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MACA 2016 Annual Conference and Award Presentations

Missouri Association for Community Action

Community Action: Our Next 5o Years

June 21-23 in St. Louis, MO


Conference Packet

Scholarship InformationSponsorship/Exhibitor Packet

Keynote Speakers and Special Events

Keynote speakers will be:

Special events include:


This year's conference will feature the following workshop tracks – see full conference workshop schedule

Tuesday, June 21

  • Your Key Role in Leading Your Agency's Leader: Four Ways to Improve your Executive Director's Leadership – Carolyn Sullivan, New Chapter Coaching
  • Community Development – University of Missouri Extension
  • Community Action Agency of St. Louis County Urban Farm Visit – CAASTLC Staff=
  • Effective Board Governance: Making Board Service Great – Jane Klieve, Klieve Group LLC and Julia Hampton, JFCAC Board President
  • Management Information System – Jayna Gray and Kurt Brewer, MACA
  • Moodle 101: Online Training Opportunities for Community Action – Courtney Kohler, MACA
  • Data Analysis: ROMA Next Generation – National Association of State Community Services Programs
  • Change is Coming: Effectively Managing Your Next Executive Transition – Carolyn Sullivan, New Chapter Coaching

Wednesday, June 22

  • Bundled Services Skills for Workers – National Association of State Community Services Programs
  • Create For-Profit Revenue Streams: Apply Business Principles – Karl Eck, Wipfi
  • Mapping Success: 7 Steps to Strategic Communication Planning – Kerri Voyles & Jess Long. MACA
  • Using Data to Support Community Needs Assessments – Jamie Kleinsorge, IP3
  • Advocacy – Missouri Foundation Health
  • Self-Defense & Personal Safety for Home Visitors – Officer Kevin Kempker, Jefferson City Police Department
  • Dual Generation Approach – Ascend at the Aspen Institute
  • Emotional Intelligence – Connie Fisher, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
  • Building Resiliency – Jill Lombardo, Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation
  • Missouri Sunshine Law – Tom Durkin, Attorney General's Office
  • Understanding the Needs of Immigrants in the Community – M. Leticia Seitz and lvette Acevedo-Weatherholz
  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis – Robert Putnam, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Manage a Nonprofit Like a Business – Karl Eck, Wipfli
  • Power-Up Your Productivity – Connie Fisher, Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
  • How Trauma Impacts Social, Emotional, and Health Outcomes – Alive And Well STL

Award Presentations

Two awards will be presented during the conference:
  • Charles Braithwait Leadership Award to recognize someone in the Missouri Community Action Network who exemplifies the spirit of energy and dedication demonstrated by Charles Braithwait who began his career in Community Action at West Central Missouri CAA in 1965.  He was one of the founders of the National Community Action Foundation and was appointed by President Gerald Ford to the Commission for Economic Development.  In 1973, President Richard Nixon ordered the dismantlement of Community Action across the country.  Charles Braitwait, on behalf of West Central Missouri CAA, filed a lawsuit to prevent this action and won!
  • Outstanding Community Service Award to recognize a business, organization, community volunteer, board member, political figure or any other community partner that has made a considerable difference in their community.


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