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Gerry Laslo Resume October 2014

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Gerry Laslo Resume October 2014

  1. 1. 1 Gerry Laslo ResuméOctober,2014 GERRY LASLO P.O. Box 669, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1A5 Phone: (403) 845-2770 | Cell: (403) 895-4788 Email: gerry.laslo@gmail.com Profile  Accountable professional offering over 30 years of senior management, human resource development, stakeholder liaison and coaching experience  Strong understanding of community, family and intercultural dynamics  Committed to using my leadership, organizational, relationship building and mentoring skills Professional Highlights Leadership  Performed the duties of Chief Administrative Officer  Served as Director of Human Resource Development for Sunchlid First Nation for 7 years to assist Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members regarding job readiness, assessment, career planning, work experience, funding options, and the promotion of work opportunities both inside and outside the community  Developed and coordinated program activities and policies in Traditional Land Use, safety, personnel, training and economic development Human Resource Development, Public Relations and Liaison Skills  Advised and familiarized invested parties regarding community and employment initiatives by engaging and promoting on-going communication and building positive relationships with stakeholders (e.g. Alberta Works, Oil and Gas and Forestry Stakeholders)  Represented Sunchild First Nation, Yellowhead Tribal Council and Confederacy of Treaty 6 at regional, provincial and national AHRDA (Aboriginal Human Resource Development Agreement) committees, events and functions  Served as a member of various local, regional, Yellowhead Tribal Council, Treaty, provincial and national boards/committees (e.g. Treaty 6 HRD Directors, Working Task Force for Aboriginal Youth Employment Trends)  Continually built and fostered positive relationships with key stakeholders on committees such as West Central Stakeholders Synergy Group, Weyerhaeuser Forest Advisory Committee, Sundre Forest Products Public Involvement Round Table, Tay River Advisory Committee, Panther Advisory Group, Sunchild/O’Chiese Mutual Aid Group, Central Alberta Economic Partnership Initiative  Promoted and assisted with the development of Synergy Alberta  Served as a Board member of Circle For Aboriginal Relations for four years  Served as Sunchild First Nation stakeholder representative at GoA Regional Land Use Planning Zones consultation initiative  Served as volunteer in a variety of special interest initiatives including the 1998 (Duncan, B.C.) and 2002 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) North American Indigenous Games as a coach, mentor and advisor
  2. 2. 2 Gerry Laslo ResuméOctober,2014 Employment Profile Rocky Native Friendship Center, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, 2013 - Present Executive Director  Perform duties associated with that of an Executive Director including liaising with all levels of government; program/budget negotiations; oversee and monitor program delivery; staff development; organization representative/public relations at both Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal events/ceremonies; plan, coordinate and execute special projects; develop multi- year business and operating plans; mentoring, coaching and fostering Aboriginal youth  Increase community awareness of Aboriginal challenges/barriers within the non-Aboriginal community  Sit on local boards, committees, action groups including the Alberta Native Friendship Center Association, the National Association of Friendship Centers and the Aboriginal Resource Center  Member of sweat lodge at Sunchild First Nation Flint Management Administrative Services Anzac, Alberta 2012 Aboriginal Stakeholder Engagement Liaison  Developed and implemented Aboriginal Stakeholder Liaison function for Surmont II Project  Liaised with various agencies, communities and organizations including Alberta Works, Service Canada, Local Opportunity Center, NAABA, First Nations’ HR and Social Development Directors, and the Métis Nation of Alberta to secure employment/business opportunities, such as subcontracting for local/regional individuals and businesses Sunchild First Nation Sunchild (SFN), Alberta 1999 – 2011 – various roles Administrator  Performed administrative duties for the Sunchild First Nation Human Resources Development Director  Performed HRD functions and managed the HRD department  Developed economic and business training proposals to foster job creation and employment supports Synergy Liaison  Maintained supports and developed positive relationships with industry, stakeholders and community members to improve the economic outcome for the First Nation Community  Assisted with the development of the SFN Traditional Land Use department and served as the primary contact for SFN Consultation process  Served as a Remedial Management Plan Coordinator  Performed Public Relations duties to enhance the expansion of the Sunchild Development Corporation and to promote continued networking and employment opportunities
  3. 3. 3 Gerry Laslo ResuméOctober,2014 T’Sou-ke First Nation, Sooke, British Columbia 1997 - 1999 Administrator  Performed administrative duties for the T’Sou-ke First Nation  Responsible for overseeing various initiatives in economic development  Served as stakeholder representative for the T’Meux Treaty Association, Sooke Chamber of Commerce, Southern VanIsle Aboriginal Education and Training Society O’Chiese First Nation, O’Chiese, Alberta 1995-1997 Administrator  Performed administrative duties for the O’Chiese First Nation  Responsible for overseeing various initiatives in economic and human resource development Mistawasis & Associates 1989 – 1995 Life Skills Coach  Coached and facilitated Life Skills program and basic job readiness training  Served as employment and business adviser/support  Assisted individuals with transition into employment and training related opportunities
  4. 4. 4 Gerry Laslo ResuméOctober,2014 Formal Education Certified Life Skills Coach Life Skills Training Centre Edmonton, Alberta Entrepreneurial Diploma Yellowhead Tribal Council/Westerra College Spruce Grove, Alberta University Education U of Waterloo / Brock U – 2 years – social sciences Completed two years of social sciences course work High School Diploma with Honors Stamford Collegiate Vocational Institute Niagara Falls, Ontario Relevant Certifications  Class 3 Drivers License, with Air Endorsement (Current)  Security Level I & II (B.C.)  CSTS - 09  Accident Scene Investigation  Safety Program Development  First Aid and CPR/AED  H2S Alive  TDG and WHMIS  Confined Space Entry/Monitor  End User Fall Protection  FLRA Hazard Assessment  OSSA Firewatch  OSSA Regional Orientation Professional Development  Management of Day Projects  Blueprint Reading  Time Management  Band Management  Contract Management  Budgeting  Housing Project Management  Capital Project Supervision  Economic Development  Proposal Writing  Native Taxation  Native Business Development Community Volunteering In 2006 I co-founded and continue to co-facilitate the local ‘Communities Celebrating Life™’ suicide awareness and prevention initiative. In support of this undertaking, I have successfully completed the A.S.I.S.T., SafeTalk and Mental Health First Aid training programs. I previously completed Crisis Intervention training in Nanaimo, B.C.

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