2019 RPIC Region II Conference

Call for Proposals

Statement of Purpose

NYSCAA is asking  for submissions of  innovative workshop presentations that offer diverse and relevant perspectives for the 2019 RPIC Region II Finance, HR and Leadership Conference hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Binghamton, NY on September 18th and 19th. Presenting at this conference provides an opportunity to build your professional network and create a culture of learning with members of the RPIC Region II Consortium. Presenting a content-rich session individually or as part of a team is also an exceptional way to disseminate Information, share expertise, gain experience, and inspire new ideas.

Background Information

The 2019 RPIC Region II Finance, HR and Leadership Conference will attract approximately 150 community action agency staff from New York, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico and will provide them with the necessary training and technical assistance to enhance each Community Action Agency’s ability to operate innovative, sound, accountable, high-quality programs to individuals with low-incomes and communities. Program content may include consumer input and involvement, community engagement, community assessment, organizational leadership, board governance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial operations and oversight, and data and analysis as it may relate to the conference’s four program areas listed below.

Interested in Applying?

We would love to have you submit your proposal!

2019 Program Areas or Topics

Human Resources

Sessions in this area may include topics that relate to human resource management. Past topics have included Retirement Plans, Risk Management Audits, Safety in the Workplace, and Facilitating the Effective Use of Social Media While Limiting Legal Liability.

Finance

Sessions in this area may include topics that relate to financial operations and oversight. Past workshops have included topics such as Revenue Generation and Indirect Cost Allocation. Committee members are particularly interested in hosting a workshop that discusses Lean Budgets and Organizational Sustainability.

Data

Sessions in this program area may include topics that relate to and data and analysis. Topics in this section may include Measuring Impact and Outcomes, Analyzing Trends, Data Management, etc.

Leadership

Sessions in this program area may include topics that relate to and data and analysis. Topics in this section may include Measuring Impact and Outcomes, Analyzing Trends, Data Management, etc.

Session Formats

Keynote Session Day Two (1 hour)

There will be two formal keynote presentations in the form of a presentation each morning. The keynote may include media presentation and activities as it relates to the topic. The keynote address for day one is filled.

Breakout Session (1 hour 30 Minutes)

There will be multiple breakout sessions throughout the conference, broken into the four program  areas listed above. Acceptable presentations include but are not limited to presentations, group discussion and activities, role-playing, panels, etc.

Proposal Criteria

Keynote and breakout session proposals should include the following to be considered:

• Content

Content should be relevant and align with one or more of the four designated Program topic areas. Provide a description of the session content and its relevance to Community Action Agencies. Proposals should include an agenda and/or major topics covered during the session.

• Learning Objectives

Provide the learning objectives and/or goals to be met during the session.

• Format

Provide a description of the session format. Will there be panel discussion, presentation, role plays, engagement activities, etc.?

Selection Criteria

Keynote and Breakout Session proposals will be selected by NYSCAA staff and the RPIC conference committee using the following criteria:

• Relevance of Content

Does the rationale clearly indicate the relevance to one or more of the program tracks?

• Proposed Content Coverage

Does the session cover the breadth of the session topic? Are the learning objectives/goals met during the session?

• Engagement Strategies

Does the session engage participants using a variety of learning styles?

Interested in Applying?

We would love to have you submit your proposal!