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AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE

COURSE TRACK KEY

  • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

    Extending your mastery over the big-picture emerging and strategic issues that most impact our field.
  • MANAGEMENT

    Learning to effectively lead or direct people and organize resources to effectively accomplish your program’s goals and objectives.
  • DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING

    Helping you build sustainable revenue streams for your organization.
  • COMMUNICATIONS

    Includes all strategic activities around fostering relationships, crafting messages, building a brand and spreading the word. 
  • NUTRITION

    Mastering a broad range of topics related to food and food service operations.
  • VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

    Managing all aspects of running a volunteer program.
  • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    Developing the skills needed to monitor your organization’s financial condition and to ensure the practice of good financial management. 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – National Resource Center for Nutrition and Aging Pre-Conference Workshop: Healthcare 101 - Players, Payers and Opportunities (Event Registration Now Closed)
4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Meet and Greet Reception
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – State Association Meetings

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast served during Sponsor Spotlights or The Home Depot Foundation Panel
10:00 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. – Opening Keynote Event and welcome by Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America
12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch served in breakout rooms
1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

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Prevention-Building Service Lines on Your Home Visits: Medication, Psychosocial & Fall Risk Assessments and Follow-Up
Competency: Business Acumen
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Basic Fundraising: Asking for Major Gifts
Competency: Revenue Development
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Food Safety Resources and News You Can Use
Competency: Food Service Knowledge
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Food is Medicine
Competency: Relationship Building
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Turning Gen “Y” into Gen “V”: A Blueprint for Millennial Volunteer Success
​Competency: Organizational Planning                  

 
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. –
Refreshment Break
2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– Concurrent Sessions

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Maximizing Your Value by Introducing LEAN Thinking
Competency: Business Acumen
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How to Incorporate Simple Gift Planning Techniques in All Your Asks
Competency: Revenue Development
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Nutrition During Care Transitions
Competency: Planning for the Future
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Developing a Talent Pipeline
Competency: Organizational Planning
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Emerging Trends in Social Investing – Future Revenue Opportunities                                 
Competency: Fiscal Responsibility        
 comm National and State Perspectives on Food Insecurity                                                  
Competency: Relationship Building

 
4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
– Keynote by Ellie Hollander, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels America
4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Keynote by Edwin Walker, Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging of the Administration on Aging (AoA)
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Opening Reception

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Keynote by the Ad Council and creative agency Anomaly
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Intensive Workshops (Includes refreshment break)

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Healthcare Integration Institute – Part 1
Competency: Business Acumen     
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The Front Door of Philanthropy – Establishing a Donor Base of Support  
Competency: Revenue Development
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Staying Alive and Thriving! Facing New Competition and Challenges   
Competency: Food Service Knowledge
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Everything You Do is Marketing (Messaging, Branding, Social Media)
Competency: Relationship Building
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Increasing Your Adaptive Capacity: Making Organizational Change Happen Effectively         
Competency: Organizational Planning 
 sec CONVERGENCE – Board Governance, Accounting Systems and Cyber Security
​Competency: Fiscal Responsibility

 
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch and Annual Business Meeting
1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions

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Healthcare Integration Institute – Part 2
Competency: Business Acumen
nutr
What is Healthy Aging?
Competency: Business Acumen
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Turning Leadership Transitions into a Positive Opportunity
Competency: Planning for the Future
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Adopting the Meals on Wheels Brand           
Competency: Organizational Planning
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Cultural Competencies – Managing People from Diverse Backgrounds
Competency: Relationship Building
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A Balanced Approach to Business Analytics – Integrating Performance and Financial Data for Future Success
​Competency: Fiscal Responsibility

 
3:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – 2016 Meals on Wheels Expo and Raffle
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – The Nashville Experience and Dinner, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (Tickets for non-Conference Attendees Available for Purchase)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions

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The Importance of Performance Measurement, Star Ratings and Compliance Issues in Healthcare
Competency: Business Acumen
nutr
Meeting the Needs of Older Americans: National Evaluation of the Title III-C Nutrition Services Program
Competency: Food Service Knowledge
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Developing an Organizational Culture of Philanthropy for Boards, Volunteers and Non-Fundraising Staff
Competency: Organizational Planning
volunteer
Innovations in Volunteer Engagement: Creating a New Life Cycle for Today’s Volunteers – Part 1
Competency: Planning for the Future
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Pricing Your Packages and Demonstrating the ROI of Your Services   
Competency: Fiscal Responsibility
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When Federal Advocacy Isn’t Enough, Turn To Your State to Make Change    
​Competency: Relationship Building

 
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Refreshment Break 
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
– Concurrent Sessions

 thought Panel of Peers on Innovative Models on Projects, Practices or Processes
Competency: Business Acumen
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Improving Client Health Outcomes through Healthcare Partnerships          
Competency: Food Service Knowledge
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Grant Writing Made Easy
Competency: Revenue Development
volunteer
Innovations in Volunteer Engagement: Creating a New Life Cycle for Today’s Volunteers – Part 2
​Competency: Planning for the Future

 
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Community Fair
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. – Lunch and Chef's Demo