Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Descriptions

Direct & Supportive Services Energy & Housing Operational Management & Fiscal Affairs Open Track Head Start
What Do the New NPIs Mean to Me? Part 1 Zonal Pressure Diagnostics Staying Safe in the Workplace Motivating Employees to Be Mission Driven New Head Start Program Performance Standards Part 1
This 2-part workshop, intended for frontline caseworkers, reviews changes to the National Performance Indicators (NPIs), and how efforts should be counted. This session covers Zonal Pressure Diagnostics – what they tell us, why they are helpful, and when and where they should be used. CEUs available. We don’t want to think about it, but these days agencies can’t deny the possibility of gun violence in the workplace – internally or externally. This workshop aims to help agency staff prepare for violence in the workplace. Employee retention has been a major burden to many agencies. This workshop demonstrates how to cultivate a healthy, mission driven staff who work for more than a paycheck. This training will address how the Performance Standards have changed, why the changes occurred, and how to apply the changes in your Head Start program. It will employ hands-on activities to help staff become comfortable with the changes.
What Do the New NPIs Mean to Me? Part 2 Targets for Duct Sealing and Air Infiltration How Does Bringing Weatherization Crews In House Affect the Agency? Achieving Community NPIs New Head Start Program Performance Standards Part 2
See above. This workshop will review best practices for duct and air sealing. When done properly, air infiltration reduction increases the impact of all other measures overall. CEUs available. This workshop targets HR, fiscal, program management, and executive directors interested in the good, the bad and the ugly of using in house crews to install weatherization measures. Executive Directors are charged with achieving community National Performance Indicators (NPIs). This session discusses how to think about how to achieve community NPIs and how to report them. See above.
The Reality of CEAP Today Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) Testing Putting the Pieces Together: Community Assessment, CAP Plan, and Strategic Planning Part 1 How to Effectively Use Social Media A Systematic Approach to Program Planning: Data-Driven Decision Making Part 1
Much has changed from the way the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) operated in the past. A panel of agencies will provide insight into ways agencies both large and small can streamline the process and work more efficiently. Agencies must conduct and document Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) testing in every weatherized unit. Learn best practices for completing CAZ testing in client homes. CEUs available. Earlier this year, TDHCA conducted regional training on Community Assessment, CAP Plan, and Strategic Planning. This training targeted to Executive Directors and Local Board Members, gives and overview of the three components and how they work together to complete the Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) cycle. Many agencies have been using social media for years, while others are fairly new to the concepts. This session provides a general overview of the various avenues, as well as helpful guidance in using social media to effectively promote your agency’s messaging. Making decisions based on programmatic data is a critical piece of program planning. This practice-based training will address how data is used for continuous improvement to identify strengths and needs as well as to evaluate compliance.
Watch Out! Scams Targeting Elderly Clients Code Issues Putting the Pieces Together: Community Assessment, CAP Plan, and Strategic Planning Part 2 Social Media Policies & Procedures that Protect Your Agency’s Integrity A Systematic Approach to Program Planning: Data-Driven Decision Making Part 2
Too many senior clients are susceptible to scams. Learn more about how to better protect clients from losing their limited assets or having identities stolen. Testing and installation of some equipment must follow code requirements. Review common code issues and how to resolve them. See above. This workshop will review policies and procedures your agency should consider in order to avoid unintended outcomes of your social media efforts. See above.