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2019 Annual Conference – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

2019 Annual Conference

October 8-10 in Harrisburg, PA

Conference web page

Conference schedule (2 pages)


This year's conference features nationally known keynote speakers, 20 workshop sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall and the CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards.

Learn more about each keynote speaker and workshop session through links on the conference web page.

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday opening session

Caylin Moore – A Dream Too Big: The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford

Thursday breakfast session
Dr. Mike Thomson – It’s All About Character


Tuesday, October 8 (Pre-Conference)

  • CAAP Board Meeting
  • Finance Roundtable
  • Development Director Roundtable
  • Work Ready Roundtable
  • Human Resources Roundtable
  • Executive Forum Roundtable
  • The History of Community Action with David Bradley
  • VISTA Roundtable

Wednesday, October 9

  • Opening Session with speaker - Caylin Moore
  • Independent Contractors and Volunteers and Unpaid Interns
  • Building Your Financial House, Session 1
  • #CountMeIn: Making the Census Count for Community Action
  • Intergenerational Poverty Approach, Session 1
  • Networking Lunch featuring Alan Jennings
  • Book Signing – Caylin Moore
  • Hiring and Firing Best Practices
  • Building Your Financial House, Session 2
  • Overview of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program
  • Intergenerational Poverty Approach, Session 2
  • Conducting Legally Sound Background Checks
  • Building Your Financial House, Session 3
  • FASB Standards Update
  • Intergenerational Poverty Approach, Session 3
  • Dinner with speaker - Caylin Moore and Self-Sufficiency Awards

Thursday, October 10

  • Breakfast with speaker - Dr. Mike Thomson
  • From "Bench Warmers” to “Starters”: Building and Maintaining a High-Performing Workforce
  • Six Thinking Hats for a more Creative, Collaborative, Effective, and Efficient Organization
  • Negotiating and Fine-Tuning Indirect Cost Rates
  • Fundraising Myths, Metrics and Magic
  • ALICE - The Hidden Population
  • Department of Community and Economic Development Presentation
  • Raising Up the Next Generation of Fiscal Directors
  • Beyond the Annual Fund: Major Gifts for Community Action Agencies
  • Closing Session and lunch


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