ł’moom Salagyet łoodit – łoomsk
Caring for Others – Honour / Respect
GGAX Mission Statement
Gwa’ łgum’ax Consulting is involved locally, provincially and nationally. GGAX has a wealth of background experience in education, including government experience. With professional experiences and academic studies, GGAX can effectively assist individuals; groups and organizations identify and address conflict.
Interpersonal, intrapersonal, intragroup and intergroup conflict can occur within organizations, districts, departments and school environments. GGAX can effectively assist individuals; groups and organizations identify and address conflict. We can ‘walk you through’ the internal conflicts and address the root causes that drives inappropriate behaviours. The goal is to find balance; become organizational and team conflict competent; and build better communities.
GGAX specializes in:
Building effective relationships and communication skills between individuals, groups, and communities by offering the following professional services to enhance quality relationships between those involved. Individuals and groups such as Educators, CEO’s, Provincial Ministries, industries, organizations and workplace will benefit from the following services: (Please click on list below for more information)
- Conflict Management Workshops
Conflict is part of every day life. If you can embrace conflict and use the experience as an opportunity to build greater understanding and improved relationships, the individuals will enhance their personal and professional successes in the workplace. But conflict avoidance is easier then managing the conflict. Avoidance leads to escalation, which inevitably impacts other employees in the work place environment. The effective tools: awareness of self, effective communication skills and the willingness to resolve uncomfortable and sometimes tense situations, are lacking. GGAX Consulting’s one-day workshop will provide insight into the ‘awareness of self’ in conflict; the emotional triggers and hot buttons; and how to effectively assist individuals and groups discover their unique ways of understanding and interacting with others in the work place. Participants will have greater confidence, and understanding of the strengths and differences between ‘self and others’, seeing the potential in colleagues versus negative attributes.
- Culture and Conflict
What is Culture and Conflict? This can have many meanings depending on the (individual, group, community or nation). According to Michelle LeBaron (2003), “People from different cultures often have such radically different worldviews that what seem like common sense to one side, is anything but sensible to the other. Different cultures and worldviews can lead to completely different understandings or frames of a conflict, making resolution a challenge”. (LeBaron, 2003).
GGAX Consulting can assist individuals and groups in organizations, workplace, industry or First Nation Band Governance in deepening ‘necessary understandings’ between different cultures or worldviews; working through the complexities and finding common ground; and move toward effective communication, relationships, striving for a ‘win win’ situation, and or resolution. GGAX Consulting’s one-day cultural sensitivity training workshop builds cultural competence and culturally responsive individuals, groups and organizations. Your knowledge will be enhanced on how to build effective relationships and communication skills when working with, or consulting with Aboriginal people and their communities.
LeBaron, M. 2003. Bridging cultural conflicts. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass
- Systems Analysis
Is a problem solving technique by reviewing a system (whole), and breaking the system into smaller parts to see how effective the parts fit into a whole system? GGAX Consulting can analyze your organization (the whole) and various departments (the parts) for effectiveness; and or problem solving weak links in the organization with recommendations for effective change for increased productivity.
- Organizational Change
Organizational change is constant. When there is change in leadership, the transition creates anxiety because the employees fear disruption from the ‘status quo’. The reaction may be resistance or denial – which inevitably leads to conflict. How you, as the change leader strategically address the resisters is critical to your leadership, and the organizations future successes. GGAX Consulting’s one-day workshop will provide the necessary tools to effectively create change and inspire trust as the change agent for the organization.
Conflict is part of human relationships in daily life personally and professionally. When conflict escalates beyond the skillset of the individuals, third party intervention may be necessary. GGAX Consulting will walk with the conflicting parties; identify the issues; redefine the conflict; identify underlying interests; generate and evaluate options; and frame an agreement between the parties.
GGAX Consulting has a wealth of background knowledge and skills in the provincial education system K to 12 – elementary and secondary. The combination of twenty-eight years in education and the Masters Degree in Conflict, GGAX Consulting can work with senior management and or Aboriginal Education Departments to address the complex challenges as the districts strive to improve the success and graduation rates of Aboriginal learners. GGAX Consulting can offer workshops tailored to meet the needs of your school district.
- Aboriginal History and Intergenerational Impacts
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission unveiled its report on the history of Residential Schools and its impact on the Aboriginal people in Canada today. GGAX Consulting’s one-day cultural sensitivity training workshop builds cultural competence and culturally responsive individuals, groups and organizations. Your knowledge will be enhanced on how to build effective relationships and communication skills when working with, or consulting with Aboriginal people and their communities.
Organizations that can benefit from GGAX’s services:
- Industries required ‘to consult’ with Aboriginal political leaders
- Independent businesses / Organizations
- Provincial Education System
- Independent Schools (First Nations)
- First Nations’ Health Authority
- Ministry of Children & Families
The Federal and Provincial governments recognize the ‘Duty to consult’; which requires various industries to actively engage and consult with Aboriginal groups: when there is conflict related to the traditional territories, this leads to misunderstandings, miscommunication, and inevitably disputes – finding resolution can be extremely difficult. We offer professional development services to the industries, and or First Nation groups to enhance awareness of, and strategies to collaboratively network and effectively communicate for common understandings. The goal is to get Individuals, groups, and organizations to identify the root causes of conflict, GGAX can work with your groups to map out and walk through the conflict process, and potential tools to address the conflict situations. The most achievable outcome is to rebuild harmonious relationships.