A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

2018 Annual Training Conference – TACA

Tennessee Association of Community Action

Creating Change & Promising Futures

April 30 – May 2 in Chattanooga, TN

sPreliminary Agenda

Conference Web Page

Opening Speakers

  • Legislative Update - David Bradley, NCAF
  • Keynote Presentation - Dr. David Banks, Coordinator of Career Development, Chattanooga Youth & Family Empowerment

Monday, April 30

  • Burnout – Becoming a Resilient Professional Dr. Valerie Radu, Executive Director, Family Justice Center
  • Streamlining Fiscal Systems – Kay Sohl (Consulting)
  • TBA – Dr. Cynthia Croom, Metro Action Commission
  • Nuts & Bolts of the CSBG Act – Chris Logue, Attorney, CAPLAW

Tuesday, May 1

  • Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning – Lessons Learned Maryanne Cunningham Interim Dir., UT College of Social Work, Research & Public Service and Amie Whitworth, Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority
  • Motivational Interviewing – TBA
  • Tools & Techniques for Effective CAA Board Leadership – Chris Logue, Attorney, CAPLAW
  • On the Front-line of the Opioid Epidemic (Target Audience: Front-line Staff) – Carrie Ann Lawrence, Sarah Cooper, Susan Miller
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention (Target Audience: Board Members, Directors, Supervisors) – Chester Darden, TML
  • Performance Targeting and More – Denise Harlow, CEO, Community Action Partnership
  • Creating Change & Promising Futures for the Incarcerated – Tim Carothers (SWHRA), Demetrius Ramsey (BCCSA)
  • Agencies and Communities Respond to the Opioid Epidemic (Target Audience: Boards Members, Directors) – Carrie Ann Lawrence, Sarah Cooper, Susan Miller
  • Harassment-Free Workplaces (Target Audience: Front-line Staff) – Chester Darden, TML
  • An Overview of Economic Development & Microenterprise Lending – Kevin Kelly, Community Action Partnership
  • Communications: Strategies & Tactics – Lisa McCrady, Metro Action Commission
  • Braided Funds and Other Cost Tracking Challenges – Kay Sohl (Consulting)
  • Empowering Families Using the Whole Family Approach – City of Chattanooga, Office of Youth and Family Empowerment
  • Understanding Social Security – Arnoldo Moore and Raymond Rivera, SSA
  • An Overview of Housing Development – Kevin Kelly, Community Action Partnership
  • Our Change Our Futures Our Stories Agencies and clients share success stories
  • Internal Controls and Procurement – Kay Sohl (Consulting)
  • Grantwriting – Rachel Howard, City of Chattanooga, Office of Family Empowerment

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