2019 Tribal Management Institute Plenary 1: Victory by Design

D.J. Vanas, Native Discovery, Inc., presented this plenary during the Office of Child Care’s 2019 Tribal Management Institute.

Victory is not born from waiting for a better economy, the perfect moment, or the exact mix of resources; it’s about using what we have right now, around us and within us, to create success. Our children, families, and coworkers deserve the best services we can provide them, regardless of the circumstances, and this program empowered and inspired participants to do just that. After all, what we have (or don’t have) in resources is not most important; it’s how we use what we have that delivers victory! Participants learned how to use traditional Native American warrior spirit principles to leverage their precious supplies of time and energy into results, do more with less, adopt a resilient mindset that is fiercely focused on solutions, and understand that the business of warriors can make them warriors in the business of supporting children and families. The program was created to be engaging, motivating, and entertaining, but most importantly, it was created to show your people that victory in what they do does not depend on luck, chance, or hope. Victory is by design!

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