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Title: Meeting and Event Planning 101
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Georgette Palmer Smith
Date: May 20, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Don’t Panic! You’ve been selected/volunteered/tricked into planning an event. Now What? Breathe…Every meeting or event can be successful when you plan carefully, do the right things at the right time, and develop a reliable team to support you. In this course we will review the tools and knowledge to plan, develop, and execute a successful meeting or event.

Course Objectives:
• Review the essential elements of a meeting;
• Discuss event budgeting;
• Learn how to determine meeting space or site selection;
• Explain request for proposals & contracts;
• Understand meeting/event logistics;
• Using and evaluating event marketing.

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Start: May 20, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 20, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Title: Introduction to Tribal Enrollment
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: May 22, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Tribal enrollment requirements preserve the unique character, traditions, and bloodline of each Tribe. Tribes
establish membership criteria based on shared customs, traditions, language and degree of Indian blood. It is very important that Tribal council, administration, and enrollment staff understand the relevance of base rolls and Tribal responsibility for membership, especially the importance of written documentation.

Course Objectives:
• Review the importance of the Constitution and Enrollment Statutes;
• Discuss the relevance of Base rolls;
• Examine the Enrollment Process.

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Start: May 22, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

6th Annual Summer Conference, Promoting Strong & Safe Communities
Date: June 3 – 5, 2014
Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center (NLC) is thrilled to announce our Six Annual Summer Conference for promoting strong and safe tribal communities hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on June 3-5, 2014. Growing strong and safe communities requires knowledge and strategies to develop sustainable housing initiatives, preserve language and culture, encourage financial wellness, and write grant proposals. This three-day conference will educate participants on topics related to culture revitalization, sustainable housing, grants education, tribal government and financial wellness.
Registration is FREE for Native Americans and Those Working Within Indian Country

Who Should Attend:
Any Native American, Tribal member, or community leader interested in gaining valuable skills and technical knowledge in the key areas of community development. The conference is also open to all employees working in Native businesses and Native communities.

Visit: http://nativelearningcenter.com/6thannualsummerconference/ to Register, View Travel Accommodations, and Exhibitor Information.

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Start: June 3, 2014 8:00 am
End: June 5, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Title: Grant Writing Essentials
Focus Area: Grants Education
Instructor: Ron F
Date: June 10, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m. EST

Course Description:
There are many Federal and foundation grant opportunities available today. How do you know you are ready to apply and how do you make your proposal standout? Grant writing requires the ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions to funders. This course will highlight the several keys to writing a successful grant.

Course Objectives:
• Effectively define the solutions;
• Define measurable and realistic program outcomes;
• Establish your organization’s credibility and capacity;
• Avoid common grant proposal mistakes.

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Start: June 10, 2014 2:00 pm
End: June 10, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Title: Fundraising: How to Create a Successful Event
Focus Area: Grants Education
Instructor: Vincent Franco
Date: June 12, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
The purpose of this session is to help you develop ideas for fundraising event success as well as analyze numerous funding sources, understand the opportunities for funding, review planned giving options, and consider other non-traditional sources of revenue.

Course Objectives:
• Describe various fundraising events and tips for success;
• Review other opportunities;
• Explain the dynamics and opportunities for funding;
• Illustrate the various funding sources for grants.

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Start: June 12, 2014 2:00 pm
End: June 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Title: Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program
Focus Area: Financial Wellness
Instructor: Marie Dufour Bonville
Date: June 18, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program is a home mortgage specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native families, Alaska Villages, Tribes, or Tribally Designated Housing Entities. Section 184 loans can be used, both on and off native lands, for new construction, rehabilitation, purchase of an existing home, or refinance. Working with an expanding network of private sector and Tribal partners, the Section 184 Program endeavors to increase access to capital for Native Americans and provide private funding opportunities for Tribal housing agencies with the Section 184 Program.

Course Objectives:
• Identify who is eligible for Section 184 Loan;
• Compare standard home loan qualifications to Section 184 Loans;
• Describe the application process for Section 184 Loans.

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Start: June 18, 2014 2:00 pm
End: June 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Title: Writing a Business Plan
Focus Area: Financial Wellness
Instructor: Melissa Zepp
Date: June 24, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
The execution of a successful ceremonial procession or Tribal event requires an extensive planning process. Tribal leaders contact friends or family to have an idea and receive commitments for the goods that will be utilized. This planning process is never written down, but the execution of a specific plan is carried out to ensure that the event or ceremony is successful. The same process is used in the development of a business plan. Having a thorough understanding of the logistics, long-term goals, and short term goals are all an integral part of predicting the future success of not just a Tribal event but also a business. This course will delve into the different elements of a business plan and prepare the attendee for the technical and practical knowledge needed to see a business succeed from the start.

Course Objectives:
• Identify the elements of a business plan;
• Avoid common pitfalls to business plan development;
• Integrate a business idea into a business plan.

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Start: June 24, 2014 2:00 pm
End: June 24, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Title: Etsy: A Unique Opportunity for Small Business
Focus Area: Financial Wellness
Instructor: Melissa Zepp
Date: June 26, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Selling your handmade products on Etsy is a great way to reach people all over the world who are looking for unique and one of a kind crafts. Etsy is a website that specifically caters to customers seeking out high quality art and craft products.

Course Objectives:
• Create an account on Etsy;
• Determine the appropriate selling price;
• Determine the correct shipping price;
• Implement effective methods for photographing items.

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Start: June 26, 2014 2:00 pm
End: June 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online
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Start: July 8, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 8, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online
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Start: July 10, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 10, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online