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Advanced Human Resource Management
for Indian Country




Today’s tribal HR leaders proactively support and promote the tribe’s vision, mission and goals by aligning HR functions with the tribe’s strategic priorities. As an HR professional in Indian Country, you have a unique opportunity to impact crucial areas that shape the future of your tribe. From recruiting and retaining talent, writing and revising policies, and training and developing your workforce to leadership development, change management, and succession planning, HR is uniquely positioned to steer the organization’s culture and shape its success.

In this important class, you’ll meet with other tribal HR professionals from across the country to explore how you can not only master basic HR functions, but demonstrate the kind of HR leadership that can transform tribes. You’ll learn how to conduct a Best Practices Audit and Needs Assessment of your HR department, discover how strategic tribal HR planning can help you can plan, implement, measure and evaluate success, and learn simple and effective measures HR can take in the areas of performance management, onboarding, and team building to enhance the cohesiveness and effectiveness of your workforce.

You’ll also get tips on how HR can help prevent employee misconduct and what you need to do legally and practically when it does occur. Plus you’ll discover the essential elements of good personnel policies, including Indian Preference and TERO.

Take your career to the next level while strengthening your tribe and its enterprises. Register today!

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E

Assessing and Improving Your HR Departments
  • How to conduct an HR Best Practices Audit and Needs Assessment
  • Learn how your department stacks up
  • Tips on how to tighten up problem areas
  • Insights you can share with tribal decision makers
Your Guide to Strategic Tribal HR Planning
  • Steps to developing a comprehensive HR strategy
  • Aligning HR functions with tribal goals
  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating success in key areas
Writing Strategic Position Descriptions
  • Attracting the most qualified applicants
  • Establishing strategic performance standards
  • Setting a road map for career advancement
  • Increasing employee accountability
  • Guiding compensation decisions
  • Reducing accusations of unfair hiring practices
Recruiting, Interviewing and Hiring Great People
  • Developing a successful plan for recruiting talent
  • Strategies for designing different types of effective interviews
  • Interviewing techniques
Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Writing fair, motivating, and legally-sound policies
  • Prevailing laws and regulations for tribal governments
  • Indian Preference and TERO
Onboarding
  • Steps to effective onboarding
  • Best practices
  • Creative ideas
HR's Role in Performance Management
  • What a good performance management system entails
  • Ensuring consistency across departments
  • Tying employees’ performance into organizational objectives
  • Clarifying job responsibilities and expectations
  • Enhancing individual and group productivity
  • Improving communication and trust between managers and employees
Conducting Background Investigations
  • What to include in the check
  • Special considerations for gaming
  • Red flags
  • What to look for in the interview
Guidelines for Disciplinary Action
  • Effective discipline policies and procedures
  • Redirection process
  • Demotions and transfers
  • Progressive discipline
  • Employee grievances
Creating High Performance Work Teams
  • Selection of team members
  • Stages of team development
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Collaboration
  • Team member training
Training and Developing Your Workforce
  • Identifying the competencies employees should have
  • Evaluating skills and knowledge gaps
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Training
  • Facilitating informal learning

*Topics subject to change.

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