A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

2015 Regions 8 & 10 Conference

Connecting the Framework for Success

May 11-14, 2015

Denver, Colorado

Conference Schedule

Conference Web Page - Sponsorship & Booths

Conference Overview

Are you looking for poverty solutions and innovative practices that you can implement into your programs?  Then you need to attend the four-day Conference, it’s packed full of amazing sessions and speakers, inspiring and entertaining keynotes and great networking activities with your peers!  Our goal is to provide you with walkaway skills and innovative solution for you to implement immediately!

The 2015 Federal Regions 8 & 10 Community Action Conference is a private and publicly funded event that engages policy makers, government employees, social service agencies, nonprofits, advocates, volunteers and people with low-income in intensive learning, training and planning around poverty issues.  We share best practices and models for policies and programs that really work. We provide concrete examples of how people can become engaged as anti-poverty advocates.

Keynote Speakers

CAPLAW

David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation

Breakout Sessions

There will be eight workshop tracks:

Collaborative Efforts/Collective Impact
  • Creating Dynamic Employer Partnerships – Laura Ware, Denver’s Road to Work/Bayaud Enterprises
  • Oregon Prosperity Initiative – Tom Clancey-Burns, Community Action Partnership of Oregon
  • Building Collaborations in the Nonprofit Environment (2 Sessions) – William Kister, Centura Health LINKS
  • It Takes Collaboration - Integrated Service Delivery for Social Services – Roweena Naidoo, Mile High United Way
  • Collaborative Impact – Rand Clark, Douglas County
  • Embracing Collaboration for Healthier Households – Rick Hanger, Colorado Division of Housing
  • Creating an Effective Employer Network in Your Continuum of Care (2 Sessions) – Laura Ware, Denver’s Road to Work/Bayaud Enterprises
  • A Brave New World: Region 10's Plan to Double its Collective Impact – Tim Johnston, Hopelink
Policy Engagement/Advocacy
  • Combined Homeless Needs (Rest Stops) & "Get Loud" Street Sheet – Ray Lyall, Denver Homeless Out Loud
  • Colorado's Need for a Homeless Bill of Rights – Ray Lyall, Denver Homeless Out Loud
  • Tiny Homes - An Alternative Housing Solution – Ray Lyall, Denver Homeless Out Loud
  • The Shrinking Middle Class & What Community Action Can Do About It (2 sessions) – Jim Masters, Center for Community Futures
  • History of Poverty (4 Sessions) – David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation
  • Are We There Yet? The Effort to End Homelessness in America – Donald Burnes, Burnes Institute
  • Shaping Public Policy – Chaer Roberts, Colorado Center on Law and Policy
CSBG Specific Topics
  • Think Like a Board Member – Debra Whitehead, Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • Tools for Successful Implementation for Organizational Standards – Community Action Partnership
  • Community Needs Assessment – Community Action Partnership
  • Organizational Standards Implementation: Lessons from the Beehive State – Afton January, Community Action Partnership of Utah
  • Performance Management and the CSBG Network – NASCSP
Organizational Management
  • Colorado eLogic Evaluation Network (CEEN) – Donald Burnes, Burnes Institute
  • Measuring Family Well-Being Indicators – Virginia Howrey, Family Resource Center Association
  • Understanding Software Technology and Its Application in Your Organization – Fred Richmond, The Center for Applied Management Practices
  • A Guide for Developing and Implementing an Agency Wide Service Delivery Model (2 Sessions) – Fred Richmond, The Center for Applied Management Practices
Program Development
  • Where Disability and Poverty Meet, Lessons in Vermont – Debra Whitehead, Rocky Mountain Human Services
  • Social Return on Investment - How CAAs Can Value Services and Results Using a Standard Business Practice – Fred Richmond, The Center for Applied Management Practices
  • Social Return on Investment - A Hands-On Session to Identify and Calculate Return-On-Investment Scenarios for Your Organization (2 Sessions)
  • Financial Health for Case Managers (2 Sessions) – Shawn Young, Financial Health Institute
  • Staying Ahead of the Game – Mary Schultz, National Endowment for Financial Education
  • Dynamics of scarcity and economic stress on individuals and organizations – Fred Richmond & Shawn Young, The Center for Applied Management Practices
  • Individual Development Accounts in North Dakota - A Return on Investment Study – Andrew Quinn, University of North Dakota
  • Economic Insecurity and Financial Exploitation of Older Adults – Gina Vincent, FDIC
  • Overview of the Uniform Guidance/Super Circular – Tammy Jelinek, MBS, Wipfli
Community Engagement & Long Term Self-Sufficiency
  • Poverty Simulation (2 Sessions) – Becky Carter, CO East Community Action Agency
  • Creating Economic Opportunity for Low-Wage Workers Through Worker-Owned Cooperatives – Amy Beres, Rocky Mt. Farmers Union Foundation
  • Bridges for Business - Finding Talent, Growing Profits – Ruth Weirich, aha! Process, Inc.
  • Engaging Employers in Issues of the Working Poor – Liddy Romero, WorkLife Partnership
  • Collective Impact: A Community Change Strategy – Kenneth Ackerman, Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
Leadership & Communication
  • Relaxation for the Real World – Joanne McLain, Financial Health Institute
  • Strategic Planning – Community Action Partnership
  • Talk Poverty to Fight Poverty: How to Speak Powerfully on Big Issues – Kristy Martino, RESULTS
  • How Far is Your Organization Toward Becoming REALLY Great? (2 sessions) – Kenneth Ackerman, Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
  • The Promise of Transparency: Sharing Outcomes does not Change Funding Decisions – Reg Carter, MacGregor Management
Fundraising and Development
  • Whose Future Story is it anyway? (2 Sessions) – Bart Givens& Regina Lewis
  • How to Choose the Right Fundraising Event for Your Organization – Alison Oyler-Mitsch, Fresh Events
  • The Science of Fundraising – Perry Jowsey, Reach Out and Read Colorado
  • Yikes! We have to Raise Money! Where Do We Start? (2 Sessions) – Jean Block, Jean Block Consulting, Inc.
  • The Anatomy of a Business Plan - It's Not Brain Surgery! (2 Sessions) – Jean Block, Jean Block Consulting, Inc.

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