Convention Agenda

This is the preliminary agenda. As additional session speakers are confirmed, an updated agenda will be posted. We will try hard to follow the session topics identified here, but please note they are subject to change. Thank you for understanding.

Pre-Day: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Time

Session

Leader

Description

Location

9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

All Locations TBD

 

ReStore Training

Mark Little

 

 

 

Volunteer Management Training

Cody Logsdon

The training will cover the basics of good volunteer management, from designing position descriptions to program evaluation. Participants will learn from a nationally used curriculum that will serve to establish a common language, baseline of understanding, and sharing of best practices and tools around successful volunteer management.

 

 

Policy Workshop

Lisa Houser, Natosha Reid Rice

MPAR, financial, and other important policies.

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time

Session

Leader

Description

Audience

Location

Breakfast, Welcome, & Messages

7:00-

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast with the Exhibitors

 

 

General

All Locations TBD

8:30-9:00

Welcome & Prayer

Habitat Iowa

 

General

 

9:00-9:15

Welcome from HFHI

Sue Henderson

 

General

 

9:15-
10:30

Collaborative Operating Model Update

Sarah Mackey

Find out the latest changes to the Habitat Network and the Collaborative Operating Model, which focuses on program needs and the fundraising structure within Habitat.

General

 

10:30-10:45

Break

 

 

 

 

10:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

History of Habitat

Clive Rainey

 

General

 

Lunch & Speakers

12:00-1:00

Lunch & Networking

 

 

 

 

1:00-2:00

Keynote Lunch Speaker

Alan Feier

Psychology of Change

General

 

2:00-2:15

Break

 

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions

2:15-3:30

Rural Impact Open Chat

Moderator: Mary Welch

Rural and small affiliates will be able to share successes, challenges, and opportunities about “life at rural affiliates” with leadership staff from HFHI.

Rural/Small Affiliate

 

 

Urban Impact Open Chat

Moderator:

Sue Henderson

Urban and larger affiliates will be able to share successes, challenges, and opportunities about “life at large affiliates” with leadership staff from HFHI.

Urban/Large Affiliate

 

 

Leading the Construction Team

Mike M.

Project management, scheduling, and more.

Construction

 

 

Global Village

Susan Yow

 

Global Village

All affiliates

 

3:30-3:45

Break with Exhibitors

 

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions

3:45-5:00

Up Your Advocacy Game

HFHI Government Relations Team

Take your advocacy activities to the next level.

Advocacy: Advanced

 

 

General Construction

Mike M.

 

Construction

 

 

Board Member Responsibilities & Financials

TBD

Questions to ask, how to read financial statements, working vs. governing board.

Board Leadership

Small Affiliates

 

 

Fundraising session by Kristen Sand

Kristen Sand

 

General

 

7:00 a.m.-
4:00 p.m.

Exhibitors Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time

Session

Leader

Description

Audience

Location

Breakfast

8:30-

8:45 a.m.

Welcome Back

Lisa Houser

 

General

 

8:45-10:00

Breakfast with Clive & Susan

Clive Rainey

Susan Yow

Our Global Engagement

General

 

10:00-10:15

Break

 

 

 

 

Breakout Session

10:15-11:30

Planning for the Future

Steve Langerud

Succession planning for staff and board members.

Leadership/Human Resources

 

 

Board Member Responsibilites

 

TBD

 

 

 

Fundraising: Beyond the Basics

Moderator: Kristen Sand

Panel: increasing individual donors, planned giving, engaging millennials, and more.

Resource Development: Advanced

 

 

“Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ Alive” It’s Not Just for John Travolta. You Can Too!

Lisa Houser & Phillip Bridgewater

Creative ways to get back on your feet and stay compliant. Includes collaborations, mergers, shared services.

Leadership: Rural & Small Affiliates, or any affiliate struggling to “stay alive”

 

Lunch & Speakers

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Networking

 

 

 

 

12:30-1:30

Keynote

Steve Langerud

 

General

 

1:30-2:00

National Advocacy Campaign

HFHI Government Relations Team

 

General

 

2:00-2:15

Break

 

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions

2:15-3:30

Workplace Leadership

Steve Langerud

Crucial conversations, manager training, inter-department process, communication.

Board & Lead Staff

 

 

Disaster Recovery

Moderator: Jeff Capps

Panel

Disaster Recovery

 

 

Repairs 201: Lessons Learned

Walter Fields

 

Construction

 

 

I’m Now in Charge of Fundraising-Help!

Kristen Sand

Creative ideas for fundraising in rural areas, board involvement, and making a basic fundraising plan.

Resource Development: Rural, Small, or anyone starting off in the fundraising world.

 

3:30-3:45

Break

 

 

 

 

Breakout Sessions

3:45-5:00

How to Engage Families in Meaningful Homeowner Education

Amber Petersen

 

Family Support

 

 

HFHI’s CDFI and Mortgage Leveraging Ideas

Daniel Gura (or Staff) and others TBD

 

Leverage Portfolio

 

 

Advocacy in Rural Areas

HFHI Government Relations Team

 

Rural

 

 

Advantages of Owner-occupied Repairs for the Small Affiliate

Walter Fields

 

Construction