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2018 Annual Training Conference – Georgia Community Action Association

Georgia Community Action Association

Opening the Doors of Opportunity

July 16-20 in Savannah, GA

Conference Booklet

Conference Web Page

Keynote Speakers

Opening Plenary
William F. Pickard, PhD, Chairman of Global Automotive Alliance; CEO, Bearwood Management Company; and, Co-owner of five black-owned newspapers

Town Hall Meeting: Collective Impact: Building Blocks for Community Engagement
Paul Schmitz, Leading Inside Out; Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum; and, Faculty Member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute

Closing Session: The “State of Hope” Initiative
Ginger Pryor, DFCS Director, DHS-Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Awards Banquet

The Awards Banquet will feature The Earl M Jones Award – The Wilbur P Jones Award – The Scholarship Award – GCAA President’s Service & Appreciation Awards – Mattie Jackson Advocacy Award

Keynote Speaker
Devyn Bauer, March for Our Lives; Savannah College of Art and Design, Photography & Journalism

2017-2018 Newly Certified ROMA Implementers and ROMA Trainers and 2018 Certified Community Action Professionals
Silent Auction winners will be announced along with drawing for door prizes


See workshop listings for workshop tracks and full descriptions with presenters for each session.

Tuesday, July 17 – Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Leadership Development, Julie Jakopic, iLead Strategies
  • EasyTrak, Shawn Howell SmartQuest Technology

Wednesday, July 18

  • HQCI Monitoring and Common Finding
  • Creating a Local Theory of Change
  • Board Governance: Strategies for Improving Board Performance and Impact
  • Laying the Groundwork for Service Integration
  • Engaging Parents as Leaders and Advocates
  • Annual Report: Module 3
  • Case Management: Notes To Success
  • What's New in 2018 (WAP): Review of Programmatic Changes in 2018
  • Creating a Local Theory of Change (repeat)
  • Partnering with the Department of Community Affairs
  • Building the Foundation for a Whole Family Approach
  • Reflective Supervision Strategies
  • Annual Report: Module 4
  • Case Management: Notes To Success (repeat)
  • Invoicing and Hancock Review
  • 21st Century CEO
  • Building Community Relationships and Partnerships with Landlords
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Coaching for All: Site-Based Coordinated Strategies
  • Georgia Power Company: Energy Assistance Program Update
  • Gratitude: A Miracle Mindset (The Countless Benefits of Counting Your Blessings)

Thursday, July 19

  • Ethics in Weatherization Part I
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Active Shooter and Survival Training
  • Community Action Accounting Updates
  • What is ERSEA?
  • When Preparation Meets Opportunity
  • Leave No Behind: Understanding the Millennials while Reassuring Baby Boomers
  • Ethics in Weatherization Part II
  • Risk Management for Legal Protection
  • Crisis Communications
  • Community Action Accounting Updates (repeat)
  • Head Start Performance Standards
  • The Case for a GCAA Health Plan


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