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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA The Native Learning Center, a Seminole Tribe of Florida housing program dedicated to the development of cultural and quality of life skills for all Native and Indigenous people, is pleased to announce the addition of a fourth day and more sessions to the Indian Housing Training Conference, hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tulsa Downtown in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 10 through the 13.
By adding an extra day to the current agenda, the Native Learning Center has been able to further diversify the sessions being offered to housing professionals providing essential building blocks to a healthy community in the heart of Indian country. The additional sessions bring the Indian Housing Training Conference to a grand total of 36 sessions. Over the course of this four day conference, participants will also be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs that are imperative to HUD's Indian Housing Block Grant Program.
"By moving our Indian Housing Training Conference to a more centrally located region, we hope that more tribes and others will have a better opportunity to participate in our free training. Our training will include NAHASDA and Indian Housing training to ensure financial accountability, growth, sustainability, and safety programs that every Native American community needs to thrive. These efforts are part of a broader commitment to ensure our Native American communities are being strengthened through better housing programs,"
commented Georgette Palmer Smith, Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma/Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, executive director of the Native Learning Center.
The Indian Housing Training Conference sessions include, but are not limited to:
Indian Housing Plans & Leveraging IHBG Funds Instructor Wanda Jean Lord, Cherokee/Choctaw Descent, Lord & Associates, will focus on Section 5 Budgets of the IHP. Participants will receive instruction and hands on examples on how to develop a funding strategy leveraging federal and other funding sources to support the construction of community facilities for their housing projects, increase tribal member assets via IDA's, and explore options for creating Housing endowments or tribal community foundations.
Financial and Compliance Audit Preparation Instructor Christine Dennis, Dennis & Company, PC will teach community leaders, teachers, administrators, program coordinators and others interested about the effects of a child witnessing crimes and abuse throughout their lifetime and how it can increase risk factors to influence the behavior of these children and how it puts them at risk as a perpetrator for destructive behavior as adults.
Roles, Responsibilities, and Strategic Planning for Board of Directors and Executive Directors Instructor Vince Franco, Grants Compliance Manager for the Native Learning Center, will give an overview of what is entrusted and expected of the Board of Directors. Strategic planning is the organization's process of defining its direction. This session will also discuss the SWOT Analysis and the road mapping of the strategic process.
Good Credit as an Asset Instructor Kathy Lockear, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, will discuss the ability to manage and maintain good credit to achieve financial success.
To see a complete agenda and to register visit the Indian Housing Training Conference.
posted August 21, 2013 6:00 am edt