In most iterations of the 4 Seasons course, learners will receive a certificate from First Nations University of Canada. What now?
👤 This article is for the main point of contact for a participating organization.
Here are some ideas for what you can do with your learners' certificates after they complete the course. These ideas are just starting points for how you can drive your learners to complete the course, and how you can use your certificates - feel free to think outside the box.
1. Create a display
Have a lot of learners? Then you may have a lot of certificates! In the past, we've seen organizations and school divisions create striking and meaningful displays, such as a full hallways of certificates and personal commitments to reconciliation, or a spotlight area of certificates and key impact moments or facts from the course.
How impactful would it be to see your whole organization's commitment to reconciliation displayed on the wall alongside your land acknowledgment?
2. Celebrate your team wins
Does your organization have a thriving social media presence? Share your certificates! In the past, we've seen videos of learners taking selfies with their certificates and a brief statement of reflection turned into eye-catching social media videos.
One of the most popular (and effective!) uses of certificates that we have seen is incentivization. Some organizations choose to do a draw from learners who have completed the course and submitted their certificates for prizes, from simple prizes like a free lunch to more specific prizes like a gift basket of local Indigenous products. Incentivizing course completion is a great way to get learners to finish the course and meet your completion goals.
Another great way to increase course completion and celebrate team commitment to reconciliation is to create a team challenge. Will the IT team complete the course before Marketing? Challenge them to find out! Teams can compete for bragging rights or a special prize, but the real goal is to have learners complete the course and learn about reconciliation.
💡 Have an idea we haven't listed here? We would love to hear it and celebrate your wins with you!