Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities


High Impact Leadership

ICAA is offering a new leadership series in partnership with SparkPoint, to help any Community Action leader, or aspiring leader, feel confident with organizational development and critical leadership skills. We will offer practical, easy-to-use materials and concepts that can be put to use in any Community Action Agency. An excellent way to strengthen your organization, invest in developing high performing leaders and resilient advocates for Community Action’s mission.

The series will have four face-to-face workshops throughout the year, with additional calls to teach timely topics. The four anchor courses include: Communication Leadership; Thought Leadership; Management; and Culture Leadership. The 2021 application packet will be released in late-fall of 2021. 


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 through a combination of on-line Zoom (video-conferencing) meetings and in-person gatherings (when feasible). Learn more about Community Action operations with other staff across the state! To learn more about the upcoming Spring 2021 cohort click here or contact Tiffany Keimig, ICAA’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance. Applications will be available in the spring of 2021. 

ELITE Graduates


Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP)

To learn about becoming a CCAP, visit the Community Action Partnership’s websiteAnyone interested in pursuing this certification is encouraged to contact Tiffany Keimig (tkeimig@iowacaa.org) to indicate your interest. ICAA facilitates a Study Group that provides candidates support and mentoring throughout the process. Check out this overview document.

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 November through June each year. Our first meeting will be November 30th, 2020. Contact tkeimig@iowacaa.org if you’d like more information. 

Iowa CCAPs as of September 2020


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.

Iowa ROMA Professionals

NCRI Steps
NCRT Steps

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 any of ICAA’s Leadership Opportunities contact ICAA’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Tiffany Keimig, 515.244.0320, tkeimig@iowacaa.org