REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. We look forward to seeing you in Mankato!
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ROOM BLOCKS ARE CLOSED. You can still book your hotel but you may not get the conference block price. Lodging information can be found HERE.
July 18-20, 2023
The Venue, 1850 Madison Ave, Mankato, MN
This annual staff training conference brings together hundreds of Community Action leaders and staff from across Minnesota to network and learn about the latest programs and strategies for reducing poverty and making our communities stronger.
2023 MinnCAP Training Conference Agenda
Lights! Community! Action! Keeping Our Promise
Tuesday, July 18
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration for CONFERENCE Open/Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 AM – 10:20 AM Meetings
MinnCAP Board of Directors
10:30 – 12:15 AM Welcome and Opening Plenary
12:15 – 1:30 PM Legislative Luncheon
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM Break
1:50 PM - 3:05 PM Breakout Sessions 1Eliminating Conflict with the Empathy Model - Dr. Michael Monroe Kiefer, Powermind TrainingManaging Mission Fatigue: Battling Burnout from the Top Down - Ray Young III, Training Institute at People IncorporatedLabor Market Trends - Amanda O'Connell, DEEDExploring, understanding, & serving people & families who are corrections system involved and impacted - Kate Erickson, MN DOCDiversifying Revenue for CAAs - Jeffrey Prottas, WIPFLI
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM Break
3:25 PM - 4:40 PM Breakout Sessions 2How to Protect Yourself and Prevent Dangerous Situations - Dr. Michael Monroe Kiefer, Powermind TrainingReinventing a Trauma Informed Team with Peer Specialists - Ray Young III, Training Institute at People IncorporatedEmpathy's Double-Edged Sword: How Caring for Others Helps, Hurts and Heals and Strategies for Balance - Laura Harder, Happy With WorkFamily Assets for Independence in MN (FAIM): Opportunities, Networking & Learning Together - Joelle Hoeft, Ann Macgregor, Sarah PriestThe Remote Work Divide: How to Make a Hybrid Workplace a Net Positive for You & Your Employees - Greta Bauer-Reyes, Stinson, LLP
Wednesday, July 19
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Breakout Sessions 3How to Eliminate Printer Servers and Improve Print Security - Jeff King, Loffler CompaniesMeet the Reimagined Community Action Code of Ethics - Tawny Stottlemire CCAP, National Community Action PartnershipFinancial Wellness for your Workforce - Jenna Witherbee, 401(k) Plan Professionals (Handout 1, Handout 2)Implementing SNAP E & T: Employment and Training - Alice Meyer, Lynn Nesland CCAP, Destiny Weaver, Amy Olsen, MAHUBE-OTWAThe DEI Promise - Taking the First Steps - Denise Jamison, MRA - The Management Association
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM Break10:05 AM - 11:20 PM Breakout Sessions 4Microsoft 365 Productivity Hacks - Scott Vandeputte, WIPFLIAdvocacy is a Year-Round Sport - Maria Steen CCAP, CAPLP & Annie Shapiro, MinnCAPThe Employee Experience: Your Competitive Advantage - Julia Johnson, WIPFLICredentialling and Organizational Development in Community Action - Tawny Stottlemire CCAP, National Community Action PartnershipThe Rural Voice (handout 2, handout 3) - Laura Thomas CCAP, Prairie Five CA
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon sponsored by Mutual of America
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Breakout Session 5Solving the Top Cybersecurity Risks - Derek J. Olson, WIPFLITotal Compensation Plan Elements and Strategy - Julia Johnson, WIPFLIUnderstanding the Human Services Values Curve - Tawny Stottlemire CCAP, National Community Action PartnershipCommunity Action: Getting Grounded in our History and What it Means for Today's Community Action Network - Denise Harlow CCAP, National Community Action PartnershipAudit Readiness 101 - Maria Primus, Creative Planning
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Break
2:50 PM – 4:05 PM Breakout Session 6Community Action Board Governance: Roles and Responsibilities in a Community Action Agency - Denise Harlow CCAP, National Community Action PartnershipMAHUBE-OTWA Diversity, Equity, Decolonization and Inclusion: Strategies, Tools and Indigenous Outreach - Wayne Somes & Meagan Hernandez, MAHUBE-OTWASeven Simple Tips and One Big Payoff: Future Planning for Digital Assets - Roger HagedornOlder Adult Services: Implementing Evidence-Based Programs - Heather Molesworth CCAP & Alissa Smith, West Central MN Communities ActionActivating Your Mission: From Poster to Powerful Impact - Sandy Anderson MS, Sandy Anderson Consulting & Coaching
4:15 PM Evening Fundraising Event sponsored by Creative Planning
Thursday, July 20
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Open
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Closing Session
Keynote: Sandy Anderson
Conversations that Transform: Building Capacity, Clarity & Connection We Crave
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions 7The Workers' Comp/ADA/FMLA Trifecta - Katie H. Storms & Susan E. Stokes - Lind Jensen Attys, Michelle Peterson - TriCAPEmbrace Inclusivity: Learn to Speak the Language of Acceptance - Jeni Kolstad, Pride Counseling ServicesAdvocacy 201: Preparing Testimony and an Elevator Speech - Annie Shapiro, MinnCAP & Valerie Dosland, EwaldBuilding and Retaining Strong Teams - Heather Jeseritz & Angela Larson CCAP, United Community Action PartnershipFinancial Statements for Board Review - handout 2 - Chris Herme & Marie Primus, Creative Planning
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions 8ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Interface - Understanding N.E.A.R. (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, & Resilience) - Kelly Engebretson & Heidi Corbin, Lakes & PinesAllyship or Accomplice? How to Take Allyship to the Next Level - Jeni Kolstad, Pride Counseling ServicesEmployment Law Trends - Susan E. Stokes & Katie H. Storms- Lind Jensen Attys, Michelle Peterson - TriCAPMedia Engagement: Developing Relationships, Pitching Features & Providing Sources - Fellicia Smith, MinnCAPDetermining Cost Allocation Formulas - handout 2 - Chris Herme, Creative Planning
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