Oweesta 2021 Training Schedule

August 24-26, 2021 ~ Virtual ~ Credit as an Asset Training ~ Open to Public

Training: Virtual Credit as an Asset

Date: August 24-26, 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:

Credit is an essential building block for asset building. Without a solid credit score and credit history, it is extremely difficult for individuals to qualify for loans necessary to buy a home or a car, start a business, or even rent an apartment. The prevalence of predatory and payday lenders creates easy opportunities for individuals to fall into inescapable debt and damage their credit, thus hindering their ability to build other assets and financial security. Join Oweesta for this interactive training on August 24-26th from 12:00-3:00pm MT.

Credit as an Asset is a credit curriculum created by Credit Builders Alliance. This interactive virtual training provides an overview of today’s credit reporting industry as well as tools, strategies and information to help practitioners and their organizations integrate credit building activities and products into their work and outcomes.

Please note that this training is not a train-the-trainer and is designed for informational purposes only. This training is generously sponsored by Credit Builders Alliance and free for training participants.

For more information contact Stephanie Cote at stephanie@oweesta.org.

August 31-September 16, 2021 ~ Virtual ~ Building Native Communities: Youth Training ~ Open to Public

Training: Virtual Building Native Communities: Youth Training

Date: August 31-September 16, 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 financial education curriculum Building Native Communities: Financial Empowerment for Teens & Young Adults in partnership with Wells Fargo. Held virtually over August 31-September 16, 2021, the training will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2:45pm MT.

Financial literacy is an essential skill on the path to a healthy financial well-being and vital to building an empowered financial foundation for Native communities and strengthening Tribal economies. Our youth need these skill sets to help bridge the gap between a novice and an expert in financial literacy knowledge — the difference between spending money versus managing money. This curriculum focuses on building important life skills like budgeting, developing a spending plan, saving, paying bills, building a nest egg, paying for an education, buying a home, investing, etc. Join us for a 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.

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

  • Tuesday, 8/31 – Session 1: Facilitation Guide and Training Techniques
  • Thursday, 9/2 – Session 2: Building Thriving Communities and Money in Native Cultures
  • Tuesday, 9/7 – Session 3: Banking 101, Credit Journey, and Credits & Loans
  • Thursday, 9/9 – Session 4: Credits & Loans and Home is Where the Heart Is
  • Tuesday, 9/14 – Session 5: Circle of Life and Supplemental Lessons
  • Thursday, 9/16 – Session 6: Teachbacks and Exam

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We will be accepting registration applications to attend this training until August 30, 2021, or until filled. Early and quality applications will be prioritized, so please register early and fully complete the following registration application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; please anticipate receiving notification from us within one week of submitting your application. For this training, we will be holding a waiting list, so please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to attend.

This multi-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.

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.

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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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