Much of working for The People, is actively knowing how to problem solve, and at the same time, manage projects and programs.  Students will learn how to identify the most common logical fallacies (that have impacted you as an individual and your organization).  We will examine trends occurring in Indian Country that stagnate productivity and best practices that increase productivity.

Students will examine techniques useful for untangling complex communication (and controversial arguments) from the inside-out and vice versa. Through close evaluation, we will (1) determine how to ask the right questions; (2) will practice fact-finding in the search for the “real” reason something has occurred, and most importantly (3) how to appropriately address the issue(s) as they occur.

Participants will contemplate differences between the conceptual roles of authority, as opposed to leadership, as its related to project and program management. Students will be taught the importance of delineation of duties and how to stay within your inherent authority (without getting sued).  Most importantly, how to materialize (and quantify) intangible events, into tangible outcomes, in association with the end game!

Students will grasp and formulate the baselines of success and baselines of failure in their respective operation.  This strategy will help individuals to specialize in an empirical fix for their direct dilemmas and problem areas. We will discuss the importance of strategic growth and the creation of more infrastructure (and sacred space) in order to force change. 

Students will become versed in the power of transparency and the positive effects of hope, focus, and energy, as it pertains to being an active representative of change. Every student will get to hear me rant about the burden of proof, don’t worry, you’ll love it…

“Our homogenous version of sovereignty (as it pertains to our tribal identity, intra-governmental operations, economic development, jurisdictions, our collective, yet austere survival and mobility of all our many nations) has not begun, to feel the sting of modern congressional (plenary) angst that is driven by corporate greed. As history has taught us; when one Era ends, another begins.  Be ready”. —Brian Melendez