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2018 Annual Conference – Missouri CAN

Missouri Community Action Network

2018 Annual Conference

Better Together

May 15-17 in Lake of the Ozarks, MO

Conference Program

Conference Web Page


Our focus this year is building connections and relationships across agencies, across departments and across fields with the mantra that we are “Better Together.”  A cord of three strands isn’t easily broken—neither is a Network of 19 agencies!

See conference program for session presenters and descriptions.

Missouri CAN Awards

Two awards will be presented at the opening luncheon: Outstanding Community Service Award and Charles Braithwait Leadership Award

Keynote Speaker

Significance in Simple Moments (short video preview), Jon Petz, Bore No More, LLC

Pre-Conference Sessions

  • Prescriptions for Success: Designing a Board Culture That Matters
  • Mindfulness 101: Skills for Everyday Resilience Working with Those in Poverty

Workshops and Roundtable

Tuesday, May 15

  • Be a Social Entrepreneur
  • Healthy Homes: What We Know About Housing and Its Health Impact
  • Sowing the Seeds of Wonder: Discovering the Garden in Early Childhood and Head Start
  • Trauma Informed Organizations
  • Sustainable Natural Building Projects: Alternatives for Success

Wednesday, May 16

  • Community Economic Development 101
  • Using Organizational Standards for Success
  • Creative Early Childhood Nutrition for Learning
  • Uncovering the Mystery to the Mastery of Your Amazing Performance
  • Wealth Works: Mapping Local Economic Success
  • Welcome to CSBG
  • Discovering the Garden in Early Childhood and Head Start Education
  • Head Start and Community Action: Integration for Success
  • Coaching Employees for Peak Performance
  • Social Enterprises: Putting Together the Financial Puzzle Pieces
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention: Think and Act
  • Welcome to Missouri: An Introduction to Food Needs and Programs
  • Technology Best Practices for Non-Profits
  • Energy Efficient Construction

Thursday, May 17

  • Financial Outlook for Non-Profits
  • Nine Hole-In-One Ideas for Better Risk Management
  • Missouri Head Start Best Practices
  • Just Ain’t Like it Used to Be: Engaging New Generations in the Workforce
  • MIS Roundtable


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