Courses

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Start: March 31, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 2, 2015 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite
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Start: April 6, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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HUD Section 184
Patti Mitchell
April 9, 2015
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Training Description:
Section 184 Program is a HUD – Home Mortgage Financing Program specifically designed to bridge the financing gap between Native Americans and private mortgage lenders. Increasing better access to home or home rehabilitation loans to all eligible Native Americans living on and off native land, plus encouraging more Native Americans to invest in their own home and community.

This detailed overview of HUD Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program will assist homebuyers in gaining a better understanding of how the program works. We will discuss questions and answers about types of properties, property rehabilitation loans, new construction or refinance options. Discover availability terms for eligible Tribes, Indian Housing Authorities and Native American individuals and families wanting to own a home on trust land or land located in an approved Native American or Alaska Native area.

Training Objectives:
• Gain a better understanding of HUD Section 184 Program;
• Working with HUD and an approved private source lender;
• Eligibility – Qualifications – Process;
• Basic overview of terminology;
• Become an informed homebuyer & home owner;
• How to start and what is expected for success.

Speaker Name: Patti Mitchell

Speaker Detailed Overview:
Patti Kay Mitchell joined the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center (NLC) in January 2015. Patti owned and operated four successful 100% Native American and disabled businesses while achieving her professional career in program management, public relations, and marketing from places like Appalachian State University, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, North Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Executive Director of two Chambers of Commerce. Patti is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Patti looks forward to bringing her energy and unstoppable passion for teaching to the Native Learning Center.

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Start: April 8, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 8, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: online

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 HUD’s Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center invites you to attend the Board Members and Tribal Officers Roles and Responsibilities under NAHASDA Training instructed by Christine Dennis, CPA, Tribal Consulting Resources, PLLC and Vince Franco, Compliance & Resource Development Director for the NLC at the Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island on April 15 - 17, 2015.

Most organizations are required to have a governing Board of Directors or Board of Commissioners along with regulations that require accountability to their stakeholders; therefore, understanding of roles and responsibilities is imperative for the success of the Tribal Housing Department or Tribally Designated Housing Authority. This 2.5 day training session will give attendees an overview of what is entrusted and expected of them and discuss the development of capacity building and much more.

This training will highlight the following:

• Board Member Orientation;

• The Role of the Executive Director;

• Remaining Current with Industry Information and HUD Program Guidance;

• Compliance and Business Management;

• Revenue Development;

• Cost Principles under NAHASDA;

• Tracking and Reporting;

• Organizational Development;

• Board Member Leadership.

Who Should Attend:

• Employees of Indian Housing Authorities (IHA) and/or Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE)

• Board of Directors/commissioners for Indian Housing Authorities (IHA) Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE)

• Tribal Leadership

• Tribal non-profit organizations working in Affordable Housing

 

Registration is FREE for Native Americans and Those Working Within Indian Country

 

Travel Accommodations

 

Omni Providence Hotel

1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903.

Room Rate $131.00. Cut-off Date: Monday, March 16, 2015. For reservations call 401-598-8000 or 1-866-THE-OMNI (1-866-843-6664) and reference the Seminole Tribe of Florida or HUD ONAP Training.

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Start: April 15, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 17, 2015 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Introduction to Home Buying for Native Americans
Patti Mitchell
April 15, 2015
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Training Description:
Home ownership has long been part of the American Dream and one of the best investments that most people will make in their lifetime. Buying your first home or a new home is an exciting process, but it can also be a nerve-racking experience as well. You invest a lot of time and energy seeking out the right home, in the right neighborhood, and then the real challenge begins. This webinar highlights negotiations, contracts, financing, and closing the deal. Getting a mortgage loan requires you to have enough money to pay all of the costs associated with closing the loan, plus enough left over to actually afford to pay a monthly mortgage payment in addition to cost associated with maintenance, taxes, and insuring your new property.
Whether you are first time home owner or someone who wants to refresh their knowledge. The road to your new home requires some basic steps of understanding in regards to building a solid plan that gets you on your way and beyond the front door.

Training Objectives:
• 10 steps to home ownership;
• Working with professionals;
• Following a solid plan;
• Understanding the process;
• Native American programs available through HUD;
• Protecting your investment;
• Most common mistakes homebuyers make.

Speaker Name: Patti Mitchell

Speaker Overview:
Patti Kay Mitchell joined the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center (NLC) in January 2015. Patti owned and operated four successful 100% Native American and disabled businesses while achieving her professional career in program management, public relations, and marketing from places like Appalachian State University, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, North Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Executive Director of two Chambers of Commerce. Patti is a member of the Cherokee Nation. Patti looks forward to bringing her energy and unstoppable passion for teaching to the Native Learning Center.

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Start: April 15, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 15, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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ABC’s of Using Social Media to Reach Your Housing Tenants
Christina Gonzalez
April 21, 2015
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Training Description:
Social media has changed the world — does your housing program have a social media presence? It’s everywhere you look; everyone from teenagers to grandparents are tweeting, sharing photos on Instagram, posting to Pintrest, and updating their Facebook status. Social Media has changed how people connect with each other, but how can your housing program benefit from having a social media presence?

This webinar is design to help Housing programs understand new forms of outreach with little to no cost while allowing them to communicate with tenants using social media. You will learn how to develop an effective plan for using social media, discover tools that work best for your program, and how to provide a new for of customer service to your housing tenants.

Training Objectives:
• Determine your social media goals and develop a plan to reach them;
• Identify which social media platforms will work best for your community;
• Promote your organization in a way that will generate relevance of important to housing tenants.

Speaker Name: Christina Gonzalez

Speaker Overview:
Christina Gonzalez joined the Native Learning Center (NLC) in February 2011 as the Graphic Designer where she now fulfills the role of Marketing Coordinator. During her time at the NLC she has used her skills to develop and create outreach materials that speak to the NLC audience. Native to Florida, Ms. Gonzalez received a BA in Advertising and Graphic Design, and over the past 6 years has worked with a wide variety of industries to design communications elements that speak to their audiences.

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Start: April 21, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: online

The Native Learning Center Team will be exhibiting at the Gathering of Nation Indian Traders Market April 23 – 25, 2015. Make sure to visit us in the Indian Traders Market Tent and pick-up our FREE resources.

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Start: April 23, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Home Ownership: Protecting Your Investment
Marie Dufour-Bonville
April 23, 2015
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Training Description:
Sometimes we are so excited about the purchase of a new home that we may forget how important it is to protect this major investment yearly. In this webinar, we will discuss essential home ownership best practices such as maintaining a healthy home budget, organizing primary mortgage and insurance documents, and planning for routine seasonal maintenance and repairs.

Objectives:
• Learn how to protect and document the contents of your home;
• Develop a home budget that incorporates the cost of owning a home;
• Understand the necessity of routine maintenance and repair.

Speaker Name: Marie Dufour-Bonville

Speaker Overview:
Marie Dufour-Bonville proudly began her professional career with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in April of 2007. Within the Seminole Education Department, Marie has held positions such as Higher Education Recruiter, Adult Vocational Administrator, and Tribal Professional Development Program Manager. Each position provided her with the unique opportunity to work closely with Seminole Tribal Members in the areas of higher education and professional development in addition to the various Tribal Departments. .

Marie has a Bachelor’s in Political Science with a minor in International Relations and a Masters in Public Administration with a Certificate in Community Development. She is a proud alumni of Florida International University and a member of Pi Alpha Alpha.

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Start: April 23, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 23, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online
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Start: April 28, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 30, 2015 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Identity Theft and Fraud Protection
Marie Dufour-Bonville
April 29, 2015
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Training Description:
Identity theft and fraudulent financial activity can happen to anyone. As your housing tenants work hard to become credit worthy and save diligently to purchase a home, it is very important to discuss the potential threat of Identity Theft and Fraud. In this webinar we will highlight the different methods identity thieves use to obtain personal information illegally. This webinar will also discuss current resources that can help safeguard personal and financial information that can protect you and your family.

Training Objectives:
• Explore specific types of identity theft;
• Discuss how to protect documents, computers, & mobile devices;
• Review fraud protection resources;
• Discuss how to repair identity theft and fraudulent charges.

Speaker Name: Marie Dufour-Bonville

Speaker Overview:
Marie Dufour-Bonville proudly began her professional career with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in April of 2007. Within the Seminole Education Department, Marie has held positions such as Higher Education Recruiter, Adult Vocational Administrator, and Tribal Professional Development Program Manager. Each position provided her with the unique opportunity to work closely with Seminole Tribal Members in the areas of higher education and professional development in addition to the various Tribal Departments. .

Marie has a Bachelor’s in Political Science with a minor in International Relations and a Masters in Public Administration with a Certificate in Community Development. She is a proud alumni of Florida International University and a member of Pi Alpha Alpha.

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Start: April 29, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 29, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online