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Tribal Workplace Dynamics for Non-Native Staff Workshop Announced April 7, 2010

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Tribal Workplace Dynamics:

Tools for Success for Non-Native Staff

April 7, 2010

Radisson Phoenix Airport

Phoenix, Arizona


This workshop is designed specifically for non-Native staff with management responsibilities at all levels regardless of tenure.  No organization to our knowledge has provided this kind of valuable information. Attendees will leave with tools to enhance their effectiveness in working within the dynamics of the tribal workplace.  It also is a peer forum where staff may exchange knowledge with others in similar roles.  This exceptional workshop opportunity is not expected to be repeated in the southwest in 2010.

The one-day course starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM Wednesday, April 7th.   The curriculum is highly interactive, practical and in depth.  A continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments are provided.


  • Understanding Tribal workplace dynamics

  • Comprehending the Tribe as an employer

  • Do’s and Don’ts in the Tribal workplace

  • Insights for communicating effectively in the Tribal workplace

  • Resolving disconnects in the Tribal environment

  • Non-Native entry into the Tribal workplace – tools for success


  • 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 Non-Native Staff Training here...