Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program

An Executive Education Program developed and delivered by the Nevada Leadership Program, part of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno

Program Overview

The Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program has been developed specifically for elected and appointed representatives and organizational leaders of Nevada’s various tribal councils and tribal communities.  The Program’s curriculum is designed to teach effective leadership and managerial skills.
 
Program participants will participate in a series of in-class residency sessions and receive a series of one-on-one coaching sessions with the Program’s faculty.  In addition to the one-on-one coaching sessions and in-class residencies, Program participants will also be asked to develop a comprehensive organizational or community strategic plan for their organization or community as part of a Program-long project.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all one-on-one coaching sessions and in-class residency sessions will be held online using a virtual platform.
 
Graduates of this program will improve their own policy making, implementation, and managerial skills and become a part of the effort to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness and public accountability in the administration of Nevada’s tribal communities.
 
The Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program provides exceptional non-traditional instruction and professional development opportunities to current and future leaders of Nevada’s tribal communities.

Program Curriculum and Schedule

  • Individual One-on-One Coaching Sessions
    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all one-on-one coaching sessions will be held online using a virtual platform.
     
    Individual One-on-One Coaching Sessions
     
    Round 1:  Tuesday, February 9, 2021 through Thursday, February 11, 2021
    Round 2:  Wednesday, March 31, 2021 through Friday, April 2, 2021
    Round 3:  Wednesday, April 28, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021
    Round 4, Tuesday, May 24, 2021 through May 27, 2021
     
    Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program faculty will schedule 30 minute individual one-on-one coaching sessions with each Program participant.  These individual one-on-one coaching sessions will occur before each of the various in-class residency sessions and after graduation.  The first round of one-on-one coaching sessions will focus on Program orientation and individual assessment.  The second round of one-on-one coaching sessions will focus on the progress each individual Program participant is making on developing their organizational or community strategic plan.  The third round of one-on-one coaching sessions will focus on helping the Program participant implement their strategic plan’s implementation plan.  The fourth and final round of one-on-one coaching sessions will conclude the Program with a review of each Program participant’s work over the course of the Program and a final individual assessment.

  • In-Class Residency Sessions

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-class residency sessions will be held online using a virtual platform.

    Session 1:  Thursday, March 4, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm) and Friday, March 5, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

    Session 2:  Thursday, March 18, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm) and Friday, March 19, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

    The first two sessions and first eight modules will provide for an in-depth exploration and discussion on a number of key topics including Self-Awareness, Individual Behavior and Characteristics, Group and Team Processes, Strengthening Organizational Culture in the Context of Tribal Governance in Nevada, Development of the Program Project, and Providing an Organizational Context. 

    Session 3:  Thursday, April 15, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm) and Friday, April 16, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

    Session 4:  Thursday, May 13, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm) and Friday, May 14, 2021 (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

    The final two sessions of this Program, Session 3 and Session 4, will provide for an in-depth exploration and discussion on a number of key topics including Modernization of Organizational Functions, Leadership in the Implementation and Administration of Public Policy, and Public Policy Implementation, Administration, and Sustainability.

     

  • Graduation Ceremony

    Due to ongoing concerns associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic, an online Graduation Ceremony for Program participants has been tentatively planned for June 2021.  The online Graduation Ceremony will be divided into two separate days and will feature individual group presentations of the Program project.

    Group Presentations and Graduation Ceremony:

    • Day 1, Thursday, June 10, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm: 25 Minute Presentation per Group, 4 Group Presentations
    • Day 2, Friday, June 11, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm: 25 Minute Presentation per Group, 4 Group Presentations

Program Application

The Nevada Leadership Program, part of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, is pleased to announce that the total registration fee for the Spring 2021 Cohort of the Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program is $500.00.  Normally, the full value of this 18-week course if $4,500.00.  The total registration fee includes all material fees included printed and mailed course materials including handout and additional reference materials.  The Spring 2021 cohort of the Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program is limited to 30 total enrolled participants. 

In order to apply for enrollment, please submit a one-page letter and a one-page resume and/or curriculum vitae to Frederick Steinmann, Assistant Research Professor with the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Your one-page letter should detail why you have chosen to participate in the Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program and, specifically, what you hope to get out of the Program and how you plan on using what you learn during the Program to better your organization and community.  Please include your full name, organization and contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address) in your one-page letter and in your one-page resume and/or curriculum vitae.

Please submit your completed one-page letter and one-page resume and/or curriculum vitae by Monday, January 4, 2021 by 5:00pm.  Late application materials will not be accepted or considered for admission into the Spring 2021 cohort of the Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program.

Admitted participants for the Spring 2021 cohort of the Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program will be notified by mail by Monday, January 11, 2021

If you have any questions regarding the Nevada Tribal Leadership Development Program and/or the application process, please feel free to contact Frederick Steinmann or by phone at 775-784-1655, or Daphne Hooper  or by phone at 775-784-9864.