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OACAA 2015 Annual Summer Conference

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

2015 Annual Summer Conference
July 22 – 24 in Huron, Ohio

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  • Wednesday lunch speaker – Representative Alicia Reece, Ohio House District 33
  • Thursday breakfast speaker – Philip E. Cole, OACAA Executive Director
  • Friday membership meeting (keynote speaker) – David Bradley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of National Community Action Foundation (NCAF)


This year's conference will feature four educational tracks: Leadership, Head Start, Fiscal/HR, FDS/Special - see Conference Program for full descriptions of each session and speaker bios.

Wednesday, July 22


  • Leadership: Critical Issues in Creating and Operating Community Economic Development Ventures
  • Head Start: Federal Monitoring and Oversight
  • Fiscal/HR: Impact of UGG on OCA Grants
  • FDS/Special: The Value of Diversity in the Workplace
  • Leadership: Do the Right Thing: How to Cultivate a Culture of Compliance and High Ethical Standards
  • Head Start: Effective Listening
  • Fiscal/HR: Control Yourself: Internal Control Guidance Under the New Standards
  • FDS/Special: Working with the Migrant Worker


  • Breakout: Office of Community Assistance, FDS

Thursday, July 23


  • Leadership: How to Get Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World: Motivating Clients to Escape Poverty Permanently
  • Head Start: Working in Teams: Teachers, Bus Drivers, Managers and More, Part One
  • Fiscal/HR: The Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know Today and Strategies for the Cadillac Tax in 2018
  • FDS/Special: Now You’re Speaking My Language: The Three “A”s to Working with the Latino Population
  • Leadership: Be Prepared and Get Organized: CSBG Organizational Standards
  • Head Start: Working in Teams: Teachers, Bus Drivers, Managers and More, Part Two
  • Fiscal/HR: Understanding the Various Ways to Finance Health Insurance: Would a Co-Op Program Work for you?
  • FDS/Special: Appalachia: More than a Geographic Region


  • Leadership: Getting on Board: Evidence-Based Program and Practices
  • Head Start: Celebrate Diversity in Your Classroom
  • Fiscal/HR: UGG Group Counseling Session: Getting to the root of your questions and issues implementing these new requirements
  • FDS/Special: Focusing on ReEntry Employment and Training

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