9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits

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General Gathering [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 6

1:00pm EST

PLENARY - Breaking New Ground: The Urgency to Build Public Will Around Housing
Across the country, efforts to address the issues of affordable housing, home repair and homeownership  are gaining traction. The sheer scale of the challenges facing average Americans in finding and maintaining decent housing is pushing these issues onto the national and local political agendas. Yet even with this growing momentum, we need more firepower to move helpful policies, investments and programs forward. We need stronger alignment across stakeholders in our communities and we need greater public support. Dr. Tiffany Manuel, an expert in public will building, will discuss how all of us can take advantage of the current momentum in the field and make a stronger case for our work. This plenary will be followed by a interactive break-out session by the same title.

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Dr. Tiffany Manuel

President and CEO, TheCaseMade
Dr. Tiffany Manuel is the President and CEO of TheCaseMade, a woman and minority-owned business dedicated to helping leaders powerfully and intentionally make the case for systems change. The Mercury News called her "a rock star in the affordable housing world." She'll be coming to us from the Washington, DC area.Trained as a social scientist... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Cattails C & D

5:15pm EST

General Gathering: Best Practices Awards & Door Prizes!
We'll give recognize to organizations receiving Best Practices Awards and draw door prizes for those who completed session surveys!  

Wednesday November 6, 2019 5:15pm - 5:30pm EST
Cattails C & D
Thursday, November 7

9:00am EST

PLENARY - The Power of Story
The power of story is undeniable. Stories connect all of our feelings and emotions, entwining them together to invoke action. Understanding your story and having the ability to connect your story to others is critical to sustaining success in business and in life. Clearly communicating your story in a compelling manner is just as critical as the story itself.

The session will kick-off with some ice breaker activities.

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Tony Marr

Master Storyteller
Tony Marr has spent the past 20 years helping organizations and their leaders uncover, craft, and communicate their personal and corporate story. Who we are, what makes us unique, and why we are the best at what we do - these are all vital questions that every organization needs to... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Cattails C & D
Friday, November 8

8:00am EST

PLENARY - Rural Studio: Educating the Citizen Architect
will be about their 20K Initiative and strategies and policies that facilitate a new paradigm of housing affordability. Drawing from Rural Studio's 20 years of leadership in the area of Public Interest Design, this session will outline best practices with regard to design, constructability, and affordability while simultaneously engaging in community growth, health, welfare, sustainability, and education. It will provide an inside look at how Rural Studio continues to evolve within the ever emerging complexities of an impoverished rural community while simultaneously striving to educate its students as citizen architects.

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Emily McGlohn

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Auburn University's Rural Studio
Emily McGlohn is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Auburn University in Alabama. She teaches the 3rd year design studio at Rural Studio, an off-campus design-build program. She was inspired to become an architect after volunteering with a ReFrame member organization, Mountain T.O.P.Emily earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon where she studies common practice use of vapor and air control... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Cattails C & D

1:00pm EST

Closing Gathering
We'll draw winners for exhibitor prizes (get your "passport" stamped at each booth!), give away final door prizes, and share a few final announcements.

Please complete this short SURVEY OF REFRAME CONFERENCE OVERALL [it's really fixed now!]. Thanks for your feedback, and for participating in this year's event!

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm EST
Cattails C & D