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Native Edge Institutes – New York, NY

Mastering for Success

Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and powered by: Key Bank

Free Training, Available Onsite & Via Live Webinar July 20, 2023

Open to all Native Owned and Minority Business Enterprises MBEs, (Free lunch included)

Hard Rock Hotel New York

159 W. 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
Meeting Room: The Venue
See additional parking, hotel block details below

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Register: https://na.eventscloud.com/754871

Thursday July 20, 2023, 9:30 AM EDT – 5:00 PM EDT


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks

Moderator: Yvette Fielder, Program Director, NCAIED
Derrick Watchman, Chairman of the Board, NCAIED

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Overview of Small Business Federal Contracting, Set-aside Programs, Updates, New Rules & Regulations: This session will train nascent federal contractors regarding the benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs. We will review eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and discussions on how to maintain eligibility. Small Business Contracting Programs to be discussed include the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs. And review the New Rules and Regulations.

Moderator: Yvette Fielder, Program Director, NCAIED
• John Shoraka, Founding Member, GovContractPros

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Short Lunch Break (included with registration): We will take a short break to allow attendees to settle with their meal to hear the next speaker.

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Overview of Human Resources for Native American Organizations: Native organizations are often under-resourced and can be misaligned with cultural values when managing valuable Human Resources. This session will share a high-level overview of some key components of HR Management that are relevant to HR departments and leadership.

Moderator: Yvette Fielder, Program Director, NCAIED

• Karla S. Bylund, MS, SHRM-SCP, Owner, CEO, Soaring Bird Solutions LLC

1:00 PM – 1:45 Leadership Effective leadership can look different in many organizations. The difficult part can be made up of balance empathy and attention to human factors with objective decision-making and the organizational discipline to see the process through. The understanding of human behavior can hold the key to successfully enlisting these vital stakeholders in the effort to identify and develop those who will follow them. Whether it’s addressing the anxiety of incumbents, motivating them to train potential successors, prompting them to plan for the future or winning their trust is worthwhile. How well organizations handle these very real human factors will have a significant impact on its ability to effectively find and develop its next generation of leaders. In this session learn some key skills that will help your organization lead the next 7 generations to success in ever changing landscapes.

Moderator: Derrick Watchman, Chairman of the Board, NCAIED

• William D. Lowe, Board of Directors, NCAIED

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Unlock Your Export Potential Through SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program

Nearly 96% of consumers live outside of the U.S., and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power is in foreign countries. Learn how you can use SBA’s STEP grant and U.S. Commercial Services to unlock your global market potential to increase your profits, reduce market dependence, overcome obstacles, and find customers in the international marketplace.

Kyia Jackson, Export Business Development Specialist, NCAIED

  • Carmela Mammas, Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service, New

    York Export Assistance Center

  • Peter Tierney, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Harlem

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Loan Programs and Access to Capital: Without adequate financing, through

microloans, commercial lending, or investment capital, most entrepreneurs cannot start new businesses or grow their existing companies. In this session learn how various programs can assist your business to the next level, with access to capital.

Moderator: Erin Abrahamson, Chief of Staff, NCAIED

• Roxanne Neilson, Director, Minority Business Development Agency, Manhattan Center

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM APEX Accelerator Programs formerly the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: This session you will learn about how the APEX Accelerator Program formerly the PTACs provide free local, in-person counseling and training services. Learn about the various ways on how to best market yourself, learn about the importance of your capability narrative/capability statement, and how to get involved with Government Contracting.

Moderator: Yvette Fielder, Program Director, NCAIED

• Crystal Pierce, Procurement Specialist Native American APEX Accelerator, NCAIED

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Tribal Listening Session. This Tribal Listening Session will allow Tribes and entrepreneurs to make comments concerning proposed revisions to the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Program regulations. Additionally, SBA requests comments and input on how best to propose policies or regulations to deliver business development services more efficiently and effectively to underserved communities in Indian Country. Testimony presented at this tribal listening session will become part of the administrative record for SBA’s consideration when the Agency deliberates on approaches to changes in the regulations governing the SBDC Program.

Federal Register :: Tribal Listening Sessions for Small Business Development Centers

Moderator: Derrick Watchman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, NCAIED

  • Jackson Brossy, Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Therese Meers, General Counsel, Small Business Administration
  • Marlene Cintron, Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration

4:30 PM Closing Remarks: Derrick Watchman, Chairman of the Board, NCAIED

Room Block: Closed-N/A

Parking-Valet only, 75.00 per day (no in and out privileges), oversize vehicles 85.00 per day.

Metro-The subway to lower Manhattan is 1.00 for the metro card, and 2.75 per person, the card is refillable, and would need to be purchased if you use the subway.

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