August 6, 2014 – August 6, 2014
September 24, 2014 – September 24, 2014
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
All workshop proposals are welcomed immediately and must be received by close of business on Friday, July 25, 2014. Proposals should be sent to Stephanie Mather at email@example.com or by fax to (608) 244-4064.
The WORD version can be accessed here: PM 2014-RFP
The PDF version can be accessed here: PM 2014-RFP
The 2014 ‘Poverty Matters!’ conference welcomes ALL workshop proposals and presentations addressing poverty problems and solutions. The Conference Planning Committee especially invites proposals that address the following (specific ideas illustrative only):
- Strategies to Address Poverty: We seek workshop proposals addressing effective strategies to address poverty in a single, specific subject area (to be selected by the proposer) of poverty’s various manifestations. We encourage proposals focusing on innovative strategies to address poverty but are also looking for proposals focusing on currently existing programs that are successful in their goals/objectives to address poverty.
- The ‘War on Poverty’: We seek workshop proposals addressing the 50th anniversary of the ‘War on Poverty’, addressing such topics as: historical overviews of various aspects of the founding of the ‘War on Poverty’ and/or its development over the years; the evolution of poverty and attitudes towards poverty since 1964; what the ‘War on Poverty’ looks like today and how it has changed; the impacts of larger societal trends on poverty programs and attitudes over the years; future directions for poverty programming and attitudes into the future.
- Professional Development: We seek workshop proposals addressing such agency staff development topics as (examples only): budgets/financial management; communication skills and styles; understanding and implementing ‘evidence-based’ programs; performance-based reimbursement programs; program development; grant writing; monitoring and evaluation; conflict management; staff leadership challenges; motivation; coaching and mentoring; etc.
- Healthcare and the Poor: We seek workshop proposals addressing the various aspects of poverty as they relate to strategies/opportunities available for the provision of healthcare services (in either urban or rural settings), to either children, adults or families, and addressing comprehensive care, emergency care, dental work, diet, etc. We are also seeking proposals related to issues involved in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as those issues pertain to low-income households.
- Self-Reliance & Sustainability: We seek workshop proposals relevant to enhancing self-reliance of low-income individuals and households and to creating a more sustainable environment and culture, addressing such topics as (examples only): financial literacy and education; community gardens; energy efficiency and other trends related to energy consumption; housing trends such as ‘tiny homes’, land trusts and co-ops; local economic strategies and development; sustainable agriculture; etc.
Please do not feel restricted by the above guidance. If you have a workshop idea other than those above that you feel would be appropriate for the ‘Poverty Matters!’ conference, we encourage you to submit your idea.