Training and Technical Assistance

Community Action Partnership of Oregon provides training and technical assistance statewide to Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and their communities in coordination with Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). These trainings include workshops on:

  • Evidence-based practices,
  • ROMA (Results Oriented Management and Accountability),
  • Family Development Specialist Certification,
  • Fiscal management,
  • Communications, and
  • Operational excellence.

Workshops are held regionally throughout Oregon. Some workshops are designed specifically for the staff of Community Action organizations and some may be open to non-profit staff working in anti-poverty programs. CAPO strives to provide these training sessions at little to no cost but some do require registration fees.

For upcoming trainings, see our calendar.

Upcoming events and CAA updates:

“Consumer Input and Involvement in Agency Leadership” Webinar

CAPO is hosting this free webinar in partnership with the National Community Action Partnership, and as part of the Region X Training Collaborative.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:00 am – 10:00 am, PDT

Consumer Input & Involvement in Agency Leadership is not only a core component to several of the Organizational Standards, but one of the core principles of Community Action – Maximum Feasible Participation. Join in learning some of the foundational pieces to increasing consumer involvement, examples of agencies doing it well, and how to prepare for gathering useful customer input.

Presenter:  Courtney Kohler

As a Senior Associate for the National Community Action Partnership, Courtney works under the Organizational Standards Center of Excellence and Learning Communities Resource Center.  She provides training and webinars, and develops toolkits and resources.  Courtney is a Nationally Certified ROMA Trainer, Certified Community Action Professional, and Family Development Credentialed Instructor. 

View the webinar on our youtube channel.

To be added to CAPO’s email Training Distribution List and receive notifications of upcoming trainings, please contact Peggy Gleason.


Training:        Developing a Strategic Plan from your Community Needs Assessment
When:           April 26th
Where:          Salem, Oregon
Learn tools that will support your agency leadership in using the Community Needs Assessment to develop a relevant and useful strategic plan which incorporates the ROMA framework and Organizational Standards.

Training:        Financial Training for Community Action Agencies
When:           May 9th
Where:          Salem, Oregon
Topics to be covered:  Financial Reporting (Board, Agency, Leadership), Financial Strategies & Sustainability, Fiscal Policies, OMB Circular

Training:        Family Development – Note Change in Dates
When:           May 16th & 17th
Where:          Salem, Oregon
This training is designed for those who work with individuals and families who desire to change their situation and become more independent and self-reliant.

Detailed information about training locations and registrations will be sent out soon.  To be added to our email Training Distribution list and receive upcoming training notifications, please contact Peggy Gleason

Strategically Increasing Your Agency’s Presence

Webinar PowerPoint slides (PDF)

More trainings and resources:

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Learn How to Earn College Credit for Community Action Partnership Training
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 2:00pm ET, Community Action Partnership and Springfield College will be hosting a webinar to provide you with more information about this opportunity, including how to enroll, and an explanation of how you can earn these college credits. Register here.

CAPO’s 2016 Region 8 – 10 Community Action Network Symposium – From Easing to Ending Poverty: Provocative Questions. Includes videos, presentation slides, and additional reading material.

Community Action Partnership National Association:

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National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)

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