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2017 Training Conference – Iowa Community Action Association

Iowa Community Action Association

July 18-20 in West Des Moines, IA


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Speakers and Award Ceremony

Opening Keynote Address
Fighting Poverty and Enhancing Dignity in 2017 and Beyond, Luke Shaefer, Ph.D. Director of  Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan (Shaefer is the co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America)

National Partner Updates
NASCSP, Community Action Partnership, NCAF and CAPLAW

Awards Ceremony
State Partnership – Friend of Community Action – Recognition of Network Leaders: CCAPs, ELITE & ROMA Professionals – Years of Service – Robert F. Tyson Memorial

Workshops

There will be six workshop sessions – see workshop descriptions for speakers and content of each session.

Tuesday afternoon, July 18

  • How to Fight Poverty and Enhance Dignity
  • Connecting a Community Assessment to Promising Anti-Poverty Strategies
  • Under Pressure? HR Solutions to Hiring, Firing & Discipline
  • Statewide Community Health Resources
  • Updates from NASCSP on CSBG, WAP, and the CSBG Annual Report

Wednesday morning, July 19

  • Building ACEs: Building Hope and Resiliency in Iowa
  • Data – Not Just a Four Letter Word: Shifting the Focus Towards a Culture of Evidence
  • Unlocking Conflict Resolution: The Keys to De-Escalation
  • Learning Communities: Lessons Learned and How to Create a Community of Practice at the Local Level
  • New Technology in Weatherization
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  • The Changing World of Cybersecurity
  • Road Map to Affordable Housing
  • Building Bonds
  • Storybank: Our Success, Their Stories
  • How to Recruit and Retain Subcontractors

Wednesday afternoon, July 19

  • Customer Service that Shines
  • Reducing Extreme Economic Inequality & Building Financial Capability for All, Part I & II
  • Introduction to ROMA
  • Designing Electric Rates that Benefit Households with a Low Income, Part I of II
  • Historical Highlights of the War on Poverty
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  • 21 Laws of Leadership
  • The Two-Generation Approach to Improving Family Well-Being
  • Reducing Extreme Economic Inequality & Building Financial Capability for All, Part II & II
  • Working with Volunteers: Legal and Practical Issues
  • Designing Electric Rates that Benefit Households with a Low Income, Part II of II

Thursday morning, July 19

  • Hoops & Fences
  • Homelessness and the Role of Community Action
  • Key New Head Start Performance Standards: What CAA’s Need to Know!
  • Child Care Deserts
  • Energy Codes 101

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