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2017 Annual Conference – Missouri CAN

Missouri Community Action Network

2017 Annual Conference

Becoming One Community Action

April 4 – 6 in Springfield, MO

Conference Packet

Conference Web Page


Join us at the 2017 Missouri CAN Annual Conference on April 4-6!  This year will include hands-on workshops, entertainment, an auction and entertainment, keynote speaker Mia Birdsong on the need for strong communities, and much more!

Missouri CAN Awards

Two awards will be presented at the opening luncheon:

Outstanding Community Service Award

Charles Braithwait Leadership Award

Keynote Speaker

Mia Birdsong is a family visionary, activist, and writer who advocates for strong families and communities, and the self-determination of everyday people.

Pre-Conference Sessions

  • Head Start Facility Tour
  • Emerging Leaders Training
  • Board Training
  • MIS/Case Management

Workshops and Roundtables

Tuesday Afternoon Workshops

  • Coaching Employees
  • Case Management Triage
  • Lobbying and Political Activity: Playing by the Rules
  • MIS Version 6
  • ROMA Next Generation

Wednesday Morning Workshops

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Performance Management
  • Family Systems
  • De-escalation & Safety in Workplace
  • Legal & Financial Accountabilty (CAPLAW)
  • Connecting Community Assessment to Promising Anti- Poverty Approaches

Wednesday Afternoon Roundtables

  • Local Chapter Development
  • Nonprofit Success
  • Compressed Work Week
  • Community Action: Learning from the Past
  • Education Connections: From Early Childhood to Post-Secondary

Wednesday Afternoon Workshops

  • Solo HR - The One Person HR Department
  • Engaging Clients through Orientation and Intake
  • Visual Storytelling through Video
  • Going Paperless
  • Handling Crucial Conversations


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