DDAA Professional Development Seminar Presentations

Tuesday, July 30

Building Successful Organizations: Meeting Facilitation

Instructor: John Metcalf, President, Workforce Systems Associates

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: Grant Writing

Instructor: Paul Mastrodonato, President, Nonprofit Works

Applying Technology to Solve LDD Problems

Instructor: Erol Yildirim, Senior Vice President, New Products, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

Building Successful Organizations: Attracting and Retaining Young Workers in Appalachia

Instructor: Natalie Roper, Executive Director, Generation West Virginia

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: ARC Grant Writing

Instructor: Molly Theobald, Director of Division of Critical Infrastructure, Appalachian Regional Commission

Building Successful Organizations: Board Development

Instructor: John Metcalf, President, Workforce Systems Associates

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: Opportunity Zones in Appalachia

Instructor: Tammy Halevy, Senior Advisor, Public Private Strategies

Building Successful Organizations: Strategic Planning

Instructor: Paul Mastrodonato, President, Nonprofit Works

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: Setting Up an Addiction Recovery Center

Instructor: Matt Brown, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Addiction Recovery Care

Wednesday, July 31

Building Strong Relationships with Universities

Speaker: Dave Satterfield, Director of Asset Development, Office of Research and Economic Development, West Virginia University

Building Successful Organizations: Communications

Instructors: Dorinda Byers, Manager, DByers & Associates
Eddy Biehl, Manager, DByers & Associates

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: Improving Your Entrepreneurial Project Proposals

Instructor: Catherine Renault, Principal and Owner, Innovation Policyworks

Building Successful Organizations: Implementation Planning

Instructor: Drew Conrad, Director, Institute for Decision Making, The University of Northern Iowa

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: Incubation and Acceleration

Instructor: Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnect West Virginia

LDD Highlight: Region 2 Planning and Development Council

Speaker: Chris Chiles, Executive Director, Region 2 Planning and Development Council

Building Successful Organizations: Team Building

Instructors: Dorinda Byers, Manager, DByers & Associates
Eddy Biehl, Manager, DByers & Associates

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: Youth Entrepreneurship

Instructor: Gene Coulson, Executive Director, Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

Building Successful Organizations: Grant Management Software

Instructors: Marc Hutzell, Director of Information Technology, Appalachian Regional Commission
Candace Stribling, ARCnet Systems Administrator, Information Technology, Appalachian Regional Commission

Developing Successful Projects or Programs: Entrepreneurship and Business Dynamism

Instructor: Erik Pages, President, EntreWorks Consulting