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2019 Annual Conference – Missouri CAN

Missouri Community Action Network

Break your Mirrors

May 21-23 in Kansas City, MO

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“Break your mirrors!  Yes indeed—shatter the glass.  In our society that is so self-absorbed, begin to look less at yourself and more at each other.  Learn more about the face of your neighbor and less about your own.”  Sargent Shriver, the founder of Community Action, gave this call to action during his remarks at Yale’s College Class Day 25 years ago.  The 2019 Missouri Community Action Network Annual Conference heeds Shriver’s call to go beyond the surface by extending compassion to our neighbors and service to our communities in active and intentional ways.

We have an exciting slate of content geared toward breaking our mirrors—workshops about agency and board engagement, sessions highlighting tools and projects with community impact, and two incredible keynote speakers: Doug Luffborough and Mark Shriver.  This conference is a great opportunity to network with community partners and Community Action staff as well as reignite the passion for serving that is at the core of Community Action. Here is everything you need to know.

Keynote Speakers

Special Events

Pre-Conference Sessions
  • Best Practices for Effective Board/Agency Relationships
  • Creating a Culture of Highly Engaged Teams


Tuesday, May 21

  • Engaging with the 2020 Census
  • MIS
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Agricultural Entrepreneurship
  • Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, May 22

  • Mastering Your Leadership Style and Effectively Leading Others
  • Communicating Impact/CSBG NPIs
  • ERSEA: Proven Techniques that Work
  • Community Action and the Opioid Epidemic
  • Effective Community Partnerships
  • Introduction to CSBG
  • LIHEAP Fraud and Detection Prevention
  • Procurement
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Early Language Promotion
  • ROMA: for Managers and Front Line
  • Models of Urban Food Production
  • Internal Controls for Understaffed Agencies
  • Preparing for Your WAP Monitoring

Thursday, May 23

  • ROMA: for Board, Executive Directors, and Leadership Team
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Organizational Standards
  • Social Enterprise


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