1. Effective Governance: Constitutions, Bylaws, Legislation, Comprehensive Policy Frameworks, Regulatory Frameworks, Organizational Development,
Experience with: First Nations - Chief and Council & Hereditary Chiefs, Watershed Planning and Approval Boards, Economic Development Boards, School Boards, Friendship Center Boards, University Student Boards, University Program Steering Committees, Federal/ provincial ministries, Corporations
Carries out research, conducts professional development programs, and provides advice in the following knowledge areas: Aboriginal Governance, Accountability & Performance Measurement, Board Governance, Building Policy Capacity, Technology and Governance, Youth & Governance.
2. Differential Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation: Ecological - watershed evaluation and ecological restoration; Human - human resource management
Carries out research, conducts professional development programs, and provides advice in the following knowledge areas: Aboriginal knowledge frameworks - philosophical, sociological and psychological as a basis of aboriginal worldviews and realities with watershed evaluation and ecological restoration to ensure that scientists work embedded in aboriginal frameworks - absolutely no appropriation
Human Resource Management -
Carries out research, conducts professional development programs, and
provides advice in the following knowledge areas: Aboriginal knowledge
frameworks - philosophical, sociological and psychological as a basis
of aboriginal worldviews and realities
3. Curriculum Development and Evaluation:
Experience with: First Nations Schools, Aboriginal Teacher Programs, Aboriginal Economic Development and Management Programs, Workshops and short courses - governance & differential program planning and evaluation, serve on curriculum committees, conduct research on curriculum issues, assist curriculum chairs, and consult with administrators and faculty on solutions to curriculum problems.
Carries out research, conducts professional development programs, and provides advice in the following knowledge areas: strategic planning, outcome assessment, accreditation, aboriginal curriculums
4. Treaty, Interim Measures, Treaty-Related Measures: planning, negotiation,
Sennen holds a:
- Honours Graduation, top of the class, Shawnigan Lake Boys School -
- B.A. in Native Economic Development and Small Business Management from
Sampling of Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:
Sennen has 18 years of aboriginal governance experience with the Algonquin in Quebec and the NuuChahNulth on the westcoast of Vancouver Island working in the fields of: elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education and training; nation-to-nation governance; economic development and commerce; and technology. He applies both western and aboriginal knowledge principles at the levels of upper, middle and operational management; He, also, applies these principles to watershed and ocean planning and in the operationalization of the concepts of Ha'wiih and Hahahoulthlee (aboriginal governance and stewardship - human resource management).
Sennen worked for Amo Ososwan School in Quebec from 1984 to 1988; attended Trent University from 1988 to 1990; completed the Computer Technician Apprenticeship with AEC Computers from 1990 to 1991; attended Carleton University 1991 to 1992; began the research and construction of a Comprehensive Aboriginal Knowledge Framework from 1993 to 2002, while doing contract work for Management for a Living Harbour, appointment to the Central Region Board, negotiation of the Clayoquot Sound Interim Measures Extension Agreement, Fisheries Technician training, adjunct professor for Boston University School for Field Studies, Economic Working Group Representative, Healing Circle advisor, West Coast Sustainable Association, numerous foresty, fisheries, tourism planning, inventory, aquaculture, watershed planning, Scientific Panel, UNESCO Biosphere, joint BC ministry committees, advising Chief and Council, Councilor duties, treaty negotiator duties, MCFD delegated authority planning, and board member for the Victoria Native Friendship Center: executive director evaluation committee, protocol committee, personnel committee, BCGEU Collective Agreement, 1st vice-president.
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