employment barriers

– Explain the role of the facilitator in BEAHR’s mission

 

Session 5 - Creating Opportunities: Strategies to Engage Communities in BEAHR

Wednesday, December 9th  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Identify strategies to engage Nations and promote training 

– Recognize opportunities to partner on local environmental projects with academic institutions and articulation agreements 

– Identify how and where Nations get funding and resources to deliver training 

Session 2 - Braiding Ways of Knowing: Western Science and Indigenous Knowledge

Wednesday, December 2nd  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Define Traditional Knowledge and identify its role in both a community and environmental work  

– Discuss the Indigenous perspective of environmental work 

– Recognize the facilitator’s role in braiding ways of knowing

Session 4 - Delivering in the Community: Success in the BEAHR Classroom

Monday, December 7th  11:00 – 12:30 PM MST

– Summarize BEAHR curriculum offerings and communities served 

– Practice activities and instruction methods that can be successful in the Indigenous classroom  

– Discuss successful outcomes and lessons learned from the classroom  

+ FAQ

What’s the deadline to enroll?

Registration will be open until November 27th or until max capacity for session is reached.  Once you pay for enrollment, you will be e-mailed a registration form for the course.

What is the course format?

This course will be held in live, virtual sessions. The sessions will be interactive and meaningful, with group discussions, breakout activities, and more. Registration will also include personalized feedback, coaching, and group work.

How will I be recognized once I’ve completed the course?

You’ll receive a formal Certificate of Completion once you’ve completed all of the required course topics. This workshop is also worth 4 PD credits for your EP or EPt designation.

What technology do I need to participate?

For this course you will need access to a computer with webcam and microphone capabilities, an updated Google Chrome browser with browser settings allowing access to microphone, webcam, pop-ups, and VPN, Firewall, and Anti-Virus security settings that allow access to downloading desktop applications and webcam and microphone access.

How long does this course take?

There will be five, 90-minute sessions. The course will run from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MST on November 30th, December 2, 4, 7, and 9.

What is the deadline to cancel my registration?

We understand schedules change and emergencies happen! Please try to give ECO notice by Monday, November 23 if you are unable to attend the session, so that we can work to fill your place.

+ Pre-Requisite Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for Pre-Approved BEAHR instructors and the cost of the workshop is included in your licensing and witness fees. If you are not already pre-approved and are interested in learning more about becoming a BEAHR trainer please view our webinar on the BEAHR program and download our guide on becoming a Licensed BEAHR Trainer.

If you’ve reviewed the webinar and guidebook, believe you are eligible and are interested in applying as a Certified BEAHR Instructor, please complete an instructor self-assessment and submit all trainer applications and documents as outlined here. If you would like to speak to a program specialist before applying, or require further details about becoming a Certified BEAHR Instructor, please email beahr@eco.ca or call 403-233-0748 ext. 1936.