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2015 NASCSP Mid Winter Training Conference

2015 NASCSP Mid-Winter Training Conference | Arlington, VA

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) held their 2015 Orientation and Mid-Winter Training Conference February 23-27, in Arlington, VA. Below are presentations from the sessions.

Bill Brand, Administrator, IA Department of Human Rights, Division of Community Action Agencies and NASCSP Board President; Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Jenae Bjelland, Executive Director, NASCSP


Monday, February 23
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Tuesday, February 24 | Wednesday, February 25 | Thursday, February 26 | Friday, February 27

Monday | Orientation Training

CSBG Sessions

Jeannie Chaffin Seth Hassett CSBG Rep. Jeannie Chaffin Seth Hassett CSBG Orientation

Orientation to the CSBG Statute

Presenters: Jeannie Chaffin, Director and Seth Hassett, Director, Division of State Assistance, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. DHHS

Orientation to the Division of State Assistance (DSA)
Presenters:
Jeannie Chaffin, Director and Seth Hassett, Director, Division of State Assistance, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. DHHS

Monitoring Standards and Practices
Presenters: Verna P. Best, Director, NC Department of Health and Human Services; Jenae Bjelland, Executive Director; Jovita Tolbert, CSBG Services Director, NASCSP

WAP Sessions

Josh Olson Kelly Cutchin Carl Saueressig

Introduction to WAP and Energy Data
Presenter: Bob Scott, Director, Energy Services, NASCSP

What Underpins Our Program
Presenters: Carl Saueressig, Project Officer, Holly Ravesloot, Team Lead, Policy, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE

Eligibility Determination
Presenters: Michael Peterson, Project Officer, Carl Saueressig, Project Officer, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE

Grant Application Development and Submittal Process
Presenters: Erica Burrin, Team Lead, Field Operations, Carl Saueressig, Project Officer, Michael Peterson, Project Officer, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE

WAP Technical Issues
Presenter: U.S. DOE

Incidental Repairs and Health and Safety Measures
Presenters: Erica Burrin, Team Lead, Field Operations, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE; Kelly Cutchin, Senior Analyst, Simonson Management Services

Training & Technical Assistance
Presenter: Michael Peterson, Project Officer, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE

Program Monitoring
Presenters: Erica Burrin, Team Lead, Field Operations, Carl Saueressig, Project Officer, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE

Tuesday | Orientation Training

CSBG Sessions

ROMA Introduction and Overview
Presenter: Barbara Mooney, Director, ANCRT

CSBG Data Collection and Reporting
Presenter: Rae Tamblyn, Research and Communications Analyst, NASCSP

ROMA Next Generation
Presenters: Jovita Tolbert, CSBG Services Director, NASCSP; Barbara Mooney, Director, Association of Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers

Board Governance Resources and Tools
Presenter: Eleanor Evans, Executive Director/General Counsel, Community Action Program Legal Services Inc. (CAPLAW)

Organizational Standards, Risk Mitigation, and the Training and Technical Assistance Resource Center

Presenter: Denise Harlow, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership

WAP Sessions

Ensuring Quality in Management
Presenters: Katrina Metzler, Section Supervisor, Office of Community Assistance, Ohio Development Services Agency; Gwen Howe, Weatherization Bureau Chief, IA Department of Human Rights; Cynthia Simonson, Principle, Simonson Management Services

Ensuring the Technical Integrity of Your Program
Presenters: Kelly Cutchin, Senior Analyst, Simonson Management Services; Ray Judy, Community Programs Manager, IN Housing and Community Development Authority

Wednesday | NASCSP Mid-Winter Training Conference

National Partners Panel Discussion – Making the Connections

Panelists: Denise Harlow, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership; Eleanor Evans, Executive Director/General Counsel, Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.; David Bradley, Co-Founder and Executive Director, National Community Action Foundation; Meg Power, Executive Director, Economic Opportunity Studies, Inc.; Mark Wolfe, Executive Director, National Energy Assistance Directors' Association; David Terry, Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

The Economy and Implications for Vulnerable Populations
Presenter: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

CSBG Session

CSBG Planning and Action Session
Presenters:
Pamela Harrison, CSBG Program Chair, NASCSP and Community Services Division Chief, CA Department of Community Services and Development; Helly Lee, Senior Policy Analyst, Income & Work Supports, CLASP

WAP Session

WAP Planning and Action Session
Presenter:
Mark Jackson, CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training. Videos: Weatherizers Without Borders, Running length: 3:01 Weatherizers Without Borders Interview, Running length: 3:22

Thursday | NASCSP Mid-Winter Training Conference

CSBG Sessions

CSBG: Update from the Federal Office of Community Services
Presenters: Seth Hassett, Director, Division of State Assistance and David Barrie, Financial Operations Branch Chief, Office of Community Services, U.S. DHHS

CSBG: Model State Plan Overview and Discussion

Presenters: Seth Hassett, Director, Division of State Assistance, Monique Alcantara, Program Management Analyst, Niki Frazier, Records and Project Manager, Jonna Holden, DSA Program Manager, and Eliza Lowe, CSBG Policy and Guidance Program Specialist, Office of Community Services, U.S. DHHS

CSBG: Organizational Standards
Presenters: Eleanor Evans, Executive Director/General Counsel, Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc.; Denise Harlow, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership

CSBG: American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) and the Learning Communities Resource Center
Presenters: Kate Blunt, Senior Consultant, Federal Consulting Group; Barbara Ledyard, Project Director, Community Action Partnership

NASCSP Awards Luncheon

Award recipients: Jennifer Sexson - The Marjorie J. Witherspoon Award; Elliott Jacobson - The Jean Diggs WAP Champion Award; Kathleen McDermott - The Ann Kagie CSBG Award; Bill Beachy - The James Gardner Weatherization Award.

WAP Sessions

WAP: DOE Federal Perspective

AnnaMaria Garcia Michael Peterson Holly Ravesloot
Presenters:
Erica Burrin, Team Lead, Field Operations, Holly Ravesloot, Team Lead, Policy, and Josh Olsen, Policy Advisor/Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE

WAP: State Plan Submissions
Presenters: Erica Burrin, Field Operations Team Lead, Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs, U.S. DOE; Gwen Howe, Weatherization Bureau Chief, IA Department of Human Rights; Joseph Pereira, Director of Weatherization, CO Energy Office

WAP: Energy Audit Approval Procedures
Presenters: David Fuller, Manager, Energy Conservation Unit, MA Department of Housing and Community Development; Michael Furze, Section Manager – Policy, Contract, Housing Improvements & Preservation Unit, WA State Department of Commerce; Glen Salas, Senior Engineer, Simonson Management Services


Friday
| NASCSP Mid-Winter Training Conference

CSBG Sessions

CSBG: State Organizational Standards Learning Cluster Meeting
Facilitators: Denise Harlow, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership; Jovita Tolbert, CSBG Services Director, NASCSP

CSBG: ROMA Next Generation
Presenters: Jovita Tolbert, CSBG Services Director, NASCSP; Barbara Mooney, Director, Association of Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers

WAP Session

WAP: T&TA Plan Development and Implementation
Presenters:
Kelly Cutchin, Senior Analyst, Simonson Management Services; Michelle Gransee, Deployment Services Supervisor, MN Department of Commerce; Bruce Hagen, WAP Manager, ND Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services; Darren Maguire, President, Georgia Weatherization Council

Enhancing Economic Mobility
Presenters: Meredith Dodson, Director of U.S. Poverty Campaigns, RESULTS: The Power to End Poverty; Brad Penney, Principal, Brad Penney & Associates; Sarah Sattelmeyer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




















 
 
 
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