NCN Institute Training: Preparing for your Strategic Planning Process
The Native CDFI industry is faced with growing demand for capital along with increased opportunities for investment. An efficient, effective strategic planning process can help Native CDFI Leaders navigate these trends, avoid uncertainty, make smarter strategic goals, and achieve them. This workshop is designed for Native CDFI Directors and their Board Chairs to build a planning process that will take their organizations to the next level.
- Learn about tools and strategies to assess your organization’s success and challenges and how to utilize that information for external marketing.
- Set clearly defined goals for the growth and success of your organization.
- Outline a strategy to achieve strategic goals over 1-3 years.
Meet the Trainer
Native CDFI Network
Kristen Wagner serves as the Native CDFI Network’s National Program Director. In this role, Wagner manages NCN grant funded programs, Membership Programs, and oversees the design and delivery of capacity-building supports to NCN members. Dr. Wagner built her 25-year career with a commitment to building more equitable economies in Native communities across the country and Indigenous communities globally. In addition, she spent the past 15 years in classroom settings, individual mentoring relationships, and as a consultant providing organizational management support and training to asset-building practitioners and advocates to support economic equity in their workplaces, community decision-making processes, and broader institutional systems. Through these experiences, Dr. Wagner understands the day-to-day experiences and challenges organizations face delivering asset-building programs in Indian Country. Wagner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Her work has taken the form of research, program design and implementation, policy advocacy, and leadership training.