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2017 Colorado Conference on Poverty

Colorado Community Action Association

2017 Colorado Conference on Poverty

Louder Than Words: Measuring Success Through Data

August 7-11 in Crested Butte, CO

sConference Program

Conference web page

Conference schedule (3 pages)

Plenary Sessions and Conference Events

  • Volunteer Service Project
  • Networking, Book Readings and Signings – Dr. Donald Burnes, Dr. Barbara Mooney, Fred Richmond
  • Colorado Coalition for the Homeless: Housing Success Stories based on Trauma Care and Motivational Interviewing
  • Remarks from National Partners
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Future of Community Action Keynote by DOLA
  • Model State Plan and Public Hearing
  • The State of Poverty Law Today: Rights, Stories, and Vulnerabilities of the Poor – Ezra Rosser, JD
  • Demographic Trends impacting the State and Your Mission- Using Data to Tell Your Story by State Demographics - Elizabeth Garner
  • Closing Keynote Speaker – Dr. Regina Lewis

Breakout Sessions

More than 60 sessions are being offered – see conference program for full agenda and speaker/presenter bios.

Tuesday, August 8

  • OMB Super Circular and Uniform Guidance (2-part session)
  • Intro to Results Oriented Management and Accountability/ROMA (2-part session)
  • The Accountable Case Manager: A Practical Approach for Effective Service Delivery (3-part session carries over to Wednesday)
  • Bridges out of Poverty (ends @ 2:30pm)
  • ROMA Certified Trainer Assistance - Mission Statement to Needs Assessment to Community Action Plan (2-part session)
  • Resilient Organizations/Resilient Clients: Exploring the impacts on Organizational Scarcity on community, staff and clients (2-part session)
  • Creating Jobs in Rural Areas and Examples of Rural Economic Development Projects
  • CO Homelessness Activity System Evaluation
  • Why Should I Take on Housing or Economic Development Projects and Basics of Operating a Small Business Loan Fund
  • Specific Fundraising Strategies - Grants and Foundations
  • Financial Education Evaluation Toolkit: Evaluate and Document Your Program
  • Overview of Performance Management and ROMA Next Generation
  • Fundraising and Development: Building Your Case for Support

Wednesday, August 9

  • Raising the Low-Income Voice: Democratic Selection Procedures for the Low-income Sector of the Tripartite Board
  • CSBG 101 - CSBG Annual Report Changes
  • CSBG 201 - Public Entity Community Action programs Best Practices
  • Exploring Nonprofit Advocacy
  • Moving From Demographics to Data – How your framework of care influence the data you collect
  • Data, Health Policy and Values: The Political Environment and the Future
  • How Effective are All of These Trainings? (Some strategies in how to measure training efficacy)
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • The Accountable Case Manager
  • Lobbying, Advocacy, and Political Activity: Playing By the Rules
  • CSBG 101 - CSBG Orientation
  • Using data to create program goals and measure program performance
  • It Takes a Library (ITAL)
  • Addressing Affordable Housing Challenges in your Community
  • CSBG 201 - Pathways to Excellence, CCAP, ROMA Trainer and ROMA Implementer National Certification
  • 2Gen Strategies in Colorado
  • Poverty Simulation
  • Workplace Stability: Improving Retention and Productivity Data Points
  • CSBG 101 - Program Overview with Deadlines and Requirement
  • Creating a Local Theory of Change
  • Blended/Distance Learning and the Impact on Organizations, Staff and Clients
  • How Program Evaluation Can Benefit Your Agency: Theory, Practice and Application
  • How to build a VITA Program in your community
  • From Measurement to Making Meaning in the Poverty Puzzle (2-part session)
  • Measuring Community Level Work
  • Advance Practice Social Welfare Policy Analysis
  • CSBG 201 - Creating a Multi-County Service Area
  • The Colorado Data Warehouse Project - The Douglas County Cares Collaborative
  • Connecting individuals to Career Pathways and Sustainable Employment

Thursday, August 10

  • Data Driven Public Policy: A Primer for Elected and Appointed Officials and Other Interested Stakeholders
  • CSBG 101 - How to Draft a Successful 3-Year Application and Work Plan
  • CSBG 201 - Social Return on Investments: Examples from Older Adults and VITA
  • Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 Tool Overview and Implementation
  • Evaluating Your 3-Year Community Action Plan
  • Colorado’s Work-Based Learning Framework
  • National Cybersecurity Center Training for Board of County Commissioners and Other Elected Officials
  • Fiscal Internal Controls and Policies & Procedures
  • Using and Presenting Data Effectively to Engage Your Audience
  • Evaluating Financial Well-Being
  • Getting Ahead – Building Resources for a Better Life
  • Measuring the Social Return on Investment of Catholic Charities Nutrition Program
  • Preparing for Success in Rural Colorado
  • Panel on Organizational Standards Compliance Documentation Best Practices
  • Preparing for Financial Audits
  • Elected Officials - Supporting Local Agency Information Management Interoperability: The Douglas County Example
  • Calculating Social Return on Investment: The Carter-Richmond Methodology
  • Creating strong Tripartite Board/Advisory Committee Bylaws
  • Achieving Success Through Internships (2-part session)
  • Survey Design
  • The Future of Training in Human Services - How Technology and distance learning will impact client facing and professional development training programs
  • Innovative Strategies with Proven Measurable Successes: Routt to Work – A Community Approach to Empowering People and Boulder County Community Action Program
  • Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation
  • Conducting an Annual Budgeting Process
  • Relaxation Techniques


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