Workshops

Workshops

  • Let’s Talk Impact Benefit Agreements

    Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

    Time: 8:30 - 4:30 pm 

    Cost: $549 + gst

    Onsite Cost: $599 + gst

    Description: 

    A one-day dynamic workshop presented by C3 Alliance Corp that focuses on Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) negotiations and includes information on how to negotiate a basic framework of an IBA and best practices in IBA negotiation strategies. Specifically, the workshop provides information about resource sector benefit agreements explaining why they are needed, how to negotiate them, what they consist of, and how to prepare them and make them work. 


    Key outcomes for participants include:
    •    Obtaining information on the status of Impact Benefit Agreements between First Nations, companies, and government across the province;
    •    Examining the strategies and foundations of Impact Benefit Agreements;
    •    Reviewing the contents of typical agreements and how to make them work for the community;
    •    Understanding the strategies and requirements of the community in implementing Impact Benefit Agreements; and
    •    Discussing the opportunities presented by negotiation and implementation of these agreements.

    Participant engagement in these workshops will be encouraged via lively discussions and active question periods. 


    Workshop Instructor: Dan Bornstein, Partner, McCarthy TeTrault 

    REGISTER HERE

  • When “It” Hits the Fan: Crisis Communications During Uncertain Times

    Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

    Time: 9:00 - 3:00 pm 

    Cost: $549 + gst

    Onsite Cost: $599 + gst

    REGISTER HERE

    Description: 

    Cyberattacks, industrial accidents, wildfires, environmental infractions, protests, and blockades – for most organizations, it’s not a question of “if” a crisis will happen, but “when.”
    No organization is exempt from crises. Any crisis has the potential to impact your operations, employees, customers, community relationships, and bottom line. When the unthinkable happens, are you prepared to manage the onslaught of public scrutiny from critics, journalists, and government regulators all amplified by social media? C3 Alliance presents a one-day comprehensive workshop on how to manage and respond to a crisis to protect your organization’s valuable reputation.
     

    Crisis Communications
    Companies today live in a fishbowl of public scrutiny. When you’re in the spotlight, saying the right thing is just as important as doing the right thing. This workshop will walk you through how to prepare for and communicate effectively with employees, contractors, investors, customers, suppliers, First Nations, government, the media and the public-at-large when the unforeseeable happens.  Workshop leaders will cover the ins and outs of how to prepare for and effectively manage issues, formulate credible responses, influence and control public discussion, overcome opposition, defend your organization’s good name, and build bridges after a crisis situation is over.
     

    What You’ll Learn

    • Best practices in crisis communications planning
    • Evaluating risks and opportunities
    • Assembling your crisis response team
    • Building stakeholder support    
    • Crafting your initial statement, key messages and responses
    • Navigating the complexities of an evolving digital landscape
    • Techniques to control the narrative – addressing difficult questions and criticisms
    • Evaluating your response and rebuilding confidence following a crisis


    Workshop Instructor: Martin Livingston, Living Communications Inc.


    Martin Livingston is an accomplished public relations professional specializing in issues management and crisis communications. With more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications planning, Martin has developed and implemented corporate communications programs for a diverse range of clients in the resource, high-tech and financial services sectors. His expertise encompasses land-use issues, media relations, crisis communications, and conflict resolution. A veteran of BC’s “War in the Woods,” he was instrumental in managing public perceptions on behalf of Western Forest Products to successfully counter activist protests, blockades and an international forest products boycott in the 1990s. Throughout his career, he has tactfully managed numerous crisis situations including labour disputes, industrial accidents, cybersecurity breaches, fires, product tampering, and food poisoning incidents, among other sensitive issues.