Southwest National Service Training Conference July 23 – 25, 2013 University of Denver Denver, CO





Tuesday, July 23, 2013
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Registration Open Welcome Reception Centennial Towers Marion Gottesfeld Room

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
7:00 AM 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Registration Open Breakfast Affinity Groups – By State! Understanding the Landscape of AmeriCorps Grant Requirements (programmatic) Financial and Grants Management 101 Basics ** Available via web stream Using Creative Thinking to Solve Problems Block 1 Understanding the Landscape of Senior Corps Grants – The Programming Dan Dunlap, Ventana Harding ACA Triax Anna Thiele Bresnan Peg Rosenberry Delaplaine Susan Hyatt Great Hall Centennial Hall Saeman

9: 25 AM – 10:25 AM

Welcome Plenary ** Available via web stream

Lindsay Dolce, J.D., Ex.Dir., Serve

Great Hall

Anne DePrince, Ph.D. CCESL Director Wendy Spencer, CEO, CNCS (video) Asim Mishra, CNCS Chief of Staff

10:25 AM – 10:45 AM 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Break (Snacks in Great Hall) All Systems Go: Practical Management Tools from the Field (AmeriCorps) ** Available via web stream Documenting Match (Cash and In/Kind) Susan Meche Amy Salinas PANEL Dr. Leslie Hasche, Dr. Barbara Morris, Barbara Raynor, Connie Stewart with Ellen Winiarczyk (facilitator) Saeman Bresnan Delaplaine Mary Ellen Isaacs, Jennifer Jefts Malone Theatre

Block 2

Civic Reflection as a Practice Understanding the Aging Process (Managing participants through transitions)

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Affinity Groups – Cross Stream Program Management Conversations Amy Salinas Recruitment to Exit) ** Available via web stream Developing and Managing an AmeriCorps budget Peg Rosenberry, Susan Meche

Centennial Hall Delaplaine

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Designing a Member’s Year of Service (From


Block 3

Beyond Theory of Change National Service Criminal History Checks (Senior Corps)

Susan Hyatt Kinza Ghaznavi

Bresnan Malone Theatre

2:55 PM – 4:10 PM National Service Criminal History Checks (AmeriCorps) Block 4 Avoiding Common Issues and Pitfalls/Preparing for an Audit (Fiscal)

Kinza Ghaznavi


Peg Rosenberry, Susan Meche


Using Social Media Effectively ** Available via web Kara Galvin, Sara Villegas

Malone Theatre Delaplaine

Developing and Managing a Senior Corps Budget 4:10 PM – 4:25 PM Break (Snack available in Great Hall) 4:25 PM – 5:05 PM Financial Management Round Robin (4:25 PM – Round Robin Sessions (Round One) Inspiring Aspiring Staff ** Available via web Ellen Winiarczyk Peg Rosenberry Susan Hyatt Chris Rooney 6:00 PM) Understanding the New Health Reform Act Jerry Bertrand, Susan Meche, Ben Stoltenberg Adam Fox Ben Stoltenberg

Bresnan Kahn Delaplaine Saeman ACA/Triax Malone Theatre

Prohibited/Unallowable Activities Block 5 Measuring and Marketing Your Impact AmeriCorps Coverage and Health Care Reform

5:05 PM – 5:20 PM Break – Snacks in Great Hall 5:20 PM – 6:00 PM Financial Management Round Robin (continued) Round Robin Sessions (Round Two) Juggling 101: Effectively Managing Multi-site Programs Developing an Inclusive Program (The Basics) Block 6 Sustainability (Planning for your organization’s Life after National Service) National Service and Veterans National Service Role in Disaster Response ** Available via web stream Kynnie Martin, Amy Foss PANEL Janet Pace, Chris Sheffield, Kristen Reming ACA/Triax Malone Theatre Bob Shogren Susan Hyatt Kahn Delaplaine Jerry Bertrand, Susan Meche, Ben Stoltenberg, Peg Rosenberry Jami Hiyakumoto Saeman Bresnan

Thursday, July 25, 2013
7:00 AM – 8:10 AM 8:10 AM – 9:25 AM Breakfast Affinity Groups – Cross Stream Conversations (Priority Areas) Performance Measurement (AmeriCorps) (continues through Block 8) What You Need to Know about the New OMB Block 7 Super-Circular! Avoiding Common Issues and Pitfalls/Preparing for an Audit (Programmatic) Peg Rosenberry, Susan Meche Bresnan Jerry Bertrand, Victoria Collin ACA/Triax Laura West, Cara Cheevers Centennial Hall Delaplaine

Senior Corps Town Hall ** Available via web

Dr. Erwin Tan, Asim Mishra and CNCS staff Laura West, Cara Cheevers Peg Rosenberry

Malone Theatre Delaplaine ACA Triax

9:35 AM – 10:50 AM Closing Out Your CNCS Grants ** Available via Performance Measurement (AmeriCorps) cont.

web stream
Block 8 From Mission to Marketing Performance Measurement (RSVP) 10:50 AM – 11:05 AM 11:05 AM – 12:05 PM PlenaryWalt McFadden, Project Director for RSVP of the Gulf Coast/President of the Texas Senior Corps Association Steve Patrick, Executive Director of Aspen Forum for Community Solutions at the Aspen Institute ** Available via web stream 12:05 PM – 1:25 PM Lunch Affinity Groups – Corps Specific (SC/AC) Conversations Bill Basl, Asim Mishra and CNCS Staff with Amy Salinas (facilitator) Timesheets Block 9 Building Capacity in Volunteers (using data to inform volunteer training) Jeff Park Bresnan Susan Meche ACA Triax Centennial Hall Malone Theatre Great Hall Break – Snacks in Great Hall Bob Shogren Jill Sears Bresnan Saeman

1:35 PM – 2:50 PM AmeriCorps Town Hall ** Available via web


Performance Measurement (FG and SC) 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Plenary Erin Chapman, Urban Leader, Denver, CO

Jill Sears

Saeman Great Hall

Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston ** Available via web stream 4:15 PM – 4:55 PM Financial Management Panel (4:15 PM – 5:45 PM) Round Robin Sessions (Round One) PANEL Jerry Bertrand, Christy Gallese Sara Marquez, Susan Meche, Peg Rosenberry, Ben Stoltenberg, Kelly Wells, Christy Gallese New AC Program Questions and Answers (Panel of PANEL Kathryn Gray, Anna Commission Staff/PDs) Sustainability (Planning for your organization’s life after National Service) ** Available via web Thiele, Judd Jeansonne with Amy Salinas (facilitator) Susan Hyatt ACA Triax Kahn Malone Theatre

Block 10 National Service Collaborations Boomers – Getting Baby Boomers Involved in Service and Volunteerism Developing an Inclusive Program (an exploration of best and creative practices) 4:55 PM – 5:10 PM Break – Snacks in Great Hall 5:10 PM – 5:50 PM Financial Management Panel (continued) Round Robin Jerry Bertrand, Christy Gallese, Sara Marquez, Susan Meche, Malone Theatre Nicolette Geisler, Michele Lytle Katie Creedon, Jolene Niernberger PANEL Teri Izquierdo, Kate Stephens, Marilyn Vargiu, with Ellen Winiarczyk (facilitator) Delaplaine Saeman Bresnan

Sessions (Round Two) Juggling 101: Effectively Managing Multi-site Programs Measuring and Marketing Your Impact Block 11 Grant Writing Developing Esprit de Corps (best practices in participant/ volunteer teambuilding) ** Available

Peg Rosenberry, Ben Stoltenberg, Kelly Wells Jami Hiyakumoto Kahn

Susan Hyatt Ellen Winiarczyk Amy Salinas, Walt McFadden

Saeman Delaplaine ACA Triax

via web stream
National Service Role in Disaster Response (Response & Recovery) 6:00 PM 6:30 PM Shuttles depart Cable Center Closing Reception to Colorado Governor’s Residence at The Boettcher Mansion Carriage House PANEL Chris Sheffield, Kristen Reming, Bresnan

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