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Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: January 6, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Event Name: Tribal Government 101

Course Description:

Today’s Tribal governments provide basic infrastructure to homes, roadways, and facilities as well as a broad range of governmental services on and off Tribal lands. Tribal governance requires staff, directors, council, and other leadership to coordinate activities, engage in policy development, and so much more. This course will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities to provide quality services to Tribal communities.

Course Objectives:

• Identify the federal laws and policies that have impacted Tribal governments;
• Discuss the roles and responsibilities of Tribal leadership;
• Learn how to establish department coordination;
• Discuss how to engage in policy development, modification, creation and implementation.

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Start: January 6, 2015 2:00 pm
End: January 6, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instrutor: Dawna Hare
Date: January 8, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

This course takes up where Tribal Government 101 left off. Now that you have an understanding of why Tribal governments exist and the authority to contract federal programs and provide service to their own tribal members, learn more about how Tribal governments operate.

Course Objectives:

• Review of 101 which will include a review of codes, Acts, and Laws;
• Discuss compliance with federal agency requirements;
• Conducting Business within Tribal government;
• Reviewing funding sources;
• Incorporating knowledge of Tribal values & ways;
• Building strong economies while preserving culture.

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Start: January 8, 2015 2:00 pm
End: January 8, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Drew Tulchin, Managing Partner, Upspring (formerly Social Enterprise Associates)
Date: January 13, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

Planning for Growth: Strategic Planning seeks to promote sustainable Tribal housing, Tribal government, community efforts, and small business growth within Indian Country. This webinar will share analytical and planning tools, as well as the theory behind them. The webinar series will explore strategic planning and feasibility studies to empower the success for non-profits, Tribal housing development entities (TDHEs), Tribes, and for profit Tribal entities.

Course Overview:

• This webinar training will explore advantages of thinking about the future.
• It will provide an overview of strategic planning tools such as comparative analysis, metrics and prioritization, and also walk through the elements involved in developing a strategic plan.
• Participants should have strategic planning challenges in mind and prepare to share them to develop specific solutions during the Webinar.
• Case study from within Indian country will be included.

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Start: January 13, 2015 2:00 pm
End: January 13, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Eugene Goldfarb, Great Lakes Environmental Planning Inc.
Date: January 14, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

Learn how the Historic Preservation process can be used to promote preservation of archaeological and sacred sites in each Tribe’s historic range (which is not part of program compliance but is an opportunity to promote cultural preservation). This would involve contacting local governments in locations of the Tribe’s historic range that use federal funding (who doesn’t?) and asking them to include the Tribe into the environmental review process of their federally funded projects. Allowing Tribes to identify archaeological resources and preserve sacred sites, while promoting long-term objectives of re-establishing a Tribal connection to historic lands.

The regulations implementing the National Historic Preservation Act support this approach (of consultation with Tribes in their historic range) and HUD released a notice in 2012 (CPD 12-0-6) that specifically called for all Part 58 local government entities responsible for environmental compliance for HUD programs to consult with Tribes whose historic range includes their community.

Course Objectives:

• Learn how Tribes can educate Tribal decision makers on the opportunities posed by these requirements;
• Discuss how Tribal decision makers can begin to think about what relationship they want to have with local governments in their historic range;
• Review how Tribal governments can contact local governments in their historic range.

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Start: January 14, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 14, 2015 8:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Drew Tulchin, Managing Partner, Upspring (formerly Social Enterprise Associates)
Date: January 15, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

Planning for Growth: Feasibility Studies seeks to promote sustainable Tribal housing, Tribal government, community efforts, and small business growth within Indian Country. This webinar will share analytical and planning tools, as well as the theory behind them. The webinar series will explore strategic planning and feasibility studies to empower the success for non-profits, Tribal housing development entities (TDHEs), Tribes, and for profit Tribal entities.

Course Overview:

• This webinar training will introduce the concept of and importance of feasibility studies to business decision-making;
• Cover components of and different types of feasibility studies, and discuss examples of feasibility studies conducted in Indian Country;
• Share specific tools, such as the USDA format in addition to a case study from Scott Beckman, Northern Pueblos Housing Authority;
• Attendees are encouraged to bring questions about this very important topic.

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

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Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: January 21, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

In this training learn how to embrace cultural activities and integrate them into your daily services to Tribal members. Strategies will be presented along with a discussion on ways to bring the best of both worlds into every interaction and program practice. Learn several tools and techniques to accomplish this integration that range from client interaction to policy development.

Objectives:

• Learn to determine what cultural practices should be included in the workplace;
• Review how to develop a strategy for your program or department;
• Determine what policies need to be developed or adopted;
• Discuss how to build support by the governing body and community.

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Start: January 21, 2015 2:00 pm
End: January 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Ben Ray III
Date: January 27, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

Quit putting off to tomorrow what you can financially accomplish today. In this Webinar we will discuss the importance of having a budget and how to formulate one. Also, we will discuss the specifics of saving. Why is it so important? When do you tap into the savings account? Setting aside simple amounts for you and your loved ones.

Course Objectives:

• Learn how to outline a budget;
• Learn how to pay yourself first;
• Determine how to prioritize purchases;
• Set Financial Goals;
• Learn how to save even when you’re living paycheck to paycheck;
• Review Saving Instruments.

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Start: January 27, 2015 2:00 pm
End: January 27, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Ben Ray III
Date: January 29, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

What is credit and how is it determined? Learn the tricks of the trade to getting a higher credit score, maintaining a good to excellent credit score, and cleaning up your credit. Also, learn what determines good spending habits, how to control impulse buying, and purchase needs vs. wants. We will discuss staying above water in the instant gratification time period we live in.

Course Objectives:

• Who determines your credit score and what factors are considered;
• Learn how to increase your credit score and keep it high;
• Review how to clean up a problem credit;
• Review the basics of spending;
• Prioritize spending;
• Discuss what financial freedom look like.

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

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Instructor: Jim Warne, Warrior Society Development, LLC
Date: February 10, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

Is your community accessible for the elders and Tribal members with disabilities? This Webinar will address various strategies to evaluate your community needs. We will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act, housing accessibility, public building/Tribal office and impact of disability in Indian Country.

Course Objectives:

• Identify access issues for elders and Tribal members with disabilities;
• Discuss Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Start: February 10, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 10, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Eugene Goldfarb, Great Lakes Environmental Planning Inc.
February 11, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

With the implementation of HEROS, HUD’s Environmental Review Online System, Tribes will be expected to place their environmental review on the web. This webinar is designed to help expose Tribes to the many on line tools and data systems that can aid the practitioner in the performance of an environmental review. This webinar will review USEPA’s NEPAssist and HUD”s ATEC, but other online resources (e.g. FEMA’s map store and the US Fish & Wildlife Service IPaC (Information, Planning, and Conservation System).

Course Objectives:

• Tribal staff will be able to use on line environmental data systems to produce documentation that will then be uploaded into new HUD HEROS system;
• Participants will become familiar with EPA”s NEPAssist and its abilities to illustrate and documents environmental review criteria;
• Participants will become familiar with USDOI – Fish & Wildlife Services’ IPaC (Information, Planning, and Conservation) System and its abilities to illustrate and documents endangered species review criteria;
• Participants will become familiar with USDA NRCS’s soil maps and its abilities to illustrate and document Prime Farmland review criteria.

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Start: February 11, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 11, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online