13 Aug 2011
Good communication is essential in any relationship. Whether it’s on a personal level, with your partner or on a government-to-government level with BC or Canada, the dialogue that you create determines the outcome.
That is why Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council has created a fundamental communications toolkit for member nations.
For the remainder of the summer, Cheryl Williams, NmTC’s community relations manager, will be
visiting each of our 11 member nations to deliver a copy of the toolkit. This will be followed by a two-day mid-September communications workshop for chiefs and councillors in Parksville.
“Enhancing communication with everyone – your community, the media and the general public – helps build trust and awareness,” Williams said. “This ensures transparency and accountability and goes hand-in-hand with strong governance.
“Good communications can help raise the profile of your nation while gaining credibility and improving relationships.
“Whether you exchange information face-to-face, over the telephone or in an email, improving your communications skills is invaluable,” Williams said.
The workshop agenda is being finalized, however plans include one-on-one media training,
discussions on Crisis Communications Planning, the transition from traditional media to the “New Media”, and an overall presentation of the NmTC communications toolkit.
The communications toolkit will also be available online after the workshop at www.nautsamawt.org