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Strategic Planning in Indian Country

Strategic Planning in Indian Country

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KIVA provides many customized training & events year round. These courses meet annual training certification requirements and we GUARANTEE them with post-training technical assistance. For more information, contact us at  866.202.5482 or [email protected].







KIVA offers a variety of specialized consulting services to tribal nations. Our staff and associates have over 75 years of hands-on experience eager to help reach tribal and individual goals.










KIVA Institute provides quality services to promote capacity building for Indian tribes and tribal organizations, alongside federal and local agency service providers. Our goal is to enhance relationships between Indian tribes and funding agencies, inspire tribal members towards developing a determined mindset and to assist in the preservation of the Indian culture while maintaining their sovereignty.


Strategic Planning in Indian Country

Organizations conduct planning to provide clear and strategic direction; to articulate current and future needs and to match the commitment of resources with the strategic direction of the organization.  Strategic Planning helps an organization develop and define its Vision and Mission Statements – and helps define how to accomplish them.  It is a process by which organizations assess their current situation and capabilities.  Funding agencies look to a tribal organization’s Strategic Plan when considering funding proposals. Some tribal governments use Strategic Plans as a guide in developing annual budgets. There are a variety of modern perspectives, models and approaches in Strategic Planning but the way a plan is developed depends on the organization’s leadership, the culture of the organization, the complexity, size and the environment of the organization.  KIVA’s “Strategic Planning in Indian Country” focuses on capturing the traditional values and beliefs of the tribal organization. This feature in tribal Strategic Planning is very different from planning for non-tribal organizations. This involves a look back to the traditional knowledge, teachings, and values; and relies heavily on the wisdom and teachings of the elders, oral history and traditional knowledge. Knowing the traditional history and values helps define the tribe’s foundation; and the ensuing Mission Statement and Vision Statement; goals, strategies; and helps define future plans.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for tribal elected officials, tribal organizations, chartered organizations, non-profit organizations, boards, tribal administrators, tribal planners, program managers, finance and accounting staff, and tribal employees.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal council members, chartered organizations school boards, health boards, tribal, program directors and managers; tribal grants/contracts staff, finance and accounting staff; tribal attorneys, tribal consultants.  Federal officials and federal awarding officials, federal contracting officers and their subordinates should also attend.

Federal Contract And Grant Opportunities Federal Contract And Grant Opportunities

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  • Pub. L. 93-638, Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act
  • Self-Governance Compacts under Pub. L. 93-638, Indian Self-Determination & Education Assistance Act
  • Construction Contracting under Indian Self-Determination Act
  • FAST Act: Contracting Tribal Transportation Programs
  • Tribal Law & Order Act (TLOA)
  • Art of Grant Writing
  • Cultural & Environmental Laws: Policies & Advocacy Strategies for Tribal Leaders
  • Writing Successful CTAS Grants

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Contracts & Grants Compliance

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  • OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements (aka “Super Circular”)
  • Practicum for Federal Line Officers & Federal Awarding Officials
  • Federal Grant Management Principles
  • Contract Scopes of Work & Annual Funding Agreements
  • Contract Law & Administration
  • Accounting Basics for Tribes
  • Single Audit Act: Preparation & Follow Up
  • Indirect Cost Principles: Contract Support Costs
  • Preparing Indirect Cost Rate Proposals
  • QuickBooks™ and Accounting Principles
  • Financial Management Systems & Reporting Requirements (GASB)
  • Contract Appeals, Disputes & Federal Tort Claims Act under Pub. L. 93-638

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Tribal Governance Training Series

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  • Tribal Council – Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Tribally-Controlled Schools Boards of Directors
  • Tribal Enterprise Board Roles & Responsibilities
  • Robert’s Rules of Order: Mastering the Basics
  • Evolution of Federal Indian Law & Policy
  • Strategic Planning in Indian Country

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Tribal Administrative and Management

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  • Records Management Principles
  • Fair Labor Standards: Compliance for Tribes
  • Federal Travel Regulations – Temporary Duty Travel
  • Tribal Employment Law
  • MSOffice for Professionals
  • Administrative Professionals Conference

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