DEVA Training & Staffing Solutions is a full-service Staffing Agency providing temporary recruitment, as well as digital literacy and virtual administrative training services for Indigenous women.

Program Launch

We are getting ready to launch our

DEVA 20-Week Online Training Program on October 26, 2020.

We have reduced tuition even further to reduce barriers to entry.

Tuition is now only $2,497!

Registration opens October 1st. 

Meet Your DEVA Team

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Sharon Marshall

Sharon is Founder and CEO of DEVA Training & Staffing Solutions, and created the DEVA 20-week Online Training Program to provide Indigenous women, especially those in remote communities, with administrative learning and digital skills.

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Mary, Sr. DEVA

Mary, a mother of two, is Indigenous from the Blackfoot Nation in Southern Alberta. She has been an Administrative Assistant for over 23 years, the last six of which have been virtual.

If you’re looking for remote admin support, look no further. Our team is small and mighty, and continuously growing.

Bridging the Divide

Our MISSION is to empower Indigenous women.

This training program can change your LIFE in five short months!

Sponsor a DEVA Today

EAGLE

Courage & wisdom.  An Eagle sponsorship provides for a laptop & software, practicum wages, tuition bursary, and ongoing mentorship.

$10,000

SALMON

Determination & renewal.  A Salmon sponsorship provides for a laptop & software, practicum wages, and ongoing mentorship.

$7,500

BEAR

Leadership & family.  A Bear sponsorship provides for a laptop & software, practicum wages, and a tuition bursary.

$5,000

RAVEN

Curiosity & transformation.  A Raven sponsorship provides for a laptop & software and practicum wages.

$2,500

MOOSE

Endurance & survival.  A Moose sponsorship provides for 80 hours of practicum projects.

$1,250

BISON

Strength & stamina.  A Bison sponsorship provides 40 hours of admin support from a DEVA graduate.

$750

Our Sponsors

BECOME a DEVA

Digital Learning

Administrative Skills

Entrepreneurship

Through DEVA, each graduate can utilize her new skills to provide for her community and her family.

HIRE a DEVA

Innovation

Expertise

Excellence

Our team of DEVAs can fill your administrative gaps, train your staff and remove the bottleneck from your organization.

Would you like to learn more?

Book a 30-minute call with Sharon Marshall to explore the possibilities!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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What Others Are Saying

Sharon is one of the most organized and professional people that I know. With tight project deadlines and overlapping deliverables, she has been a fantastic resource to our team. Sharon will go above and beyond expectations to deliver exceptional service and products. If you have the opportunity to hire a virtual assistant, I would highly recommend Sharon's company.

~ Danielle Levine, Consultant

Writing procedures was a daunting task in our line of work, utilizing metadata and technologies. With Sharon’s help to make it happen, our team has been enabled with the knowledge to embark on this project. There was a lot of thought and expertise in designing for not only our team, most importantly for the organization and people we serve. But it wasn’t just about the new knowledge. The main benefits came from doing the work, then receiving feedback and interacting with Sharon after the training. Sharon has a calm and logical method of teaching that truly connected and inspired me.

~ Cherie Mercer, Citizenship Registry Mgr, Nisga’a Lisims Gov

Sharon is a valuable resource for our organization. She is very organized, has a diverse skill-set, and is very reliable. She goes the extra mile to ensure she delivers her very best. Sharon pays keen attention to detail and is highly professional. We enjoy working with Sharon and know you will too.

~ Melanie Debassige, former Chief of Staff, BC Assembly of First Nations

Sharon is an absolute star and totally talented. Only praises for her work!

~ Chastity Davis, Chastity Davis Consulting

I sponsored DEVA because I am passionate about supporting Indigenous success. Sharon Marshall has created an innovative program that equips Indigenous women in far-flung communities to learn the skills to become virtual assistants. This means that they can work anywhere on their own terms. How wonderful!

~ Kellie Garrett, Consultant

As someone with over twenty-five years experience in Indigenous education, including working in the remote fly-in community of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, I have seen firsthand the need for innovative, Indigenous-centric opportunities that are focused on rematriation: what Indigenous women are capable of doing for ourselves in the contexts of our day to day lives. I fully endorse Sharon's responsive, culturally appropriate program and hope band councils will support this worthwhile initiative. I'm confident the results will change your community for the better by animating our traditional philosophy of giving as wealth, even in a modern economy.
 
~ Dr. Amie Wolf, Adjunct Professor
Indigenous Education in Canada
UBC, Department of Education Studies in the Teacher Education Office

PowHERhouse is a proud founding partner and supporter of the DEVA project because we believe true equality removes all barriers of separateness and views us only as humans in need of healing and wholeness. As a capacity-building partner, the DEVA project provides Indigenous women with the opportunity to do just that. DEVA is a guided learning experience to explore what a small step of possibility into the fuller realization of human potential, including personal leadership, could feel like through the vehicle of digital literacy and virtual admin training as they strengthen not only their skills but also their confidence, communications, and self-love. 

~ Charlene SanJenko, Founder & CEO, PowHERhouse Impact Media Group

We acknowledge with much gratitude that we are on the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw and Snaw-naw-as First Nations of the Coast Salish People. We also give thanks to the ancestors and creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful land.