Oweesta 2021 Training Schedule

January 25-29, 2021 ~ Virtual ~ Virtual Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults ~ Open to the Public

Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults

Date: January 25-29, 2021

Location: Virtual (Sponsored by Native Learning Center)

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: Financial literacy is an essential skill on the path to a healthy financial well-being and vital to building an empowered financial foundation for all Native communities and strong Tribal economies. Our youth need these skill sets to help bridge the gap between being a novice or an expert in financial literacy knowledge, which is the difference between simply understanding how money works and how to spend it, to important life skills like budgeting, developing a spending plan, savings, paying bills, building a nest egg, paying for an education, buying a home, investing, etc. Join us for a two and a half-day, state-of-the-art, interactive instructor training to help Native CDFIs, Tribal communities, and other Native organizations establish and sustain financial education programs tailored for youth in our communities.

Due to the generosity of Native Learning Center, this training has no registration fees.

This five-day training will cover:

  • Effective financial education training techniques, activities, and resources tailored for youth
  • An in-depth look at the Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults curriculum.

Upon completion of the training, participants will be prepared to take the financial education curriculum and teachings back to their Tribal communities to engage and empower their youth. The most important financial health lesson with the greatest ROI (return on investment) is educating our children on how to become financially fit and that is exactly the goal of the Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults curriculum.

April 12-16, 2021 ~ Virtual ~ Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer ~ Open to Public

Training: Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer (National Training)

Date: April 12-16, 2021

Location: Virtual (Supported by Native Learning Center)

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

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: TBD

Contact: Stephanie Cote, Stephanie@oweesta.org

Description: The Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Train-the-Trainer 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 covers:

  • 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.

Update: Due to the recent developments on the domestic spread of the Coronavirus within the U.S., Oweesta is moving this training virtually.

The safety of our participants and staff are of the utmost concern to Oweesta during this time of uncertainty and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in revisiting your travel plans, but we prefer to err on the side of caution for your ultimate safety.

May 17-21, 2021 ~ Virtual ~ Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families ~ Open to Public

Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families

Date: May 17-21, 2021

Location: Virtual (Sponsored by Native Learning Center)

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

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: TBD

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

Description: Please join us for Oweesta Corporation’s national training, Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families! This 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; and Expand clients’ ability to find and evaluate the information needed to make financial decisions. This hands-on, interactive training 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, funded in part through the generosity of Rose Foundation, 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.

Update: Due to the recent developments on the domestic spread of the Coronavirus within the U.S., Oweesta is moving this training to a virtual setting.

The safety of our participants and staff are of the utmost concern to Oweesta during this time of uncertainty and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in revisiting your travel plans, but we prefer to err on the side of caution for your ultimate safety.

Oweesta 2021 Webinar Schedule

January 21, 2021 ~ How to Hold Engaging Virtual Trainings ~ Open to Public

Webinar: How to Hold Engaging Virtual Trainings

Date: January 21, 2021

Time: 1 pm MT

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: Link HERE

Contact: Lanalle Smith, lanalle@oweesta.org

Description: Join us for a panel webinar with expert trainers currently delivering engaging and professional virtual trainings. Level up your trainings with advice that has been tried and true in the virtual setting. Learn how to convert your in-person trainings into interactive online webinars, podcasts, and vlogs!

February 2, 2021 ~ Virtual Energizers and Games for Trainings! ~ Open to Public

Webinar: Virtual Energizers and Games for Trainings!

Date: February 2, 2021

Time: 1 pm MT

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: Due to the nature of the webinar, we will be sending the meeting invitation out the day before the webinar and collecting the registrations in survey monkey. Link HERE

Contact: Stephanie Cote, stephanie@oweesta.org

Description: Join us for an interactive webinar to learn free tools and games to make your trainings fun for participants! We will explore several options to make your virtual games relevant to the content you are training, and introduce different icebreakers to get your participants moving. For questions regarding registration, please contact Stephanie Cote at stephanie@oweesta.org.

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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