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MCAP 2016 Human Services Conference

Maryland Community Action Partnership

2016 Human Services Conference

Partners in Excellence

May 3-5, 2016 in Towson, MD

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Conference Overview

This year’s conference will bring together more than 300 Human and Social Services professionals from across Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia working in programs such as CSBG, MEAP/EUSP, Weatherization, Head Start and more.

Our conference is particularly important for human services government and nonprofit professionals to share and learn from one another in a partnership that will enhance their ability to better serve consumers.  This includes Executive Directors, Board Members, Human and Family Service Practitioners, State Government Staff, Social Workers/Licensed Professionals, and Customers/Volunteers.

A Partnership Awards Luncheon will also be featured.

The DHCD Office of Housing & Energy Programs Conference is being held concurrently from May 4-5: OHEP AgendaWAP Agenda.


This year’s conference will feature eight training sessions – see Workshop Descriptions for details on each sessions.

Tuesday, May 3

  • The Thriving CAA’s Five Types of Organizational Capital
  • Energy Savings for Low Income Families
  • Coordinating Comprehensive Services for Homeless Consumers
  • Program Governance of Head Start for Governing Bodies & Policy Councils
  • Focusing on Eradicating Childhood Obesity
  • Growing Your Future with a 403(b) Plan
  • The Thriving CAA’s Five Types of Organizational Capital
  • Maryland's Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • The Strategic Planning of Moving Your Organization Forward
  • Transforming Utility Bill Assistance with the Help of Technology
  • Delivering Vital Benefits to Clients with Critical Medical Needs
  • Social Return on Investment: A Hands-On Workshop
  • How to Take Advantage of the PEPCO Mergers
  • Trauma Informed Care – Working with Children, Adults and Families
  • Guiding Board Strategy on Key Issue Advocacy
  • Regional Approaches to EITC/Financial Empowerment
  • Solutions to Economic Issues that Affect Every  Food Pantry

Wednesday, May 4

  • Implementation of the Organization Standards for CAAs
  • Accessing the Emergency Solutions Grant for Homelessness
  • Human Trafficking: Our Region is a Goldmine
  • Tools and Techniques for Effective CAA Board Leadership
  • Addressing Behaviors – Tools for Solving Behavior Problems
  • Proactive Crisis Management: A Leadership Model
  • Back to Basics: Revitalizing Your Marketing With Online 3rd Party Helper Apps
  • HMIS Tracking System: Free Software for CAC Data Management
  • Understanding & Addressing Transgender Issues
  • Protecting Yourself & Your Agency from Liabilities & Risks
  • Addressing Behaviors – Tools for Solving Behavior Problems
  • Tapping Into Community Development Resources
  • CSBG Administration Workshop: Updates and Best Practices
  • Proactive Crisis Management: A Leadership Model
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act:: Protecting Our Children
  • Identifying Funding Resources of DHCD
  • Conflict Resolution with Families & Consumers
  • Integrating Food with Safety Net Services
  • Identifying & Winning Grants to Fund Essential Services
  • Public Private Partnership Programs for Times of Crisis – Food & Hunger
  • Mental Health Awareness: Beyond Blue
  • Effectual Steps to Board Excellence
  • Using Performance Measurement to Win Grants
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thursday, May 5

  • Re-Tooling of Leadership for Effective Change Management
  • Evaluating Issues and Preventing Consumer Home Eviction
  • Making a Difference in the Epidemic of Drug Addiction - Part 1
  • ROMA Updates
  • Increasing Services with Volunteers through CSBG and AmeriCorps
  • Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program
  • Communication Tools with Impact to Tell Your Stories
  • SNAP Changes – Able- Bodied Adults Without Dependents Rules, Policies and Exemptions
  • Making a Difference in the Epidemic of Drug Addiction - Part 2
  • Evaluating Our Progress in Meeting the Self- Assessment – Exchange of Strategies and Ideas (By Invitation)
  • Play with a Purpose: Essential Elements in Early Childhood Education
  • Re-Tooling of Leadership for Effective Change Management


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