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2019 Human Services Conference – MCAP

Maryland Community Action Partnership

2019 Human Services Conference

Navigating the High Road – Service, Action, Advocacy

May 6-9 in Hunt Valley, MD

Conference Guide

Conference website

Conference Overview

Join us to explore strategies to heighten and enhance service, action and advocacy.  Pre-conference trainings and meetings will be held on May 6.

A Community Action Vision & Value Awards Breakfast and a Parent and Volunteer Awards Luncheon will be held during the conference.

Opening Session - Poverty Panel
Featuring Debbie Weinstein - Coalition on Human Needs, Michael J. Wilson-MD Hunger Solutions, Job Opportunity Task Force -- Guest Moderator: Denise Harlow - Nat'l Community Action Partnership - Special Guest: David Bradley, NCAF, Clarence Carter- Office of Family Assistance & Office of Community Services


The conference will feature five workshop tracks – see the Conference Guide for presenters for each session as listed by track on the Conference Agenda.

Management & Administration

  • Reducing Food Insecurity: Food Policy Council
  • Connecting Money, Mission & Outcomes: A model for Nonprofit Accountability
  • Continuous Improvement Strategies: UPOs Use of Dashboards & Scorecards
  • Harm Reduction Advocacy
  • Hunger Is A Racial Equity Issue
  • Situational Leadership
  • Crisis Communications: Strategies for Dealing with Crisis
  • Lobbying & Political Activity: Playing by The Rules
  • The Coach Approach in Supervision

Professional & Program Development

  • General Ethical Considerations & Standards
  • Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Building Self Healing Communities: Understanding the Impact of ACEs
  • Prosperity Now 2019 Scorecard: Data In Action
  • Extrasensory Strategic Thinking (EST) to Transform & Become a High Impact CAA
  • Strengthsfinder: Maximizing Your Full Potential
  • Supporting Undocumented Clients
  • Solution Focused Casework

Direct Service Track

  • Rethinking the American Safety Net
  • Delmarva Community Services: Transportation Best Practices
  • Achieving Family Prosperity through Two-Generation Approaches
  • Strategies to Prevent Recidivism
  • Engaging Youth
  • Empowering Your Clients through Financial Education
  • Working with Workforce Development
  • Hidden in Plain Sight- Human Trafficking

Board Governance

  • Confessions of an Executive Director Hooked on ROMA
  • Implementing Innovative Practices: Collective Impact
  • Community Initiative: Defining Community Level Work
  • How to Recruit Boards Ready To Serve!
  • Successfully Competing for Funding
  • Two-Generation Roundtable
  • Board Excellence
  • Do The Right Thing : Cultivating A Culture of Compliance


  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships with Your Continuum of Care (CoC)
  • Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Opportunities
  • Housing First Initiatives
  • Mental Health Basic & De-Escalation Training
  • Harm Reduction & Naloxone/Narcan Training
  • Rapid Rehousing
  • Working To Keep People Housed
  • Local Solutions, Breakthrough Innovations


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