OPAE's 10th Annual Weatherize Ohio Conference

Tue, October 22 2019, 8:00 AM - Thu, October 24 2019, 12:00 PM [EST]

8405, Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH, 43240, United States

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Tue, October 22 2019, 8:00 AM - Thu, October 24 2019, 12:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy

10th Annual Weatherize Ohio Conference

Welcome to OPAE's 10th Annual Weatherize Ohio Conference! Join community action agencies, weatherization contractors, utility energy coordinators and crew, and additional experts in weatherization, energy efficiency and policy relative to aiding vulnerable Ohioans.

We will again have speakers to enlighten, inspire and educate all those who attend. There are several breakout sessions that provide CEU credits for those who are applicable. Other breakout sessions will focus on leadership, technology and safety.

And lastly, celebrate as we recognize the accomplishments, impacts and leadership of your colleagues at our awards luncheon.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS


More than 110 discounted hotel rooms have been secured for attendees, as listed below:

  • Four Points Polaris
    Address: 8505 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH 43240
    Phone: (614) 844-5888
    Cost: $99/night
    Available Rooms: 1-night (10); 2-nights (40); 3-nights (2)
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
    Address: 9000 Worthington Rd, Westerville, OH 43082
    Phone: (614) 568-0770
    Cost: $139/night
    Available Rooms: 1-night (10); 2-nights (35); 3-nights (2)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    Address: 8411 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH 43240
    Phone: (614) 885-8400
    Cost: $94/night
    Available Rooms: 1-night (15); 2-nights (40); 3-nights (2)

Event Location

About the Organizer

Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization created to advocate for affordable energy policies that support low and moderate-income Ohioans. OPAE also supports member agencies delivering home energy programs. Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) advocates for the maintenance and expansion of energy bill assistance, energy efficiency and weatherization programs on behalf of member agencies and the communities they serve. We work with our members, partners and industry experts to advance industry best practices and provide access to meaningful education and training. In addition, OPAE offers industry expertise, consulting and research services to organizations – both public & private – on energy-related topics.

CONTACT ORGANIZER

Event Speakers

Deb Smith
Bridges Out of Poverty

Debra Smith defines herself as a chronic volunteer. She became interested in the effects of poverty on community success and 5 years ago pursued Bridges Out of Poverty training. She has presented to various groups over the last five years and continues to believe that the better we understand poverty, the more effective we all can be in our communities. Deb has a Psychology degree from Ohio University, a physical therapy degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s in Education from Virginia Tech. She is married and has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Event Schedule

  • October 22, 2019
  • October 23, 2019
  • October 24, 2019
08:30 AM
to
09:30 AM

Registration & Coffee Hour

$0.00

Registrants will check in and receive conference materials at the Quest Conference Center. Enjoy reconnecting with colleagues and friends.

09:30 AM
to
09:45 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

$0.00

10:00 AM
to
11:30 AM
Track : Morning Breakout 1

How to be a Successful HWAP Team

Perspective/practices for an effective and efficient HWAP team

10:00 AM
to
11:15 AM
Track : Morning Breakout 1

Strategic (not Serious) Effectively Communicating with Ease (CEUP)

Track : Morning Breakout 1

Renewables for Low Income Communities (CEUP)

Solar and wind energy production is becoming more and more mainstream in the United States. Learn about how renewables - like community solar - are being considered for low income communities

Track : Morning Breakout 1

Columbia Gas

Program updates and gas safety awareness.

11:30 AM
to
12:30 PM

Lunch

$0.00

Join us for a bite to eat, and hear from our keynote speaker, Deb Smith. Deb is a certified "Bridges Out of Poverty" educator who has a particular interest in engaging with stakeholders that touch low income communities through various services.

Deb Smith

12:45 PM
to
02:00 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

Drug Awareness

Drug abuse is a big problem for families to face. And finding help can be daunting. In this session, we'll provide tips to recognize if drug abuse is happening in your client's home, and steps you could take. - CEU 1.25

Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

AEP Program Update

Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

Identifying/Scheduling Multi-Family/Application Processing for Utility Funding

12:45 PM
to
03:30 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

Heat Pumps

The fundamentals and the future.

02:15 PM
to
05:00 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 2

Adult CPR/AED

$85.00

CEU - 2.75

02:15 PM
to
03:30 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 2

LEEN Data Entry

What to look for and efficient processing

Track : Afternoon Breakout 2

HWAP - Most common questions & challenges; open Q&A

03:45 PM
to
05:00 AM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 3

DP&L Program Updates

03:45 PM
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05:00 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 3

HAM/House of Pressure

How and why it all works - CEU 1.25

Track : Afternoon Breakout 3

Implicit Bias

Behaving differently because of a person's race, gender, age or more is not OK. Yet, as human beings, this can be difficult to suppress even when it's part of the subconscious. By understanding human nature and bias, we can get better at seeing past individuals' differences making you a more effective service provider.

05:00 PM
to
07:00 PM

Attendee Reception

$0.00

Sponsored by Applied Energy Products

08:00 AM
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09:00 AM
09:00 AM
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10:15 AM
Track : Morning Breakout 1

BPI Roundtable

Track : Morning Breakout 1

HAM/House of Pressure

How and why it all works - CEU 1.25

Track : Morning Breakout 1

LISTENING SESSION

Listening session for learning & professional development

Track : Morning Breakout 1

AEP Program Update

10:30 AM
to
11:45 AM
Track : Morning Breakout 2

The Importance of CEE

Track : Morning Breakout 2

First Energy Program Updates

Track : Morning Breakout 2

Same Strategy. Different Tools. (Marketing)

Leveraging the internet to increase intake and your CAP's credibility in your community.

Track : Morning Breakout 2

Back to the Future: Positioning for Success

Present and future trends.

11:45 AM
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01:00 PM
Track :

Service Awards Luncheon

01:15 PM
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02:30 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

If these walls could talk

Health and Safety Requirements at Weatherization Job Sites

Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

Job combo/Scheduling/Apps

Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a serious problem in our society, and Ohio is not immune. What makes human trafficking particularly worrisome is how difficult it is to notice. Nationally-renowned human trafficking advocate, Theresa Flores, will provide insights and information on how to spot potential human trafficking environments, and what to do if you suspect something is wrong.

01:15 PM
to
04:00 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 1

Communications & Diversity

02:45 PM
to
04:00 PM
Track : Afternoon Breakout 2

Renewables for Low Income Communities

Solar and wind energy production is becoming more and more mainstream in the United States. Learn about how renewables - like community solar - are being considered for low income communities.

Track : Afternoon Breakout 2

Beyond Baseload What's Next?

Smart strips, heat pumps, split systems, specialty bulbs

Track : Afternoon Breakout 2

Successful Crew Leadership

08:00 AM
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09:00 AM
Track :

Networking & Breakfast

Breakfast food provided

09:00 AM
to
10:15 AM
Track : Morning Breakout 1

How to be a Successful HWAP Team

Perspectives, Effective and Efficient practices

Track : Morning Breakout 1

Electric - Know what you're looking at

Track : Morning Breakout 1

Hot Water Tanks - At a Glance

At a glance - know what you are inspecting.

Track : Morning Breakout 1

Lead Policy/Initiatives

Working lead safe in a changing landscape

10:30 AM
to
11:45 AM
Track : Morning Breakout 2

Back to the Future: Tools and Tech

New technology and tools

Track : Morning Breakout 2

Plumbing - Recognize & Fix It

Track : Morning Breakout 2

First Energy Program Updates

Track : Morning Breakout 2

OPEN DISCUSSION: If you could redesign HEAP Weatherization/HWAP

12:00 PM
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12:30 PM
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Conference Closing/Survey Raffle/ Boxed lunch

Say good-bye, grab a boxed lunch (and maybe win a prize), and get on the road before the Columbus traffic! Thanks for a great 10th Annual Weatherize Ohio!