COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF UTAH
CONFERENCE ON POVERTY 2012
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We are so excited for this year’s conference and we have taken to heart all of the suggestions from last year and are committed to making your time at our conference worthwhile! This means that we are making sure that you gain new skills, have time to meet experts in your community, find out about innovative solutions to poverty, and learn about best practices in your specific field!
It is difficult for those of us who have enough to truly understand the situations that families living in poverty experience every day – the decisions they have to make, and the fears and frustrations they feel. That is why we are inviting you to walk a mile in the shoes of those facing poverty by participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation.
This simulation provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on a limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home. As one participant commented, “This simulation dramatically demonstrates how much time and energy many families have to give just to survive from day to day. It quickly dispels the myth “that people would do fine if they would only go out and get a job!”
Information Systems Survey (IS) Training
IS Training is specifically designed for CAP agencies and employees to use as a tool to collect data on: Funding (Sections A, B, E & F) – General State Office Information (Section C) – Success Stories (Section D) – Who We Served (Section G) – and Results of our services (ROMA NPI). The training, offered by Stephanie Bourdeaux of the State Community Services Office, will take you through these survey components and features. This training will also allow time for conversation about technical issues or barriers in data reporting. This training is meant to strengthen your ability to improve program success and create consistent accountability for services delivered throughout the state.
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
David Bradley | Executive Director of National Community Action Foundation
Rarely has one individual had more impact on the fortunes of one program than David Bradley has on the nation’s 1100 community action agencies. For nearly three decades David Bradley has been recognized as one of Washington’s leading advocates for low-income programs. David has worked with federal government representatives, members of Congress, congressional staff and key White House personnel to develop national policies dealing with low-income needs and related regulations and guidelines. David has served as a member on a number of advisory boards and commissions.
- Each workshops will fall into one of the four categories: Solution focused, best practice, training and certification, or skill building.
- There are four tracks to help you decide (but don’t worry you don’t have to stay in the lines)
- Basic Need Track: This will focus on issues of housing, food, finances and emergency assistance
- CAP Track: This will help folks who need to get some refreshers done or for those interested in learning more about how CAP’s work. The track will include things like the History of CSBG or Community Needs Assessments.
- Policy and Advocacy: This track will help you understand how YOU can be an advocate without having to be at the Capitol. There will also be a focus on helping clients understand how to tell their story.
- Professional Development: This is something we all need but can’t get enough of! The track will include things like grant writing, generational divides, and overall morale.
This evening you will be welcomed to the reception by Steve Chindgren and his famous birds! That’s right you will have a private show and opportunity to see Liberty (a bald eagle) and their very friendly cockatoo Gyspy. This is to be followed by Utah’s longest running improv comedy troupe Laughing Stock! Both will ensure that you have a unique experience and a good laugh!
COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF UTAH AWARDS LUNCHEON
Our luncheon keynote is Stacy Flowers | Director of Community Economic Development. Community Action Partnership is a Washington, DC-based national organization representing the interests of 1,000 Community Action Agencies across America that fight poverty on the local level.
We heard you! Last year people let us know that they wanted more time to meet new people and collaborate. This year we have worked networking into the conference giving you the time you need to meet new partners and enjoy some great snacks.
CAP Utah Recognizes the important role media and film play in shaping perceptions of poverty and will be highlighting some films and other mediums that tell the diverse story of poverty in America.
This conference is truly a time to get connected. With over 200 attendees it is also a perfect time to share your own services and programs.
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If you are interested in buying a table at the Awards Luncheon please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.