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Indian Entrepreneurship Webinar Series
Instructor – Drew Tulchin, Social Enterprise Associates

Day 1 – Creating Tribal Member Owned Businesses
Date: October 21, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Healthy communities depend on small businesses for job creation and economic stability. This interactive webinar will outline strategies for creating more entrepreneurship in Indian Country. There will be a review of a tribal owned business, but particular attention will be be paid to how to foster more Tribal Member owned businesses.

Participants will learn about grant opportunities and capital raising strategies for entrepreneurs. There will be case studies of unique ways communities have supported small business growth, including chamber of commerce, business hub, incubators, and more. The objective is to identify qualities to foster a community environment invested in the success of member-owned businesses, and to provide resources available to business owners.

Course Objectives:
• Identify existing community assets;
• Explore key requirements for small business success;
• Document the qualities for a healthy community that support Tribal member owned business;
• Gain familiarity with external resources available to business owners.

Day 2 – Social Enterprise and Earned Income Strategies
Date: October 22, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Can a non-profit earn money? Can a business better a community? Find out during this session on Social Enterprises. These organizations generate social and/or environmental benefits alongside financial returns. NGOs earn income to be more sustainable and advance their mission. Businesses ‘do well by doing good’ by selling stuff and also helping their community.

This interactive webinar will define these new terms. It will show how to generate new streams of income. It will provide the qualities of a successful organization, as well as the steps needed to create a new social enterprise. Participants will learn techniques and best practices that can be applied to their own organizations. Native specific case studies will be shared, along with emerging trends like B Corp, social benefit businesses, and L3C.

Course Objectives:
• Define new terms like social enterprise, earned income, social business, B Corp and others;
• Explore the social enterprise model and discover successful Native cases;
• Identify creative strategies to develop new financial streams;
• Learn to communicate the impact of earned income efforts within the social enterprise model;
• Learn best practices to apply to participant’s own social enterprise.

Day 3 – IDAs and Savings Programs
Date: October 23, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Native Americans are statistically among the poorest people in America. They have little savings and few assets. How can more Tribal members save and develop a plan to build wealth?

Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings programs that help people of modest means invest in lifelong assets, such as a new home or education post high school. There are also a number of tax assistance programs, including free tax return help and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

This interactive webinar introduces participants to savings programs that can help build financial assets in Tribal communities. Participants will get an overview of why IDAs and savings programs are useful financial tools. The EITC, tax preparation and other financial benefit programs will be shared. Native cases will be shared, and a dialogue fostered.

Course Objectives:
• Develop a common vocabulary on savings, government programs, and review the connection between IDAs and community asset building;
• Explore applicable IDA, savings, EITC and tax preparation programs;
• Identify strategies for IDA implementation and promotion;
• Learn about Native cases of success.

Start: October 21, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Jill Warne, Warrior Society Development, LLC
Date: October 28, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Participants will learn how to develop and plan a successful Tribal Sustainability Day event using little funding while using the event to gauge the knowledge and understanding of environmental and sustainability issues within their community. Each participant will receive a “Planning a Successful Sustainability Day” booklet, a sample community survey, and ideas for activities highlighting recycling, reusing, and reducing.

Course Objectives:
• Learn to develop a Tribal Sustainability Day;
• Discuss environmental issues in your community.

Start: October 28, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Kevin Fitzgibbons, Fitzgibbons & Associates
Date: October 29, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Federal policies to address Native American housing needs have evolved significantly over the years. This session will provide an overview of the changes that have occurred and the lessons that have been learned. An understanding of this historical context, especially the relationship between Tribes and the federal government, will help to create more effective housing policies in the future. The federal government signed numerous treaties over the years that committed to assist Tribes with their housing needs. What role do these treaties play in relation to the current sequestration cuts of Indian housing programs? This session will also contrast housing opportunities that were available to Tribes under the 1937 Housing Act versus those currently available under the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act.

Course Objectives:
• Understand the historical context between Tribes and the Federal Government.

Start: October 29, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 29, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Jill Warne, Warrior Society Development, LLC
Date: October 30, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Participants will learn how to create opportunities of emergency preparedness with their housing occupants while equipping their housing participants with the necessary tools for taking an active role in responding and recovering from a disaster. Participants will immediately be able to launch a training program for their housing participants and be armed with a training manual and materials for use. This will increase the communities overall emergency preparedness. This course uses materials produced by the Red Cross and FEMA.

Course Objectives:
• Learn the steps to be prepared for an emergency;
• Learn a training program to share with others.

Start: October 30, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 30, 2014 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 Environmental Review Training instructed by Eugene Goldfarb, University of Illinois – Chicago/Great Lakes Environmental Planning, Inc. in Green Bay, Wisconsin on November 4 – 6, 2014.

Environmental review allows Tribal government and other stakeholders to identify and evaluate alternative sites and designs that can mitigate adverse impacts and/or lower long-term maintenance costs. All federal projects require environmental assessment responsibilities under National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), and many Tribal governments routinely include environmental considerations in their local decision making process.

This course uses the HUD (24 CFR 58) environmental process that delegates NEPA & other environmental authorities to the Tribes as a framework for providing insights into issue identification and analysis pointed to consideration of alternatives. The textbook with companion DVD will use interactive exercises and simulation. Case oriented exercises will provide participants with a simulated hands-on experience as well as provide opportunities for Q & A and peer-to-peer education.

Topics include:

• NEPA Overview
• Procedural Mechanics
• HUD Monitoring
• Programmatic Reviews
• Floodplain & Wetlands
• Getting Started
• Noise
• FEMA Flood Insurance Program
• Site Contamination & Brownfield
• Redevelopment
• Energy
• Internet Resources for Environmental • Review
• HUD Environmental Reporting On Line System
• Explosive & Flammable Hazards
• Clear Zones
• Other Applicable Authorities including Coastal Zones
• Sole Source, Aquifers, Scenic Rivers, Air, & Farmland
• Sustainable Storm Water Management, Bio-diversity/Endangered Species, Historic Preservation & Archaeological Resources
• Environmental Justice
• Public Health & Sustainable Communities
• Greening Affordable Housing

Who Should Attend
» CEOs of Housing Authorities
» CFOs of Housing Authorities
» Chief Development Officers
» Community Planners
» COOs of Housing Authorities
» Directors of Housing
» Executive Directors of Housing Authorities
» Grant Managers
» Home Ownership Councilors
» Housing Authority Directors
» Housing Commissioners
» Housing Managers
» Housing Officers
» Housing Specialists
» Members of Housing Boards

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

Travel Accommodations

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay

2040 Airport Drive Green Bay, WI 54313.

Room Rate $83.00. Cut-off Date: Saturday, October 4, 2014. Radisson reservations at (800) 333-333 or (920) 494-7300. Reference the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center when making your reservations.

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Start: November 4, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 6, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: November 5, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Tribes are at a crossroad in the 21st century. We need to develop our youth to be the future leaders in a changing business environment. Healthy communities are a major factor in developing our youth for leadership. A supportive environment values culture, education, healthy lifestyles, activities and recreation, and resolves conflicts in positive ways.

Course Objectives:
• Discuss leadership development programs;
• Incorporate leadership skill building into school curriculum;
• Identify opportunities for youth at state or national levels;
• Create opportunities for youth to participate in Tribal government;
• Learn to develop leadership programs for Tribal employees.

Start: November 5, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 5, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online
Start: November 6, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Patti Mitchell, Little Red Marketing
Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Do you struggle with how to prepare or give a presentation? Everyone has the ability to present to a professional and impressive standard. All it requires is good preparation, subject knowledge, motivation and confidence. But having a great topic or message is only a small portion of your presentation…you have to engage your audience! This Presentation Skills training course will overview key elements of layout and design plus highlight the tips and tricks that take your presentation from “Maybe” to “Yes.”

Course Objectives:
• Identify Key Message;
• Analyze the Audience;
• Organize your Information;
• Learn how to Prepare Yourself;
• Practice using Humor/Storytelling;
• Learn to use Visual Aids/Multimedia.

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

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Instructor: Violet Nikolici Lowrey, A+ Professional Resumes
Date: November 18, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Learn the components of an effective resume, using LinkedIn, gathering good references, and what makes a good cover letter. Learn effective interviewing tips, communication, networking, informational interviewing, job interview preparation, and how to succeed in an interview.

Course Objectives:
• Increase your understanding of how employers use your resume and cover letter;
• Review the importance of the resume in job search process;
• Learn how to compose a resume that reflects your greatest strengths and attributes, explore different resume formats and tips;
• Interviews can be intimating. Learn how to prepare for and conduct interviews that get the job offer;
• This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough,
important interview questions.

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

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Violet Nikolici Lowrey, A+ Professional Resumes
November 20, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Networking is a way to communicate with people through various methods mostly in person, but you can discover creative ways to network your way to success!

Course Objectives:
• What is networking and does networking really work?
• Where can I find opportunities?
• How you can network your way to a job!

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