Sample Workshop Agenda

Day 1

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.–A New Paradigm: Leadership, History, and Communications.

  • Introductory Comments
  • Opening Address – Sponsors and Tribal Officials
  • How Things Go Wrong
  • Refreshment Break
  • Beyond Business as Usual: Redefining Leadership
  • Lunch
  • History from a Different Perspective: The Importance of American Indian History
  • Bringing History into the Present
  • Refreshment Break
  • Communicating in a Culturally Diverse Environment – Ten Communication Protocols

Day 2

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.–Building Relationships that Work and Integrated Strategies that Lead to Enhanced Government and Business Relations with Tribes.

  •  Trust: The Foundation of a Good Relationship
  •  Refreshment Break
  • Twelve Platinum Rules to Building Trust and Relationships
  • Lunch
  • Conversations with Traditional Elders and Tribal Representatives about Indian Values, Culture, and Protocol
  • Refreshment Break
  • Putting It All Together – A Taste of Success
  • Closing of General Session – Summary, Wrap-up and Evaluation