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SEACAA 2016 Annual Conference

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

September 13 – 16 in Myrtle Beach, SC


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Pre-Conference Events (Sept. 13)

SEACAA Certification Training Workshop – Organizational Excellence: Building High Involvement Teams

Jimmy Samuel Day of Service/Book Drive – Socks for Seniors

New Executive Administrator Orientation

Opening Session (Sept. 14)

Keynote Speaker – Shawn Harper, Founder, Bridge Builders International, Inc., Columbus, OH

General Opening Speakers

  • Jessica McMoore, CCAP, Executive Director, South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships
  • Ricky Baker, President, SEACAA

Partner Updates

  • Community Action Partnership, Denise L. Harlow, MSW, CCAP, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership,
  • Office of Head Start, Dr. Blanca Enriquez, Director, Washington, DC
  • Region IV Head Start Association, Myra Ingram, Executive Director
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Deric Gilliard, Public Affairs Specialist

Legislative Update (Sept. 16)

David Bradley, Executive Director, National Community Action Foundation

Workshop Sessions

Twenty-seven workshops are being offered.

Wednesday, September 14

  • Doing What Works: Performance Targeting – Lauren Cook, CSBG Team Lead, NASCSP
  • Non-Traditional Fund Development
  • Writing Employee Performance Appraisals – How to Effectively Document Performance Deficiencies
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  • Getting Ready for the Next Generation of ROMA – Lauren Cook, CSBG Team Lead, NASCSP
  • Techniques and Tools for Effective CAA Board Leadership – Veronica Zhang, Staff Attorney, CAPLAW
  • Region IV RPIC Planning and Strategy Meeting
  • Coming Home – Supporting Military Veterans in the Community – Jason Roncoroni, Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel & Executive Director, Stop Soldier Suicide and Nick Black, Founder & CEO, inKind; Co-Founder, Stop Soldier Suicide

Thursday September 15

  • Understanding Fee for Service and Its Role in Community Action – Keith Hundley, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
  • New Rules of the Road: Complying with the FLSA Overtime Rule – Veronica Zhang, Staff Attorney, CAPLAW
  • Building a Winning Team – Johnny Rodgers, Coach, JORCO
  • Emerging Leaders Institute: Building Staff from the Inside – Melvin Gravely, CEO, The Gravely Group
  • inKind: A Communications Platform for Community Action – Nick Black, Founder & CEO, inKind; Co-Founder, Stop Soldier Suicide and Jeremy Berman, Chief Builder, inKind
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  • Living the Fairytale: Deterring Fraud in Your Community Action Agency – Keith Hundley, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
  • Delivering Excellent Service to a Diverse Customer Population – Ben Ramsey, President, GLM Management Consulting Group, LLC
  • 100 Years Later – Information Technology in the 21st Century
  • All Eyes On You: How to be a Spokesperson for Your Agency – Chelsi Howard, Community Relations Coordinator, Palmetto Community Action Partnership
  • Spotlight on South Carolina
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  • Best Practices in Fiscal Excellence – Keith Hundley, Partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
  • Enhancing Board Effectiveness Through Self-Assessment and Self-Evaluation – Ben Ramsey, President, GLM Management Consulting Group, LLC
  • Holler If You Hear Me! Conducting Consistent Community Engagement – Chelsi Howard, Community Relations Coordinator, Palmetto Community Action Partnership
  • ERSEA: Proven Techniques and Procedures – Melvin Gravely, CEO, The Gravely Group
  • Bridges out of Poverty – An Introduction
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Liability Insurance for Non-Profit Agencies – H. Lee Davis, Jr., Senior Partner, Davis & Hamrick, LLP
  • Social Media Tools and Techniques – Kayla Sergent, Advancement Director, KCEOC Community Action Partnership
  • Tips/Tools You Can Use to Live a More Stress Free Life – Johnny Rodgers, Coach, JORCO
  • Housing Choice Voucher and Community Action– A Winning Team – Nadine B. Sullivan, Housing Director , Coastal Community Action, Inc.
  • Workplace Stability: Creating Conditions that Lead to Retention and Productivity for Your Clients

SEACAA Awards (Sept. 16)

Keynote Speaker – Cheryl Silver Emanuel

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).

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