Description of organization:

The Government of Nunavut (GN) was established by the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and represents all of the people of the territory, both Inuit and non-Inuit.  The GN is committed to reflecting the values, the traditional knowledge and the diversity of Nunavut’s population and works hard to support the development of the public service.  The GN is doing so by ensuring fair and transparent practices for career advancement, working towards enhanced Inuit employment in professional and leadership roles and facilitating investment in education.

Description of custom training provided by the Stitt Feld Handy Group:
The Government of Nunavut recognizes the importance of providing employees with comprehensive training programs that develop job-specific knowledge and skills through “hands-on” learning and practice. From 2013 to 2016, participants from across Nunavut were given the opportunity to learn alternative dispute resolution techniques such as negotiating, managing difficult conversations, mediating tough problems and learning how to deal with difficult and emotional people. Inuit Societal Values was also included in the program delivery by incorporating sessions in Aajiiqatigiinniq – Decision making through discussion and consensus.  An elder was invited to lead the discussion on how dispute resolution was traditionally done in communities and families.

Feedback from participants:
“Skills taught to participants are applicable to a vast range of situations and the professionalism, engagement and experience of the Instructors made the whole difference.”