Oweesta 2021 Training Schedule

October 25-29, 2021 ~ Virtual ~ Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families ~ Open to Public

Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families

Date: October 25-29, 2021

Location: Virtual

Trainers: Stephanie Cote, Programs Officer, Oweesta Corporation; Lanalle Smith, Programs Office, Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: HERE

Contact: Stephanie Cote, Stephanie@oweesta.org; Lanalle Smith, Lanalle@oweesta.org

Description:

Please join Oweesta Corporation for our national Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families training October 25-29, 2021, held virtually. This training is provided through the generosity of Wells Fargo.

Our coaching training will draw on fundamental Native values, returning us to the grounded belief that our clients must be the agents of change in their own lives. Participants will learn how to do the following:

  • Support your clients to focus on strengthening their financial mindset and behavior so that they are better able to reach their financial goals
  • Improve clients’ ability to absorb financial shock
  • Expand clients’ ability to find and evaluate the information needed to make financial decisions.

This hands-on, interactive training, developed in partnership with Seven Sisters Community Development Group, will provide tools, resources, and an approach that will empower financial educators to engage in one-on-one coaching relationships with their clients. The training is designed to build on the skills and knowledge of the Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families curriculum and assumes practitioners have an understanding of personal financial concepts.

November 1-17, 2021 ~ Virtual ~ Building Native Communities: Train-the-Trainer Training ~ Open to Public

Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Train-the-Trainer Training

Date: November 1-17, 2021

Location: Virtual

Trainers: Stephanie Cote, Programs Officer, Oweesta Corporation; Lanalle Smith, Programs Office, Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: HERE

Contact: Stephanie Cote, Stephanie@oweesta.org; Lanalle Smith, Lanalle@oweesta.org

Description:

Oweesta Corporation is pleased to announce our upcoming 5th Edition Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer, in partnership with the Wells Fargo Foundation. Held virtually over November 1-17, 2021, the training will be conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-2:45pm MT.

This training will offer a virtual instructor training and certification program to help Native CDFIs, tribes, and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs in their communities.  We will be accepting registration applications to attend this training until September 1, 2021, or until filled. Early and quality applications will be prioritized, so please register early and fully complete the following registration application.  Due to the generosity of the Wells Fargo Foundation, this training has no registration fees.

The training is structured to cover 6 sessions over a 3 week period:

  • Monday, 11/1 – Session 1: Welcome and Training Tips and Techniques
  • Wednesday, 11/3 – Session 2: Teachback Assignments, Building a Healthy Economy, and Developing a Spending Plan
  • Monday, 11/8 – Session 3: Banking 101 and Credit Journey
  • Wednesday, 11/10 – Session 4: Credit & Loans and Home is Where the Heart Is
  • Monday, 11/15 – Session 5: Circle of Life and Supplemental Lessons
  • Wednesday, 11/17 – Session 6: Teachbacks and Exam

View the full agenda

This training will cover:

  • 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 BNC 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.

Oweesta 2021 Webinar Schedule

October 13, 2021 ~ Lender Symposium: Empowering Native American Homeownership ~ Open to Public

Webinar: Lender Symposium: Empowering Native American Homeownership

Date: October 13, 2021, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Rapid City, SD (Virtual attendance option available)

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: HERE

Description:

Join a crucial discussion with Freddie Mac, Oweesta Corporation, and the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition about how lenders and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) can help more borrowers in Native communities become homeowners with Freddie Mac’s affordable lending offerings.

This is a free, one-day event.  Breakfast and registration will start at 7:30 am.  Lunch will be provided at 12:30 pm.  Virtual attendance option available.

Agenda topics include:

  • Opening and Welcome
  • Setting the Stage:  An introduction to the mortgage lending process on trust land
  • Working Together to Find Common Ground:  How partnerships between Native CDFIs and Freddie Mac aggregators can operationalize conventional processes and products in Native communities
  • Mitigating Risk:  Strategies to mitigate foreclosure and liquidation risk on trust land

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CONTACT US

Oweesta Corporation
2432 Main Street, 1st Floor
Longmont, CO 80501
303.774.8838
info@oweesta.org

Oweesta is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

ABOUT OWEESTA

Oweesta is the only existing Native CDFI intermediary offering financial products and development services exclusively to Native CDFIs and Native communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, research, and policy advocacy to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services, including financial education and financial products.

Asset-building tools stimulate reservation economies by providing tribal members the opportunity to acquire financial management skills and build and accumulate assets through small business creation, homeownership, education, and much more.

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