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Nicole R. Bowman-Farrell (Munsee-Mohican)
Owner, Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC
Ph.D. Candidate, University of WI-Madison

Educational Attainment:

  • 2015: Ph.D., Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1996: M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
  • 1993: B.A., Early Childhood & Elementary Education, St. Norbert College, DePere, WI

Present Responsibilities:

  • 2001-present: President/Owner, Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC: Business and Educational Consulting Service.       Professional services include: Research, development, technical assistance, and evaluation for educational and business organizations. Clientele includes local, tribal, state, and national organizations from the public and private sector. For more complete information and to view our current projects see: www.bpcwi.com

Significant Projects Include:

  • Co-PI for the Tribal Food & Nutrition Service Congressional Study, U.S. Food and Nutrition Services Programs, with 566 Tribal Governments & IMPAQ International funded by the US Department of Agriculture (Aug 2014-present )
  • Culturally Responsive, Indigenous, and Multi-Jurisdictional Evaluation Training and Technical Assistance Provider (in person and online) to the national Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment and the American Evaluation Association (2013 – present)
  • Policy & Content Technical Assistance Expert, K-12 & Indian Education, Midwest Comprehensive Center with the American Institutes for Research and State Departments of Education in IA, IL, MN, & WI, funded by the US Department of Education (October 2012-present)
  • External Evaluator for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, Systems of Care Grant Project, to evaluate multijurisdictional programming between state and tribes in Montana, funded by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2012-2014)
  • External Evaluator for the POSOH Sustainability & Culturally Based Science Education Curricular & Professional Development Project, University of Wisconsin Madison – College of Agricultural and Life Sciences – College of Menominee Nation – Sustainable Development Institute funded by the US Department of Agriculture (January 2011-present)

Professional Certifications/Credentials:

  • 8A Certified Federal Firm (Minority and Disadvantaged), Small Business Administration
  • Certified Business Service Provider, Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Network
  • Certified Federal Evaluator, What Works Clearinghouse of Evaluators, Institute of Educational Sciences
  • Certified Limited Liability Corporation, WI Department of Administration
  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise, WI Department of Administration
  • Certified Minority Firm, Dane County, Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, and City of Madison
  • Certified No Child Left Behind Service Provider, WI Dept. of Public Instruction
  • Certified Reading First National Service Provider, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Certified State Minority Firm, WI Department of Commerce
  • Certified Tribal Vendor for Indian Preference Program, Yurok Tribe, Ho-Chunk Tribe, and numerous other U.S. tribes
  • Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise, WI Department of Administration
  • IRB Human Subjects Certified (CITI-UW-Madison)
  • Working Effectively with Tribal Governments Certificate (Tribal Go Learn Portal)

Specialized Training:

  • Using Census Data to your Advantage, Eastern Region Training and Technical Assistance Center (Dec 2014)
  • Getting Started: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators, American Evaluation Association (Jul 2014)
  • Small Business Webinar: Market Research, U.S. Administration for Native Americans Department (Jul 2014)
  • Evaluating in Virtual Contexts, American Evaluation Association, (Jun 2014)
  • Logic Models Made Easy: Using the Education Logic Model Application in Program Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Regional Education Laboratory – Mid Continent Research and Evaluation Laboratory (Jun 2014)
  • Co-Creating a Strategic Roadmap for Collaborative and Effective Evaluation to Improve Child Welfare Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child’s Bureau (Feb 2014)
  • Social Entrepreneurship Training, First Nations OWEESTA (Feb 2014)
  • Research and Philanthropy in Indian Country, Native Americans in Philanthropy (Jan 2014)
  • National ATODA Prevention Strategies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Feb 2013)
  • Surveys of Enacted Curriculum Online Instruments, Data Viewers, and Analysis Training; University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin Center for Education Research (ongoing 2012-2015)
  • Survey of Concerned Questionnaire Online Instruments, Data Viewers, and Analysis Training; SEDL (2012-2014)

Current Professional Committees, Boards, & Memberships:

  • Appointed Member, American Evaluation Association, Presidential Environmental Audit Work Group (Feb 2015-present)
  • Chair, American Evaluation Association, Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation Topical Interest Group (Jan 2015-present)
  • Social Media Committee, Wisconsin Women’s Council (Dec 2014-present)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association, Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group-Strategic Planning Work Group (Oct 2014-present)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association, Chicago, IL 2015 Local Planning Conference Work Group (Oct 2014-present)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association, Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Communication Work Group (Oct 2014-present)
  • Member, Small Business Development Center Board of Wisconsin (Apr 2013-present)
  • Appointed Member, National Education Diabetes Program Evaluation Task Force (2010-present)
  • Member, Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce (2009-present)
  • Member, Gedakina Advisory Board (Feb 2008-present)
  • Registered Consultant, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Lab College of Consultants (Jan 2008-present)
  • Founding Member, Menominee Chamber of Commerce (2007-present)
  • Appointee, Governor’s WI Women’s Council, State of WI (Jan 2005-present)
  • Board Member, Presidential Advisory Committee, Northeast WI Technical College (Aug 2004-present)

Past Professional Committees, Boards, & Memberships:

  • Co-Founder and Vice President, American Evaluation Association Board-Milwaukee Affiliate (2012-2014)
  • Member, American Evaluation Association’s Presidential Task Force for 2012 Conference Planning (Dec 2011-Oct 2012)
  • Member, WI Department of Transportation 41 Project Advisory Committee (Dec 2008-Jan 2012)
  • Peer Reviewer, American Indian Alaska Native Crime and Justice Research and Criminal Justice Technology Assessment Project (Feb 2008-Feb 2009)
  • Agenda Sub-Committee Member, Wisconsin Indian Business Conference (July 2007-Jan 2012)
  • Member, Editorial Board Member, New Directions in Evaluation (Nov 2006-Jan 2013)
  • Secretary, American Evaluation Association’s Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation Special Interest Group (Nov 2006-Nov 2009)
  • Leadership Recruitment Task Force, American Evaluation Association’s Nominations and Elections Committee (Sept 2006-Mar 2008)
  • Art/Media Reviewer, Indian Summer Festival (July 2006-July 2008)
  • Journal Review Board Member, American Journal of Evaluation (June 2006-2012)
  • Member, Title VII Indian Advisory Group, Green Bay Public Schools (Jan 2006-Dec 2008)
  • Technical/Scientific Reviewer, WI Advisory Board, Institute of Women’s Policy Research (Oct 2005-Dec 2007)
  • Leadership Advisory Board, East-West University, Keshena, WI (Sept 2005-Dec 2007)
  • Journal Review Board Member, Editorial Board, Journal of American Indian Education (June 2005-2011)
  • Book Reviewer, Center for Indigenous Nations Studies, University of Kansas (July 2005-Dec 2009)
  • Project Advisor, Center for Indigenous Nations Studies, University of Kansas (May 2005-Dec 2009)
  • Project Advisor, Menominee Language and Culture Commission, Menominee Indian Tribe of WI (Jan 2005-Sept 2008)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Multidisciplinary Evaluation (Nov 2004-2013)
  • Chair, Quality Assurance, WI Interagency Collaborative Council (Aug 2004-Oct 2008)
  • Appointee, Governor’s Interagency Collaborative Council, State of WI (May 2004-Dec 2009)
  • Secretary, American Educational Research Association, Indigenous People of the Americas (Apr 2003-Apr 2006) and (Apr 2007-Apr 2008)
  • Member, Lt. Gov’s Educational Achievement Task Force, State of WI (Dec 2003-Dec 2004)
  • Advisor, WI Minority Business Opportunity Council, U.S. Department of Commerce (Nov 2003-Dec 2004)
  • Advisory Committee Member, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (Oct 2003-Sept 2007)
  • Board Member and Chair, Indigenous Education Committee, WI American Indian Chamber of Commerce (May 2003-May 2006)

Selected Publications & Presentations:

  • Publication, Bowman, N. R., Dodge Francis, C., & Tyndall, M. Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Cultural & Contextual Framework for Indian Country. Information Age Publishing. (2015)
  • Presentation, Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: A Cultural & Contextual Framework to Use in Indian Country, American Evaluation Association Conference (Oct 2014)
  • Presentation, Doing Business With Tribal Government & Other Tribal Enterprises, Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development (Sept 2014)
  • Presentation, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference (Sept 2014)
  • Presentation, Responsive Indigenous Evaluation – A Cultural & Contextual Framework for Indian Country, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Conference (Sept 2014)
  • Presentation: Promising Pathways for Entrepreneurs: Selling to Tribal Entities & Finding Corporate Funding, Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. Small Business Association Training (July 2014)
  • National Report, American Indian Education Policy Scan: PK-12 Education Policies Impacting American Indian Students in Wisconsin, American Institutes for Research (Jan 2014)
  • Report, WI Indian Country Demand Study for Business Development & Technical Assistance Services, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of WI: First American Capital Corporation (Jan 2014)
  • Presentation, Connect! Local Information for Starting and Growing Business, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Fall 2013)
  • Presentation, Start Right the First Time: A Business Start-up Workshop, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Fall 2013)
  • National Report, American Indian Education in Minnesota: Analytic Review of Key State and National Documents, American Institutes for Research (June 2013)
  • Webinar, Developing a Project Concept & Pre-Proposal Preparation Strategies, American Evaluation Association (June 2013)
  • National Report, Career and Technical Education Teacher Licensure Requirements: 50 States and the District of Columbia, American Institutes for Research (June 2013)
  • Webinar, Understanding Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as a Foundation to Developing a Funding Strategy, American Evaluation Association (Jan 2013)
  • Presentation, Grant Researching & Proposal Writing in Indian Country Workshop, Seminole Tribe of Florida Native Learning Center (Dec 2012)
  • Presentation, Utilizing Tribal Certifications & Strategies to Leverage NEW Business Opportunities, Menominee Casino & Convention Center (Oct 2011)
  • Presentation, Valuing Indigenous Rights: Implications of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Evaluation, American Evaluation Association (Fall 2011)
  • Presentation, Grant Writing Certificate Series, Shawano Community Education (2011-2014)
  • Presentation, Certifications, Proven Strategies, & Resources for Tribal Businesses, Economic Development Summit at College of Menominee Nation (June 2010)
  • Presentation, Strategies, Policy, and Resource Development to Maximize Indian Economic Development, Economic Development Summit at College of Menominee Nation (June 2010)
  • Keynote, Using Traditional Teachings in Contemporary Business Practices, Economic Development Summit at College of Menominee Nation (June 2010)
  • Presentation, After the Grant: Evaluation and Reporting, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Apr 2010)
  • Presentation, Grant Writing 101, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Prescription Drug Abuse: Trends, Evidence Based Solutions, and Resources, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Smart Business Strategies to Survive and Thrive in Any Economy, Menominee Business Center (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Taking the Mystery Out of Grant Writing and Winning, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Mar 2010)
  • Presentation, Keeping the Commitment to American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, National American Indian Conference (Oct 2009)
  • Presentation, Practical Educational Strategies for Implementing a Tribally based Curriculum, National American Indian Conference (Oct 2009)
  • Presentation, Prescription Drug Use in Tribal Communities: Trends, Evidence Based Solutions, and Resources, United South and East Tribes Annual Meeting (Oct 2009)
  • Presentation, Underage Drinking and Alcohol Use in Tribal Communities: Trends, Evidence Based Solutions, and Resources, United South and East Tribes Annual Meeting (Oct 2009)
  • Publication, Indigenous Leadership Practices at Tribal Colleges and Universities, Tribal College Journal (Summer 2009)
  • Presentation, Empowering Evaluation Strategies for Creating Opportunities of Shared Responsibility for Student Achievement in Diverse Contexts, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2009)
  • Presentation, Professionals of Color Leadership Panel, Northeast Wisconsin High School Diversity Conference (Mar 2009)
  • Presentation, Taking the Mystery Out of Grant Writing, National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter Conference (Mar 2009)
  • Testimony, Violence Against Women in Indian Country Researchers’ Workshop, Washington D.C. (Mar 2009)
  • Presentation, Promoting Native Entrepreneurship within Tribal Communities: Policies & Implementation-Entrepreneurship and Tribal Government Discussion, Wisconsin Indian Business Association Conference (Feb 2009)
  • Presentation and Discussant, Measuring Cultural Issues in Multiethnic Evaluation, American Evaluation Association (Nov 2008)
  • Presentation, The Role of the Leadership Recruitment Task Force to Foster Organizational Learning Within the American Evaluation Association, American Evaluation Association (Nov 2008)
  • Presentation, Using Traditional Knowledge to Promote Health and Reduce Diabetes in Indigenous Communities & Schools, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2008)
  • Presentation, Hocak Language I Assessment Survey Report, Ho-Chunk Nation of WI (Sept 2008)
  • Publication, Modeling Self-Sufficiency, Winds of Change Magazine (Spring 2008)
  • Presentation, Grant Writing Certificate Series, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (2008-2010)
  • Presentation, Intergovernmental Intersections: How Indian Government and the Power of Tribal Sovereignty is Impacting Educational Research, Policy and Practice, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2007)
  • Presentation, Indigenizing Evaluation: New Tools and Techniques Grounded in Time Honored Traditions, Native American Studies University of Oklahoma (May 2007)
  • Presentation, Mapping ‘Common Ground’ Through Interactive Dialogue: Fostering Cross-Cultural Research Collaborations Between Native Educational Research and Research in the Larger Field of Education, American Educational Research Association (Apr 2007)
  • Presentation, Preliminary Results and Discussion on the Minnesota Mapping Project, Native Philanthropy Institute & Emerging leaders Summit (Apr 2007)
  • Publication, Cultural Validity Creates Sovereignty and Self-Determination, Winds of Change Magazine (Spring 2007)
  • Presentation, Culture, Context and Evaluation with Real Impact, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee Winter 2007 training program (Mar 2007)
  • Presentation, Demystifying Accountability: Empowering Evaluation Strategies to Create Shared Responsibility for Student Achievement, Wisconsin Association of School Boards (Jan 2007)
  • Presentation, Indigenizing Evaluation: New Tools and Techniques Grounded in Time Honored Traditions,American Evaluation Association (Nov 2006)
  • Workshop Panelist, Basic Elements of Program Evaluation, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee Annual Conference (Oct 2006)
  • Presentation, Disproportionate Minority Contact: Native American Data Collection Project, WI Office of Justice Assistance Conference (Oct 2006)
  • Presentation, Tribal Sovereignty and Self-Determination through Evaluation, NCAI Mid-Year Session: Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum (June 2006)
  • Keynote, “All City Graduation” Event at Indian Community School, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee American Indian Student Services (May 2006)
  • Presentation, Indigenizing Education & Publishing Strategies for Educators, University of WI Milwaukee (Apr 2006)
  • Presentation, Philanthropy as a Tool for Sovereignty & Self-Determination, Native Philanthropy Institute Evaluation (Apr 2006)
  • Book Review, James W. Oberly, A Nation of Statesman: The Political Culture of the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohicans, 1815-1972 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005) in the Double Issue of Journal of Indigenous Nations Studies, vol 5, no. 2/vol 6, no. 1 (Fall 2005/Spring 2006)
  • Publication, Many Trails to Entrepreneurship, Winds of Change Magazine (Fall 2005)
  • Presentation, A Critical, Cultural, and Contextual Analysis of No Child Left Behind: What are the Impacts on Indian Country?, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2005)
  • Presentation, Government to Government Evaluation: Issues and Strategies for Conducting Evaluation with Tribal Governments, American Evaluation Association (Oct 2005)
  • Presentation, On the Inside: Building a Profile of Women Inmates in Wisconsin State Prisons, 20th Annual Women & Poverty Conference: Sharing Experiences…Building a Future (Oct 2005)
  • Presentation, Utilizing Program Evaluation to Build Local Assets in Indian Communities, American Evaluation Association (Oct 2005)
  • Report, Using Community Needs Assessments Within & Across Native American Contexts to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Collegiate Tribal Education Model, Nicolet Area Technical College (Sept 2005)
  • Commissioned Paper and Keynote, Federal Initiatives: No Child Left Behind and American Indian Early Childhood, National Center for Early Childhood, MS State University & U.S. Department of Education/HHS, Clinton National Library, Little Rock, AR (July 2005)
  • Congressional Testimony, No Child Left Behind, National Congress of the American Indians (June 2005)
  • Presentation, Case Studies of Evaluation in American Indian Contexts, American Educational Research Association Convention (Apr 2005)
  • Presentation, Empirical Evidence of WI’s Best Indian Programs, WI Indian Education Association (Apr 2005)
  • Keynote, Entrepreneurial “Injinuity”: Successful Business Principles for Native American Entrepreneurs, Wolf River Chamber of Commerce, Menominee Indian Nation (Feb 2005)
  • Presentation, Culturally Relevant Research & Evaluation: Leaving No Child Behind in Indian Country, National Indian Education Association (Oct 2004)
  • Keynote, Youth Entrepreneurship, Education, and Empowerment, College of Menominee Nation (Aug 2004)
  • Publication, Cultural Differences of Teaching & Learning: A Native American Perspective on Participating in Educational Systems & Organizations, American Indian Quarterly, Volume 27, Number 1 & 2 (Apr 2004)
  • Presentation, Effective Strategies for Meeting the Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in Indian Country, National Indian Education Association (Nov 2003)
  • Presentation, Ethnomathmatics: Culturally Relevant Research & Evaluation, American Indian Science & Engineering Society (Nov 2003)
  • Presentation, Funding Opportunities & Evaluation Considerations in Diverse Contexts, National Multi-Jurisdictional Conference for Law Enforcement and Community Leaders (Nov 2003)
  • Presentation, Research Findings of Native American Achievement in WI Educational Systems, WI Indian Education Association (Apr 2003)
  • Publication, “Leaving No Child Behind”: Examining the Need to Redefine K-12 Research Strategies, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (Spring 2003) & American Educational Research Association, Wholistic Newsletter (Winter 2003)
  • Presentation, The Impact of Cultural difference in Western Education Systems on Native American Communities and Learners, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Feb 2003) & WI Indian Educational Association’s Annual Conference (Apr 2003)
  • Publication, Native American Achievement in WI Public Schools: Much More Than Just Meeting the Requirements of No Child Left Behind, WI School News and Association of School Boards (Jan 2003)
  • Publication, Support or Fix? Conceptualizing and Implementing Effective Remediation Strategies, WI Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Fall 2001)

Professional & Academic Honors:

  • Elected International Co-Chair, Indigenous People in Evaluation, American Evaluation Association (Oct 2014-present)
  • Multi-Ethnic International Evaluation Work Group (Communications), American Evaluation Association (Oct 2014-present)
  • Independent Consulting International Evaluation Work Group (Strategic Planning), American Evaluation Association (Oct 2014-present)
  • Local International Conference Planning Committee, American Evaluation Association, 2015 International Conference (Oct 2014-Oct 2015)
  • State Awardee, WI Excellence in Small Minority Business, State Department of Administration—Governor’s Awardee (Sept 2014)
  • Presidential Planning Committee, American Evaluation Association, 2012 International Conference in Minneapolis, MN (Oct 2012-Oct 2013)
  • Recognized and published in the D.C. Everest Area Schools Oral History Program, Wisconsin Women: Celebrating Their Contributions (June 2011)
  • Arkansas Traveler Award, Governor’s Office, State of Arkansas (July 2005)
  • Technical Advisor for WI State/Tribal Relations Board, Intergovernmental Division (Jan 2005-2007)
  • National Rising Star Award, Women’s Business Network (Oct 2004)
  • National Contextually/Culturally Responsive Evaluation Institute Advisor, National Science Foundation & Howard University, Washington D.C., (June 2004)
  • National Emerging Business Leader (Top 50 in USA), U.S. Department of Commerce (Sept 2003)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year, U.S. Department of Commerce (Sept 2003)
  • National Evaluators Institute Scholarship, National Science Foundation (July 2003)
  • American Educational Research Association Mentor Internship for Culturally Relevant Research Strategies for Native Americans, Dr. Sharon Lewis, Council of Great City Schools (Apr 2003)
  • Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory (McRel) Research Internship for National Math/Native American Pilot Program working with Dr. Helen Apthorp (PI) funded by OERI and NSF (Feb 2003)
  • Ph.D. Fellow University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department (1998-2001)

Grant Reviewer Experience:

  • S. Department of Education
    • Office of English and Language Acquisition
    • Office of Postsecondary Education, Higher Education Programs, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
  • S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Coordinated Tribal Assistance
  • Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, Discovery Research K-12 Program
  • WI Department of Children and Families, Transitional Jobs Demonstration Project
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Office of Juvenile Justice Department
  • Office of Juvenile Justice Department Tribal Youth Field Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Programs
  • Department of Justice
  • Administration for Native Americans, National Technical Assistance Provider and Grant Reviewer

Other Professional Experience:

  • 2012-2013: Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program
  • 2009-2010: Tribal College workshop/podcast Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, WI
  • 2008-2010: Corporate/Collegiate Workshop Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, WI
  • 2005-2010: Online Course Instructor/Facilitator at Educational Options, Incorporated (VA)
  • 2002-2003: Academic Year: Adjunct Professor at the University of WI-Green Bay in the Humanistic Studies Department
  • 2000-2002: Adjunct Professor at Viterbo University in the Educational Outreach Department
  • 1999-2001: Administrator of the Professional Development Department in the WI regional education office (Cooperative Educational Service Agency #8) which provided professional development training, grant administration, and school improvement planning for 26 school districts in WI
  • 1996-1998: Administrator of the Multicultural Pre-College Program at the University of WI-Oshkosh
  • 1992-1996: Educator at Oneida Nation Tribal School and Little Chute Elementary School in WI

References:

  • Mr. Craig Anderson, Executive Director, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, 10809 W. Lincoln Avenue, Suite 102 West Allis, WI 53227, (414) 604-2044, craiga@aiccw.org
  • Dr. Anne Chamberlain, Senior Research Associate, IMPAQ International LLC, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 110 Columbia, MD 21044, (443) 259-5215, achamberlain@impaqint.com
  • Dr. Fiona Cram, Owner, Katoa, Ltd. PO Box 105611, Auckland City 1143, New Zealand, (011) 642-177-4690, fionac@katoa.net.nz
  • Dr. Lemyra Debruyn, Senior Research & Evaluation Associate, Center for Disease Control, 1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE       Suite 208 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, (505) 232-9906, ldd5@CDC.GOV
  • Dr. Carolee Dodge-Francis (Oneida), Executive Director, American Indian Research and Education Center, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453063 Las Vegas, NV 89154-3060, (702) 895-5586, carolee.dodgefrancis@unlv.edu
  • Dr. Steve Garasky, Vice President, IMPAQ International, 10420 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 310 Columbia, MD       21044, (443) 259-5142, sgarasky@impaqint.com
  • Dr. Stafford Hood, Dean/Associate Professor and Executive Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1310 S. 6th Street MC 708 Champaign, IL 61820,(217) 244-8286, slhood@illinois.edu
  • Dr. Rodney Hopson, Professor, Center for Education & Evaluation, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr. MS 6D2 Fairfax, VA 22030, (703) 993-4178, rhopson@gmu.edu
  • Dr. Stephen Maack, REAP Change Consultants, 2872 Nicada Drive Los Angeles, CA 90077, (310) 384-9717, consultant@reapchange.com
  • Dennis Puzz, Esq., Forest County Potawatomi Community, (414) 847-7750, Dennis.Puzz@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov
  • Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Ave Marquette MI 49855, (906) 227-1397, mreinhar@nmu.edu
  • Ms. Stephanie Iron Shooter, Director of Caring Schools, P.O. Box 202501 Helena, Montana 59620-2501, (406)530-4364, SIronShooter@mt.gov
  • Mrs. Bonney Hartley-Tsepak, (former) Director of Development & Programs (Urban/Indigenous Health), Seva Foundation, (518) 888-6641, bonney.hartley@gmail.com
  • Dr. Sarah Wraight, Director, Midwest Comprehensive Center, American Institutes for Research, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1231 Chicago, IL 60606, (312)-283-2311, swraight@air.org
  • Ms. Aina Vilumsons, Director of the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, 10437 Innovation Dr. Suite 320 Milwaukee, WI 53226, (414) 270-3600, AinaV@wispro.org

 

 

 

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What Can BPC Do for You?

Services BPC Can Provide for You:

  • Business and/or educational consulting services
  • Grant Evaluation
  • Leadership and staff training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical assistance to support school improvement efforts
  • Needs Assessments

Bridging Tribal and non-Tribal groups on policy, research, strategic planning, and evaluation topics
Assistance working with at risk and diverse communities

Certifications:

Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) WisDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
8A Certified

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Product Service Codes (PSC) and the Federal Supply Codes (FSC): (http://www.sider.com/fsc.htm)

AB11 – Crime Prevention and Control (Basic Research)
AB12 – Crime Prevention and Control (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AB31 – Rural Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB36 – Rural Services and Development (Management/Support of R&D)
AB41 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB91 – Urban Services and Development (Basic Research)
AB92 – Urban Services and Development (Applied Research/Exploratory
Development)
AE21 – Product or Service Improvement (Basic Research)
AE91 – Economic Growth-Productivity (Basic Research)
AE92 – Economic Growth-Productivity (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AF10 – Educational (Unclassified)
AF11 – R&D – Education: Educational (Basic Research)
AF12 – R&D – Education: Educational (Applied Research/Exploratory Development)
AF13 – R&D – Education: Educational (Advanced Development)
AF14 – R&D – Education: Educational (Engineering Development)
AF15 – R&D – Education: Educational (Operational Systems Development)
AF16 – R&D – Education: Educational (Management/Support)
AF17 – R&D – Education: Educational (Commercialized)
B542 – Educational
G010 – Dir Aid Tribal Government-Di (PL 93-638)
R405 – Operations Research
R407 – Program Evaluation
R408 – Program Management Support
R410 – Program Review Development
R422 – Phone and Field Interview
R702 – Data Collection
U001 – Training Services – Lectures for Training
U002 – Training Services – Personnel Testing
U004 – Training Services – Scientific and Management Education
U006 – Training Services – Vocational – Technical Training
U008 – Training Services – Training/Curriculum Development
U010 – Training Services – Certifications and Accreditations
U099 – Training Services – Other Educational and Training Service

DOT Commodity Codes: (http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/business/purchase/vendoreg.htm)

906 64 – Planning, Urban (community, regional, area wide, and state)
924 10 – Training Services
948 21 – Consulting Services
952 60 – Job Search Workshop
952 90 – Training and Instruction (for clients, not staff)
961 32 – Environmental Impact Studies
961 34 – Feasibility Studies (all kinds)
956 70 – Research Services
961 03 – Analytical Studies and Survey Service

National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Codes:

91800 – Consulting Services
91803 – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Consulting Services
91832 – Consulting Services (not otherwise classified)
91890 – Strategic Technology Planning and Consulting Services
92405 – Advisory Services, Educational
92416 – Course Development Services, Instructional/Training
92419 – Educational Research Services
92435 – In-Service Training (For Employees)
92460 – Not-For- Credit Classes, Seminars, Workshops, etc.
92464 – Partnering Workshop Facilitation Services 95277 – Research and Evaluation, Human Services 96129 – Economic Impact Studies
92132 – Environmental Impact Studies
96160 – Public Opinion Surveys

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes:

541611 – Administrative, Business and General Management Consulting Services
Business Start-Up Consulting Services Reorganizational Consulting Services Strategic Planning Consulting Services
541612 – Human Resources Consulting Services
Employee Assessment Consulting Services
541613 – Marketing Consulting Services
541618 – Other Management Consulting Services
541720 – Behavioral Research and Development Services

  • Business Research and Development Services
  • Cognitive Research and Development Services
  • Demographic Research and Development Services
  • Economic Research and Development Services
  • Humanities Research and Development Services
  • Learning Disabilities Research and Development Services
  • Psychology Research and Development Services
  • Social Science Research and Development Services
  • Sociological Research and Development Services
  • Sociology Research and Development Services

611110 – Elementary and Secondary Schools
611430 – Professional and Management Development Training
611710 – Educational Support Services

BOWMAN PERFORMANCE CONSULTING: Summary Capabilities Statement

WHO WE ARE:
Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research & evaluation company.
Located in Shawano, WI BPC (www.bpcwi.com) provides services to a national clientele from the public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors. BPC gathers measurable and meaningful data from clients and their stakeholders/customers so that individuals, programs, and organizations can use the data, improve performance, and build capacity from our value-added services in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term. BPC services fall under four main categories: research, development, implementation, and evaluation.
At BPC we envision a better world that serves the needs of all people in a culturally sensitive, appropriate, and academically rigorous way. When people are given the skills they need and have access to relevant information they remember and understand they are engaged and empowered through the services, processes, and deliverables that BPC facilitates with them. At BPC we help people, organizations, and systems build capacity with the goal of helping them to become self-sufficient.
Examples of services: feasibility studies, needs assessments, focus groups, surveying, No Child Left Behind support and compliance, program development, organizational improvement design, developing cultural/contextual relevance for programs and training, data analysis, program monitoring, organizational accreditation/certification, curriculum development for individualized materials and/or training, leadership training, customer service training, communication training, strategic planning, literature reviews, qualitative/quantitative (mixed method) research studies, and program, organizational, and systems evaluation.

WHAT WE SELL:

BPC services fall under four main categories: research, development, implementation, and evaluation.
1. Research services involves studies to document baseline information; test ideas, programs, or theories; and/or to find innovative solutions to problems. Examples: feasibility studies, policy studies, workforce studies, literature reviews, customer service studies, or market studies/analysis.
2. Development services include creation of new policies, programs, organizational, or systemic processes that support long-range efforts by the organization. Examples: professional development for staff; board or leadership training; policy and handbook development; creation of a strategic plan; or development of funding proposals.
3. Implementation services are better known as technical assistance and these services help the client to fully develop ideas, programming, or organizational structures. Examples include: implementation support for new grants or programs; monitoring and providing feedback on new policy/procedural implementation; working on certifications/accreditations; or providing support for implementation of a new strategic plan or workforce practice learned through trainings.
4. Evaluation services help the client understand the short and long-term impacts by developing common performance metrics and indicators so changes in the human, program, organizational, or systems are documented. Data is generated for intended changes to document baselines and so short-term impacts are noted and supports or hindrances for changes are known (process/implementation data). Trend data is gathered over a longer time frame to know the annual or longitudinal (multiple year) impacts of programs, policies, procedures, or other organizational/systemic strategies (outcome data). Examples include: needs assessments; external grant evaluations; setting up monitoring/performance systems; or data retreats using evaluation or research data generated by the client and/or BPC to make data-driven and strategic decisions about programming, workforce, or organizational initiatives.

WHO WE SELL TO:

BPC provides services to the public, private, non-profit, and Tribal sectors and our primary target markets are educational, academic, and Native American communities. We work in a “multi-jurisdictional” manner to support collaborative projects that enrich all who participate. Often these customers work together on joint projects but have lowered capacity, working knowledge, practical experiences, and/or sensitivity to the culture, context, or community needs that the projects are being implemented into. BPC serves to work “with” clients and not “on” them in order to build authentic partnerships and active participants in the project. Through grant funded projects (public and non-profit sources); government sponsored initiatives (Public and Tribal Governments); and private sector partnerships BPC provides services where these target markets all meet by building capacity, strengthening coalitions, and supporting effective and evidence or research based programming. BPC’s multijurisdictional projects and services have been carried out through projects in the disciplines of: health, education, human services, justice, economic development, transportation, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In summary, BPC’s value-added client services allow the greatest opportunity for success so positive changes can be institutionalized and sustained after the project ends.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY:

BPC generates revenue through services on a fee-per-client basis not contingency. Seeking long-term projects (3 to 5 years), BPC has had organizational stability since 2001 through multi-year grant evaluations, research projects, and technical assistance/development projects. Since 2001, annual organizational revenues have ranged from $350,000 to $800,000. BPC tracks how projects are garnered and over 80% are by repeat/word-of-mouth customers and/or due to minority/specialized certification procurement/contract award requirements. BPC is often hired as a subcontractor on large multi-million, multi-state, and/or multi-year government, non-profit, or educational projects. Beyond our strong educational training and solid work experience, BPC is also a state/nationally certified woman, minority, disadvantaged, scientific, and Native American firm. Consequently, strategic partnership building, professional services, on-or under budget deliverables, and marketing are important to BPC’s overall financial health. BPC’s collaborative partnerships and innovative marketing includes electronic, traditional, presentations, publications, and working pro bono with colleagues on task forces, committees, boards, and through presenting/publishing.

Nicole R. Bowman, Owner

Phone: 715-526-9240 Fax: 715-526-6028

Email: nicky@bpcwi.com www.bpcwi.com

Marty’s Resume

Martin Reinhardt, Ph.D.

Current Professional Activities:

Martin Reinhardt serves as an assistant professor of Native American Studies for Northern Michigan University, and as a co-owner and education division director for First Nations, LLC.


Educational Background:

Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.,

State College, PA 2004

Educational Leadership

American Indian Leadership Fellow

Central Michigan University, M.A.,

Mt. Pleasant, MI 1998

Sociology

King Chavez Parks Fellow

Lake Superior State University, B.S.,

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 1994

Sociology

Native American Studies – Minor

Archaeological Field School

Lansing Community College, AA,

Lansing, MI 1992

Liberal Arts

Native American Leadership Program


Experience: 

Northern Michigan University:

Assistant Professor, Native American Studies (2010-present)

Director, Center for Native American Studies (2001-2005)

Adjunct Instructor, Native American Studies (2001-2009)

First Nations, LLC (Formerly Reinhardt & Associates):

Co-Owner/Education Division Director (2006 – Present)

 

Mid-State Technical College:

Sociology Instructor (2009-2010)

University of Wisconsin Superior:

Distance Learning Advisor/Native Outreach Worker (2008-2009)

Colorado State University:

Research Associate IV, Interwest Equity Assistance Center (2006 – 2008)

AI-DADS Co-PI, Interwest Equity Assistance Center/Center for Applied Studies in American Ethnicity (2007-2008)

Adjunct Instructor, Teacher Education (2006-2008)

Educational Options, Inc.:

Vice President for Diversity and Research (2005)

National Indian School Board Association

External Support, Nah Tah Wahsh PSA/Hannahville Indian School (2001-2005)

Site Visit Team Member, St. Francis Indian School (2003)

Michigan Rural Systemic Initiative (A National Science Foundation Sponsored Project)

Regional Coordinator/Co-PI (2000-2003)

Lake Superior State University:

Program Coordinator, Seventh Generation Stewardship Program (2000) 

U.S., Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs, Michigan Agency & Lake Superior State University, Office of the Provost:

Intern (1999)

Central Michigan University:

Director of Native American Programs (1996 – 1998)

Ojibwe History & Traditions Workshop Director (1998)

Native American Concepts in Science and Technology Workshop Director (1998)

 

Recent Publications:

Reinhardt, Martin. (in process). “Spirit food: A multi-dimensional overview of the Decolonizing Diet Project”. Invited chapter for text called Indigenous Universalities and Peculiarities of Innovation.

Reinhardt, M. Perry Evenstad, J, and Faircloth, S. (2012). “She has Great Spirit: Insights into the relationships between American Indian fathers and daughters”. International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education. 25:7, 913-931.

Reinhardt, M. (2011). “Zaagidiwin (Love)”. In Voice on the Water: Great Lakes Native American Now (p. 212-214). Marquette, MI: Northern Michigan University.

Reinhardt, M, and Tippeconnic, J. (2010). “The Treaty Basis of American Indian Education”. Indigenous Policy Journal. Vol. XXI, No. 3.

Reinhardt, M. (2007). “Trust doctrine”. In D. L. Fixico (Ed.), Treaties with American Indians: An encyclopedia of rights, conflicts, and sovereignty. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Maday, Tracy and Reinhardt, Martin. (2005, 2006). Native American Studies. On-line courses available from Educational Options, Inc. http://www.edoptions.com or the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies http://www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans/.

Reinhardt, Martin and Maday, Tracy. (2006). Interdisciplinary Teacher’s Manual for American Indian Inclusion. Available from Educational Options, Inc. http://www.edoptions.com or the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies http://www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans/.

Expert Reader for: Schonberg, Marcia. (2003) Michigan Native Peoples. Chicago: Heinemann Library.

CITI IRB Refresher for Dani Ebert

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COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING INITIATIVE (CITI) BASIC/REFRESHER COURSE – HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH CURRICULUM COMPLETION REPORT

Printed on 05/08/2014
LEARNER Danielle Ebert (ID: 4145781)
PHONE 715-526-9240
EMAIL nrbowmanfarr@wisc.edu
INSTITUTION University of Wisconsin – Madison
EXPIRATION DATE 05/07/2017

UW SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL COURSE

COURSE/STAGE: Basic Course/1 PASSED ON: 05/08/2014
REFERENCE ID: 12947497

REQUIRED MODULES DATE COMPLETED SCORE
Investigator Responsibilities – EDSBS 05/08/14 3/4 (75%)
UW-Madison Human Subjects Research Infrastructure 05/08/14 No Quiz
History and Ethical Principles – SBE 05/08/14 4/5 (80%)
Defining Research with Human Subjects – SBE 05/08/14 5/5 (100%)
Assessing Risk – SBE 05/08/14 5/5 (100%)
Informed Consent – SBE 05/08/14 5/5 (100%)
Research With Protected Populations – Vulnerable Subjects: An Overview 05/08/14 4/4 (100%)
Research with Children – SBE 05/08/14 4/4 (100%)
Research in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools – SBE 05/08/14 4/4 (100%)
University of Wisconsin – Madison 05/08/14 No Quiz

For this Completion Report to be valid, the learner listed above must be affiliated with a CITI Program participating institution or be a paid Independent Learner. Falsified information and unauthorized use of the CITI Progam course site is unethical, and may be considered research misconduct by your institution.

Paul Braunschweiger Ph.D. Professor, University of Miami Director Office of Research Education CITI Program Course Coordinator

Making Logic Models More Systemic

Resources for non-linear logic models.

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Beverly A. Parsons – website

Beverly-A.-Parsons

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2014 ANA Panel Review Recruitment

ANA is currently in the process of organizing the 2014 Objective Panel Review.  Please visit the ANA Panel Review webpage ANA Panel Review webpage for more information and directions on how to apply to be an ANA reviewer.

You will be notified when ANA receives the form and if any additional information is required.  ANA plans to identify a pool of potential facilitators and reviewers selected by April 1, 2014.  If selected for the potential pool of panel participants, you will be required to participate in training in order to be assigned to a panel review session.

ANA plans to hold Panel Review during the last week of April through the month of May.  Listed below are thetentative dates and are subject to change.

Session 1: Native Languages: Esther Martinez Initiative (EMI) and Preservation and Maintenance (P&M), Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE)

Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 9, 2014

Session 2: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 23, 2014


The FY 2014 Administration for Children & Families (ACF) Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are now published. See a full list of the FOAs, including information on how to apply. The application period will close on April 15, 2014.

ANA’s FOAs are in the following areas:

  • Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance
  • Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Immersion
  • Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
  • Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)
  • Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE)

ANA project funding is available in short-term development of 12, 24, and 36 months. All ANA community projects must be completed by the end of the project period or supported by alternative funds. Pre-application trainings are taking place soon. Please go to your region’s website for training and technical assistance information about project and proposal development and project implementation at no cost to you.

FROM ACF


ACF Releases Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Web Page

As part of President Obama’s Early Education Plan, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support States and communities in expanding high-quality early learning to infants and toddlers through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. Through these partnerships, Early Head Start (EHS) grantees will partner with center-based and family child care providers who agree to meet EHS Program Performance Standards and to provide comprehensive, full-day, full-year, high-quality services to infants and toddlers from low-income families.

ACF has launched an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Web page. The launch includes the following resources:

Please continue to check back with this site regularly, as ACF will update this page with new resources as they are developed.

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Web page is now published:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ecd/early-head-start-child-care-partnerships


Revision of Agency Information Collection for Public Law 102-477

Attached is the corrected Federal Register Notice–Tribal Consultation meeting for Revision of Agency Information Collection for Reporting Systems for Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project.  The date of the consultation was corrected.

Copies of the draft forms can be viewed at:

http://www.indianaffairs.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/Consultation/index.htm

ACA Update


What you need to know about the Affordable Care Act Exemption

as an American Indian/Alaskan Native!

Under the Affordable Care Act, every individual needs to have health coverage or make a payment on their federal income tax return known as the “shared responsibility payment”.

However, American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and other people who are eligible for services through the Indian Health Service, tribal programs, or urban Indian programs (like the spouse or child of an eligible AI/AN) don’t have to pay the “shared responsibility payment”. This is called an exemption.

If you have health insurance through your employer or have health care through a government sponsored program such as Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, Veterans Affairs or TRICARE, there is nothing you need to do—you are covered.

How does the exemption work for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs)?

Members of federally recognized tribes may apply for an exemption through the Marketplace or handle it on their federal tax return for the 2014 year in when they file in 2015. A copy of the Marketplace form can be accessed athttp://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/tribal-exemption.pdf.

AI/ANs who aren’t members of federally recognized tribes, but who are eligible for services from the Indian Health Service, tribal programs, or urban Indian programs (known as I/T/Us), must apply for an exemption through theMarketplace. They’ll need to verify their AI/AN status or eligibility for services through an I/T/U.

Please note, you may use one application per tax household when you apply for the exemption.

What you will need to apply for exemption:

·         Documents showing tribal membership or eligibility for services from the Indian Health Service, a tribal health care provider, or an urban Indian health care provider (I/T/Us).

·      Social Security numbers (SSNs), if you have them.

·      Information about people in your tax household.

If you get this exemption:

·      You will receive an Exemption Certificate Number that you’ll put on your federal income tax return.

·      You can keep the Exemption Certificate Number for future years without submitting another application if your membership or eligibility for services from an Indian health care provider remains unchanged.

Where can you get help with the application?

·      Online at: HealthCare.gov

·      By phone: Call the Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596.

·      In person: There may be counselors in your area who can help. Visit HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596 for more information.

Being exempt from the “shared responsibility payment” doesn’t prevent you from enrolling in a Marketplace health plan, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These options are still available to you. You might qualify for certain protections under Medicaid or CHIP, or for lower costs on monthly premiums and no out-of-pocket costs on private insurance through the Marketplace. For more information on this, please visit http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/health-insurance-marketplace-what-it-means-for-american-indians-and-alaska-natives.pdf.

Events


Conferences Update

 

Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages
March 7-8, 2014 ♦ Los Angeles, CA

CAL is a proud sponsor of this conference focusing on heritage/community language studies as a multi-disciplinary field. Browse our list of presentations online. Learn more about the conference.


Tribal Energy Program Review

March 24-28

Denver, CO

Recognizing tribes’ increasing interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy, this annual Program Review is a gathering that enables tribes to meet and learn from other tribes that are pursuing energy sufficiency through efficiency and/or renewable energy projects, and to share in each other’s successes. This unique forum provides an excellent overview of the wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under way in Indian Country, and includes an overview of the Tribal Energy Program and a series of presentations by tribes exploring or deploying weatherization, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies across the nation. Attendees will also learn about our internship program and hear directly from young and inspiring Native American students. For more info., contacttribal@go.doe.gov.  Registration is FREE:   Register now.

Resources


One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage Festival Photo Gallery

In celebration of International Mother Language Day on February 21, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has posted a new “Festival Photo Gallery” showcasing the many cultural experts who so generously shared their language revitalization efforts and cultural traditions as part of the One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Visit the Festival Photo Galleries at http://www.festival.si.edu/2013/One_World_Many_Voices/galleries/asl.aspx and explore the many other resources featured on the One World, Many Voices website at http://www.festival.si.edu/2013/One_World_Many_Voices/index.aspx

The Smithsonian extends our sincere thanks to everyone who helped to make the One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage program possible through their invaluable support, advice, assistance, participation, and research.


Navajo Language Films by Melissa Henry

Trailer for Horse You See (2012) by 2014 NACF Film Fellow Melissa Henry (Navajo)

One of the innovative artists working to ensure future generations of children speak Dinétah, is Navajo filmmaker Melissa Henry (2014 NACF Film Fellow).

With the support of a 2014 NACF Film Fellowship, Henry will complete the third in a trilogy, by making the film “A History of Navajo Wool: As Told by Baa Baa.”


Center For Applied Linguistics

Featured Publications

 

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 5th Edition
The fifth edition of this bestselling book from Multilingual Matters provides a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education. In a compact and clear style, its 19 chapters cover all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group, and national levels. Learn more.
Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education
Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the guiding principles described in this CAL publication were developed to help dual language programs with planning and ongoing implementation. Learn more.

Update From the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
There have been a number of reports released recently with data and policy information relevant to tribal nations. These include:

Funding Opportunities

Three funding opportunities under HRSA’s Healthy Start Program have been reopened through Monday, March 31, 2014. For details and links to each Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), visit the Healthy Start technical assistance webpage at www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/healthystart/.

Pending available funds, grants will be for an initial period of nine months – from September 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015, with the possibility of annual continuations thereafter for up to four years.

From closely examining best practices over Healthy Start’s 22 year history, the program is being redesigned to further increase accountability, efficiency and expand services to ultimately improve health outcomes.

All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply. Organizations that applied for the previous Healthy Start funding opportunities that closed in January 2014 may also apply. In particular, we are looking for organizations that:

  • Serve eligible communities in need of Healthy Start services based on perinatal indicators;
  • Demonstrate a track record and capacity for successfully performing Healthy Start activities, as described in the FOA; and
  • Are poised to engage in Healthy Start activities upon the potential receipt of funds in September.

If your organization is interested in applying, please:

We hope to work with you to improve the health of mothers and children across the country.

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

Overview of Services to Academia

Company/Vendor Overview

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is an award winning professional and scientific consulting business that serves a diverse national clientele as a teaming partner working “with” clients not “on” them.  BPC holds multiple scientific and business credentials including small, disadvantaged, woman, and minority (Native American) owned.  The four primary service areas of BPC are:  research, evaluation, development, and technical training/assistance.  Since 2001 BPC has served on hundreds of projects as a teaming partner or contracted service agency.  The sectors BPC serves are public governments, program offices, and agencies (55%); tribal governments, program offices, and agencies (30%); and the non-profit sector (15%).  BPC has served projects related to:  education (PK-12 – collegiate), health, justice, human/social services, community development, diversity, social justice, Native American, school and workforce economic initiatives, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

 

SERVICE AREA

SAMPLE of SERVICES

1. Research Educational research studies, literature reviews, policy reviews, funding research, developing instruments (surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.), database development and analysis, and collecting data for research studies
2. Evaluation External evaluation of foundation, state, federal, or tribally funded grants or initiatives; educational policy and impact evaluations; creating performance indicators for educational programs or the workforce; documentation of evidence-based best practices; and creating or carrying out culturally/contextually responsive scientific evaluation designs and studies
3. Development/Training
Community coalition development, strategic planning, professional development, policy or systems development, grant proposal development, executive leadership or board trainings, conference planning, online training development, curriculum development, and parent/family/community trainings
4.Technical Assistance
Supporting a new project or grant implementation; conference support; providing technical guidance to regulatory, funding, or online reporting profile set up and use; creating and implementing performance based school or program improvement systems, and providing content area expertise on projects in need of culturally responsive evaluations or with Native American participants
Content Area Expertise
Providing culturally and contextually (rural, urban, tribal) responsive services in the four service areas noted above related to diversity (racial/ethnic, gender, orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) and in particular, Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities.

 

You may a complete listing of BPC services by going to www.bpcwi.com and selecting the “BPC Company Capabilities Statement & Commodity Codes”.  Additional client references, project work samples, and free resources may be accessed on BPC’s website too or are available upon request.  To keep in touch about the latest events and free resources please follow BPC via:

  • BPC Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/BowmanPerformanceConsulting (like us!)
  • BPC Twitter Account:  @NBPC1 (follow us!)
  • BPC LinkedIn Page:  Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape)
  • BPC You Tube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/bpcwi
  • Nicole R. Bowman, President/Founder
  • E-Mail:  info@bpcwi.com
  • Office Phone:  715-526-9240 Office Fax:  715-526-6028
  • Mailing Address:  271 River Pine Drive Shawano, WI 54166
  • Physical Address:  715 East Green Bay Street Shawano, WI 54166

 

 

Custom Training and Consulting Upon RequestBowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

BPC Business Overview

Company/Vendor Overview

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is an award winning professional and scientific consulting business that serves a diverse national clientele as a teaming partner working “with” clients not “on” them.  BPC holds multiple scientific and business credentials including small, disadvantaged, woman, and minority (Native American) owned.  The four primary service areas of BPC are:  research, evaluation, development, and technical training/assistance.  Since 2001 BPC has served on hundreds of projects as a teaming partner or contracted service agency.  The sectors BPC serves are public governments, program offices, and agencies (55%); tribal governments, program offices, and agencies (30%); and the non-profit sector (15%) in the areas of economic, business, and workforce development.

 

SERVICE AREA

SAMPLE of SERVICES

1. Research
Feasibility studies, market research, business literature reviews, funding research, developing instruments (surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.), database development and analysis, and designing/collecting data for research studies
2. Evaluation
External evaluation of economic or business development grants or initiatives; policy studies, creating performance indicators for programs or the workforce; and documentation of evidence-based best practices
3. Development/Training
Community coalition development, strategic planning, professional development, policy or systems development, grant proposal development, executive leadership or board trainings, and parent/family or community advocacy trainings
4. Technical Assistance
Supporting a new project or grant implementation; providing technical guidance to regulatory, funding, or online reporting profile set up and use; and assisting minority, women, veteran owned, etc. businesses to become certified at the municipal, state, federal, or tribal government level
Content Area Expertise
Providing culturally and contextually (rural, urban, tribal) responsive services in the four service areas noted above related to diversity (racial/ethnic, gender, orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) and in particular, Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities.

 

You may a complete listing of BPC services by going to www.bpcwi.com and selecting the “BPC Company Capabilities Statement & Commodity Codes”.  Additional client references, project work samples, and free resources may be accessed on BPC’s website too or are available upon request.  To keep in touch about the latest events and free resources please follow BPC via:

  • BPC Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/BowmanPerformanceConsulting (like us!)
  • BPC Twitter Account:  @NBPC1 (follow us!)
  • BPC LinkedIn Page:  Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape)
  • BPC You Tube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/bpcwi
  • Nicole R. Bowman, President/Founder
  • E-Mail:  info@bpcwi.com
  • Office Phone:  715-526-9240 Office Fax:  715-526-6028
  • Mailing Address:  271 River Pine Drive Shawano, WI 54166
  • Physical Address:  715 East Green Bay Street Shawano, WI 54166

 

 

Custom Training and Consulting Upon RequestBowman Performance Consulting

Bowman Performance Consulting  271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI  54166  ♦  Phone:  715-526-9240  ♦  Fax:  715-526-6028

Corporate Capabilities

CORPORATE CAPABILITIES STATEMENT

WHO WE ARE: 

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) began offering professional consulting, scientific research, and evaluation services in 2001.  BPC’s main office is located in Shawano with several regional offices throughout the state.  BPC provides culturally responsive and contextually applicable services to hundreds of national clientele across multijurisdictional contexts: public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC’s clients and projects also span many interdisciplinary areas:  health, human services, education, governance, economic development, and justice.

BPC develops projects, provides training/technical assistance, and designs studies that not only complete the scope of work on time and within budget, but engages clients in a meaningful way so the skills, capacities, and resources are increased as an intentional result of BPC working with you.  When we say that, “BPC works with you and not on you” we truly mean it!  Our job is not done unless the client is more equipped and empowered to do the job after BPC leaves the job site.  As a client of BPC you can expect to be authentically engaged, thinking critically, and making decisions based on measurable targets and data.

WHAT WE SELL:  BPC services fall under four main categories:   research, development, implementation, and evaluation:

  1. Research services involves studies to document baseline information; test ideas, programs, or theories; and/or to find innovative solutions to problems.  Examples:  feasibility studies, policy studies, workforce studies, literature reviews, customer service studies, or market studies/analysis.
  2. Development services include creation of new policies, programs, organizational, or systemic processes that support long-range efforts by the organization.  Examples:  professional development for staff; board or leadership training; policy and handbook development; creation of a strategic plan; or development of funding proposals. 
  3. Implementation services are better known as technical assistance and these services help the client to fully develop ideas, programming, or organizational structures.  Examples include:  implementation support for new grants or programs; monitoring and providing feedback on new policy/procedural implementation; working on certifications/accreditations; or providing support for implementation of a new strategic plan or workforce practice learned through trainings.
  4. Evaluation services help the client understand the short and long-term impacts by developing common performance metrics and indicators so changes in the human, program, organizational, or systems are documented.  Data is generated for intended changes to document baselines and so short-term impacts are noted and supports or hindrances for changes are known (process/implementation data).  Trend data is gathered over a longer time frame to know the annual or longitudinal (multiple year) impacts of programs, policies, procedures, or other organizational/systemic strategies (outcome data).  Examples include:  needs assessments; external grant evaluations; setting up monitoring/performance systems; or data retreats using evaluation or research data generated by the client and/or BPC to make data-driven and strategic decisions about programming, workforce, or organizational initiatives.

WHO WE SELL TO:  BPC provides culturally responsive and contextually applicable services to the public, private, non-profit, and Tribal sectors.  Our primary target markets are the educational, academic, economic development, health, and Native American communities.  We work in a “multi-jurisdictional” manner to support collaborative projects that enrich all who participate.  Often these customers work together on joint projects but have lowered capacity, working knowledge, practical experiences, and/or sensitivity to the culture, context, or community needs that the projects are being implemented into.  BPC serves to work “with” clients and not “on” them in order to build authentic partnerships and active participants in the project.  Through grant funded projects (public and non-profit sources); government sponsored initiatives (Public and Tribal Governments); and private sector partnerships BPC provides services where these target markets all meet by building capacity, strengthening coalitions, and supporting effective and evidence or research based programming.  Uniquely, BPC’s multijurisdictional projects and services have been carried out through projects in the disciplines of:  health, education, human services, justice, economic development, transportation, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). BPC’s value-added client services allow the greatest opportunity for success so positive changes can be institutionalized and targeted resources are leveraged and sustained after the project ends.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY:  BPC is an award winning and nationally credentialed professional service organization that generates revenue through services on a fee-per-client basis not contingency.  Seeking long-term projects (3 to 5 years), BPC has had organizational stability since 2001 through multi-year grant evaluations, research projects, and technical assistance/development projects to sustain, expand, and deepen our service offerings to a national clientele.  Since 2001, our annual organizational revenues have ranged from $450,000 to $900,000 that has been generated by 8-10 multi-year projects (on average).  BPC tracks how our projects are awarded and over 85% our awards come not by competitive bids but rather by repeat clients and/or through word-of-mouth based on our high quality, on time, within budget, and valued added services.  Yes, BPC is a vendor but we’ve grown to have a reputation of being a partner for collaborative and sustained improvement efforts.  BPC’s reputation has resulted in many state, national, and Tribal awards as well as appointments to boards, committees, and task force groups across the country.  Our high quality services, strong business operations, and consistent performance over the years have helped to secure certifications and credentials in the academic and business community.  Certifications include:  Woman-owned Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority-owned Business Enterprise, What Works Clearinghouse/U.S. Department of Education Scientific Evaluator, Culturally/Contextually Responsive and Trained Evaluator, Native American / TERO Certified Firm, and former 8a certified organization.  A full list of BPC’s certifications and credentials can be found at www.bpcwi.com.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR & PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT:  Because BPC is a small business, our efforts for strategic partnering, leveraging resources, and running a lean business is critical to our organizational success and financial health.  BPC is a social entrepreneurial organization that wants to leverage our resources (time, money, supplies, etc.) to contribute to the communities we work in and the causes near and dear to our hearts.  Therefore beyond traditional prime or sub-contracting, BPC contributes via pro bono work with colleagues and pattering organizations on task forces, committees, boards, and through presenting/publishing. Additionally BPC volunteers in and outside of the Shawano, WI community and provides sponsorship through events that are important to BPC’s mission.  Examples of BPC’s volunteerism and philanthropy include:  Domestic Abuse Food & Clothes Drives, Bras for the Cause (Breast Cancer Awareness), Melanoma Awareness Sponsorship, Memorial Bike Rides (Ovarian & Prostrate Cancer), Memorial Golf Tournaments, sponsoring local businesses/entrepreneurs in Chambers of Commerce or U.S. Small Business Administration training events, Coats/Food for Children Drives (for at-risk and low socio-economic children/families), and providing Native American, urban, and rural student scholarships for college, travel abroad, and/or work internship experiences.

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Bowman Performance Consulting 271 River Pine Drive, Shawano, WI 54166 ♦ Phone: 715-526-9240 ♦ Fax: 715-526-6028