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2020 Virtual Annual Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

New York State Community Action Association

New York State Weatherization Directors Association

Reconnect and Recharge

2020 Virtual Annual Conference

December 1, 3 & 8

Conference web page

Tuesday, December 1st

Adapting the Weatherization Assistance Program to Current Circumstances, - Dan Henkin, Director, NYS Weatherization Assistance Program, NYS HCR


  • Solid HR Practices During Uncharted Waters
  • Poverty 101
  • DOS Insights on Best Practices
  • Going Farther Together: Advancing Health Access in New York City
  • Multi-Family WAP: It’s Not So Scary!
  • The Best RED Tools
  • Building Resilience: Preventing Intergenerational Transmission of Toxic Stress
  • Re-Energizing and Leading Your Workforce as the Tides Have Changed
  • Transforming Ourselves, Our Relationships, and Our Communities: The Conversations We Need To Have About Diversity & Historical Traumas
  • Combined Session: The NY State Field Guide: Update & SWS Realignment

Thursday, December 3

Thriving Through Challenges: Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, and Post-Traumatic Growth - Dr. Carla Cheatham, Carla Cheatham Consulting Group, LLC

General Session
Greetings and Updates from ACF Region II - Joyce A. Thomas, ORO Acting Director/Regional Administrator, Region II

Affinity Groups/Roundtables

  • NYSCAA Captain and HR Affinity Groups and Emerging Leaders Meetings
  • NYSWDA Tech Roundtable


  • Building a Trauma Informed Community
  • Racism is a Public Health Crisis - Rochester’s Poverty History
  • Me, My Tech, and I
  • Data as a Tool: A Systematic Approach to Design, Implementation and Analysis
  • Combined Session: Heat Pump Design & Operation
  • An Overview and Demonstration of the NYSCAA Data Hub
  • Understanding Value Based Payment: What are they and how might they impact my organization
  • Social Engineering Awareness
  • Heat Loss/Heat Gain
  • Air Leaks: Back to Basics
Tuesday, December 8

Digitally Invisible: How the U.S. is Addressing the Divide during COVID-19 - Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Brookings Institution

Affinity Groups/Roundtables

  • NYSCAA Finance Affinity Group and ROMA Alliance Meetings
  • NYSWDA Management Roundtable


  • Community Action and COVID-19: Hot Topics
  • Using Data to Inform Decision-Making in Programs -
  • A New Way Forward - Big Ideas for an Equitable Recovery in New York
  • Demystifying Zone Pressure Diagnostics
  • What to Look For in a Multi-Family Building
  • Using ActionLabs to Move From Ideas to Action
  • Systemic Racism & Poverty: How CAAs Can Help Build Greater Equity
  • Creating a Wellness Mindset


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