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:

Strategically Increasing Your Agency’s Presence


Webinar PowerPoint slides (PDF)

2-Day Assertive Engagement Training

May 10-11, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Red Lion Hotel
Salem, Oregon
Registration Form
Trainer Bios
Hotel Info

Community Action Partnership of Oregon is hosting a 2-Day “Assertive Engagement and Coaching for Family Success” training.  This training will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Salem on May 10th & 11th, and is FREE to all Oregon Community Action Agency staff.

This training will focus on approaches to working with people that honor them as the experts in their own lives. The trainers will offer you concrete tools to build engagement using practices from the Assertive Engagement Initiative at Multnomah County and the Family Engagement and Coaching program with DHS Self-Sufficiency. After attending this interactive training, you’ll be able to: more effectively use active listening, motivational interviewing, and other tools to support the people you work with; identify opportunities in your work to address judgment, cultivate hope, and maintain empathy; apply best practices to your own unique work area; and create connections with other training participants to support the practices moving forward.

CAPO will pay for registration fees and provide materials and lunch for both days of training.

Overnight stays and travel expenses to be paid by participant’s agency.

Please see the attached documents for trainer bios, registration form and hotel information. 

Registration forms are due no later than April 18th, but space is limited so it’s best to register early!

Funds for this training are provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services and OCS as part of the National T/TA Strategy for Promoting Exemplary Practices and Risk Mitigation for the CSBG program.

Introduction to ROMA

Community Action Organization, in partnership with Community Action Partnership of Oregon, is hosting a one day “Introduction to ROMA” (Results Oriented Management and Accountability) training on April 26, 2017 at their agency in Hillsboro.

Materials and lunch are included.  Attached is the informational flyer and registration form. 

Registration is open until April 15th, but space is limited to 10 additional participants, so please register early!

Funds for this training are provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services and OCS as part of the National T/TA Strategy for Promoting Exemplary Practices and Risk Mitigation for the CSBG program.


 Family Development Specialist Training

April 4-5, 2017
Salem, Oregon
Registration Form

2017 Regions 8 & 10 CAA Conference: Register Today!

2017 CO Conference on Poverty Registration and CCAA January 2017 Update

More trainings and resources:

RPIC X training, “Using Data for Evaluation & Assessment” presented this past Wednesday, June 21

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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:

Get additional resources from Community Action Partnership. Sign up for their CSBG T/TA eNews newsletter or view past newsletters on their website.

National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP)

Other resources: