2018 Winter Legislative Conference Recap

2018 Winter Legislative Conference Recap

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Winter Legislative Conference, #OHWLC18! Over 200 Community Action professionals, partners, vendors, presenters, and elected officials joined us in Columbus last week. We hope you enjoyed the great lineup of featured speakers and...

Make a greater community impact with strategic planning

Scenario: A group of adventurers gathers to identify the best place to set up camp on an island. They divide into teams and report back on what they have decided. Team A decides that it would be best to follow the river through the center of the island and pick a spot...
Why do employees need training?

Why do employees need training?

People are a driving force in every organization. In order to perform at their best, staff need development opportunities to not only teach them to perform their assigned duties, but also to educate them on new and changing techniques, programs, and services. Sending...
Building a strong bridge out of poverty

Building a strong bridge out of poverty

Earlier this week I joined one of OCATO’s Internal Consultants (ICs) at a Bridges Out of Poverty training hosted by Ross County Community Action Commission for District Four. Jeffrey Diver, IC and executive director of Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF),...
Family Development Certification Training

Family Development Certification Training

Family Development is an intense case-management program that establishes a framework to work holistically with those seeking comprehensive services at Community Action agencies. The program encourages work with the entire family with the result leading them to...