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You’ll have the opportunity to choose 6 of these 12 workshops to attend.

Indian Preference
Tuesday, December 10 (1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Join us for an in-depth look at Indian Preference. This eye-opening session explores the legality, history and social context of Indian Preference. Perfect for anyone looking to better understand the reasoning behind their tribe's own policy or explain it to employees, or for anyone involved in setting or revising their tribe's policy on Indian Preference.

  • What role does sovereignty play?
  • Tips for implementing your Indian Preference policy successfully
  • Communicating your policy to employees

Creating a Respectful Workplace: Tackling Bullying, Harassment and Gossip in the Workplace
Tuesday, December 10 (1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

According to a recent national survey, 27% of workers have direct experience with current or past abusive behavior at work. We'll discuss the reasons bullying can be so hard to handle, why bullying and gossip can be especially problematic in the tribal work environment, and what you can do to proactively establish a no-bullying atmosphere.

  • When is it bullying and when is it conflict?
  • When should you involve HR?
  • How to tell if you are engaging in bullying behavior yourself

Managing Social Media for Tribes
Tuesday, December 10 (2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay, and your tribe can't afford to ignore it. From cultivating the right social media presence for the tribal government and its enterprises to setting appropriate social media policies for tribal employees, you need to be proactive and stay on top of current trends. We'll show you the hidden benefits of using social media in the workplace, provide you with sample social media policies, and walk you through how to develop guidelines to help employees make good decisions about using social media. Make sure you're up to speed, and attend this important workshop.

  • Projecting the right image for your tribe via social media
  • Engaging and responding to customers strategically
  • Legal and ethical issues to be aware of

Facing Ethical Dilemmas with Confidence
Tuesday, December 10 (2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Often a moral compass is needed to travel through the rough roads of tribal politics. Most people conduct themselves with flawless ethical standards; however, decisions they make every day are burdened with ethical dilemmas. This workshop will address both how to make ethical decisions and how to tackle ethical violations in your organization.

  • Special ethical considerations for leaders
  • Making a code of ethics work
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest and ethical violations

Workforce Development: Hiring and Developing Tribal Members for Jobs of the Future
Wednesday, December 11 (1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Discover what it takes to create, implement and manage a successful tribal workforce. Whether you're preparing a workforce for current jobs or eying new jobs on the horizon, this workshop will help you develop the strategies to get your tribal members ready for today's jobs and the jobs of tomorrow.

  • Strategies for determining the jobs of the future
  • Getting buy-in from the right parties
  • Building and maintaining support systems to ensure success

Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, December 11 (1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. EQ is the hallmark of a leader and a more important indicator of success than a high IQ or an advanced degree. During this workshop, find out how you can improve your EQ and enhance your leadership skills. We'll cover topics such as:

  • A quick EQ self-assessment
  • Why EQ is important
  • How to improve EQ

The Visionary Leader
Wednesday, December 11 (2:45 pm.-4:00 p.m.)

Creating a unifying vision for an organization isn't just the job of top management, it's the job of everyone in the organization. Just as leadership can come from the staff, so too can aspirations. In this workshop we'll explore the many ways staff, committee members, council members and board members can inspire an organization.

  • Helping your organization's leaders shape a vision
  • Translating your organization's vision for team members
  • Crystalizing your own vision

5 Signs that Things Need to Change in your Organization or Workplace
Wednesday, December 11 (2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Do you ever get the sense that things aren't right at your organization or workplace? We'll take a look at symptoms of dysfunctional or toxic environments and discuss ways that leadership and management can turn things around.

  • What are normal frustrations and what indicates a bigger problem?
  • Common reasons policies and procedures fail
  • Warning signs of broken communication patterns

Building your Confidence as a Decision Maker
Thursday, December 12 (1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

You've finally made a decision about something at work. Do you cross it off your list and move on or do you constantly revisit it and agonize over it? Constantly second guessing your decisions is not only a waste of time, it can be harmful to you and your employees. In this session we'll discuss ways to build your confidence in your decisions and trust your instincts.

  • Dos and don'ts of decision making
  • When no decision is worse than the wrong decision
  • Avoiding the tyranny of perfection

Tips for Motivating People
Thursday, December 12 (1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.)

How do you get people more engaged? If your workplace or organization is like most, you've tried all the traditional methods - lunches, team building, and rewards - but not everyone is motivated by the same thing. When you unlock the passions of the people in your organization, they will give you their best performance every day. In this workshop, we'll explore the ways to engage your team members.

  • Identifying and celebrating everyone's strengths
  • Asking the right questions to find out why people aren't motivated
  • Inspiring everyone to go above and beyond their job description

Communicating Like a Leader
Thursday, December 12 (2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Think about the most successful leaders you know. Now think about their communication styles. What do they have in common? Whether you serve in a governance or management role, if you are to be seen as a credible leader, you need to communicate in such a way that your message comes across as clear, consistent, fair, responsible, ethical, thoughtful, empathetic, trustworthy and authoritative. In this hands-on workshop, we'll use scenarios and small group work to help you identify effective communication strategies that leaders use, and then you'll get a chance to practice some of the techniques.

  • How to set the right tone for the right message
  • Tailoring your communication for the audience
  • Listening and questioning techniques

Unlocking the Power of the Right Questions
Thursday, December 12 (2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

For some people, questioning comes easily. Their natural inquisitiveness, emotional intelligence and ability to read people put the ideal question on the tip of their tongue. But most of us don't ask enough questions, nor do we pose our inquiries in an optimal way. But the right question is a powerful tool for a leader. In this workshop we'll explore how to ask the right question, at the right time, in the right way.

  • When is an open-ended question the right way to go?
  • Getting the sequence right
  • Using the right tone

Topics subject to change.

For more information, please call 800-992-4489.