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Webinar 1: Research and Development
Webinar 2: Narrative, Budget, and Methodology
Webinar 3: Finalizing a Grant Application and Submission Strategies

Grants
Jim Warne, Warrior Society Development, LLC
December 2-4, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Learn how to prepare, develop and manage grant writing for your Housing Department or Tribally Designated Housing Authority in this Three Part Webinar Series. This presentation will include an overview of the Request for Proposals and/or Quotation (RFP/RFQ) process, proper application preparation, development of the narrative/budget sections, and finalizing details for grant submission.

Objectives:
• Preparation: Learn how to get started on your grant or contract application.
• Time Management and Development: Determine how to maximize your time researching and developing the grant narrative and
budget.
• Review: We will discuss how to add the final elements to the grant and review your application to ensure it is ready for
submission.
• Submission: Learn how to finalize the grant application and submission.

Start: December 2, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 4, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Tribal Government
Violet Nikolici Lowrey, A+ Professional Resumes
December 10, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:
Discover how you can become a leader in your community and how you can build effective communication in your community.

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
–Winston Churchill

Course Objectives:
• How do you become an effective Leader?
• How can you communicate effectively and authentically?
• Leaders take responsibility for their actions;
• Communication competency. Own your voice;
• Understand Emotional Intelligence. Using your feelings as a guide;
• Effective Communication Etiquette;
• Effective Verbal and Non-verbal Communication;
• Applying the Wheel of Life Method.

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

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Financial Management
Chris Smith, Awesome Financial Future
December 15-19, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Day 1 – The Core Concepts – December 15, 2014

Course Description:
Money Skills for Housing Participants Life is a five-part webinar series design for your housing tenants. 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

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

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 – Long-Term Investing – December 18, 2014

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

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;

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