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July 27th Update – MCA

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MCA Update – July 27th
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Announcements
  • MCA Virtual Summer Conference, August 8-10 - full program and descriptions (see newsletter for some highlights of the breakout sessions)
    In addition to breakout sessions, three fantastic keynote speakers are featured: Dr. Mona Hana-Attisha, pediatrician and author of What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City – Dr. Donna M. Beegle, Communication Across Barriers – Patrick Cooney, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
  • Office of Community Services comment period ends on July 28 for the proposed revisions to the CSBG State Plan Application (State Plan), CSBG Eligible Entity List (formerly the CSBG Eligible Entity Master List), and the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey for CSBG Eligible Entities.
Webinars/Trainings

2021 Leadership Lab series, September 30
Michigan Community Action and the Professionals Forum
This is a great opportunity to provide professional development and trainings for your agency.  The Leadership Lab series has been designed with everyone in mind, from the new supervisor to the CEO, helping them to set a new Gold Standard of Leadership Excellence in their organizations and in the communities served...

Uniform Guiding Light: Introducing New Leaders to the Uniform Administrative Requirements and Cost Principles for Federal Awards
Wipfli offered by CAPLAW
Part 1: Uniform Guidance Administrative Requirements, August 10
Part 2: Uniform Guidance Cost Principles, August 12

Essential Skills for Human Services Professionals
MCA has teamed up with Jefferson Franklin CAC to offer these three trainings
Energize: How Helping Professionals Can Prevent and Combat Compassion Fatigue, September 7
Refrain and Initiate: A Toolbox for Working with Stressed and/or Aggressive Clients Struggling with Mental Illness, September 21
Mindfulness Practices in the Workplace: Helpful Ways to Reduce Stress through Mindfulness Practices, September 28
Register for one or all three (free to MCA member agency staff, $25 donation for nonmembers)

Other items

In Case You Missed It

MCA, Friends and Family honor 34 new Leadership Development Institute Graduates
Over 80 colleagues, friends and family joined Michigan Community Action for a virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, July 23rd to recognize the achievement of a professional milestone by our 34 new LDI graduates.  Attendees were treated to a stirring keynote address by author and leadership expert, Barbara Pagano, and remarks from MCA Training Committee Chair Stephanie Kasprzak, MCA Board Chair, Jill Sutton, and MCA Executive Director, Chong-Anna Canfora – view the keynote address and graduation ceremony.

Michigan Community Action, Capella University & Strayer University Partnership

Through MCA's partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University, Michigan Community Action employees are eligible for significant educational benefits, each designed to help them reach their goals.  Immediate family members are also eligible with Capella University.

MCA partnership with Capella University
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MCA partnership with Strayer University
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