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2020 Virtual Summer Conference – MCA

Michigan Community Action

2020 Virtual Summer Conference

July 31 – August 14

Conference schedule

Conference web page

Participation is welcomed from other states!


The conference agenda includes 18 high quality trainings that will excite, inspire and inform community anti-poverty advocates, community action program staff, new and senior management, agency volunteers, and anti-poverty agency board members.

In addition to the scheduled sessions and events that make up the conference, there are opportunities for learning from peers and colleagues who share similar interests and responsibilities at their agencies.  We are excited to roll out Peer Groups at this conference, where colleagues who work within the same fields can share ideas, triumphs, and challenges to spark conversation and learn new ideas from each other.

Recordings of all of the live sessions, presentation slide decks and handouts will be accessible to conference attendees electronically.

Conference Agenda

Full conference schedule and session descriptions

View bios of the featured speakers

Friday, July 31 

  • MCA Leadership Development Institute Final Session and Graduation
  • LDI Peer Group

Monday, August 3

  • Building Resilience by Realigning with Your Heart
  • Applying the Racial Equity Lens to the Whole Family Approach
  • Implementing Ideas to Address Health Equity: Operationalizing Social Determinants of Health
  • CCAP Peer Group

Wednesday, August 5

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Update
  • Embracing the Power of a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
  • Effectively Managing Employees
  • HR Peer Group

Friday, August 7

  • Expanding Your Capacity: The Power of Feeling Your Best
  • 10 Simple Things for Boards and Volunteers
  • Understanding Trauma and Building Resilience
  • Board Member and Volunteer Peer Group

Monday, August 10

  • How to Infuse Yourself with Loving Self-Care & Real Support
  • Building a Better Board
  • Secrets of a High Performing Board
  • Executive Director and Upper Management Peer Group

Wednesday, August 12

  • Michigan Poverty Task Force Update
  • Balance Work and Family
  • Making Your Voice Heard: Lobbying and Advocacy by the Rules
  • Finance, ROMA and Frontline Staff Peer Group

Friday, August 14

  • Accessing the Power and Promise of Community Engagement and Advocacy
  • Black/White Earnings Differences: Sobering Trends, Especially in Michigan
  • Becoming a Trauma Informed Organization


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