2016 Annual Training Conference

2016 Annual Training Conference

2016 Training Conference Workshop Materials


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Is Your Leadership Showing?

Presenters: Brandon Pollard & Ashley Tenney, Iowa Community Action Association, Public Allies Iowa AmeriCorps

Is Your Community Ready for Collective Impact?

Presenter: Stephen Bauer, Public Allies

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Personal Safety for the Weatherization Professional

Presenters: Helen Benker and Don Snider, Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.

Analyzing and Prioritizing Needs Assessment Data

Presenter: Jarle Crocker, Community Action Partnership

A Call to Action for Mental Health Care

Presenter: Teresa Bomhoff, NAMI Greater Des Moines


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Organizational Standards: Moving Beyond Compliance to Excellence

Presenter: Jarle Crocker, Community Action Partnership

Getting Grounded in Two-Gen: What Is It and How Do We Get Going?

Presenters: Monica Barczak, Office of Community Services, Arlene McAtee, Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc., Dr. Robin Shaffer Lilienthal, Marshalltown and Iowa Valley Community College, Jennifer Wilson, IA Valley Employment & Training Center


Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Build a Better Flyer: Simple Design Principles for Community Action Agencies

Presenter: Jaimie Adkins, Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc.

Resources to Benefit Families Served by Community Action

Presenters: Rhonda Dean, Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division, Lisa Gavin, Iowa Legal Aid, Linda Kalin, Iowa Poison Control Center and Reyma McDeid, Central Iowa Center for Independent Living


Thursday, June 16, 2016 (10:30 am – 12:00 pm)

Stop Stressing, Start Living: Claim It, Frame It, Tame It

Presenter: Lisa Schaefer, Shine With Schaefer

Don’t Be Horrible: Supervising Emerging Leaders

Presenters: Brandon Pollard & Ashley Tenney, Iowa Community Action Association, Public Allies Iowa AmeriCorps

How Do I Know if I Can Lobby and How Do I Do It?

Presenter: Lana Shope, Iowa Community Action Association

Human Trafficking In Iowa: A Collaborative Response

Presenter: Cathy O’Keeffe, Braking Traffic