A training program to help community organizations assist members and clients with basic money management is being offered through University of Wyoming Extension.
The Master Money Manager Coach program is Aug. 16-17 at the UW Extension office on the Laramie County Community College campus in Cheyenne.
Instructors will train participants how to work with individuals to improve their financial management skills.
The program is recommended for community organizations, nonprofits and agencies that want to help their clients better understand and manage their financial lives, said UW Extension educator Juliet Daniels, coordinator of the program.
“It’s so important to be exposed to personal finance,” she said. “I look at the communities I serve, and the reality is that a lot of people could really benefit from having a coaching relationship with a trusted adviser to get themselves on track.”
The two-day training introduces coaches to the FDIC Money Smart curriculum, teaches basic adult learning principles and provides tools to use with clients to encourage adoption of positive money management behaviors.
“You don’t have to be a financial expert to make a difference,” Daniels said. “Our program will help anyone in a community organization work with their clients on money matters.”
UW Extension is an arm of the University of Wyoming tasked with providing non-credit, life-long learning programs in all Wyoming’s counties.
No knowledge of teaching or money management is necessary, said Daniels. A $125 registration fee covers the class and two lunches and snacks. Scholarships and sponsorships are available, and space is limited.
Open registration ends Aug. 10. For more information and to register, contact Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-633-4383. More information is also available on the registration site at m3c_cheyenne_2017.eventbrite.com.
Partial financial support comes from the John P. Ellbogen Foundation Fund for Wyoming Communities, Agriculture and Rural Living.