A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

2019 Education Conference – WVCAP

West Virginia Community Action Partnership

Striving to Transform Lives

April 29 - May 1 in Charleston, WV

sConference agenda


Opioid Crisis Symposium

All-day intensive learning session on April 29th – Symposium agenda

General Sessions

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Samuel Jones, ROI: Results Origination by Inspiration

Awards Dinner

Breakfast with National Partners – CAPLAW, Community Action Partnership, NASCSP


26 workshop topics are featured under four tracks – conference agenda includes workshop presenters

Track I: Family

  • Rapid Resolution
  • Suicide Prevention with Veterans
  • Implementing a New Family Self-Sufficiency Assessment
  • Analyzing and Utilizing Annual Report Data
  • RAZE the Working Dead:  Workplace Identity
  • Serving as an Effective Change Agent
  • Developing Coalitions

Track II: Community

  • Organizational Change Can Be Strange
  • Data Analysis
  • What is role of Board vs. Executive Director?  Disconnect between perception and responsibility.
  • Fund Development
  • Community Action Certifications – How Do I Start?
  • All You Need to Know About Performance Evaluations
  • Approaches to Employee Development in Your Organization

Track III: Agency

  • Be Careful What You Ask For: Grant Preparedness
  • You Just Might Get It:  Grant Management
  • Making the Census Count for Community Action
  • Lobbying and Advocacy Tips for Nonprofits
  • Organizational Standards - Beyond the Basics
  • Communicating Results
Track IV: Weatherization
  • Welcome and WAP Updates
  • DG-1000, A How to Guide
  • BPI 1200 the SWS and You
  • QCI Tips (Beyond the Classroom)
  • Strategy for Attracting, Developing, and Retaining Superior Employees


The following awards will be presented during the conference:

Ervin Queen Award – Presented to an individual who, through long-term leadership and service, embodied the spirit of hope, improved their community and made West Virginia a better place to live.

Personal Achievement Award – Recognizes a current participant in Community Action who has achieved significant personal accomplishments.

Service Award – Recognizes a current Community Action employee who provides either direct-service or administrative/support services who positively impacts individuals and families through their day-to-day work.


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