Oweesta 2020 Training Schedule

August 31-September 4, 2020 ~ 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: August 31-September 4, 2020

Location: Virtual (Supported by Wells Fargo)

Trainers: Lanalle Smith, Programs Manager, First Nations Oweesta Corporation; Tawny Wilson, Programs Officer, First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: CLOSED

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.

Tentative September 15-17, 2020 ~ Virtual ~ HUD Housing Compliance Training ~ Program Participants Only

Training: HUD Housing Compliance Training

Date: Tentative September 15-17, 2020

Location: Virtual

Trainers: Florence Ludka, CFO, First Nations Oweesta Corporation; Heather Rademacher Taylor, Director of Programs, First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Closed to Program Participants

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: TBD

Contact: Heather Rademacher Taylor, Heather@oweesta.org; Florence Ludka, Florence@oweesta.org

September 21-25, 2020 ~ Virtual ~ Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families ~ Open to Public

Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families

Date: September 21-25, 2020

Location: Virtual (Sponsored by Rose Foundation & Wells Fargo)

Trainers: Stephanie Cote, Programs Officer, First Nations Oweesta Corporation; Lanalle Smith, Programs Office, First Nations 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 us for First Nations 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.

September 15- November 10, 2020 ~ Virtual ~ Native Agriculture Underwriting School ~ Open to Public

Event: Native Agriculture Underwriting School

Date: September 15-November 10, 2020

Location: Virtual

Trainers: University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management; First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: HERE

Contact: Lanalle Smith, Lanalle@oweesta.org; Krystal Langholz, Krystal@oweesta.org;

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

Tentative November 17-19, 2020 ~ Virtual ~ Native CDFI Certification Program: Financial Management Specialization (Budgeting/Grant Management/Managing Capital) ~ Open to Public

Training: Native CDFI Certification Program: Financial Management Specialization (Select Modules)

Date: TBD (was November 17-19, 2020)

Location: Virtual (In Partnership with Native Learning Center)

Trainers: Florence Ludka, CFO, First Nations Oweesta Corporation; Krystal Langholz, COO, First Nations Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: TBD

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

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.

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this cancellation, please feel free to contact Florence Ludka at Florence@Oweesta.org.

December 7-11, 2020 ~ Virtual ~ Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families ~ Open to Public

Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Financial Coaching for Families

Date: December 7-11, 2020

Location: Virtual (Sponsored by Rose Foundation & Wells Fargo)

Trainers: Stephanie Cote, Programs Officer, First Nations Oweesta Corporation; Lanalle Smith, Programs Office, First Nations 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 us for First Nations 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 keeping this training tentatively.

The safety of our participants and staff are of the utmost concern to Oweesta during this time of uncertainty and we prefer to err on the side of caution for your ultimate safety.

Oweesta 2020 Webinar Schedule

August 27, 2020 ~ Intro to Forensic Accounting ~ Open to Public

Training: Intro to Forensic Accounting (In Partnership with Native Learning Center)

Date: August 27, 2020

Time: 2-3pm MT

Trainers: Florence Ludka, Chief Financial Officer, Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: Link HERE

Contact: Stephanie Cote, Stephanie@oweesta.org, Florence Ludka, florence@oweesta.org

Description: This webinar will introduce the basics of forensic accounting. We will discuss methods for detecting “red flags” and work through a case study together.

September 1, 2020 ~ How to Utilize a Market Analysis ~ Open to Public

Event: How to Utilize a Market Analysis (In Partnership with Native Learning Center)

Date: September 1, 2020

Time: 12-1pm MT

Eligibility: Open to Public

Trainers: Krystal Langholz, Chief Operating Officer, Oweesta Corporation

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: Link HERE

Contact: Stephanie Cote, Stephanie@oweesta.org; Krystal Langholz, krystal@oweesta.org

Description: Maybe your organization has just completed a market analysis or maybe you had a consultant complete this work for you; what now? This webinar will discuss the range of uses for a market analysis, what it tells your organization, and how you can use it to steer the work of your organization.

September 10, 2020 ~ Debits and Credits of a Loan Loss Reserve ~ Open to Public

Training: Debits and Credits of a Loan Loss Reserve (In Partnership with Native Learning Center)

Date: September 10, 2020

Time: 12-1pm MT

Trainers: Florence Ludka, Chief Financial Officer, Oweesta Corporation

Eligibility: Open to Public

Cost: Free to Attend

Registration: Link HERE

Contact: Stephanie Cote, Stephanie@oweesta.org; Florence Ludka, florence@oweesta.org

Description: This webinar will explain the “how to” of loan loss reserve accounting.  We will discuss the debits and credits for the different types of accounting transactions involving your loan loss reserve account and the other accounts these transactions impact.  We will provide scenario examples and work through the required journal entries.

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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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