Dr. Joe Hobot is a descendant of the Hunkpapa Band of the Lakota Nation from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and was born and raised in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. He holds a Bachelorís Degree from the University of Minnesota, a Masterís Degree from the University of St. Thomas, and a Doctorate of Education from Hamline University. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Indian OIC, having served with the organization since 2006. He previously held the position of Director of Education, overseeing the progress of the organizationís alternative high school, its Adult Basic Education/GED program, and the Takoda Institute of Higher Education. Dr. Hobot was recently appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnershipís board of directors. He also serves on various other boards.
Brian Mathers has worked in non-profit, educational, and tribal settings for more than 25 years. His work as a trainer, program developer, project manager and administrator has focused on helping non-profits and tribal organizations build their capacity to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Throughout his career Mr. Mathers has helped organizations establish effective programs in the areas of food security, early childhood education, indigenous language preservation, refugee resettlement, child abuse prevention and many others. His particular interest is in helping organizations adequately plan and prepare for the entire life of innovative projects - from conceptualization through planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability.
Pam Peters, MPA, is guided by her strong understanding of tribal sovereignty and its impact on tribal governance and human resources employment. An enrolled member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Ms. Peters brings with her over 30 yearsí experience in the Human Resources Management field, and over a decade of experience as a Tribal Government Manager/Director. Her areas of expertise include implementing change processes, writing policies/procedures and Tribal Ordinances, and implementation of work force development programs for tribal communities. She has delivered training programs to numerous and diverse audiences in the areas of Human Resource Management, HR Policy and Procedures, Cultural Competence and Tribal Governance. Ms. Peters holds a Masterís Degree in Tribal Governance and Bachelorís Degree in Human Resource Management. In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member for Falmouth Institute, she serves as an adjunct faculty member for South Puget Sound Community College and is a faculty member of The Evergreen State College. She also manages her own Tribal HR Consulting firm. Her dedication to outstanding human resources management for Tribal Governments and her engaging teaching style make her a passionate and effective facilitator.
Instructors subject to change.