A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

2017 Training Conference – MinnCAP

Minnesota Community Action Partnership

Stronger Together: Land of 10,000 Opportunities

July 31 – August 3 in Bemidji, MN

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Workshop descriptions

Conference web page

Pre-Conference Session

History of Community Action
David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation

Keynote Speakers

Tou Ger Bennett Xiong, Hmong artist, educator, activist and co-founder of various organizations such as the Community Action against Racism

Remarks by David Bradley, NCAF

Anton Treuer, Author, speaker, trainer, professor involved with equity, education, and cultural work

Conference Sessions

More than thirty workshops will be offered focusing on the following tracks: Diversity/Inclusion/Equity – Human Resources/Staff Development – Excellence in Action – Finance/Fiscal Management – Community Action Best Practices Board – Governance – Leadership Development/Team Building – Accountability/Operations/Standards.

Workshop descriptions

Tuesday afternoon, August 1

  • The Brand of Diversity
  • Recruiting The Right Volunteers
  • Making a Difference: Board Leadership for Today’s CAA
  • Community Engagement Innovation Lab: Building your CAA’s Muscle to Tackle Complex Community Challenges
  • C3: Building Board Capacity, Competence and Confidence
  • Cooperative Purchasing Connection and Community Action Partnership
  • HR Directors Roundtable

Wednesday morning, August 2

  • Developing Strategies to Partner with Tribal Constituents
  • Evaluating the Executive Director: Creating a Useful and Meaningful Method of Evaluation
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: The Making of a Leader
  • CSBG State Plan Overview & Feedback Roundtable
  • Advancing 2 Generation Practice in Community Action Agencies
  • Preparing for the Audit and Working with the Auditor
  • Managing Performance of Employees

Wednesday afternoon, August 2

  • Succession Planning and Leadership Development
  • Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP): What’s it all About?
  • Community Service Block Grant (CSBG): The Law – for Staff and Board Members
  • Building Diverse and Inclusive Job Training and Employment
  • Getting it Right: Understanding The New Nonprofit Reporting Standards
  • Delivering Excellent Customer Service

Thursday morning, August 3

  • Opening the Cultural Toolbox: Ojibwe Worldview in Modern Times
  • SECRETS: Significantly Recapture Time and Deliver More
  • ROMA Next Generation for Boards
  • Maximum Feasible Participation: Community Action’s 53 years of Helping People, Changing Lives
  • Are You Open for Business? Why Accessibility Matters
  • Managing Cyber security Risk and Tips on How Not to Become a Victim
  • An Easy Conflict Resolution Method
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  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Stressed Out
  • Understanding Refugee Resettlement – Outreach and Strategies
  • Fiscal Directors Roundtable
  • Improving Work Ethic

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