Access the Virtual Platform

To access the virtual platform, see your conference registration confirmation email. Within the email, you will find the password to join through the mobile app or the online web portal. If you did not receive an email confirmation, please first check with your office administrator who registered you for the conference.

Download the MOBILE APP

Access the ONLINE WEB PORTAL

The mobile app will allow you to access and save your workshop schedule, set up alerts, send links to workshops to your email, interact on the conference wall, save contact information for sponsors, and maintain access to previous and future OCATO conference materials. Alternatively, you can use the web portal to access the conference information and workshops.

Mobile App Details:

  • Download the OCATO Events app in the iTunes or Google Play stores
  • Sign in or create a profile/account.
  • Select 2021 Virtual Winter Legislative Conference
  • Enter passphrase provided in your registration confirmation email

Web Portal Details:

  • Click the link to access the Online Web Portal
  • Enter the passphrase provided in your reigstration confirmation email
    • NOTE: You will need the passphrase each time you join through the portal, so keep it handy

For tips and tricks for the conference mobile app, view the Platform Walk Through recording

Who should attend?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve gone virtual! Community Action professionals, partners, sponsors, OCA leadership, and more from across Ohio will join us at the 2021 Virtual Winter Legislative Conference! This conference is appropriate for all staff levels within your agency including planners, board members, entry-, mid-, and senior management and staff, case managers, program staff, early childhood staff, and more.

This virtual conference, brought to members at a reduced rate, will bring more opportunities for learning than ever before.

Focused workshop tracks include:

  • 21st Century Community Action: CAA leaders throughout Ohio worked with OACAA and CauseImpact to engage in zero-based planning to build better strategies to fight poverty. This track will guide you through a process that helps see past the limits, hurdles, and assumptions of your current situation to help you build strategies that move towards a cure for poverty.

 

  • COVID-19: This unique track will address issues CAAs have encountered specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Diversity: This track expands on the diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops hosted by OACAA. Past workshops have included interactive training to discuss inclusion standards, laws, regulations, allyship, and awareness.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Head Start: The Head Start track includes workshops relevant to Head Start teachers, administrators, planners, and more.

Conference Schedule

Tentative schedule subject to change without notice. 

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual platform walk-through at 2:00 p.m. to learn access tips, tricks, and features. Separate registration is required to attend. After registering, look for an email with access information.

Monday, January 25, 2021

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcoming Session, Premier Sponsor: Mutual of America
9:30 am – 11:30 am: Workshops

  • Fiscal/HR: Performance Management, WIPFLI
  • Innovative 21st Century CAA: Resilience & Recovery: Preparing your Organization for Tomorrow
  • COVID-19: Worn Out! Supporting Those with Change Fatigue

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Workshops

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: That’s the Way of the World: Concepts of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • COVID-19: Marketing New Programs During a Pandmic
  • Head Start: Life Coaching for Toddlers

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcoming Session, Exemplary Practices; Gold Sponsor: All Lines Technology
9:30 am – 11:30 am: Workshops

  • Fiscal/HR: Program and Fiscal Working Together, WIPFLI
  • Innovative 21st Century CAA: Understanding Systems
  • COVID-19: Assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence during the Pandemic and Beyond

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Workshops:

  • Diversity Equity & Inclusion:Communication Breakdown: Difficult Dialogues about Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
  • COVID-19: Homelessness During a Pandemic
  • Head Start: Head Start 2021 Update w/ OHSAI

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am: Plenary Session: Legislative Update with David Bradley of NCAF, Gold Sponsor: Wichert Insurance
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Plenary Session: Constitutional Law Review, Gold Sponsor: SureTec IT

Thursday, Januay 28, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am: Plenary Session: Development Services Agency Update and Listening Sessions
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Roundtable Sessions:

  • Executive Directors
  • Fiscal/HR
  • Communications

Friday, January 29, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am: Plenary Session: Speaker John Fugelsang, Gold Sponsor: AmeriHealth Caritas

 

Conference Access

To access the virtual conference, download the mobile app or access the web portal. Find the event code in your confirmation email. If you did not register for the event, contact your agency administrator for the code.

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a virtual platform walk-through at 2:00 p.m. to learn access tips, tricks, and features. Separate registration is required to attend. After registering, look for an email with access information.

 

Registration Cost

OACAA Member Rate: $100/per person before January 8, 2021

Non-Member Rate: $135/per person

Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting Ohio’s Community Action Network!

Premier Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Silver Level

Interested in sponsoring?

Check out all of our sponsor and exhibit options today! Sponsor registration may be limited.