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Title: Your Home: Protecting Your Investment
Focus Area: Housing Strategies
Instructor: Marie Dufour Bonville
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Sometimes we are so excited about the purchase of the home, we forget how important it is to protect your investment. In this course we will discuss how to organize the primary documents and create a home inventory. We will also review how to maintain a budget for your home, and explore the appropriate insurance coverage.

Course Objectives:
• Learn how to protect and document contents of your home;
• Develop a home budget that incorporates the cost of owning a home;
• Understand the necessity of routine maintenance and repair.

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Start: April 22, 2014 2:00 pm
End: April 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

The Native Learning Center Team will be exhibiting at the Gathering of Nations PowWow make to visit our booth to gather information on Tuition FREE Training

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Start: April 24, 2014 8:00 am
End: April 26, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Title: Home Budgeting
Focus Area: Financial Wellness
Instructor: Melissa Zepp
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
For many people, buying a home will be the largest purchase of his/her life. As a future or current homeowner, it is essential that one protect this important asset by making sure financial obligations can be met. This course will guide participants through steps that can be taken to pay for and maintain a home.

Course Objectives:
• Identify how much “home” you can afford;
• Develop a spending plan to meet housing costs;
• Evaluate your current income and strategies for increasing the amount of money available for a home budget.

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Start: April 24, 2014 2:00 pm
End: April 24, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center, Warrior Society Development, and Seminole Media Productions/NDN-Native Driven Network are pleased to announce the 7th Generation Project. Presented by Jim Warne, this interactive presentation will discuss the importance of Native sovereignty, language, and cultural preservation and its overall significance to the 7th generation, the youth of today, to help them envision the role they play to create a strong, sustainable community. Creating a community foundation on cultural values needs a strong circle of elders and relatives to mentor youth and protect future Tribal communities. Join us as we discuss and build upon the foundation of culture to include storytelling and talking circles.

The 7th Generation Project discussion begins April 29 through May 1, 2014 on the Hollywood, Big Cypress, and Brighton Reservations.

Who Should Attend:
In order to create a solid foundation of interaction and dialogue, the attendance of Tribal elders, parents, youth, community leaders, advisors, and mentors is vital to the success of the 7th Generation Project.

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

Times & Locations:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm EST

Hollywood Tribal | Headquarters Auditorium
6300 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33024

Meals & Refreshments will be served from: 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST

Frank Billie Field Office | 1st Floor Conference Room
3100 Josie Billie Highway
Big Cypress, FL 33440

Meals & Refreshments will be served from: 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm EST

Brighton Tribal | Office Auditorium
500 Harney Pond Road
Brighton, FL 34974

Meals & Refreshments will be served from: 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST

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Start: April 29, 2014 8:00 am
End: May 1, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Title: Planning for Development
Focus Area: Financial Wellness
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Planning for development requires goals that are attainable and measurable along with careful identification of strengths and weaknesses. This course will help you create a strategic plan for land use and zoning that includes your Tribal members and keeps them informed along the way.

Course Objectives:
• Identifying strengths and weaknesses;
• Planning for land use;
• Communicating with Tribal members;
• Arranging for zoning;
• Setting attainable goals.

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Start: April 30, 2014 2:00 pm
End: April 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Title: Introduction to Tribal Elections
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: May 6, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Tribal elections are vital to the forward progress of Tribal communities. Although some can be controversial for a variety of reasons, they don’t have to be, if Tribal communities and staff make every effort to conduct transparent and fair elections. This course will review the Tribal election process to include a discussion on essential personnel and their responsibilities, how to update voter registration rolls, and common challenges to the election process.

Course Objectives:
• Discuss the election process;
• Prepare for accurate voter registration;
• Review the supervision of Candidate activities;
• Learn the best practices to certifying of results.

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

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Title: Distance Customer Service
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Melissa Zepp
Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and this being the Information Age, that first impression is often through the phone or computer. This course teaches you best practices for delivering the best possible customer service using the phone, email, chat, and social media.

Course Objectives:
• Using the phone effectively, including answering the phone, transferring calls, and the voicemail greeting;
• Using email proficiently, including spell checking, proper grammar, and answering promptly;
• Using chat politely, including respecting the other person’s time, using your name when starting a chat session, and using standard English;
• Using social media positively, including keeping your pictures and language non-controversial, keeping references to your employers positive, and remembering that everything you place in social media is always public.

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Start: May 8, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 8, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Title: Conducting a Needs Assessment
Focus Area: Financial Wellness
Instructor: Diana Dickinson
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
One of the first tasks of conducting a needs assessment is to identify what you want to learn about your community. Needs assessments are an essential part of the planning processes and can often be used for the improvement of a variety of community programming. This course will highlight the needs assessment process and identify the different approaches to assessment, delivery, and data analysis.

Course Objectives:
• Identify the purpose and components of a needs assessment;
• Compare and contrast the different ways in which to conduct a needs assessment;
• Detail the several ways to conduct a needs assessment with a variety of survey instruments and delivery methods.

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

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Title: Meeting and Event Planning 101
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Georgette Palmer Smith
Date: May 20, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Don’t Panic! You’ve been selected/volunteered/tricked into planning an event. Now What? Breathe…Every meeting or event can be successful when you plan carefully, do the right things at the right time, and develop a reliable team to support you. In this course we will review the tools and knowledge to plan, develop, and execute a successful meeting or event.

Course Objectives:
• Review the essential elements of a meeting;
• Discuss event budgeting;
• Learn how to determine meeting space or site selection;
• Explain request for proposals & contracts;
• Understand meeting/event logistics;
• Using and evaluating event marketing.

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

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Title: Introduction to Tribal Enrollment
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: May 22, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

Course Description:
Tribal enrollment requirements preserve the unique character, traditions, and bloodline of each Tribe. Tribes
establish membership criteria based on shared customs, traditions, language and degree of Indian blood. It is very important that Tribal council, administration, and enrollment staff understand the relevance of base rolls and Tribal responsibility for membership, especially the importance of written documentation.

Course Objectives:
• Review the importance of the Constitution and Enrollment Statutes;
• Discuss the relevance of Base rolls;
• Examine the Enrollment Process.

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Start: May 22, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online