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2021 Region X Community Action Conference (virtual)

2021 Region X Conference

May 18-20 (virtual)

Conference web page

Conference fees
Individual, group, and early bird rates are available

Conference Overview

The conference feature a Keynote from Dr. Robert Bullard on Social and Environmental Justice, breakout sessions on Innovation, Programs, Leadership and Equity, Operations & Administration, networking opportunities and more!

Not only will we help staff focus on their future potential, but clients, boards and community members will also be influenced to be future-focused and make positive and lasting change.  Whether you’re looking to level up your operations skills, expand your knowledge and practice in racial equity, or looking to connect with your Community Action colleagues, the conference is a great opportunity to connect and learn.

Early Bird discount rate ends April 17th.

Additional info: Conference agendaSpeakersFAQs

Keynote Speakers & Plenary Sessions

Day One
Keynote: From Service Systems to Health Systems, Marc Dones, Executive Director, National Innovation Services

A Personal Approach to Creating a Culture of Equity, Alexis Braly James

Day Two
Opening & Welcome, Denise Harlow, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership

Keynote: TBA

Omega 3 Supplements and Behavioral Issues, Plenary session

Day Three
Opening & Welcome, – David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation

Keynote: Human/Social Services and Environmental Justice, Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University

A Collaborative Approach to Poverty and the Home Energy Burden, Panel Presentation

Breakout Sessions

Sessions are grouped under four tracks - see conference agenda for time and speakers.

Innovation & HCCT

  • Hawaii's Two-Gen Program
  • Historical Trauma as Cause for Poverty
  • Whole Community Healing

Operations & Administrative Issues

  • Leading High Performance Teams
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace and Beyond
  • Making Performance Evaluations Worthwhile

Program Level Issues

  • Community Action Resilience: Rising from the Ashes
  • Being Trauma Informed
  • Homeless Services Best Practices, Panel Presentation

Leadership & Equity

  • Beyond Diversity: DEI in an Age of Crisis
  • Day Two session: TBD
  • HCCT Convening

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