2021 Conference Registration

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Thank you for your interest in registering for the Annual Conference. You can register for the conference by either paying through Whova, or by submitting an invoice. See below for more information. I am a… Powered By Whova Conference registration system   Unsure about your membership status? Contact: Tom Minor at tminor@crec.net or (703) 504-2875 No refunds […]

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DDAA Releases Report on LDD Best Practices in EDA Cares Act Funding

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On November 5, 2020, DDAA held a Town Hall for event for LDD executive directors to discuss how they are using CARES Act funds made available to LDDs through the Economic Development Administration. DDAA surveyed participants on their activities and best practices and held follow-up interviews over the coming weeks. This report shares DDAA’s findings, seeking to summarize experiences to date and inform LDDs moving forward about their peer’s efforts.

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2021 Annual Conference: Call for Session Proposals

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, November 20, 2020 Background: Reflecting the current uncertainty about the public health situation and the desire to meet in person in 2021, the DDAA Board of Directors has decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Conference by several weeks into the late spring or early summer. DDAA is also extending the deadline of […]

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Press Release: DDAA Announces Selection of Teams for Recovery to Work Regional Cohort Learning Academy

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The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) is announcing the selection of four regions in Appalachia to participate in the Building a Recovery-to-Work Ecosystem Regional Cohort Learning Academy. Supported by the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Academy represents a nine month process in which a team of organizations from four regions will collaborate both within and across regions to improve their working relationships, identify and adopt best practices, and access dedicated technical assistance that will enhance the lives of individuals and communities impacted by the substance use crisis affecting Appalachia.

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2020 Annual Conference: Call for Session Proposals

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Submission Deadline: October 11, 2019 Background: The Development District Association of Appalachia is holding its annual conference in Arlington, Virginia from March 16-18, 2020 in collaboration with the National Association of Development Organizations: the 2020 NADO-DDAA Washington Conference. This is an opportunity to share cutting-edge ideas, highlight success stories and lessons learned, and engage with […]

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DDAA Professional Development Seminar Presentations

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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 […]

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DDAA Conference Session: From Crisis to a Career

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Kentucky leads the way in workforce development for substance-use patients At the NADO-DDAA Annual Conference held in Virginia in March, state leaders discussed how they are combatting opioid addiction, abuse and overdose deaths in the Appalachian region. West Virginia’s Drug Free Moms and Babies Project provides integrated prevention and treatment support to pregnant women with substance use disorders. In […]

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