Adult Empowerment


Our Adult Programs teach powerful tools for working with community. Let us help you energize your youth workers. Enhance the leadership of Chief and Council. Improve dynamics among staff members. Develop better relations with partners.

IndigenEYEZ offers two main trainings, as well as a follow-up set of focus workshops to take your learning further.

In this 2-day experiential workshop, participants gain strategies for engaging a full range of learning styles and bringing out the strengths of each group member. Learn techniques for bringing the arts into your work with groups of all sizes. Come away with a large toolbox of easy-to-lead activities.

You will learn:

  • Ways to enliven learning, deepen reflection, and develop social and emotional skills


  • Ways to create safe environments for creative exploration


  • Practical models of creative process and group dynamics


  • How to build relationships across ages, professions, and cultures


  • Easy-to-lead activities based on storytelling, creative writing, visual arts, music, drama, and movement

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This 2-day experiential workshop is all about increasing your skills as a facilitator. Learn important tools for strength-based communication. Discover how to support social and emotional learning. Help groups come alive and develop a high level of participation. Create an atmosphere where participants take creative risks and speak from the heart.

You will learn how to:

  • Present yourself comfortably, clearly and confidently to a group


  • Design and deliver effective lessons, workshops and meetings


  • Create a safe space for honest and creative expression


  • Relate and respond to challenging participants

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Tailor your follow up sessions to fit your needs—choose any combination of topics for the length of time that suits your team. From a 1/2 day training to 2 days or more, each workshop is flexible.


Connecting With Youth: Learn to guide youth through experiences of trust building and self reflection. Foster individual and group creativity, as well as a sense of community. Empower yourself to hold space for the Indige­nous leaders of tomorrow.

In The Classroom: Learn more effective methods of authentic commu­nication, resulting in more creativity, risk taking, and harmony within your classroom environment. Step into the time-honored role of teacher with more strength, enthu­siasm, and inspiration.

Community Engagement: Learn how to bring an intergenerational audience together. Create safety and support expressions for change. Animate the space so that there is less talking from the podium and more opportunities for meaningful engagement. Ensure every voice is heard.

Working With Partners: Learn how to build trustworthy and strong relationships across cultures with non-Indigenous partners. Facilitate a space for idea-generation and risk-taking. Invoke purposeful dialogue about issues that matter most to your community.

Leadership Fundamentals: Challenge yourself to become a leader who can mobilize others behind a shared vision. Strengthen your ability to think on your feet. Learn to lead meetings that encourage participation and the expression of ideas. Discover how to promote engagement and original thinking.

Team Building: Learn to increase the self-awareness and confidence of team members. Encourage full participation in group processes and build trust. Lead activities that spark your members’ creativity and develop the characteris­tics of a high performance team.


For more details download our new Adult Program Pamphlet


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IndigenEYEZ energized me: the facilitators lifted my spirits, they gave me a sense of belonging to my self, to aboriginal people, to our traditions, and to our culture. They empowered me to make changes in myself and step out of the box.

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