UW Extension offers Master Money Manager Coach course in Casper

Cole Ehmke

A training program in Casper to help community organizations assist their members and clients with basic money management is being offered through University of Wyoming Extension.

The Master Money Manager Coach program is Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 4-5, at the extension office in the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Road.

Instructors will train participants how to work with individuals to improve their financial management skills, said UW Extension specialist Cole Ehmke, program coordinator.

The program is recommended for community organizations, nonprofits and agencies that wish to help their clients better understand and manage their financial lives, he said.

“It’s so important to be exposed to personal finance,” said Ehmke. “I look at communities in Wyoming, 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,” Ehmke 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 Ehmke. A $95 early bird registration fee covers the class and two lunches and snacks. Scholarships and sponsorships are available, and space is limited.

Open registration ends Nov. 27. For more information and to register, contact Ehmke at cehmke@uwyo.edu or 307-766-3782. More information is also available on the registration site at m3ccasper.eventbrite.com.