Inaugural Native American Women’s Leadership Training
June 8th, 2016
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim, CA
Native Nation Events’ Leadership Solutions Group presents the Inaugural Native American Women’s Leadership Training, a one-day event on June 8th, 2016 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA.
“Igniting Commitment & Influence”
This 1-day training is designed to be impactful, useful and provide participants with tangible solutions to developing their own leadership ability while fostering leadership within their tribal communities.
To speak with a representative about attending, please call us 201-857-5333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Celebrate and acknowledge the progress of the 21st Century Native American’s role in tribal leadership
- Identify and strategize how to increase the visibility of female leaders within tribal communities
- Design tools for individual leadership self-development
- Create easy-to-implement structures for female peer-to-peer support
- Outline tangible actions to help mentor and foster leadership within younger women
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92802
June 8th, 2016
8:30 – 9:15 AM
Registration & Breakfast
9:15 – 10:00 AM
Introduction & Opening Leadership Activities
Ice Breaker 1: A Sea of Talents
This interactive ice breaker will engage participants in getting to know the diverse talents and abilities that each other possess. The goal is to be in celebration of the many talents that women bring to positions of leadership.
Ice Breaker 2: 3 Laws
This creative activity invites women to think of 3 laws they would enact (if they could!). These laws would have to be abided by the everyone including the person suggesting them. What the suggestions reveal will give insight into the gaps that female leaders seek to fill.
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Session 1: Called to Serve: A Narrative of Native American Female Leadership
- A timeline: the role of Native American Women in the community, business, family – historical roots and changes that have happened in the past 50, 25, 10 years.
- Tralynna will share her personal leadership story and why she returned to serve the Cherokee Nation.
- The challenges, frustrations and successes of female leaders making a lasting impact on their tribe’s values, mission, and goals.
- The double standard: Managing assertiveness.
- Connecting to your true sense of leadership purpose and developing it over time.
- The cultural impact of the current business leadership landscape.
- 21st century Native American leadership: Paths to motivation.
- Why lead?
- What are the roles available?
- What is the opportunity?
- Profiles of Native American Female Leaders: Highlighting notable Native
American women who have caused social and economic change.
- Implications for mentoring:
- What is being done and what needs to be done (tribe specific)?
- Women reaching full leadership potential to find their voice –
stronger together than individually.
- The importance of extending a hand to the next generation of leaders without being threatened: Why authentic leadership wants
to grow and expand on each other.
- Questions, comments, interaction.
Cherokee Nation Businesses
11:00 – 11:15 AM
Coffee Break & Networking
11:15 – 12:30 PM
Session 2: Female Leadership Communication Essentials
- Why men and women lead differently: The science behind gender differences in leadership.
- Getting heard at meetings: A guide for being assertive and combating the
- How to work successfully with male tribal leaders.
- Conflict resolution strategies when reaching an impasse.
- Emotional intelligence basics for female leaders.
- Coaching skill training: learn the art of coaching in conversation to accomplish goals and improve relationships.
- How to propose new ideas with success: a guide for presentation and
12:30 – 1:15 PM
Lunch & Networking Opportunity
1:15 – 2:15 PM
Session 3: Self Care as Access to Leadership
- Why women “over give” in leadership roles.
- Balancing family, leadership accountability, health, and self care.
- Strategies for learning how to say NO, set boundaries and evaluate the right amount of work and leadership to take on.
- Red flags that you are overcommitting yourself and what actions to take when you are in the danger zone.
- Constructing of a personal care plan and why this serves both you and others. Ø Participants will receive live action coaching inside of accomplishing their personal care plan.
2:15 – 3:00 PM
Session 4: Roundtable: Tribal Leadership Exchange
In this session groups will rotate to share how they are successfully dealing with tribal leadership or political issues.
- The larger group will brainstorm top concerns facing Indian Country and groups will gather based on topic.
- Peer-to-peer coaching will be facilitated in small groups.
- Best practices for empowering female tribal leadership to impact these issues will be shared with the larger group.
3:00 – 3:15 PM
Coffee Break & Networking
3:15 – 4:00 PM
Session 5: Fostering Leadership in Others: The Art of MENTORING
- The power of mentoring and its ability to foster leadership.
- A how-to guide for starting an informal or formal female leadership mentoring initiatives for multiple ages.
- Small groups will work on adapting the guide to their own tribe or organization.
- Sharing of current initiatives tribes or organizations are using to develop female leadership.
- Small group brainstorming on how to best enact or start these initiatives.
4:00 – 4:30 PM
Closing Session: Leadership Commitment: A Declaration to Positively Influencing Others
- As the day of learning is assessed, female leaders will construct a commitment to leadership and be coached around taking specific action from the knowledge exchanged.
- Participants will connect with each other to hold each other accountable for their commitment to leadership.