2019 Annual Training Conference – Arkansas
When
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3 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock, AR 722201
United States
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Monday, September 20, 2021 - NASCSP 2021Annual Training Conference Preliminary Agenda (subject to change and listed in EST)

Have you ever had “one of those days?” There are times in this thing called “life” where dealing with all the responsibilities of adulting – going to work, paying bills, taking care of our families, and interacting with friends – can feel overwhelmingly burdensome. Layer that with the mental and physical stress of navigating a global pandemic and heightening racial tensions across the nation, and we are bound to feel socially and emotionally drained. Join us for motivational session on maintaining self-care while dealing with trauma.

Monitoring is a crucial component to the health of the WAP. This session will cover the most recent guidance on monitoring procedures as well as a tour of a grantee's tracking system that streamlines the reporting from different monitors.

PRESENTERS: Jonathan Ballew - WAP Program Manager, NASCSP;
Brad Carpenter - Weatherization Program Manager, State of Utah

This session explores how State administrators can assume a leadership role in the fight against poverty through their creation of linkages and provision of support so that programs work together at the state level. Topics discussed include how to convene and engage with stakeholders, keep your network engaged and informed, integrate philanthropy into your network strategy, and positively impact the fight against poverty through creative policy-making.

PRESENTERS: Stuart Campbell - Director, Office of Community Services Programs, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development; Lynette Praster - Director, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - NASCSP 2021Annual Training Conference Preliminary Agenda (subject to change and listed in EST)

Members of the NASCSP WAP Workforce Development Working Group will present best practices in the areas of workforce recruitment, training, and retention. The information shared is the result of the 2021 Wage Survey responses and working group collaboration.

Learn how to assess the relative financial health of your agencies and how to best support them in their efforts to improve their financial capacity and proficiency.

Whether you are talking about education, health, wealth building, politics, or mass incarceration and the criminal justice system, systemic racism has led to widespread disparities for communities of color. This session will explore and shed light on the prevailing, residual effects of systemic racism in America and offer insight on how to combat it.

DOE Weatherization Assistance Program managers will provide an overview of the federal requirements related to vehicle and equipment procurement and disposal. This session will focus on purchase/leasing options, disposal, and compliance with depreciation cycles and reporting.

Listen to peer states as they share lessons learned from their experiences responding to the challenges faced in the early days of the pandemic.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - NASCSP 2021Annual Training Conference Preliminary Agenda (subject to change and listed in EST)

DOE Weatherization Assistance Program managers will provide an overview of regulatory updates, recently released Weatherization Program Notices, the current status on the Enhancement and Innovation funds, SERC funds, and other important federal topics related to the WAP.

This session details the general process and expectations State administrators can prepare for when scheduled for a State monitoring visit with OCS staff.

Informed from NASCSP's Member Planning and Action meeting, DOE will respond to programmatic, fiscal and technical questions generated by members on important topics.

A follow-up to the session on enacting change through policy and programming, this session highlights innovative and emerging trends in the field of anti-poverty work. Hear from peer states about their work with universal basic income, workforce innovations, asset development, whole family approach, and how all of these exciting new programs are centered in Equity.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - NASCSP 2021Annual Training Conference Preliminary Agenda (subject to change and listed in EST)

This joint fiscal session with focus on how to read a single audit and what state managers should look for when reviewing subgrantee single audits, including issuing appropriate management responses, such as Corrective Action Plans (CAP)

Help us celebrate the Women of Weatherization as they share their personal stories of entering the Weatherization workforce, what barriers they faced entering the field of Weatherization, and what they attribute to their continued success in this field. This will be a live panel discussion followed by 15 minutes of Q&A with our panel members.