For Immediate Release
Contact: Heather Rademacher Taylor
TULSA, OK – April 3, 2013 – ONABEN, A Native American Business Network and leader in native-centric business training, is excited to work with Cherokee Nation Businesses to execute an Indianpreneurship® “Train the Trainer” session Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, from 9am to 4pm at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa.
Cherokee Nation Businesses is generously sponsoring the event through donation of the event space and refreshments, including breakfast and lunch
ONABEN will conduct two days of interactive training and small group work covering the basic philosophy underlying the Indianpreneurship® course and experience. The organization will introduce best practices in classroom facilitation and instruction and utilize discussions and peer information exchange. Participants will walk-through selected lessons of the text and be introduced to tips on running their
own small business program. This 2nd Edition of the Teachers Guide is new and improved with timed exercises, colored tips and lesson tools throughout the text.
Designed for aspiring and newly established entrepreneurs, Indianpreneurship® offers a uniquely engaging and interactive curriculum developed by ONABEN that teaches valuable business lessons in a culturally accessible way for Native American individuals. ONABEN has been serving native entrepreneurs and communities for 22 years, and for the past decade has been an active consultant to dozens of tribal organizations of all types and sizes throughout the country. The organization’s curriculum is taught at organizations nationwide and studied in university programs. This event provides a significant level of understanding of the Indianpreneurship® curriculum and how it should be taught so new trainers can effectively educate with confidence.
“In a world of one size fits all, Indianpreneurship distinguishes itself from other curricula because of its dynamic cultural approach to business training and the fact that it is based on years-long experience with the unique needs of Native communities,” said to Veronica Hix, Executive Director for ONABEN. “Our instruction allows new trainers to bring expertise back to their communities and further improve the knowledge and skills of their people."
To reserve a space at the training, contact Veronica Hix at 918.431.4630 or Veronica@ONABEN.org. Registration is $550, which includes a student and teacher’s edition text, and is needed by April 21 to ensure enough class materials for all participants. For more information, please visit www.ONABEN.org or contact Heather Rademacher Taylor at 503.968.1500 or Heather@ONABEN.org.
ONABEN is a 501(c)(3) corporation headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and was created in 1991 by four Oregon Indian tribes to encourage the development of a private sector on their reservations. ONABEN provides curriculum, training and organizational consulting focused on developing entrepreneurship in Indian communities. ONABEN serves Indian business development organizations and entrepreneurs nationally through its Indianpreneurship curriculum. The group is driven by its mission to assist Native Americans build assets by realizing the dream of owning their own business.