Tribal economic leadership program

Tribal Economic Leadership Professional Development

The Tribal Economic Leadership (TEL) Program is an executive education program providing professional development training for tribal leaders, tribal government professional staff, tribal members, tribal students, and governments. TEL supports the long-term economic sustainability of tribal nations and governments through programs presented by NAFOA and the ASU American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI).


Tribal Financial Manager Certification

The Tribal Financial Manager Certification (TFMC) training is a three-day training, part of the Tribal Economic Leadership Program, held on the Arizona State University campus. The TFMC training provides intensive, hands-on professional development in grant management, indirect cost rates, and tribe-wide budgeting specific to tribal nations.

Attendees who complete the Tribal Financial Manager Certificate training will learn:

  • Principles of federal Indian law and its effect on tribal financial management
  • Government accounting standards and principles
  • Compliance with the OMB Uniform Guidance
  • Effects of federal, state, and tribal taxation on tribal financial management
  • Best practices for internal controls and procurement policies
  • Key tools for developing and managing budgets
  • Emerging financial issues in Indian Country

TFMC Program Dates

Program Fees:

  • $1,700 - NAFOA Member Tribe Price
  • $1,850 - Non-Member Price

Earn up to 20 CPE Credits