Third Annual Native American Women’s Leadership Training

June 6th, 2018

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Anaheim, CA


If you register for one of our other four events taking place at the same location in Disneyland on June 4-5, you can attend the Women’s Leadership Training at a discounted rate!
12th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference
Seventh Annual Native American Housing Conference
Ninth Annual Native American Healthcare Conference
Second Annual Tribal Leaders National Emergency Management Mid-Year Briefing

The Third Annual Native American Women’s Leadership Training will be held June 6th, 2018 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, CA!

Over 100 women from tribes all across the country come together to:
Connect | Learn | Exchange Ideas | Elevate each other

This one-day training provides:

  • Interactive content that allows you to acquire new skills.
  • Powerful practices from top leaders and presenters
  • INFO-tainment – engaging presentations, you will have FUN and a memorable experience.
  • Practical tools you can implement in your everyday lives.
  • Cutting-edge, powerful content that is inspiring and motivating.

You need not have an official title or role to attend this training, it is for any women looking to make a difference within her tribe or organization.

To speak with a representative about attending, please call us 201-857-5333 or email We hope to see you in Disneyland!

Hotel & Venue
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Hotel Information

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 635-2300
(714) 300-7300

The special rate for the conference is $254.00.
A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate. To secure a room please contact the Disneyland® Resort by clicking the button below and booking online 24/7 or by calling (714) 520-5005, M-F from 8 am to 5 pm PST.

Reservations must be made by Monday, May 14, 2018 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms are subject to availability.


“The networking was great! I enjoyed meeting so many native professional women. This training was great and the leader was so enthusiastic. It is a super opportunity to meet established professional native women.”
-Stephanie L. House, Manager on Duty, Ute Mountain Casino Hotel & Resort

“I encourage you to participate in this leadership training that is focused on our very small demographic.”
-Melinda Nez, Lead Informatics Nurse, Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc.

“Great topics that are useful to the everyday leadership roles.”
-Lena Jackson, Assistant Community Manager, SRPMIC

“Great experience; very inspiring.”
-Charmin Bailey, Housing Director, Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria

“I learned a lot of practical tools to leadership.”
-Megan Brown, Site Manager, Morongo Tribal TANF

“This is the training to attend.”
-Pamela Wong, Legal Assistant, Yakama

“This is an awesome training.”
-Debra Jones, Director, Northern Ute Tribe

“The networking was very important. I felt at ease as we were asked to talk one on one. The training was very informative.”
-Dorothy Rhodes, Executive Intern-researcher, Gila River Indian Community

“Very good motivation.”
-Veronica Vasquez, Event Manager, Casino Del Sol

“When I asked about a situation that was covered by the trainer, he eventually had a suggestion that I thought might work. I would tell others he is willing to consider outside-the-box thinking.”
-Vanessa Gregory, Controller, Colville Tribal Credit Corporation

“This is a good personal development for your women board members to spend time together, and the networking opportunities were great.”
-Tishmall Turner, Vice Chair REDCO, Rincon Band of Luiseno

“I gained useful knowledge. The topics were very interesting.”
-Lorna Sheridan, Clinical Application Coor., Omaha Tribe/Carl T. Curtis

“I met a lot of wonderful women at the training and the lead trainer was great.”
-Bendora, Cage/Vault Manager, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

“Valuable information.”
-Monica Kopez, Utilities Manager, Rincon Utilities Dept.

“Personally, I met several female leader counterparts at this event, and was inspired by the commitment of women from so many tribes. This is a great opportunity to learn skills necessary to be a female leader in today’s society. It is also a great opportunity to learn from women in other tribes about their challenges and successes, and bring that knowledge home to institute further change within your own tribe.”
-Trlaynna Scott, Staff Attorney, Cherokee Nation Businesses

“The networking was very good. I met a lot of new people from different backgrounds. It’s a solid training course where you will learn valuable insight and management tools.”
-Cindy Ernst, Housing Manager, Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians

“The training is motivational.”
-Goode, Tribal Council, San Carlos Apache Tribe

“It’s very informative to understand the situations across Indian Country. I would recommend because of the networking and roundtable discussions.”
-Michelle Stevens, Housing Management Planner, Seneca Nation of Indians

“I met some new interesting women leaders and really enjoyed the training.”
-Robyn Burlingham, Tribal Council Coordinator, NHBPI

“Great networking at the conference. Learned what other native woman are doing to help improve their tribal communities. The training is fun and has great information to bring home!”
-Taylor Housman, Administrative Assistant, Carl T Curtis-Omaha Tribe of NE

“Networking was great. Met new and successful people. The training was very beneficial.”
-Ray Ann Terry, Federal Programs Director, Sage Memorial Hospital

“Networking within native women is extremely important. It was wonderful and inspiring for me as well as the other woman that attended with me. I was very impressed with the overall training.”
-Charlette, Office Administrator, Yavapai Prescott Tribe

“It is a must to attend so much networking, shared experiences, etc.”
-Tamara Shorten, Administrative Assistant, San Carlos Apache Tribe

“It’s very important to network and get other ideas. Networking was a big part of the training.”
-Twyla Blanchard, Grants Accountant, Absentee Shawnee Tribe

“It was informative & helpful.”
-Carla Banuelos, Assistant Community Manager, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

“You must attend!”
-Tamara Shorten, Administrative Assistant, San Carlos Apache Tribe

“Wide scope of participants from different organizations – native based or native education.”
-Emily Barker, Research Assistant, Mamawipawin


Register Now To Attend

Native Nation Events offers options available for Elected Tribal Council or Tribal Government/Enterprise Representatives as individuals and groups, as well as non-affiliated Industry Professionals. See below for pricing and availability to attend this event.

Attendee Rate

Group Rate (3 or more paid from same tribe or entity)

  • Early Bird Group Rate
    • Attendee Group Rate
    • Minimum Purchase of 3 Required For Discount