2003 National Conference
May 8-10, 2003
Asilomar Conference Center
On the beautiful Monterey Peninsula - Northern California
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Some of NAPCs leading experts and experienced practitioners in aspects of community planning offered their insights and led dialogues about challenges facing our communities and strategies for positive action. Other highlights: resource fair, topical member-led "fireside chats," and the NAPC Annual Meeting with reports on the years progress and upcoming projects.
Asilomar itself was a memorable highlight of this years conference ... a tranquil and dramatically beautiful retreat-like setting situated on 107 acres of pristine forest, dunes and beach.
Everyone learned ... interacted with colleagues working in communities all across the country ... relaxed and renewed ... then returned to their communities with new ideas, skills, and tools, and most important of all, an expanded network for ongoing information and support through the National Association of Planning Councils.
Featured presentations included:
Jennifer James, urban cultural anthropologist, internationally-known speaker, and author of several books including "Thinking in the Future Tense: Leadership Skills for a New Age"
Dennis Andrulis, SUNY professor and
national leader in social indicators, author of
"The Dynamics of Race and Culture on Health Status in Metro Areas"
PolicyLink: "Regional Equity - History,
Conference Brochure Participant List & Contact Information
Many conference speakers provided highlights of their presentations to be posted here on the NAPC website. Please click on * beside these presentations in the program below, to download the materials.
** These speakers are NAPC Board Members
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Nancy Findeisen,** NAPC President and Conference Coordinator; Executive Director, Community Services Planning Council Sacramento, CA
"THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PLANNING COUNCILS AND 2-1-1"* Martha T. Blaine,** Executive Director, Community Council of Greater Dallas Dallas, TX
2-1-1 is a rapidly moving national initiative in which every planning council, whether or not it is the home for local 2-1-1 service, has an important role to play. Join a panel of colleagues discussing how planning councils can use the real-time data coming into a 2-1-1 call center regarding pent-up demand for services and service gaps. Learn the important role 2-1-1 centers play with regard to Emergency Preparedness. Get a vision of the additional uses beyond 2-1-1 for Voice Over IP (VoIP) technology.
Pam Kestner-Chappelear,** Executive Director, Council of Community Services Roanoke, VA
Jim Lyall, Assistant Executive Director, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa Tulsa, OK
"HOW TO get everything you want to share into 4 colorful pages"* - publication * - assessment rating scale * - proofreading checklist
How to create documents that include valuable information, are reader friendly, and are used by decision makers and the media. "Issue Area FAQ's" are brief updates that include an overview, key indicators and contact information. These serve as updates to the larger Assessment
sreports produced every few years. Hardcopy information is distributed to decision makers, legislators, etc. Information is also posted on websites and presented to community groups, planning bodies, etc. This session focuses on the way in which these products have been used to inform policy makers and the media about social service issues. A brief video will illustrate the uses by the media.
Speakers: Fred Butler,** Executive Director, and Sam Woollard, Associate Director, Community Action Network Austin, TX
"ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DISPARITIES CONFRONTING THE HUMAN INVESTMENT INDUSTRY* - PowerPoint presentation * - handout: "Roots of the Human Investment Challenge"
IS IT TOO LATE TO MEET THE CHALLENGE?"
Over the past thirty years in America, economic forces have brought about income inequalities and social changes which now present unprecedented challenges. It is time to take a hard look at some key indicators and critical forces and their implications for our society, our industry, and community planning. Hear a "call to action," and one planning councils new approach.
Speaker: Phil Dessauer, Jr.,** Executive Director, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa Tulsa, OK
"Everything You Wanted to Know About Regional Equity* discussion exercise which was to follow the presentation.
BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK: History, CONTEXT, SOLUTIONS"
The primer distributed at the conference is not available to download, but anyone interested in receiving a complimentary copy may contact any of the three speakers, at PolicyLink. Here, available to download, is the
This training session is designed to help participants better understand and articulate social and economic equity issues in a regional context. The training method uses a popular education format, with visual illustrations that invite interaction between the presenters/trainers and the audience. It begins with a history section1940s to presentthat describes regional development patterns and the public policies that have contributed to the inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities between core cities, inner ring and outer ring suburbs, with a particular focus on the role that race and class has played. Following this will be a critical thinking exercise that involves participants in examining policy options for addressing regional equity with criteria that involve access, quality, assets, resources, reducing disparities, and community voice. The session is intended for those seeking to develop or sharpen regional analysis in the local community or region that encourages citizen engagement. Participants will be provided with a primer that covers the content of the session and can be used with groups in their own communities. PolicyLink, based in Oakland, CA and New York City, is committed to "advancing a new generation of policies to achieve economic and social equity from the wisdom, voice, and experience of local constituencies."
Trainers from PolicyLink: Joe Brooks, Director of Capacity Building and Civic Engagement; Robert Phillips, Senior Associate; and Trina Villanueva, Manager of Community Capital Investment Initiative
"THINKING IN THE FUTURE TENSE"*More about this book Jennifer James' website
A thought-provoking discussion with Dr. Jennifer James, nationally-renowned speaker, cultural anthropologist, and author.
Read her article on this topic
"MEDICAID AND MEDICARE SPENDING AND THE END OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT"*
The Federation for Community Planning in Cleveland, Ohio has completed a preliminary analysis of Medicaid and Medicare claims data and projected future spending based on projected demographic trends in Ohio. The conclusion: unchecked, Medicaid will consume 75 percent of state spending by 2025.
Speaker: John A. Begala,** Executive Director, Federation for Community Planning Cleveland, OH
"BABY BOOMERS WONT RETIRE, THEYS RETREAD: Trends and Expectations of a Revolutionary Retirement"
The definitions of "Retire" are: Go away. Remove yourself. Be taken out of circulation. This is not how Baby Boomers will view themselves in retirement. Our current institutions and programs for seniors will not unleash the talent or capture the imagination of the population who will soon be entering their senior years. We must create systemic and organization changes now, in preparation for this population shift. Meet with colleagues to envision the life experiences Baby Boomers will bring into their senior years. Examine their expectations for their lives after 65. Help identify the three major things that can Revolutionize Retirement.
Speaker: Martha Blaine,** Executive Director, Community Council of Greater Dallas Dallas, TX
"Community Planning in Challenging Financial Times"*
The Alliance for Human Services (Miami) will present an overview of its approach to comprehensive health and human services planning (county-wide and neighborhood-based), and will engage NAPC members in a dialogue about how planning entities can market the value of our work to the public and private sector in challenging financial times.
Speakers: Alexandria Douglas, Executive Director, and Ted Castellanos, Alliance for Human Services Miami, FL
"HEALTH AND SOCIAL INDICATORS"
* Katrina Middleton, Community Services Planning Council Sacramento, CA, and other members of the NAPC indicators team
Part 1: The NAPC National Indicators Project, Phase I:
Part 2: Update on the new National Community
Part 3: Research Updates: The Dynamics of Race and Culture on Health
Status in Metro Areas, and Continuing Study of Suburban/Urban Health
Part 4: Local Communities Perspectives:
Part 5: Strategies for the Future:
Planning session led by NAPC President Nancy Findeisen,* Executive Director, Community Services Planning Council Sacramento, CA
"Leadership - Grassroots Community Engagement"
See how three successful examples from across the nation have connected individuals with their passions and inspired involvement in the community process. Interact with hands-on experts and neighborhood team members from West Virginia, Texas, and California who have implemented models to overcome significant barriers to community engagement for the purpose of getting better results and outcomes. This session will look at the development of neighborhood and community leadership as an essential element of economic and neighborhood revitalization.
Ed Schoenberger,** President, Northern California Council for the Community San Francisco, CA
Fred Butler,** Executive Director, Community Action Network Austin, TX
Lisa Ertl, Research & Planning Director, LifeBridge Charleston, WV; to learn more about Parents As Teachers, visit www.patnc.org and www.lifebridgewv.org
Johnny J. Mack, founding President and CEO, National Institute for Community Empowerment, Inc.
** These speakers are NAPC Board Members
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FEATURED NATIONAL SPEAKERS:
Jennifer James, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist, noted author, columnist and one of the top corporate speakers in the world. Her most recent book, "Thinking in the Future Tense: Leadership Skills for a New Age," has won critical acclaim from her contemporaries, who have called it "brain aerobics for American business" and "a treasure map to competitive advantage." James works on an international level, helping people to meet the challenges of todays transitions. Her speeches and seminars deal with the dynamics of change and the development of thinking skills. Dr. James is a specialist in areas of cultural change, diversity, and marketing intelligence. Using humorous, relevant and anthropological examples, Dr. James gives audiences the tools needed to understand and manage the magnitude of changes occurring in our increasingly chaotic world. James writes a newspaper column for the "Seattle Times" and has hosted and been a guest on national radio and television programs. She has filmed two PBS specials titled, "Thinking in the Future Tense" and "A Workout for the mind." Dr. James earned her Masters Degree in history and psychology and her Doctorate in cultural anthropology. Before entering the public arena, she was a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington Medical School for twelve years. Her keynote address will focus on change and how individuals can use history and perspective to gain an understanding of where we are and where we are going. She will discuss skills for building perspective and harnessing the power of myths and symbols. James will emphasize how we can profit from diversity and master new forms of intelligence that will help us thrive in the future.More about Jennifer James' book Visit Jennifer James' website
Dennis P. Andrulis(indicators)
Dennis P. Andrulis is a research professor at the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn. He is responsible for creating, developing, and conducting policy-relevant research related to national and New York State health issues. In his current work and preceding tenure as Director, Office of Urban Populations at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City, he has created and overseen the development of projects, prepared major reports, and published on a wide range of issues affecting hospitals and safety net providers, vulnerable populations, and their communities. Dr. Andrulis has served as Principal Investigator for an investigative report, published by Jossey-Bass, entitled "Managed Care in the Inner City: the Uncertain Promise for Providers, Plans and Communities." He has led projects concerning cultural diversity in health care, including creation of a cultural competence self-assessment tool for health care organizations and a national conference, Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations: Provider and Community Collaboration in a Competitive Marketplace. His focus on urban issues led to the creation of a compendium and analysis of information on the social and health characteristics of the nation's major urban areas, published by the American Hospital Association Press, entitled "The Social and Health Landscape of Urban and Suburban America." He also directs the New York State Forum for Child Health. In his ten-year tenure as President of the National Public Health and Hospital Institute, Dr. Andrulis instituted a research and education agenda concerning public hospital systems and the safety net, including national surveys on hospital HIV care, teaching hospitals and their adaptation to managed care, patient-centered care and health care professional training on policy. He is a founding member and board member of the American International Health Alliance, which, with Agency for International Development assistance, establishes health care partnerships between the United States and Central-Eastern Europe. He has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, D.C. Dr. Andrulis has held academic appointments in the George Washington University Department of Health Services Management and Policy and the Columbia University School of Public Health.
PolicyLink(social and economic disparities)
(Excerpted from "About PolicyLink" onwww.policylink.org:) At a time when the nation is searching for innovative leaders and answers to the continuing question of how to achieve equity in America, PolicyLink, a national nonprofit research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy organization, is enlarging the sphere of influence that affects policy so that those closest to the nations challenges are central to the search for their solutions. PolicyLink believes that the pursuit of equity must be guided by the wisdom, voice, and experience of local constituencies. PolicyLink connects diverse methods and constituencies to create a new generation of policies for lasting results and systems change. The key to sustaining equity is building strong, organized communities. PolicyLink is bringing together resources, partners, and information to craft policies and strategies that build the public will for change. Using new tools and mechanisms, PolicyLink is bridging the traditional divide between communities and the world of policymakers at the local, state and national levels. By analyzing and lifting up best practices and lessons learned, PolicyLink promotes local successes and local leaders as catalysts for a national agenda for change. PolicyLink is headquartered in Oakland, California with a communications office in New York City. PolicyLink President Angela Glover Blackwell, a lawyer by training, has been an advocate for social change for over 30 years. She has served as the managing partner at Public Advocates, the founder-president of the Urban Strategies Council, and the senior vice president at The Rockefeller Foundation.
Johnny J. Mack (leadership panel)
Johnny J. Mack is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Institute for Community Empowerment, Inc., a national organization launched by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. For nearly six years, he served The King Center in the positions of Chief Administrative and Chief Financial officers. He has more than twenty years experience in organization administration and financial management in health care, mortgage banking, and social service organizations. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Mack received his bachelors degree in Business Administration, with an accounting concentration, and Theology, from Oakwood College graduating Magna cum Laude. In addition, He holds a certificate from the Executive Leadership Institute of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Mr. Mack is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Forum of Black Public Administrators. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors/advisors of several organizations including The Aspen Institutes Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives on Race and Community Revitalization.
Savitri Kumar-Saldana (leadership panel)
Savitri Kumar-Saldana is the founder and President/CEO of a 501c3 Austin-based non-profit organization called The Abundant Life Network, which she has solely funded through private funds of her own the last two years and additionally, recently has won a small grant from the City of Austin to provide housing for HIV+ clients. She provides overall leadership, direction, and management of the organizations growth which seeks to meet the needs of a historically underserved populationsocially disadvantaged women (homeless, ex-incarcerated, and women living with HIV) to become productive citizens through housing and training programs. She is an energetic, pioneering leader, entrepreneur and ex-executive from the high-tech arena: National Semiconductor (California) and SEMATECH (Austin). She has 27 years of experience in such diverse fields as strategic planning, work-force development, media communications/public speaker, marketing/sales, organizational development/total quality management, international business, and manufacturing. She has served on many boards, including that of NAPC member, the Community Action Network.
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