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Practice Sessions – Optional

Because the NLCC T/TA Center wants the virtual experience to be the best it can be for all participants, we can provide one-on-one practice sessions for attendees to become comfortable in the virtual meeting space on Zoom. You can check the box in the registration form and we’ll contact you. If you change your mind, feel free to contact Maria Griffin, maria@sisterskyinc.com to schedule a day and time.

One-on-One Technical Assistance Meetings

These are conversation-style meetings to discuss project status and provide technical assistance on evaluation or program issues of concern. One-on-one TA meetings will be individualized per grantee’s needs, TA/Evaluation plans, and progress. A Zoom link will be provided for each meeting in an Outlook invitation, then in a reminder email from Maria Griffin.

Duration: 45-50 minutes long

Attendees

  • NLCC T/TA Center: Maria Griffin, Tachini Pete, Jim Myers and/or Gary Bess, Project Coordinator (note taker)
  • ANA: Mia Strickland, ANA Program Specialist, Brent Huggins, Rosia Curry
  • NLCC Recipient: Project Team

Monday, January 25, 2021: One-on-One Meetings

Eastern Time

Grantee Time

Grantees

10:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. CT

Cherokee Nation – Ryan Mackey, Kristen Thomas

11:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. CT

Kiowa Tribe – Lillie Pinnell

1:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. MT

Aaniiih Nakoda College – Sean Chandler, Sara Hawley

2:45 p.m.

11:45 a.m. PST

Yurok Tribe – Victoria Carlson

4:30 p.m.

12:30 p.m. AKT

Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak Alaska – Candace Branson

Time Zone Reference

Timezone Time

Alaska (AKT)

8:00AM

Pacific (PT)

9:00AM

Mountain (MT)

10:00AM

Central (CT)

11:00AM

Eastern (ET)

12:00PM

Online Agenda

Tuesday, January 26, 2021: Day 1

Eastern Time

Topic

Lead

11:00 a.m.

Visiting Room (optional) – Join Zoom Room

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

12:00 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Cultural Opening – song by John Stiffarm

Cultural Mindfulness

Mindfulness is being in the present moment with a conscious awareness of thought and feeling. Culturally, when gathering, cooking, or creating, it is important to have an awareness of your emotional state to ensure that you are putting good thoughts and feelings into what you are doing. During this convening, Aaniiih Nakoda College staff will guide us through sweetgrass braiding. In addition, we will make medicine pouches.

Maria Griffin,
NLCC T/TA Ctr.
&
Sean Chandler, Aaniiih Nakoda College

 

12:45 p.m.

Effective Supervisor Skills

The goal of this presentation is for participants to obtain new tools and strategies in supervisory roles to optimize program success and efficiency. This is a pre-recorded training with a facilitated discussion to follow.

Presenter: Cree Whelshula

Facilitator: Sean Chandler Aaniiih Nakoda College

1:45 p.m.

Inspirational Moment – Aaniiih Nakoda College

Aaniiih Nakoda College

2:00 p.m.

Break
Visiting Room (Optional) will be open until 2:55 p.m. Join Zoom Room

 

3:00 p.m.

ANA Monthly Grantee Call with the Commissioner
Monthly call with all ANA grantees via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 161 101 9735
Passcode: 541933

 

ANA

4:00 p.m.

Aaniiih Nakoda College Staff

Aaniiih Nakoda College project participant presentation sharing project experiences with the cohort.

Serena Chandler & Xavier Hawley

4:30 p.m.

Share Out – Strategic Plan

Group discussion on strategic plans. Each cohort member has their strategic plan displayed in our virtual venue. We encourage everyone to take a look at one another’s strategic plans prior to this discussion. Come prepared to discuss and ask questions.

Facilitator:Candace Branson, Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak Alaska

5:30 p.m.

Inspirational Moment – Kiowa

Kiowa Tribe

5:45 p.m.

Wrap up

End of day reminders and survey evaluations

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Visiting Room (Optional) Join Zoom Room

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021: Day 2

Eastern Time Topic Lead
11:00 a.m. Visiting Room (optional) Join Zoom Room NLCC T/TA Ctr.

12:00 p.m.

Welcome Back

Tachini Pete,
NLCC T/TA Ctr.

12:15 p.m.

Survey Development

This is an experiential learning opportunity for survey development. In breakout groups, each group will come up with a mock scenario to develop a survey for. This can be an outreach event, a language course evaluation, needs assessment, etc. Before breakout, Jim Myers or Gary Bess will provide a brief Dos and Don’ts of survey development. We are assigning breakout group facilitators.

Facilitators:
Group 1: Candace Branson, Sun’aq
Group 2: Kristen Thomas, Cherokee
Group 3: Victoria Carlson, Yurok
Group 4: Toni Tsatoke, Kiowa
Group 5: Sean Chandler, Aaniiih Nakoda

Presenter:
Jim Myers,
NLCC T/TA Ctr.

1:15 p.m.

Inspirational Moment – Cherokee

Cherokee Nation

2:00 p.m.

Break
Visiting Room (Optional) will be open until 2:25 p.m. Join Zoom Room

 

3:30 p.m.

Team Building & Communication

The goal of this training is for participants to take away practical solutions and tips to increase staff and student relationships and increase effective communication. In addition, to understand causes of workplace conflict and how to prevent and intervene in conflicts. This is a pre-recorded training with a facilitated discussion to follow.

Presenter: Cree Whelshula

Facilitator: Kiowa Tribe

4:30 p.m.

Planning / Discussion Sessions

This is a group discussion to talk about:

  • Community Readiness Assessment
  • NCEs
  • Final Reports

 

ANA

5:15 p.m.

Wrap up

End of day reminders and survey evaluations

Tachini Pete,
NLCC T/TA Ctr.

5:45 p.m.

Kahoots! (Optional) Join Zoom Room

Brandon Smith,
NLCC T/TA Ctr.

Thursday, January 28, 2021: Day 3

Eastern Time

Topic

Lead

11:00 a.m.

Visiting Room (Optional) Join Zoom Room

NLCC T/TA Ctr.

12:00 p.m.

Welcome Back

Jim Myers,
NLCC T/TA Ctr.

12:15 p.m.

Survey Development – Report Out

This is an opportunity for breakout groups to discuss the surveys they developed. Things to consider are what is your mock event? What information were you trying to get from your respondents? How was the process of developing the survey?

Facilitator: Victoria Carlson, Yurok Tribe

1:30 p.m.

Inspirational Moment – Sun’aq

Sun’aq Tribe

1:45 p.m.

Inspirational Moment – Yurok

Yurok Tribe

2:00 p.m.

Break
Visiting Room (Optional) will be open until 2:25 p.m. Join Zoom Room

 

3:30 p.m.

Program Sustainability

The goal of this workshop is to provide the participants with information and steps on sustaining their language programs.

Presenters: Maria Griffin & Tachini Pete

Facilitator: Cherokee Nation

4:30 p.m.

Wrap Ups & Cultural Closing

This is the time to wrap up any discussions that may have had to be cut short. In addition, closing out the cultural mindfulness activity.
Cultural Closing – song by John Stiffarm or Tachini Pete

Tachini Pete,
NLCC T/TA Ctr.,
Aaniiih Nakoda College, & ANA

5:00 p.m.

Visiting Room (Optional) Join Zoom Room

NLCC T/TA Ctr.