WISCAP Skills Training

About Skills Trainings

WISCAP provides an annual menu of trainings to help member agencies meet the Organizational Standard and CSBG requirements. Members co-develop the annual training plan in partnership with the WISCAP training committee and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

From Community Action 101 to facilitating your next Strategic Planning process WISCAP staff can offer a wide-range of options to deepen your boards understanding of their unique roles and responsibilities.

Community Action Skills Training

NCAP New Executive Director Institute

A purpose-centered two-day training event designed to prepare Community Action Executive Leaders for today’s unique challenges and opportunities. Centered around the Community Action model, attendees will explore leadership functions necessary for success including finance, board governance, HR, equity, and building organizational culture.

Region V New Executive Director Orientation

Serving as a Community Action Agency (CAA) Director is a big responsibility. This multi-session program brings together new directors from across Region 5 to explore critical topics such as fiscal management, board governance, ROMA, and many other topics. Training Sessions are held in April and October each year.

WISCAP will send training notices to all CAA Executive Directors. 

Management & Leadership Conference

 February 14-16, 2024   |   Las Vegas, Nevada

NCAP’s Management and Leadership Training Conference (MLTC) is targeted to board and staff leaders at Community Action Agencies. In addition, Weatherization providers and other nonprofit human services are welcome to attend and engage.

The event will feature intensive training, structured roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities. Whether you’ve been leading and managing for years, or you’re looking forward to that promotion into management, you’ll become your best at NCAP’s Management and Leadership Training Conference!

CSBG Organizational Standards Bootcamp

This full day training offers CAA leaders a deep dive into the CSBG Organizational Standards and best practices.

CSBG Community Needs Assessment & Reporting

WISCAP coordinates statewide training and offerings to aid members in the implementation of their community needs assessments and reporting findings to DCF.

Executive Director & Board Chair Symposium

The National Community Action Board Chair/Executive Director Symposium is an opportunity for leaders to come together in pairs over the course of a day and a half to learn, plan, and re-energize around the impact and values of Community Action.

Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP)

Members interested in obtaining a personal CCAP credential can join study groups with other region 5 CAA leaders.

CAPLAW Conference

June 4-6, 2024  |   Los Angeles, CA

The CAPLAW annual training conference brings together leaders of Community Action Agencies and other grant-funded organizations across the country to navigate the legal and governance challenges they face as they deliver essential services in their communities. The conference is three packed days of learning from attorneys, accountants, network leaders, as well as your peers to increase your organizational capacity for effectiveness and accountability.


NCAP 2024 Annual Convention 

August 28-30, 2024  |   Seattle, Washington

The annual convention is the national meeting and conference for all Community Action Agencies their staff, board, and stakeholders.

National Community Action Foundation Annual Conference

 March 12-15, 2024  |  Washington DC

NCAF’s annual conference in Washington DC brings together Community Action Agencies (CAA) to share expertise. Embedded into the conference is a legislative breakfast and hill visits to bring attention strengths and contributions of the Community Action Network.

Whole Family Approach Institutee

This two-day convening provided workshops designed to help Community Action Agencies reach the next level in their Whole Family Approach innovation journey, as well as time and space for team building and action planning.

ROMA Training

ROMA Board Training

WISCAP has developed a 15 minute ROMA training course for Board Directors to use as an annual refresher. Member agencies can view the training on YouTube or via the WISCAP website.

Intro to ROMA

This free one-hour webinar is a great way to introduce your new staff and board directors to the basics of the ROMA framework.


ROMA Certification

Ensure your team is ROMA certified by attending this full day training. WISCAP offers members both an agency-focused and access to this nationally recognized offering which covers the basic tools and approaches to implement the ROMA processes at your agency.


ROMA Implementer

A ROMA Implementer (NCRI) is often a member of the agency’s leadership team who is responsible for managing the ROMA process. The ideal person should have good oral and written communication skills and have at least 12 months of experience with Community Action.

ROMA Trainer

Building upon the implementer training, a ROMA trainer is able to implement the official ROMA training. The ideal person should have training skills and experience in providing trainings. The person should be someone who is interested in sharing information about ROMA to the Community Action network.

Looking for More ROMA Training?

WISCAP is your ROMA Resource! ROMA is the official quality improvement process for Community Action Agencies.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

WISCAP is Wisconsin’s official, and only, statewide network of poverty fighting agencies. Alongside our members, our network is responsible for operating food banks and pantries, homeless and domestic violence shelters, Headstart and early childhood programs, and many, many more. With over six decades of documented impact, our members do it all to make Wisconsin a better place to live.