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2018

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February

Feb. 27-28

Environmental Review Housing Rehabilitation
Denver, Co

This interactive workshop addresses the environmental review requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 as they apply to HUD-funded housing rehabilitation activities. Participants will learn about the specific requirements that apply to housing rehabilitation, including NEPA and the other related laws and authorities, and how to evaluate and address them in the environmental review record, from project planning through HUD approval and release of funding. Participants will work with a specific project case study to develop a completed review, enabling them to learn and then use the new knowledge they have gained. The session will wrap up with a discussion of key stumbling points and environmental review best practices. For more information and registration, Click Here.

March

Mar. 5-7

Growing the Tribal Creative Youth Development (CYD) Field
Anaheim, California

This training will examine Integrating Tribal CYD pro-grams in overall tribal community development, Funding Tribal CYD programs, Sustaining Tribal CYD programs, Partnerships for Tribal CYD programs.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

Mar. 5-7

NAIHC 2018 Annual Legislative Conference
Washington, D.C.

For more information and Registration, Click Here.

Mar. 6-8

Environmental Review
Anchorage, AK

Trainer: AAHA Contractors
Location: TBD
Registration coming soon
Description: The purpose of this interactive, three (3) day Environmental Review training is to provide HUD recipients with the necessary skills to ensure full compliance with the requirements of 24 C.F.R. Part 58. Participants will become familiar with: responsibilities of entities, achieving compliance with NEPA and related laws, Executive orders, and regulations; preparing environmental review records; making environmental review determinations, identifying environmental impacts; the consultation process, public notice and comment periods; and processing the request of the release of funds.

Mar. 13 - 15

Environmental Review Training
Scottsdale, AZ

Learn the ins and outs of environmental review. This 3-day training will offer IHBG Grantees the skills to successfully carry out an environmental review. Training will include detailed instructions on meeting the legislative and regulatory requirements of environmental review, assistance in devising standard procedures for conducting and documenting an environmental review, specific instruction for carrying out environmental review responsibilities, levels of environmental review, and key steps in the environmental review process. As we answer questions common to the environmental review process, tribes and TDHEs will be encouraged to share advice and best practices, to help you avoid common pitfalls.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

Mar. 19 - 23

Pathways Home (HUD/ONAP)
Sacramento, CA

Participants will learn how to deliver a comprehensive homebuyer education program designed to help educate prospective native homebuyers on how to become successful homeowners. The curriculum is specifically tailored for Native American communities. Participants will also learn the most effective methods to help potential homebuyers determine what is best for them; to build a new home or to buy an existing one. Other areas covered in this curriculum include understanding the mortgage loan process, how to prepare a family budget, how to improve credit profiles, how to avoid the pitfalls of predatory lending, foreclosure prevention strategies, and how the family can maintain the home and their personal finances after the purchase. Instructors specialize in homebuyer education and include culturally relevant teaching techniques in the classroom.  For more information and to Register, CLICK HERE.  

Mar. 20-28

HUD | Managing Multiple Funding Sources
Phoenix, AZ

The course will focus on how to develop, finance and manage Tribal affordable housing projects utilizing NAHASDA, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and other gap financing programs. Discussion will include the necessary steps when planning an affordable housing project, information about how to prepare for and navigate the LIHTC application and closing process; secure appropriate GAP financing, leverage NAHASDA funds; manage investor expectations; and comply with program rules and requirements.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

Mar. 20-21

Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200
Anchorage, AK

Trainer: AAHA Contractors
Location: TBD
Registration coming soon
Description: The purpose of this interactive, three (3) day Environmental Review training is to provide HUD recipients with the necessary skills to ensure full compliance with the requirements of 24 C.F.R. Part 58. Participants will become familiar with: responsibilities of entities, achieving compliance with NEPA and related laws, Executive orders, and regulations; preparing environmental review records; making environmental review determinations, identifying environmental impacts; the consultation process, public notice and comment periods; and processing the request of the release of funds.

Mar. 20-22

Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families (Train-the-Trainer)
Hosted at: Native Learning Center
Hollywood, FL

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. This three-day training will address: 

  • Effective financial education training techniques and resources
  • An in depth look at the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition curriculum

Upon completion of the training, participants will be prepared to successfully pass the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families 5th Edition certification exam, becoming certified financial education trainers. Participants must attend and complete all days of training, participate in an oral presentation, and pass the exam to be certified as an instructor.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE

Mar. 22-23*

Basic Financial Management for Small Tribes
Anchorage, AK

Trainer: AAHA Contractors
Location: TBD
Registration coming soon
Description: This training will focus on giving the tribes the tools to successfully manage their NAHASA program. The training will deliver highlights of best practices to ensure that the management and accounting of the NAHASDA funds are being observed and practices in accordance with the regulations, internal controls are in place, compliance for the expenditure of the NAHASDA grant funds are observed, written policies and procedures are in place and the financial records are accurate and auditable.

Mar. 27-28

Credit Counseling Training (HUD/ONAP)
Port Angeles, WA

This FREE 2-day credit counseling training includes tools, resources, and exercises to prepare all attendees in how to provide the basics of credit counseling.  This training prepares participants to offer credit counseling and education to inform tribal members how credit can affect their lives and aid them in achieving their financial objectives. Credit Counseling is important because it can help: improve credit; increase the chances of getting a mortgage; identify ways to reduce the interest rate on loans; in renting an apartment; and potentially reduce the security deposit amount. The training will cover the following areas:

  • Financial principles that include net worth, cash flow, identity theft and consumer protection laws
  • How to identify and modify ineffective money management behaviors including overcoming financial debt, budgeting debt, and bankruptcy
  • Developing successful strategies for achieving financial goals
  • Understanding loans and homeownership, including banking, lending, and mortgage ratios
  • How to support and counsel tribal members as they address financial challenges and opportunities
  • The impact credit has on individuals and families; the importance of reviewing credit reports annually; and, tips on how to establish credit.                             

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Mar. 27 - 29

Admissions and Occupancy Training
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development SWONAP Office 
Phoenix, AZ

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainer: Christine Dennis
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/

April

Apr. 10-11

Procurement and Contract Management Training
Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport Hotel
Oklahoma City, OK

Participants will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. Training topics will include careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing, practical how-to’s of procurement planning and policy development, and specific regional issues. 

Trainers: Sonja Key & Charles Anderson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/proc/index.php

Apr. 10-11

Leveraged Funding, Title VI and Strategic Planning

Learn how to multiply up to 5 times the Need portion of your IHBG Grant and mix the funds with other resources. This comprehensive two-day class has been designed to cover all aspects of the Title VI program and Loan Leveraging. After attending this class, participants will have the knowledge and confidence necessary to make informed decisions about the feasibility of including Title VI/Loan Leveraging options as part of their tribe’s future housing development plans.  For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.

Apr. 24 - 25

The Essentials of Indian Law
Falmouth Institute
Albuquerque, NM

This popular class explores the cases, laws and regulations that affect everyday life in Indian Country. We’ll answer questions such as: What is “sovereignty?” Can tribes be sued? Can tribal officials and employees be sued? Who has jurisdiction? Who must use the tribal court? What is the power of the tribal council? What are the federal laws that apply to tribes? What are the impacts and extent of federal agency authority on Indian reservations? Plus we’ll review recent Supreme Court and lower court cases that impact sovereign immunity, a tribe’s ability to take lands into trust, civil and criminal jurisdiction within their reservations, and more.  This class provides important background to help tribes better protect tribal interests by understanding the laws that apply. If you work for a tribal organization, you’ll gain a better understanding of how to assert and protect tribal sovereignty and serve your tribal community. If you work for a federal, state or local government agency, you’ll learn how to work more effectively and develop positive relationships with tribes.  For more information and Registration, Click Here.
Apr. 25-26

Communication Skills for Native Professionals
Falmouth Institute
Albuquerque, NM

Whether or not you recognize it, you’re constantly communicating, even without saying a word. This valuable training will help you become more aware of all the different channels of communication you’re using and how you can use them more deliberately and effectively at work and beyond. In this important class, you’ll learn crucial communication skills that every Native professional need, from “walking in two worlds” to making the best use of body language, listening, and verbal communication techniques. You’ll get tips and tricks on how to conduct presentations that make an impact, overcome communication anxiety, communicate assertively, and handle difficult customers and toxic coworkers professionally.  Today’s Native professionals face greater communication challenges and higher expectations than ever before. We’ll provide you with tools for stepping up to the challenge, including tips on communicating effectively in a team environment and communicating with coworkers from diverse backgrounds and of different generations. Plus, you’ll discover what your own authentic professional brand is and learn how to project the image you want while improving your cooperative communication skills.  For more information and Registration, Click Here.

Apr. 25-26

Procurement and Contract Management Training
Courtyard Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
Sacramento, CA

Participants will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. Training topics will include careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing, practical how-to’s of procurement planning and policy development, and specific regional issues. 

Trainers: Christine Dennis
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/proc/index.php 

 

May

May 1-3

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport Hotel
Bangor, ME

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainers: Cielo Gibson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/

May 2-3

Procurement and Contract Management Training
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development NPONAP Office
Denver, CO

Participants will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. Training topics will include careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing, practical how-to’s of procurement planning and policy development, and specific regional issues. 

Trainer: Christine Dennis
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/proc/index.php 

May 15-16

Maintenance Training
Whitney Peak Reno Hotel
Reno, NV

Participants at this 2-day interactive training will receive instruction based on real-life examples on how to successfully operate an effective maintenance program. The training will discuss budgeting and oversight, policies, staff roles in carrying out a range of maintenance activities, work order systems, preventative maintenance, unit turn-around, health and safety violations, homeowner maintenance, and team safety.

Trainer: Wayne Mundy
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/maintenance/index.php

May 16-17

IHP/APR
HUD SWONAP Offices
Phoenix, AZ

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully complete the combined, automated IHP/APR form. The trainer will provide a walk-through of the new Excel form, which simplifies completion with drop-down menus, auto-filling data, and more. Participants will also receive guidance on the development, planning, and reporting processes and requirements. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training

Trainer: Charles Anderson
Event Flyer
Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapIHP/

June

 
June 12-13

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Downtown
Salt Lake City, UT

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainers: Christine Dennis
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/

July

 
July 24-26

NAHASDA Essentials Training
Whitney Peak Reno Hotel
Reno, NV

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the IHBG formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration. This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises. 

Trainers: Cielo Gibson & William Guevara
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapEssentials/

Aug

 
Aug. 21-23

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Best Western Silverdale Beach Hotel
Silverdale, WA

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainers: Cielo Gibson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/

Sept

Sept. 11-12

IHP/APR Training
Minneapolis Airport Marriott
Minneapolis, MN

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully complete the combined, automated IHP/APR form. The trainer will provide a walk-through of the new Excel form, which simplifies completion with drop-down menus, auto-filling data, and more. Participants will also receive guidance on the development, planning, and reporting processes and requirements. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training

Trainer: Charles Anderson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapIHP/

Oct

 
Oct. 2-4

NAHASDA Intermediate
Wyndham Garden Oklahoma City Airport
Oklahoma City, OK

 If you’ve ever left a NAHASDA training saying, “Wait! I’ve got more questions!”—this training is for you. To dig in deeper, Intermediate NAHASDA will skip lightly over the history. Trainers will use detailed case studies to illustrate how NAHASDA is applied in real world housing situations. Areas discussed to include eligible activities, eligible families, useful life, audits and records retention, inspections and admissions, relocation, and Indian Preference. Participants will leave the session with increased ability to take rules and regulations and use these to create and run more effective and compliant housing programs.

Trainers: Sonja Key and David Vought
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/onapIntermediate/

Nov

 
Nov. 6-8

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center
Midwest City, OK

Participants can expect to gain an understanding on how NAHASDA policies and program requirements impact the Admission and Occupancy process. Training topics include eligibility, waitlists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. 

Trainers: Cielo Gibson
Event Flyer

Registration and Event Information: http://newregistration.firstpic.org/eao/