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2017 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

New York State Community Action Association

New York State Weatherization Directors Association

2017 Professional Development Conference

June 1 & 2 in Lake Placid, NY

Conference Program

General Sessions

  • Opening Plenary: Brian Southwell, Program Director, Science in the Public Sphere, RTI International - McIntyre Range
  • NYSCAA & NYSWDA Dinner & Awards Ceremony


See workshop descriptions for more info on each session.  NYSWDA workshops are noted in each block.

Thursday, June 1

  • Communications Across Barriers - Kim McMann
  • Stepping Into Supervision - Kate Ebersole
  • Maximizing Success: CAA Personnel Policies and Practices - Veronica Zhang
  • NYSWDA: TIPS Modeling and “The Case of the Lost Message” - Andy Stone and Al McMahon
  • Bridges Out of Poverty - Dawn Cole
  • The Role of Community Needs Assessment in Building Meaningful Strategic and Action Plans - Laura Rossman
  • Strengthening 2 Gen Approaches through Effective Family-School Engagement - Carolyn Williams
  • NYSWDA: Weatherization Directors Roundtable Part 1 - Andy Stone (facilitator)
  • NYSWDA: Job Site Management: Soup to Nuts! - Joe Ilacqua
  • A Community Collaboration to Fight Poverty - LoReida Nunn-Dixon
  • Community Needs Assessment with Community Commons - Jamie Kleinsorge
  • Workplace Wellness - Kate Ebersole
  • NYSWDA: Weatherization Directors Roundtable Part 2 - Andy Stone (facilitator)
  • NYSWDA: Weatherization Best Practices for Manufactured Housing - Matt Redmond

Friday, June 2

  • Bridges Out of Poverty Panel - Dietra Harvey, Bruce Garcia and Traci Ross
  • Making Use of Community Needs Data - Jarle Crocker, Ph.D., NCRT
  • Voice of the Customer - Annette Marchese
  • NYSWDA: To Fee-for-Service, or not to Fee-for-Service, That is the Question! - John Carrigan
  • NYSWDA: How to “Get in the Zone” with Zonal Diagnostics - Al McMahon
  • Communications Across Barriers Panel - Ann Rusak and Lynn Langworthy
  • Partnerships - Jarle Crocker
  • ROMA Next Generation - Jackie Orr
  • NYSWDA: The BPI Infiltration and Duct Testing Professional (IDL) Certification: How to Build Your Third Party Fee-For-Service Testing Business - Matt Redmond
  • NYSWDA: Technical Roundtable for Field Personnel - John Carrigan (Facilitator)


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