Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Emerging Leaders Institute for Training and Excellence (ELITE)

ELITE is a great opportunity for Community Action staff looking to grow their leadership skills. There is an 8-9 month commitment and participants meet monthly using ICAA’s online Zoom account (video-conferencing) with 1-2 in-person gatherings. Learn more about Community Action operations with other staff across the state! For more information click here or contact Tiffany Keimig, ICAA’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance.

Applications have closed for the 2019 ELITE class. Applications for the 2020 ELITE class will be taken in the Fall of 2019.


Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP)

2019 will mark the 26th Anniversary of the CCAP program! Anyone interested in pursuing this certification is encouraged to contact Tiffany to indicate your interest. ICAA has a Study Group that provides candidates support and mentoring throughout the process.

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The Study Group is highly encouraged (optional) activity that is available with a participation fee to help mentor and facilitate your learning and preparations through the CCAP process. The Study Group will meet in-person and online October through May each year.

To learn more about becoming a CCAP, visit the Community Action Partnership’s website.


Iowa ROMA Professionals

Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) is the performance management system adopted by the Community Action network. The time local agencies invest in such essential functions as Community Needs Assessments, Strategic Planning, and other Organizational Standards requirements is optimized through ROMA principles and practices. Nationally Certified ROMA Implementers and Trainers can better assist in reviewing agency practices to support compliance with the Organizational Standards and helping to create a results-orientation to decision-making, capacity building and achieving the goals of the agency. This is the way to maintain high quality Community Action Agencies.

Are you interested in enhancing your skills and knowledge of Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA)? Consider applying to become a Certified ROMA Implementer or Certified ROMA Trainer. To learn more about each click on the respective hyperlinks or click here to visit the Association for Certified ROMA Professionals website.

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If you have questions or, once enrolled please contact Tiffany Keimig, ICAA Director of Training and Technical Assistance, tkeimig@iowacaa.org or 515.244.0320. ICAA convenes a cohort of Iowa ROMA professionals that connects as needed to discuss updates, best practices and implementation strategies.


For additional information about ELITE, CCAP or ROMA contact ICAA’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Tiffany Keimig, 515.244.0320, tkeimig@iowacaa.org