Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM EST
Friday January 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST

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Neva Dunn 
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies 

FINAL AGENDA (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (Pre-conference)

9:30am – 5:00 pm:           Registration

9:30am – 10:00am:          Continental Breakfast

10:00am – 12:00pm:        ROMA, by Josh Summer

12:15am – 1:15pm:          Lunch

1:30pm – 5:00pm:            ROMA, specific topics to be announced

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

8:30am - 5:00pm: Registration

8:30am - 9:30am: Continental Breakfast

9:30am - 12:00pm:
Legislative Visits (Agencies arrange visits on their own)
Plenary: Ohio Means Jobs

12:15pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch, Guest Speaker: John Husted, Secretary of State (confirmed)

2:15pm - 3:45pm:
Plenary: Office of Community Assistance
FDS/Intake: Navigating Through Internal and External Barriers for Success, by Stephanie Bayes

4:00pm - 5:00pm: District Meetings

5:30pm - 7:00pm: Legislative Reception 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

8:00am - 5:00pm: Registration

8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast, Guest Speaker: David Goodman DSA Director (Invited)

9:00am - 10:30am: 
Leadership: Succession Planning, by Jarle Crocker, Community Action Partnership
FDS/Intake: Advance FDS Training - Part 1, by Laurice Kennedy-Brown (for FDS Certified professionals)
Fiscal/HR: 2016 Employment Law Update, by Scott Warrick
PR: PR/Communications Roundtable, by Kenneth Wright, IMPACT CA
Head Start: Facebook & Twitter & Instagram, Oh My! Family Engagement in a 21st Century Learning Environment, Amber Simmons
Weatherization: Dominion East Ohio's Housewarming Program, by OPAE

10:45am - 12:15am:
Leadership: Tools for the Standards, by Jarle Crocker, Community Action Partnership
FDS/Intake: Advance FDS Training - Part 2, by Laurice Kennedy-Brown (for FDS Certified professionals)
Fiscal/HR: CFO Succession Planning, Panel Discussion
PR: Fundraising and Capital Campaigns, by Linda Cunning
Head Start: The Transformational Changes Coming to Head Start, by Barbara Haxton, OHSAI
Weatherization: The Clean Energy Incentive Program, by OPAE

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch,  Membership Meeting 

2:15pm - 3:15pm:
Leadership: Leadership Roundtable, by Philip E. Cole
FDS/Intake: The Hip Hop Dating Guide for Teens and Young Adults
Fiscal/HR: Fiscal Roundtable, by Greg Bollenbacher
PR: Good Photography: It's about you, not the camera, by Frank Robertson
Head Start: The Culture Shifts Necessary to Manage Change in Head Start, by Barbara Haxton, OHSAI
Weatherization: What's New in Utility-Funded Electric Efficiency Programs, by OPAE

3:30pm - 5:00pm:
Women's Plenary: Author, Playwright, Motivational Speaker, and Entrepreneur Tiffany Alexander
Plenary: How kids’ play can lead to success: Reinforcement of executive functions, by Daryl Hersh and Georgia Carl

5:00pm: Explore Columbus on your own

Friday, January 29, 2016

9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast

10:00am - 11:00am: Ensure the Future: How to Support  NCAF

11:00am - 12:00pm: David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation