Don’t Miss Dr. Bowman on CREA’s 2016 Panel Presentation Tomorrow!

crealogoCREA 2016 Panel Presentation, Being Culturally Responsive: Discerning When, Where, and How Cultural Familiarity Counts. Melvin Hall (Northern Arizona University), chair. Nicole R. Bowman (Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC), Wanda Casillas (Deloitte Consulting), Fiona Cram (Centre for Social Impact, New Zealand), Rodney Hopson (George Mason University), & Hazel Symonette (University of Wisconsin-Madison), presenters.

April 22, 2016 | 10:45am – 12:15pm | Room: Salon 2
Conference program

From the paper abstract: “As part of the last CREA Conference, a panel of culturally responsive evaluators explored the personal traits and experiences that helped to shape their worldview and dispositions toward evaluation. As a follow up to that session, an expanded panel will again explore interactions between the personal, professional, and community commitments that influence how an evaluator does their work. We begin the discussion with examining the dynamics when an evaluator works in a community they know well, and then extend the analysis to the situation where they work in similar but distant communities. When working in your community of origin, in what understandings can you place confidence during an attempt to be culturally responsive? How far from a familiar home base, can or should the evaluator feel confident of their ability to be responsive? When preparing to enter a familiar but distant space, what cautions might we suggest?”

Now accepting applications for ANA Panel Reviewers and Chairpersons!


We are actively recruiting individuals to serve as reviewers and chairpersons for the Administration for Native Americans’ 2016 Objective Panel Review of grant applications. If you are interested in serving on a grant review panel this year, please complete the attached Panel Reviewer Questionnaire and return it to, along with a copy of your current resume (click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader). You will be notified when we receive the form and if any additional information is required. ANA will select the pool of potential chairpersons and reviewers by March.

If you are selected for the potential pool of panel participants, you will be required to complete approximately three hours of mandatory training in late March or early April. Once the exact dates and times are scheduled, selected reviewers and chairpersons will be notified. Successful completion of this training is a requirement in order to be assigned to a panel review session. Please do not interpret this e-mail as a commitment from ANA for your participation in the review sessions.

For more information and documents on Objective Panel Review, visit the ANA Panel Review webpage.

ANA plans to hold Panel Review during the months of April and May. Listed below are the planned dates and which grants will be reviewed:

Session 1, Friday, April 22 – Friday, May 6, 2016: Native Languages: Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) and Preservation and Maintenance (P&M), Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) and Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies (SEEDS)

Session 2Friday, May 13 – Thursday, May 26, 2016: Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS), and Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska (SEDS Alaska)

Each panel session will be held remotely using an online grant application review system (“ARM”). No travel will be required; however, each participant will be required to have a dedicated phone (land or mobile) line and reliable Internet service. In addition, in consideration of your fellow panel members and ANA staff, you must be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM within your local time for the duration of the session.

Serving on a review panel can be professionally rewarding but also an intensive time commitment. Successful reviewers in the past have taken time off from work or arranged their schedules accordingly to prioritize panel review requirements.

ANA listened closely to the comments received from last year’s reviewers and chairpersons and we have worked to implement changes to ensure a successful 2016 Panel Review. We hope you will be a part of this year’s panel review and we look forward to working with you again.

For more information, visit the ANA Panel Review webpage. If you have any questions or problems completing your application, please contact the ANA Help Desk (contact information is below).

Thank you,

The Administration for Native Americans

2016 ANA Objective Panel Review

Help Desk: 1-877-922-9262


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PEOPLE at Menominee Indian High School

Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) will be at the Menominee Indian High School on Sunday December 8, 2013 from 11am-2pm.


Sunday, December 8th

Menominee Indian HS Auditorium

About the Event

Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance Consulting and other business professionals will share with the students what it takes to be an entrepreneur, what characteristics lend themselves well to success in the field of business, and how to write and use a business plan in order to create change in our world. After panelists share their experiences and we explain to the students how to write a ‘simple’ form of a business plan, we will break our students up into groups and allow them time to use the PEOPLE template to create their own business plan. They will practice a pitch and present to our panelists. The panelists will then select a winning team from the middle and high school programs, which will win a prize.

The event aims to convey to students the power of entrepreneurship as an agent for change. Regardless of what future careers our students decide to pursue, the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation can empower them to become better problem-solvers and action-takers. This is a message that we hope speaks to all of our students.


Our mission is to help students successfully make each transition from middle school to high school and from high school to college. Approximately 1,300 students currently participate in the PEOPLE Program ranging from second grade through undergraduate college level. We began in 1999 with 66 eager ninth-graders from Milwaukee public high schools who are now completing college degrees and entering the workforce. The PEOPLE Program has admitted 359 students
to the UW–Madison under our scholarship program

The success of the program may be attributed to our dedicated K-12 education partners, to our supportive parents, to a solid foundation provided by the university and private donors and, most importantly, to the persistent need for such programming in the state of Wisconsin. Together, we are making college accessible to more students of color and/or those from low-income families.

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

Bowman Joins “Connect!” Panel to Provide Help to Entrepreneurs

Nicole Bowman will be presenting September 25th on the Connect! panel.  The event will be at the Neville Museum from 1-4 pm. The free, local, informative presentation is provided in partnership by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Advance Green Bay Area Economic Development, Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protege Program, and Sam’s Club.

RSVP to Celestine Jeffreys, diversity manager, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, September 25, 2013   1-4pm
Neville Public Museum
201 Museum Place, Green Bay


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Bowman Performance ConsultingCustom Training and Consulting Upon Request

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