Registration for this online course is $300 and available by selecting "Catalog" in the task bar above. The course will be available from September 3 to October 11, 2019.

Tribal Strategic Planning: Ensuring Successful Development of Your EPA-Tribal Environmental Plans (ETEP) 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. This course carries 1.0 continuing education unit (CEU) and requires approximately ten hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules:

  • Concepts of Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Planning Process and Actions
  • Developing an EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan
  • Developing a Work Plan

After completing this module, 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.

Instructors Include:

Ondrea Barber, Executive Director, DEQ, Gila River Indian Community

Sharon Hausam, PhD, AICP, Planning Program Manager, Pueblo of Laguna