A few of the participants of
the September Influencing with Integrity class
Next class November 7-9, call 1-800-228-4069 to
SKILLS were the focus of
the video-class for the First Nations
of Canada. Albert Brady assisted
Genie in adapting the Influencing with
Integrity Skills to this audience.
Jeanette Fraser, the instructor, moderated
this class, which was highly interactive.
St. Paul University specializes in Philosophy,
Theology, and Human Sciences. The
classes are taught in English and French.
communication problems were discussed.
The Council members of the First Nations
Tribes presented specific situations that
needed new strategies. One memorable
challenge was recounted by the Chief of
one tribe. He explained that his
people spent 8,000 years as Hunter-Gatherers
all across the Canadian Continent.
Then White men came and for the last 150
years, the large numbers of his tribe
had been confined to 10 square miles.
I'm not surprised he has to deal with
the anger of current members of his tribe.
He asked, "How do I deal with this anger?
What can I say?"
"That was then. This is now.
Being a victim is a lose-lose stance.
You need to find a way to turn their anger
"How?" He replied.
"You could begin by asking
each member of the tribe to meet with
2 other members. Each person would
write down his/her outcome for the next
three months and for the next year in
sensory based terms.
have them meet with other groups of three
so nine people agree on an outcome.
Then 27 meet and agree on five outcomes.
Then work out an action plan that will
have dates assigned. Every three
months, the groups will meet to determine
process. Anger doesn't solve problems.
Do you, the reader, have a better strategy
to offer? Let us know. We'll
print it in the next issue of The VAK.