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OACAA 2016 Winter Legislative Conference

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

2016 Winter Legislative Conference

January 27 – 29 in Columbus, Ohio

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Conference Web Page


This year's conference will offer six specialized tracks. The tracks include:

  • Leadership
  • Family Development/Intake
  • Fiscal/Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Head Start
  • Weatherization
Attendees can pick and choose from the different tracks - see tentative agenda.
Pre-Conference, Tuesday, January 26

ROMA sessions will be featured throughout the day

Wednesday, January 27
  • Legislative visits throughout the morning
  • Morning Plenary: Ohio Means Jobs
  • Lunch Guest Speaker: John Husted, Secretary of State (confirmed)
  • Afternoon Plenary: FDS/Intake: Navigating Through Internal and External Barriers for Success, Office of Community Assistance
  • District Meetings
  • Legislative Reception

Thursday, January 28


  • Leadership: Succession Planning - Jarle Crocker, Community Action Partnership
  • FDS/Intake: Advance FDS Training, Part 1 - Laurice Kennedy-Brown (for FDS Certified professionals)
  • Fiscal/HR: What the heck is happening? Department of Labor Updates - Scott Warrick
  • PR: PR/Communications Roundtable - Kenneth Wright, IMPACT CA
  • Head Start: Facebook & Twitter & Instagram, Oh My! Family Engagement in a 21st Century Learning Environment - Amber Simmons
  • Weatherization: OPAE/OCA - Topic to be announced
  • Lunch Guest Speaker: Mike DeWine, Attorney General (invited)
  • 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


  • Leadership: To be announced
  • FDS/Intake: The Hip Hop Dating Guide for Teens and Young Adults
  • Fiscal/HR: Fiscal Roundtable
  • PR: Photography 201 - Frank Robertson
  • Head Start: To be announced
  • Weatherization: OPAE/OCA, Topic to be announced
  • Women's Plenary: Author, Playwright, Motivational Speaker, and Entrepreneur Tiffany Alexander
  • Plenary: To be announced

Friday, January 29

  • Membership Meeting
  • David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation


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