Program development, budget management, Indigenous protocol
Events bring people together to develop knowledge and relationship. O’Neil has coordinated many events of various sizes – large conferences to workshops – for more than three decades. Services included moderator, theme development, program and speaker development, sponsorship program, Indigenous protocol, financial management and budgeting, logistics and venue coordination, registrations, branding and event promotion.
- BC Indigenous Skills Employment Training Forum 2022 (Vancouver, BC) – moderated, organized, secured speakers for in-person and on-line presentations, coordinated cultural activities of the first post-pandemic in-person event of the 23 Indigenous Skills Employment Training organizations throughout BC.
- Partners In Trades Forum 2012-15 – brought together Indigenous employment services organizations with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and BC’s construction trades unions.
- Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC – 20th Anniversary Dinner – September 15, 2016 – coordinated the celebration dinner including theme creation and budgeting and financial management, directed the production of the anniversary video.
- INAC and First Nations Leadership Council Joint Gathering (2014, 2013, 2012, 2018)
- First Nations Community Economic Development Forum 2009 – BC RPMAC (Richmond, BC) – organized over 300 First Nations leadership (Chiefs, Councilors only) to gather to recognize the benefits and opportunities of economic development. Guest speakers included Jimmy Pattison, former BC Premier Glen Clark, and then BC Premier Gordon Campbell.
- VanAsep Supply Chain Sector Forum 2009 (Vancouver, BC) – developed and moderated the Indigenous program of this regional forum of industry, First Nations, Indigenous organizations and Indigenous labour on opportunities and partnering in the supply chain sector.
- Destinations 2003 – Canadian Heritage (Whistler, BC) – coordinated the logistics, attendance and travel of this national forum of 500 Aboriginal cultural and tourism leaders, developed and managed the budget, and advised on media, community and cultural protocol.
- Greater Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Strategy Urban Aboriginal Awards 2008 – developed the program, awards criteria, secured sponsorship, designed creative materials, coordinated Indigenous performers and entertainers of the second urban Aboriginal awards recognizing leadership in the greater Vancouver area.
- Indian Residential Schools Society Front-line Worker Training Institute 2003-2007 (BC) – coordinated five sessions each year in a week long skill development training sessions.