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2017 TACAA Annual Conference

Texas Association of Community Action Agencies

2017 Annual Conference

Today’s Challenges – Tomorrow’s Successes

May 10-12 in Austin, TX

sConference Program

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Wednesday, May 10

Pre-Conference Sessions

  • OSHA Laws that Affect the Weatherization Industry
  • Coffee Talk - Peer-to-Peer Discussions
  • Let’s Get Technical About Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Opening Session and General Session

  • Conference Overview and Announcements
  • Recognition of Longtime Community Action Staff
  • Soft Skills for Professionals

Thursday, May 11

Workshops

Workshops are being offered through four tracks:

Direct and Supportive Services

  • Soft Skills for Clients
  • Working with Elderly Clients
  • Poverty Simulation (two-part session)

Energy and Housing (CEUs offered)

  • Better Audits with MHEA
  • Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Testing
  • Zonal Pressure Diagnostics
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Testing

Operational Management and Fiscal Affairs

  • Free Stuff for Nonprofits
  • Financial Statements – What You and Your Board Should Know
  • Fix Your Focus: Productive Time Management
  • Going Paperless & Remote File Sharing

Open Track

  • Why Take on Housing?
  • Community Economic Development
  • Community Needs Assessment (two-part session)

Friday, May 12

Closing Session

  • Election Results and Membership Awards
  • Keynote:  The Butterfly Effect – Hanna Adams, Central Texas Opportunities & Dan Boyd, Community Services of Northeast Texas

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