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2020 (Virtual) Human Services Conference – MCAP

Maryland Community Action Partnership

2020 Human Services Conference

Persevering Together: Moving from Crisis to Resilience

October 28-30

Conference web page

Conference Book

Conference Overview

Our theme "Persevering Together - Moving from Crisis to Resilience" sets the tone for reshaping, retooling and developing strategies for a sustainable future. The conference will offer a surge of collective energy around transformative social change, building after crisis and change through innovative and collaborative planning. Don't miss the opportunity to learn, connect and take action!

General Speakers

Mindset: Retrain Your Mind To Resilience – Rachel Druckenmiller (Wednesday AM)

Social Determinants of Health – Jameta Barlow, Denise Harlow & Michelle Hinton (Thursday AM)

NCAF Update – David Bradley (Friday AM)

”Now is the Time “Persevering Together: Moving from Crisis to Resilience" – Dr. Robert Lemon (Friday PM)


The conference will feature five workshop tracks see the Conference Book for session descriptions and presenters.

Management & Administration

  • Engaging Your Board During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Legal and Practical Tools and Considerations
  • Due Diligence, Decisions and Data in Difficult Times
  • High Performing Teams: Community Action in the Midst of a Crisis
  • Enabling Workers to Work Remotely More Effectively by Removing the Greatest Obstacle, Paper Documents
  • Poverty Matters: Learn Strategies to Help
  • Managing Remote Staff
  • Nonprofit Scenario Planning
  • COVID-19 and Community Action
  • Crisis Resilient Engagement
  • High Performing Teams: Community Action in the Middle of a Crisis

Program & Professional Development

  • (Mental) Health, Resilience and Building Safe, Healthy, Supportive Community
  • Introduction to Restorative Practices in the Workplace
  • Working with Humans: Using a DiSC® Approach to Building Stronger Relationships
  • Balance Work & Family & Be Positive in Both
  • Self-Care as a Tool for Professional Practice
  • Zooming In? Or Zoning Out? – Tips to Engage More in your Virtual Meetings

Direct Services

  • Racial Healing
  • Financial Fitness During COVID-19
  • Adapting and Sustaining Services in Crises
  • The Digital Divide in Maryland: Can we close it?
  • COVID-19 Food System Response in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Delivering Essential Services During COVID-19: Workforce Development Updates

Whole Family/2-Generation

  • Multigenerational Family Development Plan
  • Two-Generation Approaches
  • The Power of Your Local Theory of Change
  • Data Capacity During a Crisis
  • Holistic Coaching
  • Multi-generational Approach to ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and linkage Whole Family Stability
  • Human Capacity Community Transformation

Housing – see the online listing and filter Housing Track

  • Confronting, Addressing and Acting on Racial Inequities in Homeless Systems
  • Connecting Employment Opportunities to Housing Systems: Client and Market Driven Solutions
  • Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment for Your Clients and Staff
  • Working with the CoC to Keep People Housed


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