Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM EST
Friday January 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST

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Jeannette Jarrett 
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies 

OACAA 2017 Winter Legislative Conference 

Join OACAA and over 250 Community Action professionals, legislators, partners, and vendors at the 2017 Winter Legislative Conference!

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, January 25th

  • 8:30am - Registration Opens
  • 8:30am - 10:30am: Continental Breakfast 
  • 9:30am - 12:00pm: Legislative Visits (privately arranged prior to conference)
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm: OCEAN Quarterly training (limited to 15 people - separate registration required)
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm: FDS/Intake Track - The De-mystifying World of WORD
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm: Head Start Track - Be a PosiTeacher in Your Classroom
  • 10:30am - 12:00pm: Elective Track: The Nuts and Bolts of Designing a Customer
                                                              Satisfaction System w/ Jarle Crocker, CAPartnership
  • 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:45pm - 3:45pm: OCA Update and Breakout Sessions
  • 1:45pm - 3:45pm: FDS/Intake Track: EXCEL or Excellent
  • 1:45pm - 3:45pm: Head Start Track: Co-Teachers Working Together as a Team
  • 1:45pm - 3:45pm: Fiscal/HR Track: Managing Risk w/ Jarle Crocker, CAPartnership
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm: District Meetings
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm: Legislative Reception

Thursday, January 26th

  • 8:00am - 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 11:00am: Leadership Track: Change Management w/ Trent Grooms
  • 9:00am - 11:00am: Head Start Track: Hire and Retain the Best Teachers
  • 9:00am - 11:00am: Fiscal/HR Track: Ohio CAA Financial Risk Analysis w/ Terry Edwards
  • 9:00am - 11:00am: Energy Track: Weatherization: Past, Present, and Future
  • 9:00am - 11:00am: FDS/Intake Track: Critical Thinking in a Non-Thinking World
  • 9:00am - 11:00am: Elective Track: It's Time for a VirtualCAP Scavenger Hunt! w/ Ken Ackerman
  • 11:10am - 12:40pm: Leadership Track: Leadership Roundtable
  • 11:10am - 12:40pm: Head Start Track: Coaching the Best Out of Teachers and Staff
  • 11:10am - 12:40pm: Fiscal/HR Track: Drafting Legal and Effective Policies w/ Scott Warrick
  • 11:10am - 12:40pm: Energy Track: Combing CHiP and HWAP; Ideas for Future Collaboration
  • 11:10am - 12:40pm: FDS/Intake Track: Out of the Box Problem Solving in the Digital World
  • 11:10am - 12:40pm: Elective Track (PR): Hack Your PR Toolkit: Optimize PR, Social & Content
  • 12:40pm - 1:45pm: Lunch
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Leadership Track: Leadership for Change: Improving Outcomes for
                                                               People Living in the Crisis of Poverty Part 1  w/ Dr. Donna Beegle
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Head Start Track: Helping Kids Deal with Anger
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Fiscal/HR Track: Using the “Do It Yourself HR Department” w/ Scott Warrick
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Energy Track: Weatherize Nelsonville: Update w/ OPAE
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm: FDS/Intake Track: The Stress Response: Tools for Optimum Performance
  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm: Elective Track (PR): Public Relations and Communications Roundtable
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Leadership Track: Leadership for Change: Improving Outcomes for People
                                                               Living in the Crisis of Poverty Part 2  w/ Dr. Donna Beegle
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Head Start Track: Futures Roundtable
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Fiscal/HR Track: 401k and 403Bs  w/ Leigh Ann Wilson
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Energy Track: Ohio Legislative Matters and PUCO Case Update
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: FDS/Intake Track: Help! I don't have time! Time Management in the Instant Age
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm: Elective Track: It's Time for a VirtualCAP Scavenger Hunt! (Repeat topic)

Friday, January 27th

  • 9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am - 11:00am: Membership Meeting
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm: Featured Speaker - David Bradley, NCAF