CAK 2024 Annual Conference
Celebrating a Legacy; Looking to the Future
June 11 - 13, 2024  ·  Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream

The 2024 Community Action Kentucky Annual Conference will celebrate a significant milestone - the 60th Anniversary of Community Action. Agency staff, volunteers, partners, and supporters from across the Kentucky Community Action Network will gather at this annual event. It will serve as an engaging platform for those delivering transformative programs and as a celebration of our 60-year legacy. 

Attendees at our Annual Conference represent a variety of roles, from executive leadership to case managers and outreach staff, administering a broad spectrum of programs. These include aging, case management, emergency support, Head Start, housing, transportation, and weatherization, among others.

We will honor our past successes and rich history, while looking towards the future, renewing our commitment to empowering communities, individuals, and families. This event will truly encapsulate the enduring impact and steadfast commitment of Community Action over the past six decades.

This project is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Sessions
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration opens at 8am
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Full day of sessions for HR Professionals presented by H2R Consulting.
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Included with Pre-Con Registration
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions with Transportation Staff from across the network. Facilitated by Hal Goode.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This is an opportunity to network and enjoy light refreshments. The event will be held at the outdoor patio of Manchester's Hotel. Scheduled bus transportation will be available.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Start your conference experience with an inspirational and empowering keynote from Amy Goodson, Kentuckian author of "Fantastically Special," a not-to-be-missed session.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
One in ten children experience child sexual abuse. Learn about Kentucky’s team response to child sexual abuse and what you can do to promote protective factors and resiliency.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch provided with registration. Take this opportunity to visit the Exhibit Area and bid on Silent Auction.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions with IT Professionals from across the network.
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
This live simulation allow participants to experience real life scenarios focused on the complex challenges and barriers the justice-involved may face upon returning to society. 2 Session Simulation, with a limit of 57 participants and 8 booth operators.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
During this interactive session, we will explore the Pyramid Model tiered approach to preventing and addressing behaviors that challenge adults.
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
In this session we work the steps to create powerful marketing for your organization.
IT compliance is difficult but becoming increasingly necessary in today's business environment.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Explore the Cyber Defense Matrix: Understand threats, solutions, and strategies for business resilience.
Mental wellness is important to Kentuckians. Learn about 988, mental health screenings, Mental Health First Aid and more.
Hear from a fellow Kentucky CAA about their preparation process for CSBG Monitoring and gain valuable insights to enhance your own agency's readiness.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Special Temporary Alcoholic Beverage Auction License application will be submitted.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebrate the Community Action 60th Anniversary in your 60s attire. More details to come.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Computational thinking is a logical, strategic way of thinking that requires cognitive skills like sequencing and planning and helps young children navigate possibilities, accomplish tasks, and solve problems that are meaningful to them.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join us as we celebrate 60 Years of Community Action and recognize 2024 Award Recipients. Silent Auction winners will be announced at the end of lunch.
Experience a simulated CAA Community Needs Assessment Forum.
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
All of the moments of an employee's experience, from recruitment to departure, play a role in how a person feels about their workplace.
3 Hour Workshop presented by Dean Dorton. Participants will need to bring laptop/tablet. Microsoft 365 benefits nonprofit entitlement; Exploring Microsoft 365 collaboration suite
A Racial Healing Circle is a powerful process designed to foster inclusion, equity, and understanding. It is not a solution, but rather a transformative journey that encourages participants to engage deeply with one another.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn about best practices of high functioning boards, including the topics of roles and responsibilities and parliamentary procedures.
Sponsors
Speakers

Holly Ackerman

Holly Ackerman is the Manager of Early Childhood Outreach at KET, a leader in digital education resources. She has been in the field of early childhood education for more than 20 years.

LaQuinta Broyles

A Head Start graduate, Licensed Master Social Worker with a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work, LaQuinta Broyles currently serves as an Early Childhood Specialist with the Office of Head Start Region IV T/TA network.

Sonja Cole

Sonja Cole, a Head Start graduate, holds a BS in Early Childhood Special Education and an MAed in Early Childhood Special Education/Teacher Leadership, and is actively pursuing her EDD in Policy Study, Curriculum, and Social Justice.

Emily Cornett

Emily graduated from NKU with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

David Cozart

For three decades David has been a father/family advocate, a community organizer, minister, and influential leader. He has successfully guided and grown a local direct service program for 11 years.

Art Crosby

Art is the Executive Director of KFHC. His primary responsibilities include initiating community outreach programs and overseeing legal staff in filing complaints. Prior to this, he focused his practice on housing issues and landlord/tenant law.

Eric Elder

Eric is a founding member of SimplifIT. He brings over 20 years of Information Technology experience.

Amy Goodson

Chief of Staff | Consultant | Culture Architect | HR Strategist | DEI Certified Professional | Board Member | Children's Author Fantastically Special

Kelley Helgeson

She is a leader with extensive experience creating and leading HR programs, developing strategic alliances, and establishing business partnerships.

Brian Houp

Brian Houp is a leadership development coach for executives.

Wes Johnson

Wes is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of experience in harnessing technology to achieve business outcomes.

Glenn Kosse

He focuses his expertise on fundraising development, non-profit management, and strategic planning.

Laura Kretzer

Laura Kretzer, MSW, serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Children's Advocacy Centers of Kentucky. Prior to this role, she served for 15 years as executive director of a children’s advocacy center.

Nancy Shinault

Nancy Shinault has over 30 years of experience with Head Start in a variety of capacities. She is PITC Certified in all four Infant and Toddler Modules, a CLASS TOT, and has provided Regional TTA with OHS and Region IV since 2012.

Phyllis Sosa

Phyllis has been working with diverse populations and services for over 37 years. She has spent her career advocating for those who are marginalized and feel they don’t have a voice or options.

Marcie Timmerman

Marcie Timmerman is the Executive Director of Mental Health America of Kentucky. MHA Kentucky provides mental health education, online screenings, and advocacy across the commonwealth.

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Exhibitors

Kentucky Safe Driver

The mission of Kentucky Safe Driver is to reduce fatal and injury collisions on Kentucky roadways through education and public awareness.

SimplifIT

We Deliver The Ultimate IT Experience with Managed IT Services, Security and Consulting!

RFX Technologies

Founded in 2001, RFX Technologies is a technology consulting firm with the resources on staff to support all our clients’ networking, software development and IT consulting needs.

KET Education

Early Learning is an essential element for improving education, workforce and life for Kentuckians. With a variety of resources for children, families and educators, KET helps prepare our youngest citizens to transition to kindergarten.

Advanced Business Solutions

ABS is a full-service IT company dedicated to providing outstanding customer experience. ABS supports businesses with day-to-day and strategic long-term technology solutions through Managed Services, Projects, Cybersecurity, and Strategic IT Consulting.

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Register

Registration
Pre-Con Track
165.00 USD
Pre-Con & Conference
275.00 USD
Conference Only
231.00 USD
One Day Pass
165.00 USD

Sponsors
Title Sponsor
15,000.00 USD
Platinum Sponsor
10,000.00 USD
Champion Sponsor
5,000.00 USD
Ambassador Sponsor
2,000.00 USD
Partner Sponsor
1,000.00 USD
Associate Sponsor
500.00 USD

Exhibitor
Vendor Area Booth
250.00 USD

LOCATION
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
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Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511