February 26 - March 03, 2017

Indigenous Negotiation Skills Training

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Program Information

Negotiation Skills Training


Many Indigenous communities and organizations are in negotiations, or are preparing to negotiate, on important issues such as land claims, self-governance, fiscal arrangements, natural resources, co-management agreements, and business partnerships. You will learn and practice each step in the negotiation process by using proven interest-based negotiation techniques.

What does the program offer?

  • Interest clarification and the goals of negotiation
  • Community participation and support in the negotiation process
  • Good and bad results of the negotiation outcome
  • How to choose your negotiation team and how to prepare thoroughly for your negotiations
  • Build your negotiating skills by participating in simulations, role-play, and improvisation
  • Get expert advice on how to be a powerful negotiator
  • Examine the duty to consult, the Crown as negotiator, and multi-party negotiations

Who should register?

  • Indigenous leaders and managers mandated to negotiate on behalf of their communities and organizations
  • Government negotiators and policy advisors who want to understand the Aboriginal negotiations environment and context
  • Private sector parties in negotiation with First Nations and the Crown
  • Lawyers, consultants, and advisors to First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and government
  • Indigenous leaders and managers involved in negotiations with funding agencies


What's Included

AccommodationRead MoreClose

All Lougheed Leadership participants are provided private rooms with ensuite washrooms in one of our two onsite hotels, the Professional Development Centre or Lloyd Hall. Room upgrades may be available upon request at an additional cost.

Meal PlanRead MoreClose

All of your meals from the start to the end of your program are included; most of your meals will be at Vistas Dining Room, but there may be some special dining events scheduled as well.  Please also feel free to visit the Maclab BistroLe CaféThree Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, but note that these outlets are not included in your meal plan, and thus will be at additional cost.

Banff Centre AmenitiesRead MoreClose

Enjoy free parking, wifi, and access to the Walter Philips Gallery while you are a guest at The Banff Centre. Our Community Services team is also available to assist you with medical support or event information; see our Events Calendar to learn more about what’s going on at The Banff Centre while you’re onsite.

LibraryRead MoreClose

The Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives are located on the 2nd floor of the Kinnear Centre, and provides access to great books, media, and work space.

Fitness and RecreationRead MoreClose

The Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre is located in the lower floor of the Sally Borden Building, and provides all guests with access to our swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, climbing gym, fitness centre, spin studio, and gymnasium. Massage and physiotherapy appointments may also be booked ahead of time.

Fees & Financial Assistance

$2 300.00
Meals and Accommodation
$1 310.00

The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.

Group Savings

Enroll four members of your organization or community in a program and your fifth member will receive free tuition. Special restrictions may apply.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.

Funding opportunities

Contact us

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