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2019 Annual May Conference – CAAA

Community Action Association of Alabama

Changing the Narrative on Poverty

May 14-17 in Birmingham, AL

Conference Program Booklet

Pre-Conference Events

  • Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving Workshop
  • Money Smart for Adults Workshop
  • Roundtable Meetings (5): Executive Directors – Human Resources – Finance Officers – Planners/Compliance – Weatherization
Plenary Sessions

Opening General Session (May 14)

  • What’s New on the National Horizon? – Denise Harlow, National Community Action Partnership
  • Keynote Speaker: Charles McCann, CCAP Emeritus

Town Hall Meeting (May 15)

  • What You Need to Know and Do “NOW” in Preparation for Alabama Counts 20/20 Census

Community Action Day at the Birmingham Civil Rights District (May 16)

  • Tours of 16th Street Baptist Church (site of the 1963 bombing of 4 little girls)  and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Luncheon with Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Judge U.W. Clemon
  • Racial Equity Panel Discussion

Closing Program (May 17)

  • Changing the Narrative on Poverty (Panel Discussion)
  • Keynote Speaker: Calvin Moore, Ph.D., Newly appointed Region Program Manager, Region IV – Atlanta Georgia Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start

Workshops will be presented in five time periods – see Conference Program Booklet for a description and presenters for each workshop.

Tuesday, May 14

  • Whole Family/Service Integration
  • How to Become a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP)
  • What’s New in Head Start!
  • Crisis, Risk Management and Survival Strategies for Nonprofits
  • The Role of ROMA Implementers
  • What’s Right with You? Learning an Asset Based language for Assessing your Personal and Organizational Potential.
  • Information Technology Strategies for Non-Profits

 Wednesday, May 15

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members
  • The Uniform Guidance:  An Overview at 30,000 Feet
  • Connecting the Dots:  Strategic Planning & Needs Assessment
  • Relevant or Obsolete? Leadership’s Role in the War on Poverty
  • Strategies for Improving Board Effectiveness
  • Front Line Today, Leadership Tomorrow
  • LIHEAP, CSBG, and FACSPRO Updates from Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:  Me Too…Just Not By You!
  • CSBG Annual Report - Community Module 3
  • Social Media and Communications
  • Housing Resources and Strategies
  • Weatherization - Strategic Planning

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