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Train the Trainer Webinars

Our Train the Trainer webinars are designed for any organization or individual who works with tribal communities on small business development. The Empowerment Workshop curriculum provides culturally relevant business resources for Native business people.

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Register to join us at one of our upcoming Train the Trainer webinars.

September 8, 2021 @ 10 a.m. ET

Train the Trainer #4

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Course Description

This 90 minute webinar trains trainers to teach the Empowerment Workshop curriculum, a business training program about entrepreneurship and small business management for Native entrepreneurs or business owners.

Our Train the Trainer webinars are designed for any organization or individual who works with tribal communities on small business development. The Empowerment Workshop curriculum provides culturally relevant business resources for Native business people.

In this 90 minute webinar, participants will:

  • Understand how the Empowerment Workshop curriculum is crafted for cultural relevance and is made for the learning styles of Native adult learners
  • Learn to use the lesson plans, exercises, and materials of the Empowerment Workshop curriculum to deliver a 2-day workshop, or to design shorter sessions
  • Identify your SBA resources, including local SBA offices and programs that serve your region, so you can connect participants with ongoing business support

Who Should Attend Train the Trainer?

The community partners we want to connect with are Native organizations in tribal communities or on reservations, as well as business organizations who serve or partner with Native individuals, tribes, or communities. A community partner might be:

  • Small business development centers
  • Native CDFIs
  • Women’s business development centers
  • Tribal government educators
  • SCORE business mentors
  • Economic development trainers

If you have questions about whether the Train the Trainer events are right for you, please contact us.

Meet Our Instructors

An important strength of the Empowerment Workshops curriculum is the experienced Native American business instructors who designed and created it. These same instructors are the teachers for our Train the Trainers webinars too! Learn from the experts on Indigenous entrepreneurship about how to better serve Native business people.

Tina Begay

Tina Begay is the lead in developing the new Empowerment Workshop curriculum, a curriculum that has been designed for cultural appropriateness for Native contexts.

Tracy Kieffer

Tracy Kieffer is the Tribal Lead on the #nativeSBA team. She reaches out to build and grow relationships with tribal governments, organizations, and communities.

Need assistance?

If you need help or information to take the next step in presenting the Empowerment Workshops in your community, please reach out to us.

When you fill out our contact form, a real person from our office (likely one of the instructors you met at the webinar!) will get in touch with you quickly to offer help, advice, a demo of the cash flow exercise, an introduction to someone in your SBA region—whatever you need!

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