Facilitating Essential Action Skills Training (FEAST)
FEAST- Facilitating Essential Action Skills Training is an evolving curriculum surrounding the concept and use of Essential Skills. Learners engage in a half day to a week of experiential reflections and activities, where Nuu-chah-nulth values and principles of life stand side-by-side with workplace knowledge, skills and abilities.
FEAST is not specifically a program or initiative… it is a way of connecting to a way of being and feeling, connecting to one’s identity, things of importance and daily practices. Through FEAST, we stop and take time to lean into what we know, while also exploring new ideas and understandings.
The foundation for FEAST comes from the fact that we learn Essential Skill “tools” from the very beginning of life. Each person explores the true foundation of where his or her Essential Skills are grounded. We learn Essential Skills at home, at play, at school and at work. We learn Essential Skills in all cultural activities.
Each person explores the true foundation of where his or her Essential Skills are grounded. From there, we can see how these skills build and provide transferable knowledge to Workplace Essential Skills (the 9 ES as identified by Government of Canada)
Participants receive 2 certificates from the FEAST training;
1. FEAST- Facilitating Essential Action Skills Training (Culture on the Coast)
2. An Aboriginal Essential Skills Journey (Douglas College)
FEAST provides a framework for First Nation communities and Indigenous cultures to add or reframe their cultural teachings within the model.
Jan Green, Culture on the Coast
4413 Southgate Rd. Port Alberni, BC V9Y5L1