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2019 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

New York State Community Action Association

New York State Weatherization Directors Association

2019 Professional Development Conference

June 5 & 6 in Poughkeepsie, NY


Conference Program Book

Conference web page

General Sessions

  • Resilient Leadership: Building Staff Bounce! – Rachel Wagner, Devereux Center for Resilient Children
  • Improving Affordability and Access to Clean Energy Solutions in New York’s Clean Energy Transition – Christopher Coll, New York State Energy and Research
    Development Authority
  • NYSCAA & NYSWDA Annual Membership Meetings
  • NYSCAA & NYSWDA Dinner & Awards Ceremony
  • Affinity Groups/ROMA Alliance to meet

Breakout Sessions

Descriptions of Breakout SessionsSpeaker Bios

Wednesday, June 5

  • NYSCAA: Using ROMA to implement and evaluate adult mentoring services - learnings from Bridges to Success
  • NYSWDA: Proper Care and Feeding of Your Blower Door and Gauge Set
  • NYSCAA - Using a Four-Step Strategy That Works on Children with Your Fellow Adults
  • NYSCAA - Implementing & Measuring the Strategic Plan
  • NYSCAA - How do CAAs Fit into Value-based Payment System?
  • NYSCAA - Play the Brain Architecture Game!
  • NYSCAA - Establishing a Customer Satisfaction System
  • NYSCAA - Moving Beyond the Board Table
  • NYSWDA - Coordinating Programs – How it all Comes Together
  • NYSCAA - CAA Innovative Programs Panel
  • NYSCAA - Collecting and Analyzing Customer Satisfaction Data
  • NYSWDA - Maintaining a Strong Workforce - Motivation and Morale

Thursday, June 6

  • NYSCAA - Beyond Community Needs Assessments: Using the NYSCAA Data Hub to Support Grant Writing, Storytelling, and Advocacy
  • NYSCAA - #CountMeIn: Making the Census Count for Community Action
  • NYSCAA - How to Create Successful Foundation Grant Proposals
  • NYSWDA - Weatherization Policy and Procedures Manual - An Overview of the New Release
  • NYSCAA - Cyber Security Risk Today and Tomorrow
  • NYSCAA - Mental Health & Substance Use Urgent Care
  • NYSWDA - Weatherization Policy Advisory Council Meeting


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