Tribal Approaches to Developing ETEPs (2014 Webinar)
From ITEP Team
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This audio was originally recorded as a webinar in 2014 as follows: an overview of EPA's requirements for EPA-Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEPs) by Luke Jones, Grants and Technical Assistance Team Leader for EPA’s American Indian Environmental Office (6:00-14:15) tribal environmental managers' experiences with developing their ETEPs by Ondrea Barber, Executive Director for Gila River Indian Community Department of Environmental Conservation (14:15-20:35), Scott Hansen, Environmental Program Manager for Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (20:35-26:40), Nancy John, Environmental Programs Director for Cherokee Nation (26:40-35:20), and a question/answer period with webinar participants (35:20 -1:13:31).
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) will be offering an online Tribal Strategic Planning course in August, 2017 to assist tribes with preparing their ETEPs. This course provides tribal environmental professionals with tools and resources to develop tribally specific approaches to strategic planning with tribal leadership, elected officials, governmental agencies, and other organizations. Registration for this online course is $300, carries 1.0 continuing education unit (CEU), and requires approximately ten hours of total learning time. It is available through ITEP at itep.scholarlms.com/catalog under Tribal Environmental Management.After completing this online course, participants will be able to:
- Define and develop with your tribal leadership: vision, mission, goals, objectives, and activities to implement a strategic plan.
- Define your tribe’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
- Identify possible impacts of other decision-making organizations and agencies that may affect tribal planning efforts.
- Draft an outline for a strategic plan using relevant templates, tribal examples, existing tribal resources and documents.
- Explain 2013 GAP requirements for EPA-Tribal Environmental Plans and implementation.
- Develop and apply performance measures to planning goals and objectives, ensuring program progress, capacity building, and addressing tribal needs.
- Develop a comprehensive funding strategy with EPA grants.
Ondrea Barber, Executive Director, DEQ, Gila River Indian Community
Sharon Hausam, PhD, AICP, Planning Program Manager, Pueblo of Laguna