Financial Management

Whether it's improving leadership skills, staying abreast of industry standards, or preparing for a new role, everyone has their distinct reasons for participating in NAFOA's Professional Development programs. Our portfolio of programs enables you to reach your personal and professional goals.

Tribal Financial Managers Certificate

The Tribal Financial Managers Certificate (TFMC) program is a three-day training held in Phoenix, Arizona through a partnership with Arizona State University (ASU)'s American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. TFMC provides intensive, hands-on professional development in grant management, indirect cost rates, and tribe-wide budgeting specific to tribal nations.

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Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities (LPIBSC) Program

Leading People and Investing to Build Sustainable Communities (LPIBSC) is a collaboration among Harvard Business School (HBS), NAFOA, NCAI and AFOA Canada. Its mission is to inspire Native finance professionals and leaders, as well as equip them with the tools to lead high-performing, innovative communities or organizations. Developed under the guidance of HBS Executive Education, LPIBSC is the only Executive Education program of its kind in North America.

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