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2016 Conference Schedule

Instead of a program booklet, we’re using an app this year. Download the app now. In it, you can view all of the session descriptions, create a personal schedule, make plans to enjoy local restaurants and area attractions, and more! You can view the information online without downloading the app, too.

Wednesday, November 9th

12:00-5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops (includes lunch; separate tickets are required)

Thursday, November 10th

8:00-9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:45am Opening Session (Introductions, Ice Breakers, Best Practice Guide Info, etc.)

10:00-11:00am Keynote Address

11:15am-12:30pm Break-out Session 1

  • Creating the Case: How to Build Evidence for Decisions & Impact
  • Best Practices Volunteer Roundtable
  • How To Help People Live In Healthy Homes

12:45-1:45pm Lunch (separate tickets are required)

2:00-3:15pm Break-Out Session 2

  • Leveraging Government Funding for Home Repairs
  • Case Studies in Measuring Outcomes
  • Customer Service Secret Sauce
  • Working with Pex Water Lines, Plumbing Just Got Easy!

3:15-3:30 Coffee & Tea Break

3:30-4:45pm Break-Out Sessions 3

  • Grant Writing: Project Planning
  • Community Partnerships Best Practices Roundtable
  • How to Manage and Resolve Conflict Between Staff & Volunteers
  • Accessible Bathrooms and How to Get There

5:00-5:30pm Closing Gathering (Best Practice Awards, Door Prizes, etc.)

6:00pm Reception & Dinner (separate tickets are required)

Friday, November 11th

7:00-8:00am Hot Breakfast Buffet & Executive Directors’ Scrum Part 1

8:00-9:15am Break-Out Session 4

  • Executive Director Scrum Part 2
  • Changing the Conversation: Tips and Tactics to Get your Agency in the News
  • Sick, Stranded and Scared: How to Deal with Emergencies Involving Volunteers in Your Care
  • Innovative Home Repair Methods

9:30-10:45am Break-Out Session 5

  • Putting the FUN in Fundraising Events
  • Gaining Insights From Financial Ratios
  • What’s Purpose Got To Do With It?
  • Partnership with Homeowners Best Practices Roundtable

10:45-11:00am Snack Break

11am-12:15pm Break-Out Session 6

  • Tools for Efficiency, Better Communication, and Organization
  • Temporary Staff Best Practices Roundtable
  • Impacting Youth Volunteers
  • Home Repair Construction Best Practices Roundtable

12:30-1:15pm Closing Session (Closing Speech by Walter Crouch of Appalachia Service Project, Door Prizes, etc.)