May 28 & 29

Human Resources: Mental Health & Accommodation

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2024
Often when we speak about Mental Health, we tend to focus on the discussions around mental disorders and mental health problems. While it is important to understand and talk about this, it may not speak to how mental health challenges may show up in the workplace. Training will focus on what you can do on a day-to-day basis to support your employee’s mental health and how to recognize the signs that there may be concerns. Participants will learn the legislative requirements surrounding accommodations, what roles employees and employers play in the accommodation process, and how to work through difficult conversations. Participants will also be provided with:
  • The knowledge and understanding of mental health relevance to the workplace.
  • Effective strategies to maintain your own positive sense of wellbeing and decreasing the stigma of poor mental health.
  • How to help employees become productive team members.
  • What accommodation means and the legislative requirements around the ‘Duty to Accommodate’
  • The knowledge to ensure you are not discriminating against any employees, based on prohibited grounds, under Human Rights.

Who should attend?

This workshop is intended for people working within First Nations organizations to assist them in learning the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and provide confidence in navigating through mental health in the workplace and crisis interventions. HR representatives, supervisors, managers, and leadership are all encouraged to attend.

Cost

  • $1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
May 28 & 29, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Registration

Space is limited to 30 persons. Demand is usually high, so we recommend you register early. You’ll be registered once we have received payment for the workshop. Please fill out a separate registration form for each participant.

Jun 4 & 5

Accounting Concepts

Registration Deadline: May 29, 2024
During this two day, hands-on workshop you will learn: Introduction to Accounting
  • Accounting Terminology
  • Double Entry System
  • Explanation of Assets, Liabilities, Revenue and Expenses
  • Bank Reconciliations
General Ledger
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Balance Sheet
  • Income Statement
  • Relationship to sub ledgers
  • Adjustments
Accounts Payable
  • Invoices
  • Cheques
  • Approval Processes
  • Record Keeping
Payroll
  • Timesheets
  • Processing Payroll
  • Record Keeping
 

Who should attend?

This session is geared for those who would like a better understanding of how the accounting cycle works and how daily financial transactions impact the financial reports of their organizations.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
June 4 & 5, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Jun 11 & 12

Understanding Financial Statements

Registration Deadline: Jun 5, 2024
During this two day, hands-on workshop, you will learn:
  • Financial Reporting objectives
  • Accounting Cycle
  • Accrual vs. Cash Accounting
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Financial Statements
    • Board / Management Responsibilities
    • Statement of Financial Position
    • Statement of Operations
  • Internal Controls
  • Budgeting
  • Analyzing Financial Statements
  • Fraud

Who should attend?

The ability to determine the financial health of an organization is a valuable skill.  Those who want to make informed decisions based on financial analysis would benefit from this session.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST)

Location, Date & Time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
June 11 & 12, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Jun 18 & 19

PayDirt Payroll – New Users

Registration Deadline: Jun 12, 2024
During this two day, hands-on workshop you will learn:
  • Introduction to Payroll
  • Introduction to PayDirt
  • Employee Maintenance
  • Payroll Processing
  • Reversing a Payroll Cheque
  • Workgroups
  • Payroll Reports
  • Records of Employment
  • T4’s
  • Receiver General Reconciliation
  • Advances
  • PayDirt Maintenance
  • Mass Change
  • Pay Period End Dates vs. Cheque Dates
  • Splitting Direct Deposits between Banks
  • Emailing Pay Advices

Who should attend?

This session is geared to finance staff of First Nation organizations who are new users of PayDirt Payroll.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
June 18 & 19, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Jun 25 & 26

Introductory Microsoft Excel

Registration Deadline: Jun 19, 2024
During this one day, hands-on workshop, you will learn:
  • Basic editing
  • Basic formula creation and troubleshooting techniques
  • Frequently used formulas
  • Excel tables
  • Inserting pictures, clipart and wordart into spreadsheets
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
 

Who should attend?

This training session is for those who would like a general working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  Practical hands-on examples will be provided.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST)

Location, Date & Time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
June 25 & 26, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Jul 10 & 11

Bank Reconciliations

Registration Deadline: Jul 3, 2024
Bank Reconciliations are an integral part of any accounting system.  Bank Recs ensure accuracy and identify any unusual transactions.  This workshop will:
  • Explain and demonstrate the process of a bank reconciliation
  • Provide a checklist of information needed prior to completing a bank reconciliation
  • Discuss bank journal entries related to the bank account
  • Explain how and where to get bank statements online
  • Discuss common errors and how to fix them
  • Hands on bank reconciliation exercises

Who should attend?

This two day Bank Reconciliation session is designed to provide an introduction and provide practice with completing bank reconciliations and solutions to some common errors.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
July 10 & 11, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Jul 16 - 18

Adagio Ledger and Payables – Experienced Users

Registration Deadline: Jul 10, 2024
  • Entering Financial Transactions
  • Posting Financial Transactions
  • Invoice Entry
  • Adagio DocStore
  • Post the Batch
  • Posting to Prior Year
  • Batch Unpost
  • Archived (Recurring) Batches
  • Vendor Maintenance
  • Entering Budgets
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Open Payables Listing
  • Financial Reporter
    • Editing a Financial Report or Statement Group
    • Editing a Department Summary
    • Statement Groups
  • Fiscal Calendar
  • Opening a New Fiscal Year
  • Closing a Fiscal Year
  • ExcelDirect
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Import/Export
  • Recurring Batches
  • Manual Check’s
  • Adding a new bank
  • Modifying Cheque Specifications
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Adagio Payables Year End
  • Security Groups
  • Data Integrity Check
  • Backups
  • Settings & Options

Who should attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who have been using Adagio for a short time and would like to go beyond day-to-day data entry.

Cost

  • $1,595.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
July 16, 17 & 18, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Registration

Space is limited to 32 persons. Demand is usually high, so we recommend you register early. You’ll be registered once we have received payment for the workshop. Please fill out a separate registration form for each participant.

Jul 23 & 24

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Registration Deadline: Jul 17, 2024
During this two-day, hands-on course, you will learn how to access and use:
      • Ribbon
        Toolbars
        Quick Access Toolbar
        Basic Editing
        Tables
        Advanced Formulas
        VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP
        IF Statements
        Date & Time Functions
        Super Formulas
        Math Functions
        how to troubleshoot Formulas
        Intro to Macros
        Connecting Worksheets / Workbooks & External Data
        Using Named Ranges
        Conditional Formatting
        Pivot Tables

Who should attend?

First Nations staff who already work with Microsoft Excel and want to become more proficient.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
July 23 & 24, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Registration

Space is limited to 32 persons. Demand is usually high, so we recommend you register early. You’ll be registered once we have received payment for the workshop. Please fill out a separate registration form for each participant.

Jul 30 & 31

Human Resources: Leadership Fundamentals

Registration Deadline: Jul 24, 2024
This session is intended to support the development of HR Leaders who may not have an HR background or who may be new to managing others within their organization.  For elected leaders who may be new to their role, this session will provide some best practices for providing leadership in the oversight of the HR Function
  • Role of leadership and how to create a motivating environment
  • How to build a high-performance team
  • How to coach employees for success
  • Elements for creating team cohesiveness
  • Leading your team to success and learning about goal setting, defining expectations, performance management and effective communication.
  • Understanding the role of the manager
  • Understanding factors impacting employee motivation
  • Knowing the difference between external and internal motivation
  • Building employee engagement
  • Understanding the principles and stages of team development
  • Giving positive reinforcement
  • Conducting effective performance reviews
  • Coaching employees to improve performance

Who should attend?

This session is intended to support the development of HR Leaders who may no thave an HR background or who may be new to managing others within their organization.  For elected leaders who may be new to their role, this session will provide some best practices for providing leadership in the oversight of the HR function

Cost

  • $1095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
July 30 & 31, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Registration

Space is limited to 32 persons. Demand is usually high, so we recommend you register early. You’ll be registered once we have received payment for the workshop. Please fill out a separate registration form for each participant.

Aug 7 & 8

Accounting Concepts

Registration Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
During this two day, hands-on workshop you will learn: Introduction to Accounting
  • Accounting Terminology
  • Double Entry System
  • Explanation of Assets, Liabilities, Revenue and Expenses
  • Bank Reconciliations
General Ledger
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Balance Sheet
  • Income Statement
  • Relationship to sub ledgers
  • Adjustments
Accounts Payable
  • Invoices
  • Cheques
  • Approval Processes
  • Record Keeping
Payroll
  • Timesheets
  • Processing Payroll
  • Record Keeping
 

Who should attend?

This session is geared for those who would like a better understanding of how the accounting cycle works and how daily financial transactions impact the financial reports of their organizations.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
August 7 & 8, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Aug 13 & 14

PayDirt Payroll – Experienced

Registration Deadline: Aug 7, 2024
Some topics that will be covered are:
  • Employee Maintenance
  • Payroll Processing
  • Importing Payroll
  • Payroll Reports
  • Records of Employment (ROE)
  • T4’s
  • Receiver General Reconciliation
  • Advances
  • Wages Clearing Account
  • PayCode Maintenance
    • Garnishee Codes
    • Accruals
    • Calculations
  • PayDirt Maintenance
  • Mass Change
    • Processing Payroll using Mass Change
  • Splitting Direct Deposits between Banks
  • Emailing Pay Advices

Who should attend?

This session is geared to First Nation finance staff who have experience with PayDirt Payroll and would like to go beyond day to day data entry.

Cost

  • $1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
August 13 & 14, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Registration

Space is limited to 32 persons. Demand is usually high, so we recommend you register early. You’ll be registered once we have received payment for the workshop. Please fill out a separate registration form for each participant.

Aug 20 & 21

Band Manager Roles & Responsibilities

Registration Deadline: Aug 14, 2024
During this two day, hands-on workshop you will learn: The Band Manager’s role is to oversee all operations of the First Nation.  Reporting to the Chief and Council, the Band Manager is responsible for the management, administration and delivery of all Band programs and services to ensure the needs of the Band Members are met in a reasonable, effective and efficient manner. This workshop will cover 8 primary duties of the Band Manager:
  • Policy
  • Financial
  • Council
  • Staff
  • Government Relations
  • Community Relations
  • Planning
  • Practical Issues
 

Who should attend?

New or aspiring Band Managers (Administrators) can begin their journey to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to excel as a First Nation Band Manager.  This session is a first step to unleashing your leadership potential and understanding what it takes to become a trusted advocate for your community.  Experienced Band Managers would gain the opportunity to further develop and refine their leadership abilities.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
August 27 & 28, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Aug 27 & 28

Introduction to Computers

Registration Deadline: Aug 21, 2024
During this two-day, hands-on course, you will learn basic computer skills essential for computer work. This workshop will discuss:
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Web Browsers
  • Email
  • Security
  • File Management
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
 

Who should attend?

Those First Nations staff who would like an introduction to computers, from typing, mouse work to gaining a better understanding of the programs essential to computer work.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th FLoor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
August 27 & 28, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Registration

Space is limited to 30 persons. Demand is usually high, so we recommend you register early. You’ll be registered once we have received payment for the workshop. Please fill out a separate registration form for each participant.

Sep 10 & 11

Introductory Microsoft Excel

Registration Deadline: Sep 4, 2024
During this one day, hands-on workshop, you will learn:
  • Basic editing
  • Basic formula creation and troubleshooting techniques
  • Frequently used formulas
  • Excel tables
  • Inserting pictures, clipart and wordart into spreadsheets
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
 

Who should attend?

This training session is for those who would like a general working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  Practical hands-on examples will be provided.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST)

Location, Date & Time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
September 10 & 11, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Sep 17 - 19

Adagio Ledger & Payables – New Users

Registration Deadline: Sep 11, 2024
Unlock the power of Adagio with this comprehensive hands on workshop.  This three day workshop will explore the Ledger & Payables interfaces along with the following topics:
  • Understanding AP to GL Reconciliation
  • Entering & posting financial transactions
  • Account Groups, Accounts & Departments
  • Invoice entry
  • Vendor & Terms Maintenance
  • Budget entry
  • Processing payments (cheques & EFT)
  • Reversing payments
  • Export transactions to Excel
Elevate your accounting knowledge with this comprehensive hands-on workshop.

Who should attend?

This session is geared to finance staff of First Nation organizations who are new users of Adagio.

Cost

$1,095.00 per person (includes GST, as well as lunch and refreshments)

Location, date & time

ASI Training Facility: 7th Floor, 294 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB
September 17, 18 & 19, 2024
9:00 am to 3:30 pm