CONSULTING

OUR COMMITMENT

WE ARE COMMITTED TO
UNDERSTANDING THE DISTINCT STORIES, NEEDS AND SELF-DETERMINED GOALS OF ALL WE SERVE.

By Listening Intently, Our Team honors the distinct stories of each community, family/clan and individual. We are then adept to a wide and informed scope of exclusive perspectives that accelerate momentous results.

CCP / LAND USE PLANNING

ICLD offers a wide range of planning services working with Indigenous communities, and government and environmental organizations in Comprehensive Community Planning (CCP), conservation planning, regional strategic environmental assessments, stewardship and agricultural planning. Our team of registered professional planners, Agrologists, and technologists provide project management, workshop facilitation, public participation processes, and GIS expertise including computer modelling and simulations for urban planning, climate change, and biodiversity conservation.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The building blocks of strong Economic Development are good governance and effective policies to support sustainable income and economic growth, in communities built by strong Indigenous owned companies and entrepreneurial ventures. Strategies developed to support growth include: foundational governance, policy, and business skills to develop sustainability and community capacity.

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FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Strong businesses and complex ventures require feasibility studies. The feasibility of any venture is dependent on the skill sets, experience, competition, resource availability and financial viability. These in turn are dependent on sound Economic Development Plans and Community Planning. The studies when complete are in themselves executable implementation plans.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Having a strategic direction and long-term goals is a key contributor to achieve community economic goals. An effective strategic plan adjusts to address external impacts, translating opportunities into actionable plans with defined outcomes. In learning a proven Indigenous model based on systems thinking there is an understanding of inter-dependencies and inter-relationship influencers. Participants will be able to create and execute a strategic plan lifecycle (creation, revisions, monitoring/managing performance and risk), and drive future planning sessions.

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GOVERNANCE

Governance and leadership are integrated and inter-dependent. Our integrated approach supports participant journeys towards good governance by actively building these skills within a supportive environment. Develop experience with the differing governance models; Principles of Good Governance; Strategic Planning and management systems; Legal and Financial responsibilities of Boards and Councils; the role of Communications and Information Management; leadership styles, team dynamics and effective decision making as well as negotiating and resolving conflict.

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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Effective policy is essential for organizations. Policy not only provides direction in dealing with the unexpected, it is its own road map, guiding those who will be implementing it on behalf of your community. Managers, administrators, boards, councils and staff need to identify the organization’s requirements including, reviewing, developing, implementing and integrating effective policy.

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Based on the Centered Leadership model, ICLD can help leadership explore the intersections and impacts in 5 areas: Meaning, Managing Energy, Positive Framing, Connecting and Engaging. With this, we identify your strengths to build a foundation of a personal leadership model. We will be able to build and expand on your goals and develop resiliency using connections and engagement to create and strengthen relationships; building communication capabilities and assessing risk and opportunities.

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DEVELOPMENT OF TEAM CHARTER

A team charter is a document that is developed in a group setting that clarifies team direction while establishing boundaries; it is developed early during the forming of the team. The charter should be developed in a group session to encourage understanding and buy-in.

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HUMAN RESOURCE PLANS

We work with organizations to establish effective Human Resource strategies. These plans are vital for organizational growth, function, structure and practices. They need to be aligned with goals and objectives with strategy and management excellence within a cultural framework appropriate to your nation.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Offers support in planning, organizing, securing and managing resources for the successful completion of project goals and objectives. Transformation works within scope, time and budget for successful project management.

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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Offers enhanced performance management reviews for improved process and operation designs, making sure the employee and the organization are focused on the same priorities. It touches on the team itself by improving production and reducing waste. It helps the employee or individual set and meet their goals and enhances the employee-manager relationship.

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PROPOSAL WRITING

The Proposal Writing workshop offers practical insights, hints and tips from proposal writers who have decades of experience writing successful million-dollar proposals for Aboriginal communities and organizations. Topics covered include: Finding good funding opportunities, set yourself up for success before you start writing, knowing what funders look for, set yourself apart from the crowd, and the top 10 mistakes that proposal writers make.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

People and information are an organization’s most valuable assets. ICLD’s technology consultants are skilled in providing right-sized technology solutions to meet your organization and users’ needs for operations planning (design), Technology strategy roadmaps, Information Management and governance (privacy and security).

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