This one-day didactic seminar is designed to provide participants with information on HNO’s vision, mission, and structure; parenting skills and childhood education; parliamentary procedures; and the U.S. government and politics. Both the public and active HNO members are welcome to attend.
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will gain knowledge about HNO, be able to differentiate a 501 (c)(3) from a 501 (c)(4) nonprofit organization, and to compare and contrast membership and non-members nonprofit entities. In addition, participants will learn parenting skills to better support their children's education, be able to properly conduct meetings consistent with Robert’s Rule of Order, and appreciate the foundation and branches of the U.S. government as well as the essence of civic engagements.
This course is free of charge. However, to receive a certificate jointly conferred by both St. Cloud State University and Hmong Nationalities Organization (HNO), the participants are required to register and commit a full-day—from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM---for the training.
Dr. Xoua Thao, Attorney-at law and Physician, HNO Chair
Dr. Shoua Yang, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, School of Public Affairs, St. Cloud State University
Dr. Neal Thao, Associate Professor, Chair, and Program Director of the Department of Social Work, College of Health and Community Professional Studies at Metropolitan State University
HNO’s vision, mission, and structure
Basic principles of 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4)
Membership nonprofit organizations vs. non-membership nonprofits
Citizens' voting right vs. Membership voting rights
Parenting skills and childhood education
Robert's Rule of Order
Taking up business one item at a time
Promoting courtesy, justice, impartiality, and equality
The majority rule, minority rights, and the protection of absent members.
US Government and Politics
Foundations of Government
Declaration of Independence
Articles of Confederation
US Constitution—Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches
Bill of Rights
Note: This seminar will be conducted in Hmong language.