Who should attend?
Over 250 Community Action professionals, elected officials, OCA staff, vendors, partners, and more will attend for the 2019 Winter Legislative Conference. Join us beginning January 30th through February 1, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio for this annual conference!
Workshop tracks include: Hot Topics, Fiscal/HR, Communications/PR, and Core Essentials. Attendees will including Executive Directors, program directors, senior staff members, Planners, board members, community outreach, communications and public relations staff, fiscal staff, human resources staff, and more.
Core Essentials: This track includes workshops that cover common workplace topics to provide an understanding or refresher for senior or entry-level staff. Workshops such as diversity, emotional intelligence, and Bridges Out of Poverty have been offered as part of the Foundation Level Seminar Series as core essential workshops.
Communications/PR: This track includes workshops covering basic and advanced level public relations and communications topics to build capacity, enhance best practices, and research tools for community and internal outreach. Past workshops have included branding, social media, crisis communications, and more.
Fiscal/Human Resources: For many of our member agencies, Fiscal and Human Resources responsibilities are the responsibility of the same staff member and/or have a significant crossover, thus the motivation for combining the areas. This track includes workshops covering pressing issues currently impacting both departments throughout the network. Previous workshops include UGG Regulation changes, Financial Reporting changes, Risk Management, DOL changes, Exempt vs. Nonexempt, and more.
Hot Topics: This track includes workshops that address high profile and immediately relevant issues that many Ohio communities are working to combat. Previous workshops included the opioid crisis, mental health, human trafficking, addiction and more.
Sheraton on Capitol Square
75 E. State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Limited Conference Room Rate: Single or Double, $142/night
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Are you interested in meeting with over 250 Community Action professionals during our conference? Become a sponsor or exhibitor today!
Wednesday, January 30th
|Registration Opens:||8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Continental Breakfast||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|
|Legislative Visits: Pre-arranged by agencies||9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|Plenary Session: Two American Families||9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.|
|Plenary Session: TBA||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|Lunch||12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Plenary Session: ODSA, Office of Community Assistance||1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.|
|Break||3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.|
|District Meetings||3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Legislative Reception||5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.|
Thursday, January 31st
|Registration Opens:||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Breakfast, Featured Speaker TBA||7:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.|
|Workshops||8:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.|
|Hot Topics Track||Housing and Homelessness, Frontline Service|
|Fiscal/HR Track||Avoid Audit Findings: Could Good Internal Controls be the Answer?, ZPLC|
|Communications/PR Track||How To Take Better Photos, Missouri CAN|
|Core Essentials||Proper Case Management Notes, Laurice Kennedy-Brown/CEOGC|
|Workshops||10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|Hot Topics Track||Food Insecurities and Children’s Health|
|Fiscal/HR Track||Financial Reporting, Acquisition of Facilities, and Investment Related Issues for CAAs, ZPLC|
|Communications/PR Track||Visual Storytelling, Missouri CAN|
|Core Essentials Track||Best Practices for Compliance with Tripartite Board Requirements, Julia Wise/Highland County CAC|
Exemplary Program Awards
Featured Speaker TBA
|12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Workshops||1:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.|
|Hot Topics Track||Transforming Harmful Narratives|
|Fiscal/HR Track||Understanding & Effectively Dealing with Employee Substance Abuse, Scott Warrick|
|Communications/PR Track||Social Media 101, Belle Communications|
|Core Essentials Track||Creating a Culture of Excellence and Execution, Scott Gray|
|Break||3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.|
|Workshops||3:25 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Hot Topics Track||Focus Group|
|Fiscal/HR Track||COS, Cat 8: Be Prepared for Monitoring, Terry Edwards, OCS|
|Communications/PR Track||Social Media Advanced|
|Core Essentials Track||7 Key Findings About What Employees Say Drives Performance and Engagement, Scott Gray|
Friday, February 1st
|Breakfast||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|
|Membership Meeting||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.|
|Legislative Update with David Bradley||11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
- Early Bird Rate: Non-members who register before December 14, 2018 will receive a discounted registration rate of $300.00. The rate increases to $330.00 after December 14th. Select Full Conference (Non-Member Rate) and the discount will be automatically applied to your registration.
OACAA Members RateSpecial Early Bird Rate
- Early Bird Rate: OACAA Members will receive a discounted registration rate of $275.00 if registration is complete before December 14, 2018. The rate increases to $305.00 after December 14th. Select Full Conference (Member Rate) and discount will be automatically applied to your registration.
One-Day OnlyWednesday, Thursday or Friday
- Can’t attend the entire conference? Select One-Day and join us for the day you’re available at a discounted rate of $135.00.
This conference is supported in whole or in part through a grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency.