Pre-conference Workshops

Tuesday, November 7 from 8am to 4pm

Important: The registration fee for the conference does not include the pre-conference workshops.

Click here to register for a pre-conference workshop. 


Registration fees for the pre-conference workshop only (not including the conference fees):

FNHMA member: $595 + HST

Non member: $745 + HST

Pre-Conference Workshop 1 – SOLD OUT

Telling Our Stories: Using Health Data and Indicators to Drive Change

This one-day workshop is a joint initiative of FNHMA and the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). The workshop is designed for health managers, directors and others who are interested in building practical skills and knowledge in working with health data and indicators.

This hands-on workshop will include discussion, group activities, case studies, practical exercises, and sharing of First Nations health data success stories. Throughout the day, we will draw on the materials and knowledge in FNHMA’s newest publication: FOCUS on Wellness: A Strengths-Based Indicator Tool for First Nation Health.

Participants will learn about:

  • How to move from data to information to insight to action
  • The value and power that comes from using data to strengthen proposals
  • How to use data to support decision-making and planning
  • How to interpret and think critically about data and information
  • How to identify health information priorities and relevant data sources for your community
  • How to develop meaningful indicators for your community
  • The capacities you and your community need to develop to be better positioned to use health data effectively (and ways to develop those capacities)

Facilitators: Lori Keith, CFNHM, Special Advisor, First Nations Health Managers Association
Amy Nahwegahbow, Program Consultant, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Pre-Conference Workshop 2

Self-Care: An Essential Leadership Skill

Self-care is extremely important for everyone. However, realistic, and practical care of self as a leader in a demanding health care system is extremely challenging to prioritize. The reality of self-care is that it is hard work and a lifelong process that fundamentally requires the practice of self-compassion, boundary setting, and development of practical and useful work habits.

This interactive workshop will provide participants the opportunity to reaffirm their personal, cultural, and professional values, reflect on their current way of working and how their habits impact their ability to ensure self-care practices consistently. Participants will explore the importance of self-agency and discover how to be more intentional in meeting their unique requirements for self-care. Learning practical skills to balance both energy expenditure and energy renewal as a health leader in a demanding environment will be a core objective for this workshop.

Participants will understand the benefits of  organizational self-care policies, positive work culture, and available resources to support employees and enhance recruitment and retention efforts.

Through the workshop participants will:

  • Discuss why a self-care plan can be extremely challenging to implement but an essential tool to prevent burnout.
  • Understand how to develop more efficient work routines, the importance of having the proper mindset for self-care and how and why self-compassion is the foundation for any form of self-care.
  • Learn how to effectively manage their time, prioritize their tasks, combat distraction, and establish professional boundaries to ensure they themselves remain a priority.
  • Learn and re-establish their personal requirements for holistic self-care while incorporating strategies for their mind, body, emotions, and spirit.
  • Understand how leaders can best model self-care amongst their teams so that they may prioritize self-care as well.

Facilitator: Samara Lewis, Health Planning Specialist, FNHMA