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2017 Southern New England Community Action Conference

2017 Southern New England Community Action Conference

Resilience and Renewal

October 2-3 in North Falmouth, MA

Conference Program

Conference web page


Community Action leaders from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be participating in the annual Southern New England Community Action Conference.  This year's conference focus areas are Board Governance, CAA Best Practices and Applications, Management and Leadership Development, Organizational Standards, and ROMA Next Generation.

Plenary Speakers

Speaker bios

David Bradley, Chief Executive Officer, National Community Action Foundation

Alex Kotlowitz, Award-winning journalist and bestselling author

Lenette Azzi-Lessing, author of Behind from the Start: How America's War on the Poor is Harming Our Most Vulnerable Children


18 sessions will be offered through five tracks – workshop schedule and descriptions

Board Governance

  • Role of the CAA Board in Organizational Standards Compliance
  • Mergers and Shared Services: What CAA Boards Need to Know
  • Know Your Financial Oversight Responsibilities

CAA Best Practice and Applications

  • Best Practices for Community Engagement Across All Media
  • Energy Assistance and Efficiency Updates and Best Practices
  • The Trauma of Poverty and Racism: Ethical and Racial Considerations for Service Providers
  • Creating Healthier Communities: Leveraging Our Social Data

Management and Leadership Development

  • Career Pathways and Leadership Development
  • Maximizing Success: Tips for HR Managers on CAA Personnel Policies and Practices
  • Emerging Issues and Current Trends in Finance

Organizational Standards

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: What Your Agency Needs to Know
  • Measuring Up! Agency Reflections on Promoting Best Practices
  • Analyzing Data and Customer Satisfaction in the Community Assessment Process
  • Practical Analysis and Use of the Community Needs Assessment

ROMA Next Generation

  • ROMA: Strategic Planning and Agency Operations
  • CSBG Annual Report and Data Warehouse Systems
  • Practical Application of the CSBG Annual Report
  • Community Level Work and the CSBG Annual Report

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