Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 7:30 AM CDT
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT

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Crowne Plaza Springfield 
3000 S Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703

Hotel Reservations: $119/single or double + 12% tax.
Call 217-585-2830 to make reservations or click here

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Haley Wilson 
217-789-0125  ext 127

2018 Annual Learning Conference

Join us for the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies 2018 Annual Learning Conference May 6-8, 2018 This year's theme is "The Promise to the Pathway of Community Action."  The Promise is a pledge for Community Action to help the families and individuals we serve achieve self-sufficiency and make positive changes in our communities.  Informative training and sharing best practices is the key for our network to fulfill that promise.

The Promise of Community Action:

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Along with our signature events, we have some great keynote speakers lined up and four exciting conference tracks that speak to our committment to the implementation of The Promise of Community Action:

  • "Changes Lives" Track- Family Development, Organizational Standards and Customer Service.
  • "Spirit of Hope" Track-Cultural Competency, Self-care, Collaboration and Partnerships and Local Theory of Change.
  • "Improves Communities" Track-Leadership and Board Training.
  • "A Better Place to Live" Track- Workplace Safety, Trauma Informed Practices, Opioid Crisis and a Preview of Family Centered Coaching.

Whether you are an educator, caseworker, in the medical field or the executive director/staff of your agency, this year's sessions are sure to motivate and inspire you!!

Register Now!                                      

Reservations can be made at Crowne Plaza Springfield by calling 217-585-2830, or you can make reservations on-line at: http://bit.ly/2BeLRcG. The hotel will provide you with a confirmation number when you make your reservation.  The conference group rate is $119  plus tax for King or Double.  Free Parking Available 

Crowne Plaza Springfield - 217-585-2830

Reservation cut-off date:  April 20, 2018