Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies
October 19 – 23 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Pre-Conference Events (Oct. 20)
Procurement and Property Management Under the OMB Super Circular (full day workshop, additional fee) – R. Brian Tipton, Esq., Managing Director, Attorney-at-Law, The Private Client Law Group, P.C.
Jimmy Samuel Day of Service/Book Drive – Waccamaw EOC, Inc., Conway, SC
Conference attendees are asked to bring a pre-k children’s book for donation
Program Governance for Successful Head Start Programs – Melvin Gravely, MPA, CEO, The Gravely Group, OH
New Executive Administrator Orientation
For new Region IV SEACAA administrators (4 years or less)
Opening Session (Oct. 21)
The Promise of Collective Impact – Robert Albright, Associate Director, Collective Impact Forum
- Community Action Partnership, Denise L. Harlow, MSW, CCAP, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership,
- Washington, DC
- Region IV Head Start, Myra Ingram, Executive Director, Region IV Head Start Association, GA
- Affordable Healthcare, April Washington, Public Affairs Specialist, USDHHS, GA
Legislative Update (Oct. 23)
David Bradley, Executive Director, National Community Action Foundation
Twenty-four workshops are being offered.
Wednesday, October 21
- Making Collective Impact Work: Nuts and Bolts of Getting Started – Robert Albright, Associate Director, Collective Impact Forum, MA
- Bridges out of Poverty – An Introduction – Terie Dreussi-Smith, MA, Ed., Author/Consultant, aha! Process, Inc., TX
- Strategies for Effective Program Design and Management Systems – Patricia Beier, MSA, CCAP, Director for Children and Families, WAGES, NC
- Organizational Standards and the Board Agency Best Practices – Denise L. Harlow, MSW, CCAP, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership, Washington, DC
- Working Shoulder to Shoulder with People in Poverty – Terie Dreussi-Smith, MA, Ed., Author/Consultant, aha! Process, Inc., TX
- Conducting Effective Meetings – Melvin Gravely, MPA, CEO, The Gravely Group, OH
- Neuropsychology of Success – Put Your Brain to Work for You – Julie Jakopic, President/CEO, iLead Strategies, VA
- Aligning Workforce Performance and Organizational Strategies: A Best Practice Approach – Ben Ramsey, President and CEO, The RHBC Group/President, GLM Management Consulting Group, LLC, NC
Thursday October 22
- Successful On-Boarding: A Precursor to Staff Retention – Donna Barnette, Consultant, DMB Early Childhood Consulting, NC
- Introduction to Housing: Various Types of Housing Programs/Projects – Jennifer Brooks-Smith, MSW, CCAP, Vice President for Program Operations, KCEOC Community Action Partnership, KY
- Affordable Healthcare Outreach – April Washington, Public Affairs Specialist, USDHHS, GA
- Breathing Life into Nonprofit Boards – Melvin Gravely, MPA, CEO, The Gravely Group, OH
- Spotlight on South Carolina – Jessica McMoore, Executive Director, South Carolina Community Action Partnership, SC
- Cost Principles under the New OMB Uniform Guidance – Keith Hundley, CPA, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, AL
- Stability in the Workplace When Employing Individuals from Poverty – Ruth Weirich, Consultant/Engagement Specialist, aha! Process, Inc., TX
- Head Start Update – R. Brian Tipton, Esq., Managing Director, The Private Client Law Group, P.C., GA
- Internal Controls under the New OMB Uniform Guidance – Keith Hundley, CPA, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, AL
- Partnering with Utilities to Support Income Eligible Customers – Lorrie Maggio, Manager, Products and Services, Duke Energy, NC
- Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future – Ken Riggins, CM Senior Benefits Advisor, US Department of Labor, GA
- Surviving DRS – Jennifer Reed, Education Consultants, JFK Consultants, SC
- Understanding IRS Form 990 for Executives and Board Members – Keith Hundley, CPA, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, AL
- Leading for Results: Coaching Skills for Leaders at Every Level – Julie Jakopic, President/CEO, iLead Strategies, VA
- Automated Scheduling & Paperless Processing – It’s the Way to Go! – Reba Hough-Martin, Deputy Director, Palmetto Community Action Partnership, SC Glenn Harris, Director of Sales, ITFrontDesk, Inc., TN. Dr. Anantha Lakshmanan, Ph.D., Director of Product Development, ITFrontDesk, Inc., TN
- Show Me the Money – Jennifer Reed, Education Consultants, JFK Consultants, SC
Learn more about SEACAA’s Awards including selection criteria and the nomination process.
Lonnie D. Burton Achievement Award to an individual who, through the assistance of a Community Action Program, has achieved a significant level of self-sufficiency and independence while recognition is given to the local Community Action Agency’s role in helping the nominee(s) to help themselves. This award focuses on the personal progress and achievements of the individuals who are nominated. CAA employees are not eligible for this award unless they are former recipients of CAA services.
Carl D. Perkins Human Service Award to be presented to an individual who consistently advocated and/or contributed to the growth, development and survival of Community Action Programs throughout Region IV (Southeast).
William “Sonny” Walker Self-Sufficiency Award to a member organization of SEACAA or one whose interests SEACAA represents, not to an individual, although individual leadership will spur the award winning achievement(s).