- Why should you use TPA2?You already have a Public Information Office or Public Affairs Office, so what do you need our help for? Like anything, Public Affairs needs to be reviewed and freshened up as they become stale. We will review the product and service with an eye to making it better.
- What does TPA2 teach? We teach how to control the messages about your tribe or group as well as the benefits of setting up an efficient communication system within your organization or entity. We also can teach your people the tools of the communications trade and help them to be more effective.
- Does TPA2 handle our communications? No. We are not going to become your communications staff or your PIO or PAO. We want to help your people to learn how to effectively do these jobs. We share the skill sets, not do the job.
- How does TPA2 operate? We prefer to visit your organization to meet with your people and your leaders first. After all, how can we be of assistance if we do not know you? We research of course, but until you have looked in each others eyes and broken bread together how can you understand. After that, we can arrange specific visits and training sessions to accomplish your goals.We also can be available 'on-call' for consultation as you need us.
- How does TPA2 charge?We arrange a flat one-time fee to come out and teach a class. How much depends upon the number of days and students. We also can arrange to be available for a certain number of hours per month via phone/text, email, Facetime or Skype. The amount depends upon your need. For longer visits to your organization, we will arrange a fee working with you and with your budget. TPA2 is also willing to set up a business license with you, such as has been done with EBCI.
- Does TPA2 provide certification? We are not part of any Federal training program but have been involved with them, taught at their conferences and served on focus groups at places like EMI, with FEMA and with the National Tribal Emergency Management Council among others. Respectfully, we are not affiliated with them because we find many of their teachings restrictive. We prefer to share effective ideas not dogma.