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March 2018 Newsletter – IACAA

Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies


IACAA News – March 2018

See newsletter for the full story on each of these items

2018 IACAA Annual Conference

The Pathway to the Promise of Community Action
May 6-8 in Springfield, IL

See newsletter for more info including using PayPal to register, submitting ads for the conference program book, and IACAA awards to be presented during the conference.

Family and Community Development Specialist Training

March 19-23 and April 23-26 including one supporting webinar
FCD Specialist is a training certification designed to equip Community Action staff with the skills, competencies and aptitudes needed for effective practice with Community Action and Head Start customers.  Sessions are focused on Poverty Awareness, Goal Setting, Assessment, Group Work, Interviewing, Coaching and Mentoring, Cultural Competency, Professional Development and Self-Care, ROMA and trends in Family Development including bundled services, trauma informed practices and family engagement.

FCD Specialist recertification is available, with this year's focus on Family Centered Coaching.

Does Your Agency Need Meeting Space?

IACAA Meeting Facility
Whether you need a more conventional classroom setup with front-facing stations or a collaborative configuration that promotes dialogue and brainstorming, IACAA can provide your organization with the perfect solution – see newsletter for additional information.

Join us For Webinar Wednesdays!

IACAA and DCEO are collaborating on webinars as a platform for remote learning and engagement.  The topics will include ROMA (of course), reporting, data gathering and analysis, family development, and other areas of interest.

Creating a Local Theory of Change, March 21


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