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2017 NCCAA Annual Conference

North Carolina Community Action Association

2017 Annual Conference

THRIVE: Facing the Future and Embracing Change

May 9-12 in Concord, NC

Schedule at a Glance (3 pages)

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We are excited to announce this year's Conference theme, "Thrive: Facing the Future and Embracing Change." This theme recognizes the changing landscape in North Carolina and challenges us to consider how we can use these changes to our advantage as we work to improve the lives of low-income people.

Conference Speakers and Workshop Presenters

Tuesday, May 9

Wednesday, May 10

  • District Meetings
  • General Opening Session featuring Allen Klein, Jollytologist,  Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Humorist
  • Legislative Update featuring David Bradley, Founder & CEO, National Community Action Foundation
  • Roundtable Lunch Discussion
  • Lunch with David Bradley
  • Workshops
    • Manual J - What Do the Results Tell Us? (Weatherization Programmatic)
    • Lobbying, Advocacy, and Political Activity: Playing by the Rules (Part 1)
    • Thrive in AR4CA Reporting
    • Let the Play Begin
    • The New Head Start Performance Standards Part 1
    • Communication and Weatherization - How They  Work Together (Weatherization Programmatic)
    • Weatherization Fiscal Update (Weatherization Fiscal)
    • Lobbying, Advocacy, and Political Activity: Playing by the Rules (Part  2)
    • Organizational Standards: The Road  Behind and the Road Ahead
    • The New Head  Start Performance Standards Part 2
  • NCCAA Council of Executive Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 11

  • The Poverty of Politics Panel featuring local, state and national advocacy experts
  • Workshops
    • Recurring Field  Issues and Solutions (Weatherization Programmatic)
    • Weatherization Grants  and the Uniform Guidance: Understanding the Auditor's Playbook (Weatherization Fiscal)
    • Transitioning from CSBG-IS to the CSBG Annual Report
    • Don't React! Respond!
    • Building the Board  You Need  for Uncertain Times
  • NCCAA 2017 Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon
    Also: The Essential Piece AwardStanding Awards – 2017 NCCAA Social Media Contest
    Keynote speaker: Denise Harlow, CEO, Community Action Partnership
  • Workshops
    • Infrared  Camera Training I (Weatherization Programmatic)
    • Following  and Tracking the Money: Allowable, Indirect, and Administrative Costs (Weatherization Fiscal)
    • National Business Training Workshop
    • The National Truth, Transformation & Racial Healing  Project
    • Non-Traditional Fund Development
    • Infrared  Camera Training II (Weatherization Programmatic)
    • Risk Assessments  and Fraud prevention -An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure (Weatherization Fiscal)
    • Head Start Family Engagement Certification Workshop
    • Community Action & Vocational Rehabilitation Partnerships
    • A New Track! Nationally  Certified ROMA Implementer

Friday, May 12


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