Communication Skills

On July 13 and 14, 2021 SFNFCI was pleased to host a two-day Communications Skills training course at the Saskatoon Inn. It was the first in-person training SFNFCI had hosted since fall of 2020 and was enjoyed by all participants. 21 participants completed the two training, which was facilitated by Anthony Roulette. Participants commented that they appreciated Anthony’s caring and sense of humour.

Elder/Knowledge Keeper Wally Awasis joined us on the first day to provide elder services and Elder/Knowledge Keeper Ernestine Starr was with us on day two. Both contributed their thoughts and wisdom throughout the day and participated in the small group activities with the learners.

This core training course for Prevention and Group Home provided an opportunity for participants to examine their own communication styles and learn key elements of communication such as listening with empathy, responding with patience, and the impacts of non-verbal communication.

Upon completion of this course,

1.   Participants will have explored and examined their own communication style. The aim is to be able to consistently use effective communication skills in work with others.

2.   Participants will consistently seek to improve these skills through observation, self-assessment, and feedback.

3.   Participants will consistently apply effective communication skills with the aim of building positive, trusting, nurturing relationships with other people.

4.   Participants will consistently use effective communications skills when dealing with crisis or conflict.  

5.   Participants will continuously assess their own communication skills with the aim to continue improving communication skills.










Feedback from participants

“I was surprised to learn of my communication styles and how some are mixed with other styles. I am able to recognize and identify, in real time, thus create the change I need.”

  • Lori R.J. Nicotine. Kanaweyimik

“I will be more aware of what people want by listening, by looking for the hidden message that they might have.”

  • Brenda Norman. Flying Dust First Nation

“Grateful and appreciative of Anthony’s humour, I laughed a lot which I very much needed.”

  • Shivon Venne. Meadow Lake Tribal Council


For more information on prevention core training please contact:

SFNFCI Program Consultant: David Bird (306) 380 -2473 or david@sfnfci.ca



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