Region 8 Association

Region 8 Regional Performance Innovative Consortium (RPIC)

The Region 8 Regional Performance Innovation Consortium (RPIC), is a successful collaboration between the Community Action State Associations who serve all 75 Community Action Agencies and CSBG-eligible entities in the states of: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Region 8 RPIC has partnered with the National CAP, NASCSP, CAPLAW, and OCS to develop a Coordinated Regional Training and Technical Assistance Plan. The plan is designed to respond to the T/TA needs presented to the RPIC by local agencies from across Region 8. The developed plan for Region 8 includes numerous training topics including: CSBG Annual Report, Community Needs Assessments, Strategic Planning, Risk Assessment, Tri-partite Board Governance, and increasing the number of certified ROMA Implementers, Trainers and Master Trainers in our region.

All Community Action Agencies and CSBG-eligible entities (public and private) from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming are welcome and encouraged to attend the trainings offered by the Region 8 RPIC. 

For more information, please contact Andrea Olson, MS, NCRT & CCAP. Andrea is the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership of North Dakota and the RPIC Lead for Region 8. 

Training opportunities for Region 8 are listed below.


Region 8 Risk Assessment Training - December 5 and 19, 2017

The Region 8 RPIC is hosting a two-part Risk Assessment training; Part 1 was held on  December 5 and Part 2 is scheduled for December 19, 2017.  The two-part webinar training is being conducted by Kay Sohl who brings over 30 years of experience. Ms. Sohl has provided training and consultation for CFOs, executive directors, and Boards of Directors of over 5,000 not-for-profit organizations throughout the United States. She has worked closely with CAPLAW and the Community Action Partnership to create a series of toolkits for Community Action Agencies (CAA) including resources addressing cost allocation, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls, and to develop innovative financial leadership training strategies. Ms. Sohl currently focuses her work on strategies to increase the financial sustainability of CAAs and address increasing pressures on internal control and compliance issues. She is a frequent presenter for the AICPA national not-for-profit conferences, state CPA societies, and state networks of CAAs and affordable housing organizations. Ms. Sohl is a licensed public accountant and graduate of Antioch College and University of California at Berkeley. She has a masters in teaching from Reed College and completed post-graduate work in accounting and business law at Portland State University

Register for Region 8 T/TA: Risk Assessment Part Two on December 19 at 9:00 MT/ 10:00 CT/ 11:00 PT here.

When it's time, join the meeting via conference call at 510-338-9438 (meeting number 622 134 542) or by clicking here

CSBG Linkages - Region 8 State CSBG Offices and State Associations - November 20, 2017

The Region 8 RPIC hosted a presentation by NASCSP on November 20, 2017.  Linkages, their definitions, and relation to the ACSI survey were reviewed.  This information is helpful for State CSBG Offices and State Associations. 

Region 8 CSBG Annual Report Training - September 6, 2017

The Region 8 RPIC hosted a CSBG Annual Report training on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 facilitated by NASCSP and the National CAP. The slides and recordings of the videos can be found below.

Region 8 National Certified ROMA Implementer (NCRI) Cohort

  • Region 8 NCRI Cohort

    The Region 8 NCRI is underway with members from Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming! The ROMA Implementer will be charged with providing information at his/her own agency to further develop understanding throughout the agency related to what needs to be done to fully implement ROMA.   The training and certification process for NCRI assures that the individual has a deep understanding of the full ROMA Cycle, but not the additional step of delivering the Introduction to ROMA Training.  It is for the person who does not want to be a trainer or to do traditional classroom style training to groups.  It is for the person who works one-on-one or in small groups with agency staff to look more closely at the processes and practices in place and help identify how they can be improved for results.

    Questions about the NCRI process should be sent to Barbara Mooney:

  • Phase 2 of Region 8 NCRI Training, Denver,CO
    Phase 2 of Region 8 NCRI Training, Denver,CO
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