Region 8

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 and State CSBG Offices who serve all 75 Community Action Agencies and CSBG-eligible entities in the states of: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

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 at andreao@capnd.org. 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 that have been offered by the RPIC are listed below.

 


Upcoming Region 8 RPIC Trainings!

Org Code - October - December 2020

Org Code. We work around the world. We are located throughout the United States and Canada. We see firsthand and influence firsthand hundreds of communities each year. We see our work as a privilege. We are motivated by making lasting change. We are rewarded by seeing change happen. We make a difference and are grateful for the opportunity to do so. We call it like it is…like an internal monologue gone external. What we want is lasting social change for adults, families, and youth

  • Housing Based Case Management - October 26 & 27, 2020

    WHAT: The Region 8 RPIC is hosting this training with consultants from Org Code for providers who work directly with homelessness response and housing support systems. The training is FREE of charge for all Region 8 CAAs!  Each webinar provides different opportunities to enhance attendee's knowledge of housing stability.  The trainings are aligned to evidence and built-upon experience with practical knowledge.

    FACILITATORS:   Org Code. We work around the world. We are located throughout the United States and Canada. We see firsthand and influence firsthand hundreds of communities each year. We see our work as a privilege. We are motivated by making lasting change. We are rewarded by seeing change happen. We make a difference and are grateful for the opportunity to do so. We call it like it is…like an internal monologue gone external. What we want is lasting social change for adults, families, and youth.

    COST: Attendance is FREE for all Region 8 CAAs!

    REGISTRATION: Register HERE: Housing Based Case Management: This training is filled with practical knowledge for Rapid ReHousing, Permanent Supportive Housing and Intensive Case Management Practitioners.  Among the topics covered: Housing First, steps and focus of support, strategies to secure housing and liaise effectively with landlords, and goal-setting. *This is a TWO half-day training: October 26 & 27, 2020 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM MT/1:00-4:00 PM CT.
     

     

  • Trauma-Informed Care - November 11, 2020

    WHAT: The Region 8 RPIC is hosting this training with consultants from Org Code for providers who work directly with homelessness response and housing support systems. The training is FREE of charge for all Region 8 CAAs!  Each webinar provides different opportunities to enhance attendee's knowledge of housing stability.  The trainings are aligned to evidence and built-upon experience with practical knowledge.

    FACILITATORS:   Org Code. We work around the world. We are located throughout the United States and Canada. We see firsthand and influence firsthand hundreds of communities each year. We see our work as a privilege. We are motivated by making lasting change. We are rewarded by seeing change happen. We make a difference and are grateful for the opportunity to do so. We call it like it is…like an internal monologue gone external. What we want is lasting social change for adults, families, and youth.

    COST: Attendance is FREE for all Region 8 CAAs!

    REGISTRATION: Register HERE: Trauma-Informed Care: Trauma and the basics of trauma-informed care in the context of homelessness and housing programs is covered in this webinar, which is a must for all staff that have direct interaction with program participants. Topics covered include: defining and understanding trauma, principles of a trauma-informed approach and its applications in program design and operations. November 11, 2020 8:00 am - 11:00 am MT/9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

  • Motivational Interviewing and Assertive Engagement - December 1, 2020

    WHAT: The Region 8 RPIC is hosting this training with consultants from Org Code for providers who work directly with homelessness response and housing support systems. The training is FREE of charge for all Region 8 CAAs!  Each webinar provides different opportunities to enhance attendee's knowledge of housing stability.  The trainings are aligned to evidence and built-upon experience with practical knowledge.

    FACILITATORS:   Org Code. We work around the world. We are located throughout the United States and Canada. We see firsthand and influence firsthand hundreds of communities each year. We see our work as a privilege. We are motivated by making lasting change. We are rewarded by seeing change happen. We make a difference and are grateful for the opportunity to do so. We call it like it is…like an internal monologue gone external. What we want is lasting social change for adults, families, and youth.

    COST: Attendance is FREE for all Region 8 CAAs!

    REGISTRATION: Register HERE: Strategies for Engagement - Motivational Interviewing and Assertive Engagement. Motivational interviewing can be a critical tool used to help inspire and support change.  Assertive engagement can be useful when/if change is not happening and there are concerns of harm.  Topics covered include: an intro to MI and AE principles, application, simple tools, and preparing and practicing the application. December 1, 2020  8:00 am - 11:00 am MT/9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT


Financial Health Institute and Lab - October - December 2020

The Financial Health Institute & Lab is the leading financial health and personal economics education provider throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. For over 13 years, they have designed, developed and implemented innovative and effective financial health and economic education curricula and classes to a wide range of participants from diverse, economically vulnerable populations, and the professionals and organizations that serve those people.

  • An Exploration of Trauma-Informed Care - October 14, 2020

    An Exploration of Trauma Informed Care - October 14, 2020

    WHAT: An Exploration of Trauma Informed Care. Non-therapist direct service providers (case managers, navigators, etc.) need to understand (Healing) Trauma Informed Care (TIC) in order to work with program participants. This workshop includes foundation knowledge about TIC, including the Traumatic Stress Response & Window of Tolerance. Identify the effects of stress, trauma, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue on yourself & others.

    The training will offer a follow-up opportunity for all attendees; asynchronous courses that may be taken at your convenience until Dec 31, 2020.  These asynchronous courses will include:

    Recognizing and Working with Economic Trauma and Abuse

    Resilience

    Healing (Trauma) Informed Self- Care: Practical Approaches for You

    FACILITATORS: The Financial Health Institute & Lab is the leading financial health and personal economics education provider throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. For over 13 years, we have designed, developed and implemented innovative and effective financial health and economic education curricula and classes to a wide range of participants from diverse, economically vulnerable populations, and the professionals and organizations that serve those people

    COST: Attendance is FREE for all Region 8 CAAs!

  • The Context of Poverty and Economic Security - October 21, 2020

    WHAT: The Context of Poverty and Economic Security. There are more ways to look at poverty than just a number for household income. And income alone doesn’t tell the full story of people in poverty or people just above the poverty line who are struggling to develop economic security. Poverty is an ecosystem, interconnected with all other aspects of our society through multiple inputs, outcomes and constraints, deeply affecting real people’s lives.

    The training will offer a follow-up opportunity for all attendees; asynchronous courses that may be taken at your convenience until Dec 31, 2020.  These asynchronous courses will include:

    Working with the Context of Poverty and Economic Barriers
    A Holistic Approach to Economic Security and Well-Being
    Leveraging Assets to Cushion Economic Shocks. 
    FACILITATORS: The Financial Health Institute & Lab is the leading financial health and personal economics education provider throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. For over 13 years, we have designed, developed and implemented innovative and effective financial health and economic education curricula and classes to a wide range of participants from diverse, economically vulnerable populations, and the professionals and organizations that serve those people

    COST: Attendance is FREE for all Region 8 CAAs!


Coping with COVID Webinar Series - October 2020

Coping with COVID is a three-part webinar series offered by Kay Glidden and Beth Reynolds Lewis from Compassion Resiliency. Each webinar provides different tools and resources you can use right now to increase your resiliency through COVID-19.  The agenda includes: Meditation, Tools you can Use Right Now, Discussion on Your Coping Ideas, and Mindful Movements.  Attendees are welcome to attend one, two, or all three sessions!  Registration is required and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  


Region 8 Virtual Conference - June 24-25, 2020

The Region 8 Virtual Conference session slidedecks and accompanying Vimeo recordings are listed below:  


Region 8 Needs Assessment and Strategic Planning - April 23 and April 30, 2018


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


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


Region 8 CSBG Annual Report Training - September 6, 2017


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: barbaramooney@windstream.net

  • Phase 2 of Region 8 NCRI Training, Denver,CO
    Phase 2 of Region 8 NCRI Training, Denver,CO
  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • NASCSP
    NASCSP
  • Community Action Program Legal Services