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October 2020

An Asset for Community Action’s Families: Resources at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We know that COVID-19 has had a major impact on the lives of our most vulnerable families. One area of life that will be affected by the pandemic long after its health and economic impacts have begun to recede is families’ personal finances. The pandemic has stressed many families’ finances and credit in profound ways. Late rent payments, potential evictions, accruing utility/water payment balances, credit card debt and other financial challenges have spiraled. What rights do people have? What tools/resources can help Community Action staff as we work with families to provide hope that they can build a solid financial future? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has many resources available to help, and this webinar will provide an overview of these resources. Learn how!

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The Right to Vote: A Short History & Issues for 2020

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The right to vote is essential to American Democracy. Throughout our history, access to the polls for communities of color and low-income community members has been threatened and jeopardized. Joint us for a short history of attacks on voting rights in America and current concerns for the 2020 cycle. Register

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Evaluating Strategic Plan Progress with Agency-Wide Scorecards

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizational Standards 6.5 and 9.3 focus on reporting progress toward strategic plan goals (6.5), as well as an analysis of outcomes and associated adjustments to the board on at least an annual basis. While the minimum requirement is to report this information once a year, there are ways to involve the Board and communicate the information clearly so they can better fulfill their role of governance and oversight. Join this webinar to learn about meeting this standard, as well as utilizing a scorecard or dashboard to organize and communicate data, as well as other promising practices to move beyond compliance.

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November 2020


November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Jim Lopresti: Submitting the Executive Skills Portfolio (ESP) is the second step in the process of becoming a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP). The ESP is your chance to showcase your skills in doing the work of Community Action. It gives you a vehicle to show that you are a leader who understands Community Action’s vision and values. In this webinar you will get a comprehensive look at what is expected of candidates in this step toward CCAP.…

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Equipping Staff through Robust Orientation & Training

November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizational Standards 7.8 and 7.9 address the need for timely employee orientation and ongoing training/development. While the minimum requirement is to conduct the orientation within 60 days of hire and ensure ongoing training opportunities are available, a training plan that ties these activities together and connects to the performance evaluation can better equip staff to excel in their positions and improve employee retention. Join this webinar to learn about meeting this standard, as well as components of orientation and training to consider as the CAA moves beyond compliance.

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