This course will focus on industry corporate decision-making, industry culture and negotiation as they relate to relationships with Indigenous communities on capital projects. The industry and Indigenous community perspectives on Impact and Benefit Agreements (IBA's) and social licensing for community engagement will also be explored. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of negotiating agreements, aimed at facilitating constructive discussion between Indigenous communities and industry.
In this course we will explore the corporate thinking that contributes to the relationship with Indigenous communities as they relate to major capital projects. The participants will learn the business approach that is the foundation for negotiations and apply these learnings in a facilitated mock negotiation exercise. The course will rely on academic book chapters, articles and videos.