Eastern Woodlands Training & Regional Meeting 2017

The Native Learning Center is pleased to announce the 2017 Eastern Woodlands Training & Regional Meeting and Speakers from HUD’s Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs in our training facility in Hollywood, FL. This two day interactive training to take place April 25 & 26th is designed to address Tribal Housing needs identified throughout the Eastern Woodlands region.

*View the complete agenda here!

Register by August 26th for the Upcoming Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition Training!

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First Nations Oweesta Corporation is pleased to announce their upcoming 5th Edition Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer, held in partnership with Native Learning Center and KeyBank Foundation on September 7-9, 2016 in Salamanca, New York. This training will offer a three-day, state-of-the-art instructor training and certification program to help Native CDFIs, tribes and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities.

They will be accepting registration applications to attend this training until August 26, 2016 or until filled. Early and quality applications will be prioritized, so please register early and fully complete the following registration application.


Register Now for February Webinars Presented by The Native Learning Center’s Kerretv Online!


Time Management Skills for Housing Professionals
Instructor: Patti Mitchell, Training Development Specialist for the Native Learning Center
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
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Meeting Planning 101
Instructor: Marie Dufour-Bonville, Director of Training & Technical Services
Date: February 17, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
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Presentation Skills for Housing Professionals
Instructor: Patti Mitchell, Training Development Specialist for the Native Learning Center for the Native Learning Center
Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
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Training Opportunity for Native American Veteran Entrepreneurs

nativelearningcenter-logoNew training offered by The Native Learning Center.

Native American Veteran Entrepreneurship

Instructor: Patti Mitchell, Training Development Specialist and Nathan Harris, Curriculum Design & Training Specialist for the Native Learning Center
Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
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This course will discuss the importance of Native American Veteran entrepreneurs. There are many programs available to veterans from government and non-profit agencies that are designed to help create small businesses. We will discuss these programs and look at franchising opportunities as well. Native American Veteran entrepreneurship is an important part of community development in Native communities.

Training Objectives:
• Discuss entrepreneurship opportunities for Native American Veterans;
• Review programs that are available to help open small businesses;
• Breakdown private a public organization designed to assist the Native American Veterans;
• Review the importance of entrepreneurship and community development.

Upcoming January Webinars

Creating a Social Media Strategy for your Housing Department in 5 Simple Steps
Instructor: Marie Dufour-Bonville, Director of Training & Technical Services and Christina Gonzalez, Marketing Coordinator for the Native Learning Center
Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
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Training Objectives:
• Research and listen — find out what people are already saying about your organization and learn what they want;
• How to define your social media goals — 9 considerations;
• Resources for running social media — how to find the right people;
• Define your platform — what’s best for your organization;
• Plan to measure your success — tips on monitoring your social media plan.

For more information please visit:  http://nativelearningcenter.com/

About Native Learning Center

The Native Learning Center is a Model Program supported by the Indian Housing Block Grant awarded by the Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The opinions contained in education, training and technical assistance sessions are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Native Learning Center, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Office of Native American Programs, or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. References to specific agencies, organizations, firms, products, services, processes and procedures should not be considered an endorsement by the listed entities. Rather, the references are informational and illustrations to supplement discussions of the issues.

Save the Date for Native Learning Center Webinars!

IMG_1229Dr. Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance Consulting will be offering the following webinars in partnership with the Native Learning Center.

December 1st  1-2:30 p.m. CST for “Indigenous Evaluation 101: Designing Evaluations that are Culturally Responsive & Scientifically Rigorous”

Do you want to show the impact of your project/programming?  Is meeting the technical evaluation reporting requirements while still including culture within evaluation a challenge?  If so, this webinar is for you! Addressing scientific “rigor” of evaluation for “evidence-based” reports and including culturally-responsive evaluation IS possible!  This NEW evaluation training will give you the foundation that you need to become more comfortable with project or program evaluation.

We’ll begin with an overview of evaluation basics, commonly used evaluation designs by funders, and the important role of data collection and evaluation to the Tribal planning process and measuring long-term strategic impacts.   Next, we’ll expand on basic evaluation designs and offer innovative Indigenous and culturally and contextually responsive evaluation designs that can be used in Indigenous communities on the Reservation, in urban areas, or in rural contexts.

The webinar will round out with discussion of evaluation ethics, protections, and strategies for keeping data, intellectual and cultural property with the Tribal Government or organization as they keep in control of their information and build research/evaluation partnerships with non-Tribal agencies and funding sources.  Many resources and concrete examples will be provided to deepen the meaning and applicability.

Learning objectives: 

  • Participants will understand basic evaluations, designs, and purposes
  • Participants will understand the role of data collection and evaluation on Tribal planning and measuring long term strategic impacts
  • Participants will understand what an Indigenous and culturally responsive evaluation design is and how to use culture within a larger basic evaluation design to meet community and funder needs for evaluation
  • Participants will be aware and have examples and resources for Tribal protection of data
    • cultural and intellectual property protections
    • sample Tribal IRB policies
    • example data sharing agreements

December 3rd   1-2:30 p.m. CST for “E-Fundraising:  A Guide to Research and Fundraising Evaluation” Co-Presented by Ms. Danielle Ebert & Nicole Bowman, Ph.D.

A general overview of online fundraising will be offered in this webinar. Followed by tips and tutorials on researching e-fundraising methods to find what works best for you and your organization.  In the now technology-centered world we live in, online fundraising is becoming more and more popular as a resource to raise funds. Fundraising online through e-mails, social media, or by other technology and internet-based strategies allows you to reach a broader audience and is more cost effective vs. traditional fundraising methods. In this webinar, participants will learn the differences between traditional and online fundraising and how online fundraising can benefit you and your organization. Participants will be provided with tools and resources to find and acquire funds using the internet through a fundraising methods handout and a template to help prioritize your organization’s fundraising needs.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand what online fundraising is, the many methods for online fundraising, and the benefits of using the internet and technology to support fundraising efforts
  • Use online research strategies to find different methods of e-fundraising.
  • Participants will be aware of and make better decisions about what types of e-fundraising will be the most feasible and effective for them and their organizations

nlc_logoAbout NLC

The Native Learning Center (NLC) offers free Training and Technical Assistance to Native Americans and those working within Indian Country. Our training promotes the essentials of The Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) for Tribal members and their communities. The NLC is a model activity program of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF) Housing Department, and was established in cooperation with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs (EWONAP) in 2008.

The NLC develops curriculum and delivers training that supports the primary objectives of NAHASDA and EWONAP’s mission of promoting the development of Native housing and housing related activities. The NLC provides participants with best practices curriculum that can be shared with in their Tribal communities.

Native Learning Center Event & Resources

nlc_logoBowman Performance Consulting will be in attendance for Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country April 1st to the 3rd in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

About the Event

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center (NLC) is pleased to present Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country hosted in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 1 – 3, 2014. The NLC will provide Tribal communities with the tools to develop economic opportunities, sustainable community infrastructures, alternative energy sources, and provide essential building blocks to create safer communities. Over the course of this three-day conference participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs and imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. Topics include, but are not limited to, NAHASDA related courses, youth and elder opportunities, and crime prevention.

Registration is Now Open http://nativelearningcenter.com/buildingsustainablecommunities/
Registration is FREE for Native Americans and Those Working Within Indian Country

Our host hotel is the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay, Green Bay, WI.  Call booking number 800-333-3333 or direct at 920-494-7300.


What Can BPC Do for You?

American Indian Business Resources


Who Should Attend

Acquisitions Managers

CEO’s of Housing Authorities

CFO’s of Housing Authorities

Chief Development Officers

Community Planners

COO’s 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

Tribal CFO’s

Travel Accommodations

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

The Florida Native Learning Center is Hiring


Join   Our Team As a Training and Development Specialist

The Training and Development   Specialist serves as a resource to the STOF community and Indian Country   Tribes in all areas related to the Native Learning Center’s five focus areas   (e.g. Celebrating Culture & Language, Financial Wellness, Grants Education,   Housing Strategies, and Tribal Government). The Training and Development   Specialist will partner with NLC Departments to strategize and promote the   Native Learning Center goals of providing education and training to Native   Americans and those working within Indian Country. Coordinates, develops, and   implements the curriculum and professional development for NLC. Must possess   a BA/BS degree with excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer   service skills. Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft and MAC   software packages required. Adult teaching/training experience preferred.   Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License. Must have the ability to   travel and work a flexible schedule including evening, weekends and holidays.

Native Americans are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

As a program of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, full-time NLC staff are eligible for employee benefits which include: medical, vision, dental, life, accidental and disability insurances, 401(k) plan, generous paid time off, and much more.The NLC is a drug free workplace; drug screening is a requirement of employment. We exercise Native American preference.

To apply please download the employment application in Adobe Acrobat and fax to Seminole Tribe of Florida, Human Resources Department (954) 967-3477. http://nativelearningcenter.com/