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Annual Conference Agenda

2019 COAD LOGO - Built by Superheros

 
Not all heroes wear capes, as they say. The Community Action network is comprised of many unsung champions and secret superheroes in the region, fighting for justness, and offering a voice for those who have none.

 

The Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) was formed in 1971 by seventeen rural community action agencies, building a coalition with the goal of fighting poverty and improving life for the residents of Appalachian Ohio.

 

Please join us for our 48th Annual Conference when we will celebrate our collective determination in confronting adversity and our unwavering fortitude in the fight against social injustice everywhere!

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Featured Speakers and Presenters:

 

David Bradley

Executive Director, National Community Action Foundation

 

John Carey
Director, Governor’s Office of Appalachia

 

Denise Harlow

Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership

 

Dr. Robert Lawson
Professional Speaker, Seminar Leader, Teacher, and Author

David Ray

Chief Strategy Officer, Ethos Leadership Group, LLC


Agenda Overview: 


Wednesday, August 14th

 

6:00 pm

Casual picnic-style dinner provided for COAD staff, member agency staff, and any conference attendees who would like to arrive early and join us!

 

Thursday, August 15th


8:00 am

Breakfast

Plenary Speaker: John Carey, Director, Governor’s Office of Appalachia

 

Morning Sessions 10:15 am - 11:45 am

HWAP and Utility Programs Regional Meeting

This session, facilitated by Tom Calhoun and Nicole Peoples of COAD will provide discussion related to the BPI Energy Auditor Pilot project, the HWAP-Enhancement program, and pertinent considerations for the new HWAP program year. Technical and program updates for Columbia Gas WarmChoice®, AEP Community Assistance, First Energy Community Connections and USF Electric Partnership Program will be provided.

No Small Matter

No Small Matter is the first featured documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the over-whelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country. Not just for those in the ECE field, this film and presentation is for any person who cares for children professionally, within their own families, or who care for the wellbeing of society’s children in general.

 

12:00 p.m.

Luncheon
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Robert Lawson
, Professional Speaker, Seminar Leader, Teacher, and Author

Mid-day Sessions 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

David Bradley Presents: The Real Stories behind the Headlines

Join NCAF Executive Director and Community Action superhero, David Bradley, as he discusses his time in Washington and brings us behind the scenes of the political landscape as we continue fight for our communities.

 

Greatness Awaits: The Goal Achievement Process
In the breakout session that follows his luncheon keynote address, Dr. Robert Lawson will spend time unpacking the seven key empowerment principles by showing how the principles can be effectively applied. During this powerful segment of the program, Dr. Lawson will show the important role that vision, mission and purpose play in moving forward, identify four specific reasons why people fail, and share a seven-step goal achievement process designed specifically to overcome those failures and achieve outstanding results. The audience will be involved in this process as a means of personalizing and measuring intended outcomes and making those outcomes more attainable through identification and accountability.

 

Afternoon Sessions 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

David Bradley Presents: The Real Stories behind the Headlines (continued)

Join NCAF Executive Director and Community Action superhero, David Bradley, as he discusses his time in Washington and brings us behind the scenes of the political landscape as we continue fight for our communities. 

 

Renew You: A Guide to Bringing your Best Self to your Work

The preeminent role within an organization is to advance the mission of that organization. In the nonprofit world, this is not only a responsibility but often a passion. Nonprofit employees often eat, sleep, and breathe with their organization, and its work in mind. It is understandable; we care, we're personally invested, and we believe our work will make the world a better place. However, without proper self-care and management, we will struggle to function well within our role, and eventually, our work will lead to symptoms of burnout. For this reason, we must prioritize the conversation of self-care and wellness. In this interactive session, presented by David A. Ray, Chief Strategy Officer of Ethos Leadership Group, we will identify why self-care is essential to make you and your organization great, learn fundamental principles of renewal and equip participants to effectively set up and maintain practices that focus their attention on transforming and improving their lives and their organizations. 

 

After the conclusion of the day's sessions, please join us at 6:00 pm for a reception, followed by the annual Awards Banquet at 7:00 pm when we will recognize some good friends and present the 2019 General's Award.


9:00 pm - Midnight

Entertainment: Music and Karaoke provided by local DJ, Aaron Werner

Friday, August 16th

8:45 am
Breakfast

Plenary Speaker: Denise Harlow, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership

 

10:30 am

Conference Adjourns


10:45 am
COAD Board of Directors: Annual Meeting
Election of Officers 2019-2020

 

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Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Christopher Conference Center in Chillicothe.  For reservations in the attached Quality Inn, call 740-775-3500.  The Christopher Inn next door can be reached at 740-774-6835 to make a reservation. Phone the Fairfield Inn, which is also within walking distance, directly at 740-771-9090 for reservations or click here to reserve online. If you are tax exempt, please mention that when calling.

 

Ask for the COAD conference rate any of these locations.

The conference rates are as follows:

Quality Inn - $92.95/night

Christopher Inn - $92.95/night
Fairfield Inn - $127.00/night