This one to three-day seminar aims to increase knowledge, skills and abilities for non-Indian and Indian practitioners, administrators, and policymakers to work effectively with American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes. By increasing the quality of understanding and communication with Indian Nations, an agency or organization will be able to improve services, develop effective working relationships and maximize positive outcomes for tribal projects. The training provides a comprehensive overview of historical and current issues for Indian people including culture and tradition, language, law and politics, economics, and issues that impact cross cultural communication and interaction. The training is conducted on-site or at a selected site by a team of American Indian professional trainers and facilitators.
Community Mobilization & Social Marketing Strategies for Social Programs
This one to three day training seminar focuses on various strategies for obtaining community support for existing and future tribal programs. Strategies to design local coalitions, working groups, and committees are presented, along with ideas to determine which one is the best approach for a given program or issue area. The training builds upon community strengths and utilizes community dynamics to reach objectives, such as public support and awareness, increased volunteer efforts and improved communications between various community offices and agencies. The training includes a focus group and planning session assist trainees to establish a specific time lines, define objectives and establishing long and short-term goals.