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“Adopting a Whole Family Approach” Training Session
2019 ACAAA Fall FDC Program
Conducting Participant Assessments and Using Scales and Matrices to Document Progress
Next Steps in Program Evaluation: Using Formative and Summative Analyses for Performance Management
Hidden Rules of Class at Work
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Reduced Registration Fees Available to Members for Public Administration Consortium Classes
U of A System to Offer Discounted eVersity Tuition to CAA Employees, Family Members

“Adopting a Whole Family Approach” Training Session
ACAAA will host a training session on “Adopting a Whole Family Approach” on Monday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its Training Center in Little Rock (1111 W. 6th, Suite C; Little Rock, AR 72201).

In response to requests received after this year’s ACAAA Annual Conference, Randon Caruthers, MCAEOC Family Navigator, will lead a discussion of the Rural IMPACT / Whole Family program, which is considered a strong model for family development programs. Randon has presented at ACAAA and Region VI conferences, as well as participated in webinars hosted by the Community Action Partnership. This session is an opportunity to gain deeper understanding of how to plan and implement a similar approach to working with low-income families.

Head Start family workers and supervisors, CSBG family development and case management staff and directors, and those who have completed the FDC program are encouraged to attend. This session will be offered in conjunction with the first class session of the 2019 ACAAA Fall FDC Program.

There is no fee to attend this training and lunch will be provided.  Space is limited to the first 40 people who register.  To register, please send the names and email addresses of those who will attend to Tamerdis Baker, ACAAA Programs and Development Director, at tbaker@acaaa.org.


2019 ACAAA Fall FDC Program

To kick off the 2019 Fall FDC program, all students are encouraged to attend the “Adopting a Whole Family Approach” (see above) on Monday, October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. FDC instruction will commence on Thursday, October 31, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., followed by Friday, November 1, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The remaining FDC classes will be held on the following dates:

November 8, 15, 22
December 6, 13, 20
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7  •  February 14 — Exam Date

FDC Applications were emailed to all agency executive directors on Thursday, September 5; a copy can be downloaded here.  Interested agencies are asked to please submit names and titles of those who will be enrolling in the next FDC class to ACAAA Programs & Development Director Tamerdis Baker via email at tbaker@acaaa.org as soon as possible, no later than October 7.  Applications can be submitted to the same address to the attention of Ms. Baker; applications are due by October 7.

The fee for this course is $775, which includes a copy of the “Empowerment Skills for Family Workers” student manual and lunch for each class meeting. There is a limit of 12 students for this class.


Conducting Participant Assessments and Using Scales and Matrices to Document Progress

ACAAA will be offering a training titled “Conducting Participant Assessments and Using Scales and Matrices to Document Progress,” to be held Monday, October 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the ACAAA Training Center in Little Rock at 1111 West 6th Street.

Participants will practice using individual/family assessments, plotting changes and progress using scales and matrices, and analyzing the data gathered to develop action plans, complete reports, and describe success.

This training is for family development/case management staff and supervisors; the maximum number of participants is 30. There is no fee for the training; lunch will be on-your-own. The deadline for registration is Monday, September 30. To register, send participant names and email addresses to Tamerdis Baker, ACAAA Programs and Development Director, at tbaker@acaaa.org.

 

Next Steps in Program Evaluation: Using Formative and Summative Analyses for Performance Management
ACAAA will be offering a training titled “Next Steps in Program Evaluation: Using Formative and Summative Analyses for Performance Management,” to be held Tuesday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the ACAAA Training Center in Little Rock at 1111 West 6th Street.

This training is for agency leaders who are ready to get serious about program evaluation. Learn how to “take the pulse” of programs midstream and determine how to improve outcome achievement before it is too late. Consider techniques for doing more than reporting the numbers when a program year has ended. Find ways to improve agency planning processes using evaluation data. (For agency executives, management team members, and planners.)

There is no fee for this training; lunch will be on-your-own. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 22.  To register, send participant names and email addresses to Tamerdis Baker, ACAAA Programs and Development Director, at tbaker@acaaa.org.

 

Hidden Rules of Class at Work
UA Currents will present a free training for Community Action supervisors available both as a webinar and as an in-class training session.  The webinar will be held Monday, November 4, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; the in-class session will be Monday & Tuesday, December 9th & 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, at the ACAAA Training Center, 1111 West 6th Street, in Little Rock.

This workshop—subtitled “Climbing the Ladder of Success: Building Effective Relationships with Customers & Co-Workers by Increasing Understanding of Economic Class”—will be presented by UA Currents Director Robin Freeman and Training Director Veronica Jackson.  Required material: The book Hidden Rules of Class at Work will be provided to registered participants.

Registration for each session is limited to 25 participants.  To register for the webinar, visit hereTo register for the in-class session, visit hereRegistration deadline for the webinar is November 4; registration deadline for the in-class session is December 6.

 

Reduced Registration Fees Available to Members for Public Administration Consortium Classes
The Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC) will again be holding its “Public Administration Professional Development” workshop series at the ACAAA Training Center in Little Rock.  As part of the hosting arrangement, APAC will be making available a limited number of reduced registration fees to staff members of participating agencies in the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA).  ACAAA’s discounted rate is $75 for a one-day session and $175 for a two-day session (reduced from the regular rate of $125/one-day, $225/two-day).

To register, visit APAC’s website here and select your desired session to submit a registration form (only the next five sessions are currently eligible to sign up for).  In order to request the discounted ACAAA rate—in the “Payment Information” section of the online registration form—select “Send an invoice” and enter, where requested, the information for ACAAA Chief Operations Officer Terry Bearden: Payment Contact Name (Terry Bearden); Payment Address Address (1111 W. 6th St., Ste. C); Payment City, State, Zip (Little Rock, AR, 72201); Payment Email Address (tbearden@acaaa.org); Payment Phone ([501] 372-0807).  ACAAA will then send the registrant an invoice for the discounted rate.

 

U of A System to Offer Discounted eVersity Tuition to CAA Employees, Family Members
The University of Arkansas System is now offering a 5% tuition discount to CAA employees and/or their family members who are currently attending or who plan to enroll in the U of A’seVersity. This new “eVersity Alliance”—being made available to member agencies in the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA)—is part of an undertaking by association Chief Operations Officer Terry Bearden to develop new partnerships that will benefit ACAAA member agencies and their staff.

The University of Arkansas’s eVersity is “a 100 percent-online institution created … to serve students who are unable to access traditional higher education campuses.”  Among the eVersity staff are academic advisers able to provide assistance with applying for financial aid and determining whether previously earned college credits are transferable.

Those interested in participating in the “eVersity Alliance” should contact ACAAA Chief Operations Officer Terry Bearden at tbearden@acaaa.org or, by phone, at (501) 372-0807 to receive the tuition discount code.