2017 Annual Gathering

Agenda

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  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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    12:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Conference Registration and Information Desk
    12:30 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Board Buses to Afternoon of Reflection
    Buses depart west entrance of hotel (near Texas Teas) on Crawford St.
    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Afternoon of Reflection (Off-site Retreat)
    Join colleagues for an afternoon of reflection on Caring for the Body of Christ with Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.
     Optional 
     

    Committee Meetings

    2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Asset Building Section Steering Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Children, Youth and Family Services Section Steering Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Development and Communication Section Steering Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Disaster Operations Community of Practice Organizing Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Food and Nutrition Community of Practice Organizing Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Housing Community of Practice Organizing Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Immigration and Refugee Services Community of Practice Organizing Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Management and Administration Section Steering Committee
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Parish Social Ministry Leadership Section Steering Committee
     
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    12-Step Meeting
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    First- Timer Orientation
    New to CCUSA Annual Gathering? Join this session to learn more about the ministry and the gathering.
     Optional 
    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 1
    Disaster Response Activity Join colleagues to assemble 400 hygiene kits and cleaning kits for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (CCGH)
     Optional 
    5:30 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 2
    Disaster Response Activity 20 people needed to move kits and pack the CCUSA Mobile Response Center vehicle, travel to CCGH warehouse to unload and repack for next day. Transportation will be provide.
     Optional  Closed 
    6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Executive Committee of the Council of the Diocesan Directors (Members Only)
    6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Welcome Event
    7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM
    Same Kind of Different As Me followed by Q&A and Book Signing

    SKDM Gold Title


    MOVIE SYNOPSIS

    Same Kind of Different As Me is based on the inspiring true story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), who befriends a homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie (Renée Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall's father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life. Based on the New York Times bestseller.

    Speakers:
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
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    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Asset Development Meet and Greet (by Invitation Only)
    7:30 AM  -  5:30 PM
    Conference Registration, Information Desk and Exhibits Open
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    8:15 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Opening Prayer and Welcome to Houston
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    President's Address - Sr. Donna Markham OP, PhD

    An Adrian Dominican sister with a doctorate in clinical psychology. Sr. Donna served on CCUSA’s Board of Trustees for eight years, two of which were as Board Chair. In addition, she has served in leadership positions in behavioral healthcare both in Canada and the United States and is an internationally-recognized author and speaker in areas pertaining to transformational leadership, organizational change management and the effective treatment of the mentally ill. Sr. Donna received her doctorate from the University of Detroit and has been involved in executive leadership development, organizational transformation and community formation for the past 25 years. She serves on the adjunct faculty for the Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Most recently, she served as president of the Behavioral Health Institute at Mercy Health where she led the transformation of the continuum of the delivery of behavioral health services across the seven geographic regions of the health system. From 2004-2010, she served as Prioress of the Adrian Dominican Congregation and previously spent 10 years as president of the Southdown Institute in Ontario, Canada.

     

    Concurrent Session 1

    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    1A. Telling Your Story to Inspire

    “Telling your Story to Inspire” will explore the unique power of stories to inspire your stakeholders to take action by telling great stories that connect to them through their heart and mind. In this workshop, participants will learn about general principles and best practices for storytelling and learn tips and best practices for sharing your stories with volunteers, funders, partner organizations and the general public.

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Describe how to structure and craft compelling stories
    2. Explain best practices and tips to share your story using a variety of platforms (i.e. video, social media posts, newsletter content, website)
    3. Discuss common challenges and opportunities when sharing client stories (i.e. privacy concerns, release forms, approvals)

    Presenters:
    Patricia Cole,
    Vice President, Communications
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.

    Kristine Kappel, Director of Communications
    Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.


     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    1B. Increasing Senior Wellness through Social Impact Innovation

    This workshop will show how to improve wellness outcomes for seniors including those with severe mental illness through an innovative client-friendly technology partnership. Learn our Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County improves client engagement, demonstrates positive outcomes and generates more revenue through a partnership with SeniorGrowth.

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Explain how clients and caregivers can assess their own wellness, access targeted services and improve results 
    2. Describe how case managers can engage seniors in improving their lives using the MyWellBeing TM app
    3. Explain how SeniorGrowth uses data and artificial intelligence to improve senior's quality of life with Catholic Charities 

    Presenters:

    Felipe de la Fuente, Founder and CEO
    SeniorGrowth US, San Francisco, Calif.

    Brady Umfleet LCSW, Behavior Health Services Division Director
    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose, Calif.

    Milton Cadena, Director of Senior Services
    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose, Calif.

    Matt Zieger, Senior Director, Impact Investing and Social Enterprise
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.


     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    1C. Maximizing Collaborative Power in Immigration Legal Services

    Learn best practices for increasing the capacity of immigration legal services providers; improving immigrants’ ability to access social and legal services; being a source of timely and accurate information for both stakeholder groups and potential clients of immigration service providers; and developing new funding sources for immigration service providers.

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. List best practices for cross-sector collaboration and community planning
    2. Utilize the practical tools for creating an immigration legal services collaborative in their communities
    3. Explain the value of collaboration in the service of immigrants and refugees

    Presenters
    Wafa Abdin, J.D., Vice President of Immigration and Refugee Services, Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston, Texas

    Kate Vickery, M.P.A., MSCPR, Executive Director
    Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, Houston, Texas


     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    1D. Harnessing the Power of Collaboration in Disaster Response

    Following a disaster, collaboration is critical to successfully address the needs of the community. Effective collaboration provides a mechanism to foster communication, leverage resources, and enhance an organization’s capacity to deliver services. In response to the floods of 2016, a strong collaborative partnership was developed through the United Way with Catholic Charities leading the case management efforts. This workshop will feature best practices in disaster response using collaboration as a key ingredient for success.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and Professional Counseling – 1.25 hours

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Explain the importance of collaboration in long-term recovery and how to promote successful collaborations in your community
    2. Discuss how case management collaboration is critical in long-term recovery and how Catholic Charities is well-positioned to lead in this area
    3. Identify key collaborations that should be developed to enhance your disaster response efforts.

    Presenters:
    Anna Babin, CPA, President and CEO
    United Way of Greater Houston, Houston, Texas

    Mary Vazquez, Senior Director, Community Impact
    United Way of Greater Houston, Houston, Texas


     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    1E. Addressing Poverty through Collaboration

    Many nonprofit organizations (NPO) work in silos to address poverty. This presentation provides a framework to address poverty through collaborations using trauma-informed interventions. The characteristics of NPOs working together effectively are to have: 1) a coordinated plan, 2) leadership buy-in, 3) a comprehensive pre-assessment system, 4) continuous interaction, and 5) a restructuring of service-delivery.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work – 1.25 hours

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Incorporate trauma-informed care principles while working with vulnerable populations
    2. Explain a collaborative funding and planning approach that helps communities plan for and provide, as necessary, a full range of systems-of-care
    3. Discuss knowledge on performance benchmarks about a specific service that progressively contributes to moving individuals and family units to the next socio-economic level

    Presenters:
    Wyleia Miller, M.P.A, PhD Candidate, Supervisor, Housing and Community Health Worker Program
    Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.

    Renee Siepierski, M.P.A., Coordinator, Central Intake Services
    Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.


     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    1F. Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning Utilizing Parish Social Ministries

    Catholic Charities agencies in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas have been working to build disaster preparedness for individuals, communities, parishes and agencies. Much of this work is accomplished through the relationships built between the agencies and parishes. After three years of dedicated effort, the regional coordinators of this project under a grant by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MACF), will share best practices and products they have used to promote disaster readiness in their parishes and communities.  

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Explain the unique challenges of responding to a disaster as an agency and/or parish
    2. Identify four key steps to successfully creating disaster-resilient communities within your diocese
    3. Explain practical ways of preparing parishes and agencies through examples, exercises, and disaster

    Presenters:
    Mark Chan, M.S., M.B.A., Disaster Resiliency Director
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Okla.

    Aren Koenig, Disaster Resiliency Director
    Catholic Charities of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.


     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    1G. Leading for Results

    Results-based leadership, a model widely utilized by the Annie E. Casey Foundation for their community impact work, places results at the center and uses data to advance the group process. Learn about the core competencies, frameworks and skills with the potential to change the way you and your organization plan and implement change.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and Professional Counseling – 1.25 hour

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. List the five core competencies, two foundational frameworks and two foundational skills of Results-Based Leadership       
    2. Describe the Theory of Aligned Contributions
    3. Explain the difference between technical and adaptive problems

     Presenter:
    Jean Beil, LCSW, Senior Vice President for Programs and Services
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.


     Optional 
    10:15 AM 
    Not Attending a Workshop in Concurrent Session 1
     Optional 
     
    11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Mass for Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Buffet Lunch
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Major Address - Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P.

    Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, O.P. is a priest and Dominican friar of the English Province, and former Master of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) from 1992-2001. He is the only member of the English Province to have held that office since the Order’s foundation in 1216. He has authored or co-authored several books, including “What is the Point of Being a Christian?” which in 2007 was awarded The Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing. In 2003, the University of Oxford made him a Doctor of Divinity, the university’s highest honorary degree, and Pope Francis appointed him as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in 2015. He is a highly sought-after speaker and directs the Las Casas Institute on ethics, governance, and social justice in Blackfriars, Oxford, which seeks to promote critical reflection on questions of human dignity in the light of Catholic Social Teaching.

    2:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 3
    55 people needed to assist with sorting, creating packets, inventory, or working the call center Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s warehouse. Bus departs hotel at 2:45 p.m.
     Optional 
    2:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 4
    55 people needed to work at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s office to assist with, intake form, package distribution and call center. Bus departs hotel at 2:45 p.m.
     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 5
    20 people needed to support CCGH activities in canvasing one of three neighborhoods and collect initial data from affected households. Do intake (training will be provide) and distribute products from accompanying vehicle. At least one Spanish language speaker need for bus. Please email events@catholiccharitiesusa.org if you sign-up and speak Spanish. Bus departs hotel at 2:45 p.m.
     Optional 
    2:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 6
    20 people needed to support CCGH activities in canvasing one of three neighborhoods and collect initial data from affected households. Do intake (training will be provide) and distribute products from accompanying vehicle. At least one Spanish language speaker need for bus. Please email events@catholiccharitiesusa.org if you sign-up and speak Spanish. Bus departs hotel at 2:45 p.m.
     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 7
    20 people needed to support CCGH activities in canvasing one of three neighborhoods and collect initial data from affected households. Do intake (training will be provide) and distribute products from accompanying vehicle. At least one Spanish language speaker need for bus. Please email events@catholiccharitiesusa.org if you sign-up and speak Spanish. Bus departs hotel at 2:45 p.m.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Extended Sessions

    2:45 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Integration of Trauma-Informed Practices within Women Veterans Housing Program

    Attendees will learn about incorporating trauma-informed care principles and practices in a multidisciplinary team consisting of case managers, house staff, clinicians, program directors and direct care workers. The presentation will focus on the work with veterans that is being accomplished utilizing the collaboration of the Women’s Veteran Program and the Counseling Program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a tour of the Women Veteran Services’ housing programs.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and Professional Counseling – 2 hours

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be ale to:

    1. Explain trauma-informed care principles
    2. List approaches for developing trauma-informed care in a team setting
    3. Discuss how trauma-informed care and housing services can support Women Veterans

    Presenters:
    Srimaya Gurung, M.S., LPC, Lead Clinician, Women Veterans Services Program
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston, Texas

    Anabel Morales, M.S., LPC-Intern, Bilingual Clinician
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston, Texas

    Please note: When registering for this tour, please select Not Attending Current Session 2 and 3.


     Optional 
     

    Concurrent Session 2

    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    2B. Treating the Spiritual Disease of Addiction in the Field Hospital

    The abuse of drugs and number of overdoses in this country has reached epidemic proportions. Catholic Charities Camden is addressing this spiritual disease through working directly with addicts and their families on the front lines, assisting them from active use and guiding them through treatment to sustaining ongoing recovery.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and Professional Counseling  – 1.25 hours

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Explain how the heart of addiction being a spiritual disease and recognize how the stigma of addiction contributes to the death of a generation
    2. Distinguish between quality treatment that is client centered from the human trafficking treatment modalities paying for clients and exploiting their resources
    3. Identify concrete ways the local church can become a field hospital in the intervention, treatment and continued care of the addicted and their families

    Presenter:
    Fr. John Stabeno, M.S., M.Div., Director of Addiction and Healing Ministry
    Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden, Camden, N.J.


     Optional 
    2:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    2C. Serving Immigrants throughout Your Agency

    A person’s immigration status, or that of a spouse or child, impacts every part of his/her life.  Come and learn strategies and tools that the staff and volunteers of your programs can use every day to serve immigrants without participating in the unauthorized practice of law.

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to: 

    1. Explain current immigration law and policies impact Catholic Charities clients and the provision of social services
    2. Discuss immigrant rights, legal options, and emergency planning that can be shared with all Catholic Charities clients, staff, and volunteers
    3. Strategize with other Catholic Charities staff and volunteers on effective ways of integrating information about immigration legal services and refugee resettlement into all social services  

    Presenters:
    Michelle Sardone, M.A., Director of Legalization
    Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Silver Spring, Md.

     Optional 
    2:45 PM 
    Not Attending a Workshop in Concurrent Session 2
     Optional 
     

    Concurrent Session 3

    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    3A. Let’s Get Digital! Going Beyond the Basics of Social Media and Creating a 360 Experience

    It’s a challenge to compete and grow in today’s multimedia environment without an online presence. That’s where Digital Communications and Marketing comes in! Learn fundamentals on how to promote your agency, programs, events and brand online. We’ll look at content, SEO strategy, social media channels, building a following and reporting.

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to

    1. List digitally integrated communications solutions that are free and cost-effective
    2. Select digital channels that are right for your goals and create a strategy
    3. Grow an audience following

     

    Presenters:
    Caroline Ocampo, Chief of Communications
    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, San Jose, Calif.

    Cailan Franz, Director of Communications and Marketing
    Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.


     Optional 
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    3B. Mission-Driven Sustainability: How to Make Strategic Decisions in Programs

    Catholic Charities programs are living entities that have a beginning, middle and an end.  How do you decide which programs deserve a place in your agency’s portfolio?  This session will explore the program lifecycle and present two practical tools for determining which programs need to close and which can be sustained.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work - 1.25 hours

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Explain the lifecycle of a social service program
    2. Explain how to judge whether a new program is a good fit for your agency
    3. Utilize the tools to decide whether a program should be closed or re-engineered

    Presenters:
    Peg Harmon, M.S., Executive Director
    Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

    Patsy Holian, M.P.A., CCEP, Executive Vice-President/C.O.O.
    Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio

    Jean Beil, LCSW
    , Senior Vice President for Programs and Services
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.

     

     Optional 
    4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    3C. A Framework for Practice Grounded in Mission: An Australian Story

    This workshop shares the development and implementation of CatholicCare Wollongong's (Australia) Framework for Practice, which consolidates and articulates common approaches across a multi-service diocesan social services agency. The workshop will take participants on a practical journey of ensuring integration and alignment of CatholicCare's identity, mission and values into everyday practice.

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to: 

    1. Explain the elements that make up CatholicCare Wollongong's Framework for Practice
    2. Describe the process undertaken to develop and implement a practice framework that integrates mission and values into everyday practice
    3. Describe the importance of Catholic social services agencies having a Practice Framework, the challenges faced and the lessons learned in its development and implementation

    Presenter:
    Trish Cooney, Manager Mission & Community Relations
    CatholicCare Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia


     Optional 
    4:15 PM 
    Not Attending a Workshop in Concurrent Session 3
     Optional 
     
    6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Galveston-Houston Event
     Optional  Closed 
  • Friday, September 29, 2017
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:15 AM
    Breakfast
    7:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Conference Registration, Information Desk and Exhibits Open
    8:15 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Morning Prayer and Board Commissioning
    8:45 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Major Address - Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

    Fr. Ronald Rolheiser is a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer and writer. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to his present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years; served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years; and served on the General Council for the Oblates for six years. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1972 and earned two master’s degrees (University of San Francisco, 1974, and University of Louvain, 1982), and a Ph.D./STD (University of Louvain, 1983).

    9:45 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Meeting of the CCUSA Board of Trustees (Closed to the Public)
     Optional  Closed 
    10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 8
    55 people needed to unpack trucks at CCGH warehouse and create kits for Galveston and Beaumont. Pack CCUSA Mobile Response Vehicle with delivery for Beaumont. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Bus departs hotel at 10:00 a.m.
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 9
    19 people needed to support CCGH activities in canvasing one of three neighborhoods and collect initial data from affected households. Do intake (training will be provide) and distribute products from accompanying vehicle. At least one Spanish language speaker need for bus. Please email events@catholiccharitiesusa.org if you sign-up and speak Spanish. Bus departs hotel at 10:00 a.m.
     Optional  Closed 
    10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 10
    20 people needed to support CCGH activities in canvasing one of three neighborhoods and collect initial data from affected households. Do intake (training will be provide) and distribute products from accompanying vehicle. At least one Spanish language speaker need for bus. Please email events@catholiccharitiesusa.org if you sign-up and speak Spanish. Bus departs hotel at 10:00 a.m.
     Optional  Closed 
    10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 11
    20 people needed to support CCGH activities in canvasing one of three neighborhoods and collect initial data from affected households. Do intake (training will be provide) and distribute products from accompanying vehicle. At least one Spanish language speaker need for bus. Please email events@catholiccharitiesusa.org if you sign-up and speak Spanish. Bus departs hotel at 10:00 a.m.
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Concurrent Session 4

    10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    4A. Community of Practice Affordable Housing
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    4B. Community of Practice Integrated Health
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    4E. Community of Practice Leadership Development and Catholic Identity
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    4F. Community of Practice Disaster Operations
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    National Impact Community of Practice Meetings
    10:00 AM 
    Not Attending a Community of Practice Meeting in Concurrent Session 4
     Optional 
     
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     

    Concurrent Session 5

    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    5A. Developing a Viable Housing Program Advocacy

    Hear about the state of senior homelessness and housing for seniors. During this interactive dialogue, participants will focus on identifying solutions for addressing challenges with senior homelessness and providing affordable housing (Section 202) for seniors. In addition to identifying challenges and solutions, participants will develop a plan to move forward proposed solutions via a back-home strategy, administrative and legislative advocacy.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work – 1 hour

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. List the barriers to housing
    2. Identify future solutions
    3. Identify best practices in housing

    Presenters:
    Margaret Rogers, Family Housing and Social Services Director
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, FL Inc., St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Stephen Capobres, Executive Director, Housing for Hope Inc.
    Catholic Charities Community Services, Phoenix, Ariz.

    Lucas Swanepoel, J.D., Senior Director Social Policy
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.


     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    5B. A Pay for Success Model to Improve Homelessness Prevention

    Learn how your agency can use data science to improve homelessness intervention programs and design a new pay-for-success financing model.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work – 1 hour

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to: 

    1. List the approaches to developing a pay-for-success financing model
    2. Enumerate the basics of how to use data science and analytics to improve program outcomes
    3. Describe how various homelessness intervention programs may reduce long term public costs

    Presenters:
    Eileen Higgins, Vice President of Housing Services
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
    Claire E Pluard, Government Grants and Advocacy Specialist Government Relations
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

     

    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    5C. The Social Physics of Responsible Fatherhood

    This workshop presents best practices for identifying, implementing and evaluating a fatherhood program, helping promote responsible fatherhood and holistic parenting by empowering fathers to assume emotional, moral, spiritual, psychological and financial responsibility for their children
    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and Professional Counseling - 1 hours


    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to: 

    1. Describe the social physics of responsible fatherhood
    2. Provide direction on implementing a fatherhood development program
    3. List information on the state of the field for working with fathers

    Presenter:
    Joel Cruz, M.Th., Family Center Director
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.


     Optional 
    1:45 PM 
    Not Attending a Workshop in Concurrent Session 5
     Optional 
     
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Buses to Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
    Board depart west entrance of hotel (near Texas Teas)on Crawford St.
    3:30 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Eucharistic Celebration
    Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Conference Registration, Information Desk and Exhibits Open
    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 12
    Up to 30 people needed to assist Catholic Charities of Beaumont with drive though warehouse distribution. Transportation grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bus departs hotel at 8:00 am for Beaumont and returns to hotel by 6:00 p.m. Please check flight plans before signing-up.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 15
    Assisting Food Fair at CCGH Mamie George Community Center in Fort Bend, Texas. Buses leave 8:00 am and return by 12:30 pm
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Morning Prayer, Awards Breakfast, and Invitation to 2018 Annual Gathering

    Join friends and colleagues as we start the day in prayer and gather to celebrate the accomplishments of colleagues from across the network for their hard work. The following awards will be given: 

    • The Volunteer of the Year award thanks the volunteers who have answered God’s call to ease the suffering of those in need. In our goal to reduce poverty in America, Catholic Charities is able to serve more of our brothers and sisters due to the dedication and commitment of volunteers
    • The Bishop Sullivan award thanks a person in the Catholic Charities network who has distinguished him/herself for dedicated service and/or leadership in the field of children, youth and families
    • The Excellence in Management award recognizes supervisors and managers who are addressing the needs of their units and individual employees to successfully navigate impending changes in the workplace
    • Member Agency Anniversaries. Several member agencies are celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Join us in celebrating their achievements.

     

     

    Concurrent Session 6

    9:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    6A. Development and Communications – Part 1

    We will kick-off this session with a discussion on how your organization can more effectively and more efficiently maximize the donor journey through the integration of branding, marketing and fundraising. The session will end with a presentation on how transparency is the key to communicating your agency’s effectiveness and therefore spurring growth.

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Explain how your organization can more effectively and more efficiently maximize the donor journey through the integration of branding, marketing and fundraising
    2. Describe what donors and funders are looking for when they evaluate nonprofit organizations
    3. Explain the importance of transparency and how it correlates to organizational progress

    Presenters:
    Anthony Sciacca, Chief Development Officer
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.

    Brian Crimmins, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer
    Changing Our World, New York, N.Y.

    Adrian Bordone, M.L.A., Vice President Strategic Partnerships
    GuideStar, Washington, D.C.


     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    6B. Asset Development

    Financial capability integration refers to incorporating financial capability discussions, resources, and tools directly into existing services. On behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Prosperity Now provided technical assistance (TA) on financial capability integration to four Catholic Charities using tools from Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services (the Guide). Prosperity Now will summarize lessons learned from the TA engagement and session participants will have an opportunity to apply lessons to their own work.

    The Institute will also provide an opportunity to share information on a new sponsorship received by CCUSA from the FINRA Foundation that will train interested agencies and local credit unions to successfully launch an Employer-Sponsored Small-Dollar Loan program to help employees avoid high-cost payday lenders, build or improve credit, and begin to save.

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to: 

    1. List options for staff training that support greater retention and goal achievement for clients in financial capability case management
    2. Describe innovative products used by agencies that have had good success in financial capability case management 
    3. List the obstacles and opportunities in the integration of financial capability strategies across program lines

    Presenters:
    Ariel Sankar-Bergmann, M.P.A., Program Manager
    Prosperity Now, Washington, D.C.

    Molly O’Donnell, Director, Family Success Center
    Catholic Charities of Oregon, Portland, Ore.

    Susan M. Sarver, J.D., Associate Director
    FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Washington, D.C. 


    Andy Zmuda, Ph.D
    ., Director of Program Operations and Integration
    Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Camden, N.J.

     

     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    6C. Strengthening Your Agency’s Response to Refugees and Immigrants

    Catholic Charities agencies operate in an increasingly unwelcoming environment for refugees and immigrants and are uniquely positioned to meet the challenge. This Institute will focus on why we do what we do, how we can ensure a culture of welcome, and how to generate resources in this challenging time. 
    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work - 2.5 hours

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to: 

    1. Explain principles of Catholic Social Teaching that ground the Catholic response to refugees and immigrants
    2. Describe strategies for ensuring a culture of welcome at your agency
    3. Utilize proven and effective tools for communicating your impact for fundraising for refugee and immigrant programs

    Presenters:
    Ronna Huckaby, M.Ed., LPCS, Vice President of Client Solutions
    Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

    Martin Gutierrez, Division Director
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, New Orleans, La.

    Michelle Sardone, M.A., Director of Legalization
    Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Silver Spring, Md.


     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    6F. Data: Analyzing your Past; Planning your Future

    “Big Data” has been a big trend over the past decade, but the concept can be overwhelming and hard to apply.  However, your “medium or small” data can be just as powerful, or more, to help your organization evaluate its progress, efficiency, and impact, as well as plan for your future.  This session will be focused on using financial and operational data in interactive and collaborative ways that go well beyond monthly financials and annual reports.

    Eligible for Continuing Professional Education units for CPA's – 2.5 hours (via CLA)

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Describe how data analytics and visualization can be used to manage their organizations.
    2. Identify what type of financial model might be most relevant and useful for their organizations.
    3. Explain how financial analysis and modeling can support organizational strategies

    Presenters:
    Dave Paddison, M.B.A., CHFP, VP of Strategy & Analytics, CFO/CIO
    Catholic Charities Community Services, Phoenix, Ariz.

    Kelsey Vatsaas, M.B.A., CPA, Managing Consultant, Nonprofits
    CliftonLarsonAllen, Minneapolis, Minn.


     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    6G. The Dynamic Relationship of Faith and Service

    This Institute explores how Catholic faith enlivens the services provided by Catholic Charities and how that service nourishes the faith lives of staff members, thus enriching the agency.   Special attention will be paid to the challenge posed by suffering since, absent suffering, services would not be necessary, yet, services attempt to relieve the suffering caused by poverty

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Describe the Catholic nature and culture of Catholic Charities
    2. Identify how his/her own faith is enriched by the service s/he provides
    3. Explain the relationship between charity and suffering

    Presenter:
    Fr. Klaus Baumann, Professor
    Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany


     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    6H. Policy Forum for the 115th Congress

    The policy forum provides a way for CCUSA Communities of Practice, Sections and the CCUSA ministry to influence federal policy discussions by sharing issues affecting your community and recommendations for policy change for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress. This interactive session allows Communities of Practice and Sections to highlight the most important policy issues facing their ministries. Participants will develop a holistic understanding of the policy landscape, potentially identify intersecting policy areas between ministries, leave determined to work with renewed vigor for social justice. 

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Identify administrative and legislative priorities for second half of the 115th Congressional
    2. Explain the issues impacting the Catholic Charities ministry
    3. Discuss how to impact federal policy change

    Presenter:
    Martina O’Sullivan MSW, Chair
    Advocacy and Social Policy Initiatives Community of Practice Organizing Committee
    Capitola, Calif.


     Optional 
    9:45 AM 
    Not Attending an Institute in Concurrent Session 6
     Optional 
     
    10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 13
    Join a Houston partner for Home Mucking-Out – messy work!
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Disaster Response Activity 14
    Join a Houston partner for Home Muck-out – messy work
     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch

    Luncheon Address - C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D.

    C. Nicole Mason, PhD, is the author of "Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America" (St. Martin's Press). She is also Executive Director of the Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest (CR2PI) at the New York Women's Foundation. Prior to her position at CR2PI, Nicole was Executive Director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. There, she held the distinction of being one of the youngest scholar-practitioners to lead a major U.S. research center. She is also an Ascend Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. She has written hundreds of articles on women, leadership development and economic security. She also delivered at TEDTalk at TEDWomen 2016 on the courage to disrupt and the gift of being difficult.

     

    Concurrent Session 7

    1:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    7A. Development & Communications – Part 2

    Your organization is a part of a rapidly changing community. Therefore, your strategy cannot be static – it must be fluid, fed by constant intelligence about changing markets and stakeholders. This requires an evidence-based management approach that takes into account both, an external line of sight toward changing markets and constituents and an internal line of sight toward organizational and business practices and services. Join us for a discussion on designing integrated strategic, business and operating practices to realize your mission.

     Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Define evidence-based management in the context of Development & Communications
    2. Identify information sources for changing markets and stakeholders in one’s local community
    3. Employ evidence-based management approach for internal organizational change

    Presenters:
    Susan Raymond, M.A., Ph.D.,  Executive Vice President
    Changing Our World, New York, N.Y.

    Anthony Sciacca, Chief Development Officer
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.


     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    7B. The Relationship between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

    This course will inform participants about the impact of childhood and attachment trauma on normal developmental processes, lending useful insight into the subjective/phenomenological experiences of the client.  The strong positive correlation between childhood trauma and opioid addiction will also be explored.  Participants will learn about current research that describes the role that addiction, in general, plays for this population. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of vicarious traumatization and learn how to translate countertransferential responses into therapeutic techniques and tactics. Participants will also learn about the essential curative factors related to the treatment of adult survivors of adverse childhood experience. 

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work and Professional Counseling – 2.5 hours

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Identify four main characteristic reactions of the subjective experiences of an adult survivor of trauma and how they evidence themselves in the therapeutic dialogue
    2. Translate a client’s preverbal experience and be able to develop clinical hypotheses based on the client’s preverbal experience 
    3. Describe the correlation between childhood trauma and addiction

    Presenter:
    Dean Scher, Ph.D., LCSW, Executive Director
    Catholic Charities Community Service of Orange and Sullivan, Goshen, N.Y.


     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    7C. Engaging Parishes to Welcome Refugees and Immigrants

    Parishes are well-suited to integrate immigrants and refugees since welcoming is part of their mission. They are trusted and viewed as safe, have a built-in volunteer base, and can address practical local needs. In this Institute, learn how to establish or expand a parish-based initiative for success.

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to: 

    1. Identify a parish’s keys to success in integrating newcomers into the local community      
    2. Explain the importance of volunteer management, educating parishioners, forming parish staff, cultivating relationships with local officials, and engaging in advocacy
    3. Identify the supportive roles of a local Catholic Charities agency, CLINIC, and the USCCB’s Migrant and Refugee Services (MRS)

    Presenters:
    Daniel Sturm, M.A., Research and Evaluation Manager, Migration and Refugee Services
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C.

    Paola Flores-Marquez, Outreach Manager, Legalization Programs
    Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Silver Spring, Md.

    Matt Johns
    , Director, Mission Integration Programs
    Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Houston, Texas

     



     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    7D. Basic Steps of the Affordable Housing Development Process

    This session helps participants better understand the basic steps of developing an affordable housing project from site selection and project feasibility through development team selection to design and funding. It will help new and experienced agencies discern the value and risks associated with affordable housing development and provide a base of knowledge that will allow them to decide to continue the process, select a partner or seek other shelter providing alternatives.

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be ale to: 

    1. Understand the risks and rewards of affordable housing development
    2. Explain partnership opportunities with experienced CCUSA provider agencies to mitigate risks
    3. Identify the advantages and benefits of utilizing surplus church or donated property for affordable housing projects

    Presenters:
    Curtis Johnson, M.P.A., P.H.M., Senior Director of Housing Strategy
    Catholic Charities USA, Alexandria, Va.

    Rebecca Solomon, Training Manager
    Neighborworks, Washington, D.C.


     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    7E. Client Data Systems: Selection, Migration and Integration

    Client database systems hold the promise of effective care coordination, measurement of client outcomes, and support for quality improvement initiatives. However, lack of integration between systems, insufficient resources, and mismatches between system specification and agency needs often leave this promise unrealized. This Institute provides an opportunity for agencies faced with challenges of system selection, migration and integration to learn from other agencies in the network who are further along in grappling with those problems.

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Describe agency needs and match those needs with available client data systems
    2. List strategies and challenges of synthesizing data from multiple internal and external data systems
    3. Describe the challenges of migrating from one client data system to another

    Presenters:
    Almaz Negash, M.B.A., Senior Managing Director, Step Up Silicon Valley
    Catholic Charities of Santa Clara, San Jose, Calif.

    Jari Mema, Chief Program Officer
    Catholic Charities of Dallas, Dallas, Texas

    Josh Audi, Vice President and C.F.O.
    Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

    Collen Mayer, Director of Social Services
    Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.


     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    7F. Catholic Charities Finance and Accounting: Back to Basics

    Like many other areas within Catholic Charities, finance departments have seen continued transition and turnover across the country.  From “What I Learned my First Year as a Catholic Charities Finance Director” to preparing for an audit and unique aspects of the 990 and tax considerations for Catholic Charities, this session will be a great overview for new finance folks and a great refresher for those who have been around for awhile.
    Eligible for Continuing Professional Education units for CPA's – 2.5 hours (via CLA)

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. List the key things to learn as a new Catholic Charities employee in a finance or accounting role
    2. Explain the relevant tax and 990-related considerations for Catholic Charities organizations
    3. Explain the most important steps to preparing for a financial statement audit

    Presenters:
    Laura Stevenson, Finance Director
    Catholic Charities, Diocese of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.

    Karen Gries, CPA, Principal, Nonprofit Tax
    CliftonLarsonAllen, Minneapolis, Minn.

    Bill Loughery, CPA, Manager Nonprofits
    CliftonLarsonAllen, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.


     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  4:15 PM
    7I. When Doing Good Isn’t Enough: Embedding Research & Innovation in Practice

    In order to eradicate poverty, we need to create new solutions. While providing short term support is always important; solving for permanent self-sufficiency is needed. That’s why we’ve begun innovating new ways to move people out of poverty. Learn ways to incorporate innovation into your programs.

    Eligible for Continuing Education Credits for Social Work – 2.5 hours

     

    Learning Outcomes - Following this presentation the attendee will be able to:

    1. Discus the importance of asking the right questions to solve the right problems
    2. Brainstorm potential innovations and how to incorporate current ones
    3. Identify ways their services could be revamped from the “status quo” to create a larger impact

    Presenter:
    Corrine Weaver, Director of Research and Evaluation
    Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

    Nichole Rush, Senior Director of Tranform
    Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

    Cindy Casey, Padua Program Manager
    Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

    Shawna Kolka, Project Manager, Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Development (LEO)
    University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. 




     Optional 
    1:45 PM 
    Not Attending an Institute in Concurrent Session 7
     Optional 
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