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2017 ACAAA Annual Conference

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

May 17-19 in Fort Smith, AR

Conference web page

Pre-Conference Sessions (Tuesday, May 24)

  • Community Action Agency Board Governance – Courtney Kohler, Community Action Partnership
  • Direct Service Staff: Family Development, Case Management, Head Start Family Engagement, etc. – Joseph A. Banken, PhD & Sandra R. Brown, DNP

Conference Events

  • ACAAA Professional Affiliate & Networking Meetings
  • ACAAA Award Presentations
  • Featured Speakers
    • Mary Franklin and Lorie Williams, Arkansas DHS
    • Courtney Kohler, Community Action Partnership
    • Tommy Norman, Mission Give Foundation
    • David Bradley, NCAF


Workshops are being offered in five groupings – see conference agenda for info on each session

Vision & Direction

  • Creative Advocacy Strategies
  • Developing your Leadership Team
  • Effective Fund Development and Unrestricted Revenue Strategies
  • Making the Shift: Strategies for Transforming your Agency’s Mindset


  • Bridging the Gap Between Administrative and Program Staff
  • Human Resources: Hot Topics and What to Watch
  • The Head Start Program Performance Standards: What CAAs Need to Know
  • Ensuring Financial Accountability and Compliance

ROMA Next Gen

  • ROMA Next Gen Update
  • Integrating ROMA Next Gen: Strategies That Will Work
  • Strategic Planning: A Focus on Implementing the ROMA Cycle
  • Conducting Community Assessments and Using the Results for Planning

Direct Service

  • Substance Abuse 101
  • Community Senior Resource Network
  • Helping Customers Navigate the Legal System
  • Arkansas Continuum of Care: The Emergency Solutions Grant and Other Housing Initiatives

Connecting the Dots

  • Thinking Outside the Box: Developing a “System of Care”
  • Domestic Violence Dynamics
  • Why CAAs Should Consider Affordable Housing Development
  • Equality, Equity and Community Relations

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