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2018 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

New York State Community Action Association

New York State Weatherization Directors Association

2018 Professional Development Conference

June 13 & 14 in Albany, NY

Conference Agenda

Conference Web Page

General Sessions


Wednesday, June 13

  • Resilience and Beyond – Tim Hathaway and Tamae Memole
  • ROMA Next Generation—Jackie Orr, NASCSP
  • NYS Prevention Agenda – ECLC
  • WAP Forms: A Review of Changes – Andy Stone, NYSWDA
  • Resilience and Your Community: Deploying the Protective Factors Framework – Tamae Memole
  • Community Needs Assessments—What all CAA staff should know about the CAN – Jarle Crocker, NCAP
  • National Legislative Update, Trends and Issues– David Bradley, NCAF
  • Becoming a Trauma Informed Agency
  • CAA Response to the Opioid Crisis – David Bradley, NCAF, Pat Standish, NYS Community Action Angels
  • TIPS for Non-Auditors – Andy Stone, Al McMahon, NYSWDA

Thursday, June 14

A two-part special seminar is included called “Strengths Finder" – At the heart of the “Strengths Finder” seminar is the internet-based "Clifton Strengths Finder," an online personal assessment test that outlines the user's strengths...see conference web page for additional info about this seminar.

  • Secondary Trauma and Self Care—Laura Widger
  • Intro to ROMA—Naimah Sierra, ABC Info
  • Strength Finders Part 1—Dione Kress
  • Fee for Service: Opportunity is Knocking – Andy Stone and Meghan Johnston
  • Volunteer Management and Community Engagement – Pat Standish, NYS Community Action Angels
  • Strength Finders Part 2—Dionne Kress
  • Shared Services—Mark Silvanic and Kelly Robertson, EOC of Broome
  • Program Opportunities: Updates and Initiatives
  • Weatherization PAC Meeting


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