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Self Monitoring: IHP & APR
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Christine Dennis
Date: August 6, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
This course will give participants clear guidance on how to implement the new Self Monitoring Checklists
developed by HUD to perform self-monitoring for Indian Housing Plans and Annual Performance Reports.

Course Objectives:
• Highlight how to select a sample size;
• Learn how to prepare the required documentation for self-monitoring.

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

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Understanding Your Financial Statement
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Christine Dennis
Date: August 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Basic preparation of financial information and compliance are requirements of the Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA). This session is designed to help housing staff understand financial statements, as well as discuss the review and submission of financial and compliance documents.

Course Objectives:
• Learn how to properly understand, prepare, and review financial statements;
• Understand compliance requirements;
• Discuss how to properly support financial and compliance documentation.

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

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HUD’s Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center invites you to attend the Grant Writing Essentials training instructed by Vince Franco, Compliance & Resource Development Director, of the Native Learning Center in Oklahoma City on August 13, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Training Room: Oklahoma I&II.

There are many federal and foundation grant opportunities available. This course will give you guidance in making your proposal standout as well as several keys to writing a successful grant.

After this course, you will be able to:

• Effectively communicate problems and solutions to funders;
• Define measurable and realistic program outcomes;
• Establish your organization’s credibility and capacity;
• Avoid common pitfalls.

Who Should Attend
Board of Directors for Indian Housing Authorities (IHA), Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE), Tribal Leadership, and Tribal non-profit organizations.

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

Travel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City

2945 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

For reservations call (405) 848-4811 or book online at www.crowneplazaokc.com. A guest room block is not available for this training; however the Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City will honor the GSA rate of $87 per night. Guests will need to show their government ID upon check-in.

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Start: August 13, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Understanding Your Audit Statement
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Christine Dennis
Date: August 14, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Basic preparation of financial information and compliance are requirements of the Native American Housing and
Self Determination Act (NAHASDA). This session is designed to help housing staff understand audit
statements, as well as discuss the review and submission of financial and compliance documents.

Course Objectives:
• Learn how to properly understand, prepare, and review audit statements;
• Understand compliance requirements;
• Discuss how to properly support financial and compliance documentation.

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Start: August 14, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference
Dates: August 19 – 21, 2014
Location: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, Catoosa, OK

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center (NLC) is excited to present our Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa located in Catoosa, Oklahoma, August 19 – 21, 2014. The NLC will provide housing professionals with the resources to maintain quality homes, build drug-free housing developments, and create safe and prosperous communities for Native families by expanding affordable housing opportunities into the heart of Indian Country. Over the course of this three-day conference, participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs that are imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program.

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

Who Should Attend:
» Acquisitions Managers
» 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
» Tribal CFOs

Visit: www.nativelearningcenter.com/2annualindianhousingtrainingconference to Register and View Travel Accommodations.

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Start: August 19, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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HUD’s Southern Plains Office of Native American Programs in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center invites you to attend the Basic Accounting Principles training instructed by Christine Dennis, Regier Carr & Monroe, L.L.P in Oklahoma City, OK on August 26 – 27, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Training Room: Oklahoma I&II.

Basic Accounting Principles is a training session designed to help professionals working within Tribal Housing Departments and Tribally Designated Housing Authorities produce accurate financial records, promote staff accountability, and effectively manage the sustainability of Tribal resources.

No previous knowledge of accounting is required and session concepts strengthen the practical application of the following:

• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;

• Understanding and Auditing Financial Statements;

• Working with your Internal/External Accountants.

Who Should Attend
Tribal Housing Departments, Indian Housing Authorities and/or Tribally Designated Housing Entities Staff

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

Travel Accommodations

Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City

2945 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

For reservations call (405) 848-4811 or book online at www.crowneplazaokc.com. A guest room block is not available for this training; however the Crowne Plaza Oklahoma City will honor the GSA rate of $87 per night. Guests will need to show their government ID upon check-in.

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Start: August 26, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Planning for Succession
Training Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: August 27, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
As senior managers leave the Tribal workforce, their vast knowledge doesn’t have to leave with them. Succession plans can help ensure the knowledge of operations, culture, and other aspects are passed on to the younger employees. Explore creative ways to develop succession plans. Don’t wait until their replacements enter the workforce to start the exchange of information, start developing programs now. Learn about different approaches to accomplish this important task.

Course Objectives:
• Plan for succession by developing mentoring or shadowing programs;
• Learn how to recruit/identify replacements;
• Develop a future workforce by interacting with the youth;
• Develop partnerships with local schools, colleges, universities, and volunteer
initiatives.

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Start: August 27, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Using the Environmental Assessment Process to Promote Environmental Planning
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Eugene Goldfarb
Date: September 3, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Tribes must use an environmental assessment (EA) process (HUD’s procedures, as set forth in the 24
CFR 58) for all federally funded projects. Generally the EA process ensures that certain minimum standards be met. The EA process, however, can be used to get Tribal decision makers to consider more sustainable alternatives. Examples will include water (groundwater recharge vs. runoff), energy, and brownfield redevelopment projects.

Course Objectives:
• Define sustainability;
• Highlight the NEPA process;
• Provide examples of sustainable practice;
• Review opportunities to promote sustainability.

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Start: September 3, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 3, 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’s Native Learning Center invites you to attend the Procurement Fundamentals training instructed by Vince Franco, Compliance & Resource Development Director of the Native Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia on September 9 – 10, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Training Room: Pecan Room.

Procurement is the acquisition of goods, services, or works from an outside external source. It is imperative that organizations prepare internally for Procurement. A standard procurement process ensures that all goods and services are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost and its relation to quality, quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies often define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimizing exposure to fraud and collusion.

Topics include:

• NAHASDA — Objectives I-V and Titles V-II;
• The Indian Housing Block Grant — 24 CFR Parts 1000 and 85;
• Internal Controls;
• OMB Circular Cost Principles;
• IHP/APR;
• Procurement — 24 CFR Parts B to H;

Who Should Attend
Board of Directors for Indian Housing Authorities (IHA), Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE), Tribal Leadership, and Tribal non-profit organizations.

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

Travel Accommodations

Courtyard Marriott

Courtyard Atlanta Airport South/Sullivan Road
2050 Sullivan Road,
College Park, GA, 30337

Room Rate $99.00
Cut-off Date: Monday, August 18th, 2014

Marriott reservations at (800) 321-2211 or
click here to book online. Reference the ONAP Training when making your reservations.

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Start: September 9, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 10, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Promoting Civic Responsibility at the Tribal Level and Beyond
Training Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
How can you improve and encourage your Tribal members to be engaged in the Tribal government process? Developing a plan for civic engagement and highlighting the successes of Tribal Leadership is imperative. Discuss Tribal relationships with your youth as it relates to working with cities, states, and federal agencies to conduct the business of your Tribe.

Course Objectives:
• Discuss the importance of Tribal leadership;
• Review examples of highlighting and supporting Tribal member contributions;
• Develop a plan for leadership;
• Learn how to promote volunteerism.

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