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HUD's Office of Native American Programs
2014 Training Sessions

HUD/ONAP is announcing the following training session for 2014.  More information about registration and training location will be provided at a later date.

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2015: Jan. - Feb. - Mar.

 2014

Dates

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Apr. 1-3

Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Green Bay Green Bay, WI

This three-day conference will provide Tribal communities with the tools to develop economic opportunities, sustainable community infrastructures, alternative energy sources, and provide essential building blocks to create safer communities. Over the course of this three-day conference participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs and imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. Topics include, but are not limited to, NAHASDA related courses, youth and elder opportunities, and crime prevention. To view agenda, course descriptions, and register for the Training for Building Sustainable Communities in Indian Country, visit: http://nativelearningcenter.com/buildingsustainablecommunities/.

Apr. 15-16

Construction
Orlando, FL

Learn how to manage construction in Native communities from the drafting table to the grand opening! This 2-day training will offer IHBG Grantees the skills to understand the process of construction administration. Training topics include basic skills, reading schematics and drawings, understanding the project manual, contracting, construction, and closeout. Topics of special interest include contracting for rehabilitation work and also special procurement and construction issues such as design-build, force account, small purchase, and non-competitive. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Apr. 22-24

Procurement and Contract Administration
Anchorage, AK

Apr. 29 - May 1

Construction/Procurement
Rapid City, SD

Training participants at all experience levels will gain the confidence and knowledge to conduct efficient and effective procurement that complies with HUD and other funding source requirements. This 2-day training addresses both management and construction development procurement. Training topics will range from careful preplanning and the basics of purchasing to unique factors in tribal housing purchasing, the practical how-tos of procurement planning and policy development, as well as specific regional issues. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Learn how to manage construction in Native communities from the drafting table to the grand opening! Building upon the procurement principles taught in the April 29-30 class, this 1-day course will offer IHBG (Indian Housing Block Grant) grantees the skills to understand the process of construction administration. Training topics include basic skills, reading schematics and drawings, understanding the project manual, contracting, construction, and closeout. Topics of special interest include contracting for rehabilitation work and also special procurement and construction issues such as design-build, force account, small purchase, and non-competitive bids. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Attendees are not required to attend both classes. However, the courses are related and will provide an overall framework for the procurement and construction process.

May 6-8

Procurement
Oklahoma City, OK

May 13-15

NAHASDA Essentials
Minneapolis, MN

This exciting and interactive three-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises.

May 13-16

Site Control Training
Anchorage, AK

May 20-21

New Executive Directors Orientation
Billings, MT

This two-day New Executive Director Orientation provides information necessary to orient new Directors to the administrative and management compliance
issues of their housing programs funded under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), first signed into law on October 26, 1996.
Through lecture, as well as individual and group activities, participants will:

  • Investigate and discuss the typical roles and responsibilities of the Executive Director in an Indian housing organization

  • Increase their knowledge of the major functions of general business management theory and how they apply to management of Indian housing organizations

  • Evaluate their current strategic planning process and identify specific actions to improve and implement strategic planning processes for their organization.

  • Expand their understanding of NAHASDA, its’ implementing regulations and guidance with sufficient skill to locate the key regulatory provisions applicable to management of affordable housing projects.

Survey other sources of funding that can be leveraged with the Indian Housing Block Grant program to develop affordable housing projects.

May 27-29

NAHASDA Essentials
Anchorage, AK

This exciting and interactive three-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing,homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises.

June 3-4

Construction
Phoenix, AZ

Learn how to manage construction in Native communities from the drafting table to the grand opening! This 2-day training will offer IHBG Grantees the skills to understand the process of construction administration. Training topics include basic skills, reading schematics and drawings, understanding the project manual, contracting, construction, and closeout. Topics of special interest include contracting for rehabilitation work and also special procurement and construction issues such as design-build, force account, small purchase, and non-competitive. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice. 

June 3-5

Sixth Annual Summer Conference Promoting Strong and Safe Tribal Communities Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL

This three-day conference will educate participants on topics related to culture revitalization, sustainable housing, grants education, Tribal government and financial wellness. Growing strong and safe communities requires knowledge and strategies to develop sustainable housing initiatives, preserve language and culture, encourage financial wellness, and write grant proposals. To register and book your travel accommodations for the Sixth Annual Summer Conference, visit: http://nativelearningcenter.com/6thannualsummerconference/.

June 18-20

Meth Awareness/ Pest Eradication & Mold
Anchorage, AK

June 24-26

Self-Monitoring
Oklahoma City, OK

June 24-26

Environmental Review
Oklahoma City, OK

July 29-31

NAHASDA Essentials
Sacramento, CA

This exciting and interactive three-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises.

Aug. 13-14

Housing Quality Standards
Anchorage, AK

Aug. 19-21

Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Catoosa, Oklahoma

This three-day conference will provide housing professionals with the resources to maintain quality homes, build drug-free housing developments, and create safe and prosperous communities for Native families by expanding affordable housing opportunities into the heart of Indian Country. Over the course of this three-day conference, participants will be able to join critical sessions related to Tribal housing programs that are imperative to HUD’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program. To register and book your travel accommodations for the Second Annual Indian Housing Training Conference, visit: http://nativelearningcenter.com/2annualindianhousingtrainingconference/.

Aug. 19-21

 Financial Management
Salt Lake City, UT

Aug. 26-27

Self-Monitoring
Reno, NV

Aug. 27-28

IHP/APR
Anchorage, AK

Sept. 9-11

Occupancy/Maintenance
Bismarck, ND

Sept. 16-19

Basics of Human Resource Management/Executive
Director-Housing Manager Training

Anchorage, AK

Sept. 23-25

Occupancy/Income Eligible
Sacramento, CA

 

NAHASDA Essentials
Albuquerque, NM

This exciting and interactive three-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises.

Oct. 6-8

NAHASDA Essentials
Anchorage, AK

This exciting and interactive three-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA).

Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration.

This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available. The training will be presented through case studies, group discussions, team games, lectures and hands-on exercises.
 

Oct. 9-10

Board of Commissioners
Anchorage, AK

Oct. 14-15

Self-Monitoring
Billings, MT

Oct. 21-23

Financial Management, Program Income, and Basic Audit
Reno, NV

Oct. 27-28

IHP/APR
Anchorage, AK

Oct. 29-30

 Financial Management Basics
Anchorage, AK

 

Construction
Reno, NV

Learn how to manage construction in Native communities from the drafting table to the grand opening! This 2-day training will offer IHBG Grantees the skills to understand the process of construction administration. Training topics include basic skills, reading schematics and drawings, understanding the project manual, contracting, construction, and closeout. Topics of special interest include contracting for rehabilitation work and also special procurement and construction issues such as design-build, force account, small purchase, and non-competitive. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on group exercises that are designed to turn theoretical knowledge into daily practice.

Nov. 19-21

Developing Sustainable Housing in Alaska
Anchorage, AK

Dec. 2-4

Occupancy/Income Eligibility
Albuquerque, NM

2015

Dates

Details

Jan. 13-15

Financial Management, Program Income, and Basic Audit
Reno, NV

Jan. 20-22

Environmental Review
Anchorage, AK

Feb. 10-11

Title VI/Loan Leveraging, Program Income, and Basic Audit
Phoenix, AZ

Mar. 24-27

Admissions and Occupancy Training
Anchorage, AK