Session Information

Speaker and Session Information

Conference Schedule

Conference Day 1: Tuesday October 1, 2024

Conference Opening (9:30am-10:30am)

  • Welcome & Staff Recognition

    Speaker: Andrea Olson

    Join us for the opening session of the 2024 CAPND Biannual Conference in Grand Forks, North Dakota as we celebrate 60 years of Community Action. In this session we will be taking some time to recognize North Dakota's new Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAPs) and those that have worked tirelessly in the Network for over 20+ years

    Location: Ballroom 4

  • Keynote Session

    Speaker: Denise Harlow

    Join us for the 2024 CAPND Biannual Conference keynote session where we will have the privilege of hearing from the Chief Executive Officer of the National Community Action Partnership. This keynote address promises to ignite our passion for Community Action and  inspire us to chart a bold course towards the future. 

    Location: Ballroom 4

  • Lunch Session with David Bradley

    Speaker: David Bradley

    Join us for lunch as we hear from the National Community Action Foundation's Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. In this session, attendees will hear an in-depth and detailed legislative update about federal policy and legislative changes related to programs that provide services for low-income individuals and families. 

    Location: Ballroom 4

Breakout Sessions (1:00pm-2:00pm)

  • ND Department of Energy Program

    Speaker(s): Cameron Hayes, Maria Effertz-Hanson, Kevin Iverson

    Session Description Coming Soon.

    Location: Ballroom 4

  • Navigating Conflict

    Speaker: Emily R. Holth

    Whether we like it or not, interpersonal conflicts occur every day in our workplace. In this session, we will be exploring and understanding the experience of conflict and how to manage it when stressors and triggers get in the way. 

    Location: Oriole/Meeting Room 2

  • Introduction to Financial Social Work

    Speaker: Jeffrey Anvari-Clark PhD, MA, LMSW

    Financial concerns can have a profound impact on individual well-being, yet the financial domain is rarely addressed in social work practice. Within social work, teaching financial content is now prescribed by CSWE, and financial issues are highlighted as part of the Grand Challenges for Social Work. According to the American Psychological Association, issues with personal finances and costs of living is the top stressor Americans face (2022). Research also suggests that financial well-being contributes as much to overall well-being as do job satisfaction, relationship support satisfaction, and health status combined (Netemeyer et al., 2018).

    In this course, attendees will be able to define financial social work, learn the importance of integrating financial considerations into social work practice, and explore the how improving financial capability can impact client outcomes. They will also learn about different tools to use in social work practice with clients. The session will conclude by highlighting emerging issues of which attendees should be aware. Resources for further information and training will be provided.

    Location: Pheasant/Meeting Room 3

  • Heat Pumps

    Speaker: Daryl Wockenfuss

    Session Description Coming Soon

    Location: Hawk/Meeting Room 5

  • Diagnostics Training Part 1

    Speaker: Jake McAlpine

    In this multi-part session, Weatherization staff will gain skills and knowledge needed to assess and improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of residential homes and provide you with the expertise and confidence you need out in the field. 

    Location: Bluebird/Finch 

Networking and Refreshments Break (2:30pm-3:00pm in Ballroom 4) 

Breakout Sessions (3:00pm-4:45pm)

  • AI and Community Action

    Speaker: Ben Faul

    Session Description Coming Soon

    Location: Ballroom 4

  • Having Difficult Conversations

    Speaker: Emily R. Holth

    Effective working relationships, strong careers, and well-functioning organizations all draw from the same source of power: the ability to talk openly about high-stakes emotional and controversial topics. Discover, understand, and practice the skills required to successfully have difficult conversations in today’s world. 

    Location: Oriole/Meeting Room 2

  • Bringing the Financial Domain into Behavioral Health

    Speaker: Jeffrey Anvari-Clark

    Financial aspects play a crucial role in behavioral health, yet this important domain often goes unexplored in clinical settings. Recognizing the critical nature of financial capability, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) mandates the inclusion of financial content in social work education, emphasizing its importance in addressing the Grand Challenges for Social Work. The American Psychological Association identifies personal finance and cost-of-living issues as the foremost stressor for Americans as of 2022. Furthermore, research underscores that financial well-being is as significant to one's overall health as job satisfaction, relationship support, and physical health (Netemeyer et al., 2018).

    This session aims to equip participants with an understanding of the financial domain within behavioral health. Attendees will learn the significance of incorporating financial considerations into case management practices and delve into how financial concerns intertwine with other behavioral health issues, including stress, anxiety, depressive disorders, money disorders, and conditions related to substance or medication use. The session covers various scenarios where financial assessments are applicable, providing practice in engaging with, evaluating, and addressing financial-related issues in clients' lives. The session will wrap up by spotlighting emerging trends in the field, ensuring practitioners are up-to-date. Participants will receive a toolkit, including resources, referral options, assessment tools, and additional materials, to support their practice.

    Location: Pheasant/Meeting Room 3

  • Crew Member Round Table

    Moderator: Rory Hoffmann

    Join us for an engaging roundtable discussion tailored for weatherization crew members! This session offers a unique opportunity for weatherization professionals to come together, share experiences, and learn from each other's insights. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just starting out in the field, this session promises to provide valuable takeaways to enhance your weatherization efforts.

    Location: Hawk/Meeting Room 5

  • Diagnostics Training Part 2

    Speaker: Jake McAlpine

    In this multi-part session, Weatherization staff will gain skills and knowledge needed to assess and improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of residential homes and provide you with the expertise and confidence you need out in the field. 

    Location: Bluebird/Finch 

Evening Activities (5:00pm-7:30pm in Ballroom 4)

Conference Day 2: Wednesday October 2, 2024

Weatherization Kick Off Month Breakfast (7:30am-8:30am in Ballroom 4)

Breakout Sessions (8:30am-10:00am)

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Part 1

    Speaker: TBA

    Session Description Coming Soon!

    Location: Ballroom 4

  • Trauma-Informed Care

    Speaker(s): Jennifer Schlinger

    This session will provide basic, foundational knowledge and awareness of trauma. Exploration of factors known to promote resilience and well-being will be examined and emphasized throughout the session. 

    Location: Oriole/Meeting Room 2

  • To Be Announced

    Speaker: TBA

    Session Description Coming Soon.

    Location: Pheasant/Meeting Room 3

  • Health and Safety Awareness, Job Site Safe, and Safety Protocol

    Speaker: Dave Gutterud

    Session Description Coming Soon.

    Location: Hawk/Meeting Room 5

  • Diagnostics Training Part 3

    Speaker: Jake McAlpine

    In this multi-part session, Weatherization staff will gain skills and knowledge needed to assess and improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of residential homes and provide you with the expertise and confidence you need out in the field. 

    Location: Bluebird/Finch 

Networking and Refreshments Break (10:00am-10:30am in Ballroom 4)

Breakout Sessions (10:30am-12:00pm)

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Part 2

    Speaker: TBA

    Session Description Coming Soon!

    Location: Ballroom 4

  • Tribal Information

    Speaker: Sonya Abe

    Session Description Coming Soon!

    Location: Oriole/Meeting Room 2

  • Innovative Community Action Programs

    Speaker(s): Safari Berry, Brandon Kjelden, Dominica Granada

    Join us for an exploration of groundbreaking Community Action agency programs that are redefining the landscape of social impact. In this session, we'll delve into innovative initiatives that empower local communities, foster collaboration, and drive tangible change. 

    • Ernie's Place - Grand Forks
    • Individual Development Accounts (IDA) - Minot
    • Weatherization - Statewide

    Location: Pheasant/Meeting Room 3

     

  • Residential Electrical Hazards

    Speaker: Dave Gutterud

    This session is designed to remind Weatherization workers of the electrical hazards that they face daily in the file and aims to prevent fatalities and serious workplace injuries by helping employees understand the dangers of electrical work and teaching them how to work safely. 

    Location: Hawk/Meeting Room 5

  • Diagnostics Training Part 4

    Speaker: Jake McAlpine

    In this multi-part session, Weatherization staff will gain skills and knowledge needed to assess and improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of residential homes and provide you with the expertise and confidence you need out in the field. 

    Location: Bluebird/Finch 

End of Conference

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