2019 Community Action Partnership of North Dakota Conference

October 1-2, 2019

Bismarck, ND

Tuesday October 1, 2019

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Fair Housing in North Dakota

    The mission of High Plains Fair Housing Center is to strengthen communities and to ensure equal access to fair housing in the region through training, education, enforcement, and advocacy. 

  • Strategic Approaches to Risk Managment


  • #CountMeIn: Making the Census Count for Community Action

    The Census is a critical process that affects us all. Census data is used to apportion representation among states, draw congressional and state legislative districts, school districts and voting precincts, enforce voting rights and civil rights legislation, and distribute federal dollars to states (including CSBG, Head Start, Weatherization and many more!). Community Action is playing a key role in making sure that every person is counted! This session will showcase Community Action’s role in ensuring that Hard-To-Count people and communities are included in the Census, and offer concrete tools and training to help front-line staff maximize Census participation.

  • Coordinated Entry in North Dakota

    North Dakota Continuum of Care (Invited)

  • Reducing Burnout through Celebrations and Appreciation

    Patrick Kirby, CEO of Do Good Better Consulting, will eagerly review important strategies for avoiding burnout:

    • More than just handwritten Thank You notes
    • Navigating appreciation in an increasingly digital world
    • Lifting up organizations, individuals, and businesses to attract more employees
    • Using social media and social circles to engage staff and community
    • Activities, events and results-only mindset
  • Board Member Roles and Responsibilities


  • Human Trafficking 101

    Human Trafficking 101 is an introductory training on what Human Trafficking is and what responses are being developed to address it, both nationally and in our state.  By the end of the training, you will be able to identify risk factors, indicators, and what services are appropriate and available in North Dakota for victims.  You will also have an understanding of current state law regarding Human Trafficking. You will leave with contact information for all Human Trafficking staff in the state of North.

  • Fundraising 101 -Building Your Case, Making the Asks and Being Awesome at it!

    Patrick Kirby, CEO of Do Good Better Consulting, will review the following items during this exciting session on fundraising!

    • Planning, doing, and documenting your fundraising
    • Building your case of support, and how to make donors interested in your mission
    • Step-by-step processes, checklists and techniques for having critical conversations about larger gifts
    • Create lists of needs and value of gifts being solicited
    • Non-verbal cues and combating challenges from potential supporters
    • What to listen for, and what to remember for next meetings
  • Drug Trends and Identification

    Detective Jerry Stein, Bismarck Police Department

Wednesday October 2, 2019

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Motivational Interviewing and Ethics in Case Management

    Inspired Wellness Clinic

  • Weatherization Month Celebration

    North Dakota Department of Commerce and Community Action Partnership of North Dakota

  • Incorporationg ROMA into the CSBG Work Plan

    National Community Action Partnership

  • Safety in the Workplace

    Detective Clint Fuller, Bismarck Police Department

  • The Leadership Advantage

    Dale Carnegie

  • Dealing with Manipulative Behavior

    Inspired Wellness Clinic

  • Legislative Update

    National Community Action Foundation

  • Fiscal Fun for All!

    Kevin Myren of the National Association for State Community Services Programs has decades of experience in non-profit fiscal management.  This session will cover a variety of topics including:

    • Uniform Guidance
    • Internal Controls
    • Fraud Prevention
  • Workplace Conflict and How to Handle It

    Dale Carnegie

  • National Partner Updates

    CAPLAW, National Community Action Partnership, and the Veterans Administration (Invited)

  • Bridges out of Poverty

    Reducing the social costs of poverty, strengthening the workforce, and building a more prosperous and sustainable community are goals on which most communities agree. aha! Process’s Bridges Out of Poverty community support program provides a family of concepts, workshops, and products to help employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way. Bridges brings people from all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty.

  • CSBG Annual Report and Theory of Change

    National Community Action Partnership


Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center

800 S 3rd Street

Bismarck, ND  58504


A block of sleeping rooms at the state rate has been reserved under the name "Community Action". Inquire for availability when making reservations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Community Action Staff

    All North Dakota Community Action staff are encouraged to attend! Any Community Action Agency from Region 8 and beyond are also welcome!

  • Partners

    Anyone working with people experiencing poverty are welcome to attend this robust conference!


Members (North Dakota Community Action Staff): Free

Non-Members: $150

An application for Social Work CEUs will be submitted to the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners.

  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • Community Action Program Legal Services