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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 rates are subject to availability. Contact Radisson reservations at (800) 333-333 or (920) 494-7300 for more information.

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

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Money Skills for Life: Financial Stability in 2015 | Webinar Series
Instructor: Chris Smith, Awesome Financial Future

Day 1 – The Core Concepts
December 15, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Money Skills for Life is a five part webinar series. Although each of the webinars can stand on its own, many of the most powerful concepts are built upon one another – like the layers of a pyramid. So, to get the maximum benefit, it is recommended that you attend all five webinars in the series.

In this first webinar, we start with the most important, fundamental concepts first. These are the “critical few” ideas that everything else in personal finance is based on; the better you understand these right from the start, the easier it will be to learn everything else that follows. Most people expect that learning about money management involve lots of financial formulas and fancy math. But the truth is that wisely managing your money is 90% mental, and only 10% math – and you won’t need any math beyond basic arithmetic. In this webinar, we’ll explore the most important of these “mental” aspects. You won’t need to bring a calculator to this one, just an open mind!

Course Objectives:
• Case Study: The story of Mary Muckleshoot;
• The right financial mindset;
• Common myths and misconceptions;
• What is personal finance about, and why is it so important? (Hint: It’s not about the money!)
• Measuring your financial condition – Lessons from “the Net Worth Bathtub.”
• The spending vs. savings “speedometer.”
• Lifestyle – looks can be deceiving!
• Compound interest – the most powerful force in finance;
• Right brain vs. left brain;
• The good news and the bad news about willpower;
• Wisely dealing with financial windfalls.

Day 2 – Building a Strong Financial Foundation
December 16, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

You want your financial future to be built on a rock solid foundation – and that’s what this webinar is all about. There are certain financial processes and activities that you deal with very frequently – every year, every month, maybe even every day. These are “building blocks” of your financial foundation, and it’s important that they’re set up wisely right from the start. Examples include everything from where to set up your bank accounts, to how to manage everyday spending decisions with an effective budgeting process, to wisely building a strong credit score. In this fast paced webinar, we’ll cover key fundamentals you’ll need to know to put your financial future on a strong foundation.

Course Objectives:

• Bank accounts – where and what kind?
• Your emergency fund;
• Credit cards – “always use a credit card, never use credit”
• Wisely building your credit score;
• Golden rule #1: Pay Yourself First;
• Golden rule #2: Your Magic Number;
• Budgeting – Understanding streams vs. pops;
• Budgeting – The four part cycle;
• Budgeting – Tools available to you;
• Budgeting – Tops tips for long-term success.

Day 3 – Big Ticket Items – Cars and Houses
December 17, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

Even if you’re doing everything else right with your money, a misstep on a big ticket item can set you back a long way. Cars and houses are life’s biggest purchases, so it’s essential to get them financially right. But most people don’t get them right – or not nearly as right as they could have – simply because nobody has ever taught them the most important financial principles. Attending this webinar will give you the knowledge, and the confidence you need to pursue these “big ticket” purchases wisely.

Course Objectives:
• Why purchasing an asset is different from other spending;
• “Net Price” – the key concept when buying a car or house;
• The concept of distinguishing “resale winners” from “resale losers.”
• The most common mistakes on big ticket items – and how to avoid them;
• The smart way to buy a vehicle;
• The perfect vehicle loan;
• Housing – rent or buy?
• Buying a house – the most important fundamentals;
• How mortgages work;
• Buying a house – Understanding tribal programs.

Day 4 – Money Skills for Life Series: Long-Term Investing
December 18, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Long-term investing is the powerful and essential tool that will allow you to achieve true financial freedom. But it’s not about making high-risk trades, following the financial media 24/7, or trying to “outsmart the market.” Instead, it’s about taking a wise, safe, and well-established strategy, and consistently following it month after month, and year after year. The strategy we’ll cover provides you with the best protection against market risk, inflation, fees and commissions, and income taxes. In this webinar, you’ll discover that successful long-term investing is a lot simpler to understand – and to do – than you probably ever dreamed.

Course Objectives:

• Long vs. short term investing – two entirely different things;
• Goal of long term investing;
• Stocks vs. bonds vs. other investment alternatives;
• Is the stock market safe for long term investing?
• Tax advantaged accounts – 401(k)s and IRAs;
• Roth (after-tax) vs. Traditional (pre-tax) accounts;
• Target date funds;
• Case study – Tribal employee’s 401(k) decisions;
• Getting help from a financial professional – do’s and don’ts.

Day 5 – The Three-Phase Path to a Bright Financial Future
December 19, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
The previous webinars have shown you a great deal about what to do and how to do it. But as important as this knowledge is, there’s still one thing missing: it’s important to do the right things at the right time, and in the right order! And the right time and right order depend on what your current situation is. In this webinar, we break your financial life into three distinct phases – with simple, specific and understandable goals for each phase. It’s like getting a personal roadmap to your own strong financial future, along with a “you are here” arrow. With this roadmap, you’ll be on your way to financial freedom!

Course Objectives:

• A quick but comprehensive reminder of the key points we’ve already covered;
• The red phase – the two requirements to get out!
• The yellow phase – fast or slow, the choice is yours;
• The green phase – true financial freedom;
• A visit to your future self;
• Resources available to keep learning;
• Share the knowledge!

Start: December 15, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 19, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online