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Tribal Council Training Course Announced for April 6, 2010

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Tribal Council Training Course

April 6, 2010

Radisson Phoenix Airport

Phoenix, Arizona


ITCT’s Tribal Council Training Course is for Tribal Council leaders who want to increase their understanding of roles, responsibilities, and fiduciary duties.  This course is specifically designed to enhance the effectiveness of Tribal leaders in contributing to the success of their Tribal Councils and their tribes.  It also is a peer forum where Council members may exchange knowledge with other tribal leaders.

The one-day course starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM Tuesday, April 6th.   It includes a reference notebook packed with relevant materials.  The curriculum is highly interactive, practical and in depth.  A continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments are provided.


  • The Tribal Council – Tribal CEO as a partner and their respective duties

and responsibilities

  • Tribal Council self-evaluation

  • Tribal CEO performance evaluation

  • How to recruit and select the right CEO

  • Economic development strategies – a visionary shift

  • How to create and execute a winning business strategy

  • Effective tribal member communications

  • How to resolve conflict among Tribal Council members


  • Harvey A. Meier, Ph.D., CMC is a certified management consultant (CMC) and Co-Director of the Institute for Tribal Council Training™.  Since 1971 he has served as a strategic business advisor to CEOs, boards, owners, and senior executives of closely held corporations from startups to billion dollar companies in a wide range of industries including Alaska tribes, Lower 48 tribes, and Alaska Native Corporations.  Clients retain him for guidance on corporate governance best practices, strengthening the Tribal Council and/or board of directors and CEO partnership, building strong teams, resolving conflict, executive coaching, succession planning, charting a strategic course, financial transaction negotiations, and executive searches.
  • Gary Leva, MBA, MSW is Co-Director of the Institute for Tribal Council Training™.  He has served as an executive and management consultant to CEOs, Business Owners, Administrators, Executive Directors and Tribal Councils. His 20 years on an Indian reservation gives him keen in-depth insights into tribal government and the challenges faced by tribal leaders in all aspects of their governance responsibilities. With over 20 years of senior management and business consulting experience, Gary is retained to assist Indian Tribes, non-profits and small businesses in areas such as executive coaching, board training and development, strategic planning, executive recruitment, program development and evaluation, team building, grant writing, facilitation and fund raising strategy.
Read more information on registering for the upcoming Tribal Council Training here...