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CAAA 2015 Community Action Month Celebration Conference

Community Action Association of Alabama

Conquering the Challenge of Change

May 18-21, 2015 in Mobile, AL

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Join the 21 Community Action Agencies, national partners and supporters as we discuss changes, challenges and develop strategies to address low income individuals and families in Alabama. The conference will raise awareness, empower attendees with the latest information and motivate organizations addressing poverty.

Pre-Conference Events

  • Community Needs Assessment – Jarle Crocker, National Community Action Partnership
  • Fiscal Officers Roundtable – Fred Harvey, Community Action Partnership of North Alabama
  • Unified Guidance/OMB Circular – Keith Hundley, Carr, Riggs, & Ingram, LLC & Brian Tipton, The Private Client Law Group

 Plenary Sessions

  • Denise Harlow, National Community Action Partnership
  • Samuel L. Jones with special greetings from Jim Byard, Director ADECA
  • Poverty Summit: Poverty & Opportunities


The following tracks will be offered – see conference schedule for more info:

Tuesday, May 19

  • Plans and Reports - Rhoda Talley & Maureen Neighbors, ADECA
  • It’s All in the Numbers - Kimberly Richardson Consulting
  • Organizational Standards: Tools to Use - Jarle Crocker, NCAP
  • Paving The Path To Success - Andre Taylor & Renae Dismuke, JCCEO
  • Starting with the End in Mind: Outcomes and Evaluations - Kimberly Richardson Consulting
  • What’s New? Head Start for Board Members - Janet Buckley, Mobile Community Action
  • WX – Weatherization - Monica Eubanks, Community Service Programs & Trent Williams, ADECA
  • Using Technology To Move Your Agency Forward - Nathan Curry & Fred Harvey, CAP of North Alabama
  • Cultivating Community-Based Partnerships for a Positive Change - John Olsen, FDIC & Bank On South Alabama
  • Workplace Safety: De-escalation Techniques - Terrence Bullock, Alabama Power
  • WX – Weatherization - Monica Eubanks, Community Service Programs & Trent Williams, ADECA
  • State Oversight - Rhoda Talley & Maureen Neighbors, ADECA
  • LIHEAP/ABC Trust - Peggy Burnett, ABC Charitable Trust and Willie Whitehead, ADECA
  • WX – Weatherization - Monica Eubanks, Community Service Programs & Trent Williams, ADECA

Wednesday, May 20

  • Board Governance: How to Tell If Your CAA is Successful - CAPLAW
  • ROMA Integration and Implementation - Alabama ROMA Cohort
  • Risk Assessment: Waste of Time or Critical? - Marilyn Donnellan, Non-Profit Management Services
  • TRUE COLORS |Exploring Your True Colors!] - Natilee McGruder, McGruder and Associates
  • Board Governance: Conversations with CAPLAW - CAPLAW
  • Human Resources Management: Headache or Necessity? - Marilyn Donnellan, Non-Profit Management Services

Thursday, May 21

B&B’s: Breakfast & Best Practices

  • CAA Best Practices/Vision & Direction
  • CAA Best Practices/Operations & Accountability
  • CAA Best Practices/Maximum Feasible Participation



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