Workshop Descriptions

Lead Safe Renovator Certification

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Lead Safe Refresher
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
This 4-hour class is for weatherization staff needing to recertify their Lead Safe Renovator certification. An additional registration fee is required.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Lead Safe Certification
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
This 8-hour class is for weatherization staff needing their Lead Safe Renovator certification. An additional registration fee is required.

TENTATIVE WORKSHOPSSUBJECT TO CHANGES

Technically, the conference begins on Wednesday afternoon. However, many participants are already on site, so we have some events for other attendees while the TACAA board meeting takes place.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Making the Most of Your Client Tracking Software
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Learn tips and tricks from peers and how different agencies are using their client tracking software.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Open Track Direct & Supportive Services Energy & Housing Operational Management & Fiscal Affairs Head Start
HR Do’s and Don’ts for New (and Tenured) Managers The Case Management Life Cycle and Sustaining the Transition Out of Poverty Changes to LIHEAP WAP Part 1 Cost Allocation vs. 10% De Minimus Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) in Head Start
This workshop will discuss critical human resource (HR) information new (and tenured) managers need to know regarding a wide array of topics and will discuss how individual managers, in addition to the agency, can be held liable for decisions made in the scope of their employment regarding these topics. CSBG staff share successful practices for transitioning clients out of poverty through the case management life cycle. TDHCA staff discuss changes to the Priority List and air sealing (air infiltration and duct sealing) as well as when to walk away from a home. Hear from an agency that has gone through the conversion to a 10% De Minimus. (Right now, if an agency has ever had a federally approved indirect cost rate, they are ineligible to convert, but this may change.) Participants gain an understanding of: CLASS dimensions, framework, and connections between effective teacher-child interactions and child outcomes.
Open Track with Direct & Supportive Services Energy & Housing Operational Management & Fiscal Affairs Head Start
Workplace Safety and Deescalating Hostile Situations Changes to LIHEAP WAP Part 2 Procurement & Texas UGMS Head Start: Partnering with ISDs (House Bill 3)
A law enforcement professional guides participants through steps you can take to protect staff and clients when violence threatens your agency. TDHCA staff discuss changes to the Priority List and air sealing (air infiltration and duct sealing) as well as when to walk away from a home. TDHCA staff goes through procurement best practices and how and why Texas UGMS impact procurement. Learn more about partnering your Head Start program with independent school districts (ISDs).
Open Track Direct & Supportive Services with Energy & Housing Operational Management & Fiscal Affairs Head Start
Organizational Standards: Easing the Burden CEAP Changes Spending Down Contracts Poverty Simulation Part 1
Organizational Standards Workgroup presents tools and ways to ease the burden for documenting the Organizational Standards. Agencies discuss how they are dealing with the changes to the CEAP program this year and get input from the audience on their experiences. TDHCA staff will be present to answer questions. Successful agencies share tips for planning and managing contracts to spend all of the available funds. Walk through a day in the life of someone living in poverty and see how common issues impact their decisions.
Open Track Direct & Supportive Services Energy & Housing Operational Management & Fiscal Affairs Head Start
Making Your CSBG Monthly Performance Report Tell Your Story Overlapping Service Areas: Sharing Info Between Agencies Weatherization Roundtable Discussion Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs Poverty Simulation Part 2
TDHCA demonstrates how to tic-and-tie the SRVs, Family National Performance Indicators (NPIs), and demographics to accurately reflect the work your agency does. Agencies share their experiences of referring CEAP-WAP-CSBG clients and sharing client information (including SAVE results) between agencies through Memoranda of Understanding. Weatherization staff share issues and real life solutions to common problems encountered in the program. Learn how employee wellness programs can save your organization money and your employees time, while improving their health. Walk through a day in the life of someone living in poverty and see how common issues impact their decisions.