workshop information


This year’s conference will feature six pre-conference workshops and 30 workshops that will satisfy a variety of knowledge levels. Participants have the option of choosing workshops from tracks such as finanical, governance, human resources (HR), sustainability, and a new Advanced track that provides deeper exploration into a variety of topics.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Keeping Denver Vital City Tour (pre-registration required)

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Pre-Conference Workshops (15 min. break included)

A. Governance: A Case Study: The Power of a Public CAA Tripartite Board
B. HR: OSHA: What CAAs Need to Know About Occupational Safety and Health
C. Financial: Mind the GAAP: Focus on New Nonprofit Accounting Rules
D. Sustainability: Using Data to Drive Change (But First You Have to be Willing to Change)
E. Program: Starting with ABCD: Asset Building and Community Development
F. Advanced Governance: Head Start and Community Action: Stronger Together

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Opening Session

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break with Exhibitors

3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Workshop Session One

1A. Governance: Building an Effective Board of Directors: Raising Funds and Thinking Strategically
1B. HR: That Was Then, This Is Now: A Post-Election Labor and Employment Law Update
1C. Financial: Procurement Primer
1D. Sustainability: Working with Volunteers: Legal and Practical Issues
1E. Program: Energy Programs Round-Up
1F. Advanced HR: Workplace Investigations: Sex, Lies, and Videotapes

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Elective Session with Abila

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Conference Registration and Information

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Legislative Update & National Partners Dialogue

9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop Session Two

2A. Governance: Fine Tuning the Mechanics of Board Operations
2B. HR: Wage and Hour 101
2C. Financial: Recovering Costs under a Cost Allocation Plan
2D. Sustainability: Mergers as a Strategy for Success
2E. Program: Head Start Update
2F. Advanced Governance: Financial Analysis: Use Your Data Effectively

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Leadership Luncheon

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Workshop Session Three

3A. Governance: Empower Your Team to Produce Results
3B. HR: Staffing Options in Belt-Tightening Times
3C. Financial: Preserving Your Tax-Exempt Status: 501(c)(3) Compliance and Tax Tips
3D. Sustainability: Doing Good With More: A Model for Social Enterprise
3E. Program: CSBG Hot Topics
3F. Advanced Financial: Conquering Complex Cost Allowability Issues

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Break with Exhibitors

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Workshop Session Four

4A. Governance: Passing the Baton: Planning for Leadership Change
4B. HR: Keeping Employees Safe: Minimizing Workplace Violence
4C. Financial: Understanding the Full Costs of Providing Your Services
4D. Sustainability: A Way to Develop a Diversified Fundraising Plan
4E. Program: Spotlight on CSBG Annual Reporting and Data Collection
4F. Advanced HR: Tackling Tricky Wage and Hour Topics

Friday, June 9, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Conference Information

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Strategies for Effective Advocacy in Uncertain Times

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Morning Break with Exhibitors

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Workshop Session Five

5A. Governance: The Nonprofit Board as a Strategic Asset
5B. HR: Keeping Your Organization’s Retirement Plan in Shape
5C. Financial: Budgeting in Uncertain Times
5D. Sustainability: Show Me the (Unrestricted) Money: 7 Steps to Developing a Social Enterprise Business Plan
5E. Program: Highlights of the Head Start Performance Standards
5F. Advanced Program: Issues Affecting Access to Benefits for Immigrant Families

This schedule is subject to change