The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is committed to making Saskatchewan the best place to live, work and invest. To that end, the SCC provides training opportunities in various areas to enable businesses to equip their employees with the best skills and tools available.
Indigenous Awareness Training
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is committed to the Calls to Action from the TRC Report as well as the meaningful engagement of the Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan into the economy. Indigenous Awareness training provides an overview of the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan to allow for an inclusive and prosperous business community in our province.
In recognition of this opportunity, the SCC has made enhancing Indigenous engagement a key theme in their current Strategic Plan. Furthermore, the SCC is committed to the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report, particularly those related to business.
In early 2019, the SCC embarked on three new projects to enhance Indigenous engagement in Saskatchewan:
- Developing and launching an Indigenous Engagement Charter – read more here.
- Facilitating and hosting Indigenous Awareness Training sessions – read more here.
- Facilitating and hosting Economic Development & Indigenous Community Tours
Make It Our Business Program presented by PATHS
The “Make it our Business” training program provides information and education to help employers and employees respond to domestic violence in the workplace. The Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) has 21 member agencies that provide emergency shelter and counseling services to survivors of domestic violence. PATHS provide research, program development, awareness, and education on interpersonal violence.
Business Management Essentials Training
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a provincial partnership to provide essential management skills training to Chamber Members across Saskatchewan. This new training partnership with Southeast College will be made available through Chambers of Commerce province wide.
“One of the clearest messages from our Membership has been the need to upskill their people,” noted Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve McLellan. “Growth is key to business success, and a big part of that is developing and retaining the best people.”
The Business Management Essentials program was developed in partnership with Southeast College and will be delivered in strategic locations across the province. Modules are one-day workshop style classes that focus on skills such as supervisory, workplace bullying/harassment, time management, leadership skills, etc.
The certification will be in two levels and will be endorsed by the Saskatchewan Chamber and certified by Southeast College. “We’ve built this programming with businesses in mind,” said College Vice President Jeff Richards. “These programs provide folks with real world skills and tools to not only enhance their management skills, but to build better businesses.”
The program is set to launch in the fall of 2019 with classes beginning in Regina.
“The opportunity to build a stronger and more adaptable Saskatchewan is something both the Chamber and the College are always seeking, and this is another step in that direction,” concluded McLellan.